Mummy and Daddy won't be happy
Alt Tv/Fleet FM Breakfast News Comment
Charges upgraded after Undie 500 riots
Dunedin police are upgrading charges against students caught up in the major disturbance in the university campus area over the weekend. Sixty-nine people were arrested for disorderly behaviour but 21 of them have had their charges upgraded to the more serious crime of rioting, TV3 reported last night. All those white middle class kids are going to have some explaining to do to Mum and Dad – I went to University and all I got was this riot charge – not so easy to explain away the to the Bar or medical practitioners council, what is the bet these 21 roll up to Court in the sharpest suits ever seen? I wonder if Otago will keep using their ‘Get Over it’ campaign and whether that can be entered as a defense to the judge. Don’t get me wrong, I love a riot as much as the next anarchist, but riots fuelled on nothing more than booze and middle class arrogance is just churlish.