Today’s violent culture cause for alarm: father

LUKE Brown says be was alarmed to learn a guest attending his neighbours’ house party in Honeyman Drive sustained serious injuries after an altercation with another partygoer on Saturday night.

Mr Brown said he and his family arrived home from an Australia Day barbecue at around 10.30pm and realised a party was in full swing next door.

“When we got inside our house the noise was pretty loud, you could hear it as clear as day even with all the windows and doors closed,” he said.

Mr Brown said he and his partner had difficulty sleeping but were thankful their children were exhausted by the day’s activities and managed to sleep.

He said the loud noise didn’t subside until the police arrived at around midnight.

“They’ve had parties before but this was an exceptionally loud one for them,” he said.

“It was raucous.”

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Mr Brown said as the father of a young son he was concerned about the increasing number of violent incidents involving young males.

“I’ve got a young family I don’t want them to experience that kind of thing, it’s a culture that’s running rampant,” he said.

“It weighs heavily on my mind.”

Mr Brown said as a society we need to look at ways to educate people about the dangers of alcohol and violence and look at effective deterrents.

“We need a change of culture.”

Mr Brown said it’s difficult for police to stop these incidents before they occur.

“Some parties are loud but not violent,” he said.

“The laws seem to concentrate on what happens in night clubs not residential parties.”

tracey.prisk@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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