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Australia’s beleaguered Aboriginal communities are particularly vulnerable to an array of social issues, however, nothing compares to the rise of flawless and very impressive wheelies, which seem to also have firm grip on the Indigenous youth.
“They’re deadly” says local jarjum, Braith Bridley (12).
“My cousin, Jai did two whole laps of our block the other day”
“It’s fun as”
However, many of the local police view impressive, 30 metre-long wheelies as a gateway to other anti-social activities, like being loud and telling people to fuck off.
Sergeant Nate Fromere from the South Betoota Command, says the kids could be getting up to worse things, but it’s still something he keeps an eye on.
“I suppose it’s not that bad. But what does it lead to?
“It leads to other stuff that kids find fun because they are desperately under-stimulated in a town plagued by alcohol and drug abuse and are looking for boundaries. That’s what”
“I mean, the last thing I want to do is take in a local kid to the cop shop for something petty, like not wearing a helmet, or fucking around in front of traffic. But if they cause a stir, then I guess I only have one option…”
“Place them in the judicial system at an early age and make it very hard for them to get out”