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    Default Police raid street racers

    A few less hoons are on Sydney's streets as a result of this massive raid:

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    "If Eastern Creek was open more often, we wouldn't have to come here," Sam Salah, 22, said.
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    Ah well, a few less doof doofs on the road - so sad

    BTW - interesting that the meaning of the word "hoon" has changed. Recently read Billy Thorpe's first book about his life in '63/64 in Kings Cross. Back then hoon was another term for pimp.

    So I suppose a few less hoons on the streets either way would be a good idea.
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    I agree that a few less hoons on the streets is a good thing but we have to look at this issue wholistically......

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    They estimate each car to be worth more than $70,000. "It becomes a hobby," said Sam. "Some people do up houses, we spend time and money on cars."

    where the hell does a 22 year old get $70k for a car??

    even better question, how the hell can he afford to have it confiscated??
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    mum and dad of course!

    unless it's drug money
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    [QUOTE=UFOBTW - interesting that the meaning of the word "hoon" has changed. Recently read Billy Thorpe's first book about his life in '63/64 in Kings Cross. Back then hoon was another term for pimp.
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    That's odd. Maybe it was a Sydney definition. In Melbourne in the 60s, a hoon was then what a hoon is now. According to the Oxford (the dictionary not the street), a hoon is a hooligan, exhibitionist, show-off, or bludger. (Origin unknown).

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    Quote Originally Posted by n b j
    mum and dad of course!

    unless it's drug money
    i would guess its more likely the latter...

    my mum and dad contributed a full $2000 to my reno 20, and i was still waaaay too scared to race anyone- i knew i would win!
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    I use the Urban Dictionary for all of my definitions:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hoon

    it's always a reliable source
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    Ah well, a few less doof doofs on the road - so sad

    BTW - interesting that the meaning of the word "hoon" has changed. Recently read Billy Thorpe's first book about his life in '63/64 in Kings Cross. Back then hoon was another term for pimp.

    So I suppose a few less hoons on the streets either way would be a good idea.

    Bloody Thorpie wouldn't remember what he was called in 63/64 let alone what they called a hoon!!

    This is the caper of Police forces all over the place; it's referred to as hitting soft targets.
    The aborigines in Redfern are offlimits at present so this is the next softest option; something that they think wins them brownie points with the pollies & public.
    I got no problem if it was being done in a genuine attempt to get dangerous drivers off the roads, but in lots of cases, they miss the supposed target and catch a genuine car buff in their traps. This is what has happened in Queensland with their "raids" on the Broadwater car park car club; there were a few hot foots & hotheads amongst them but most of them got away. I know one who was verballed by a constable from Southport. How do I know he was verballed? He was at my place when he was 'photographed' in a street in Southport; 4/5 hours drive away. When he came up with credible witnesses to that effect, he was then asked "when was the last time you were in Southport?" Can't believe how threatening he got when the guy said "when was that photo taken?"
    Around my way, they arrive in town in a red Magna with spoiler & looking a typical ******s car (fits the bill well) and proceed to run up alongside other cars & keep blipping the throttle trying to get them to have a go at them. As soon as they do, they produce the flashing light & charge them with drag racing under their U-Beaut "Hooning act."
    Hasn't been happening much around here since I wrote to the paper & asked if that came under the interpretation of "entrapment" and if so how well would their cases stand up in a court of law and described the car in the process.
    As I say, if it's for real, fair enough, but when I hear of a copper putting a defect notice on a new BMW and fantasising about car values, I don't get real impressed., after all, a lot of these guys could be living at hiome and if prefessionals, can be earning 35K - $50K per annum or more & a car on that kind of value can be leased or on HP and payments spread over a long period of time. If they don't have a wife/girlfriend and aren't paying rent, just board, I can't see making the payments a problem. I know a few who live for their car; it's not all that uncommon.
    Last time I saw an "Expose' " on an "organiser" of these street drags, I later spoke to the guy concerned....his defamation action against a well known TV channel & current affairs show should go through the courts this year & is expected to be successful.

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    I wonder If they had TYPE R stickers on their cars?



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    [QUOTE=WLB]
    Quote Originally Posted by UFOBTW - interesting that the meaning of the word "hoon" has changed. Recently read Billy Thorpe's first book about his life in '63/64 in Kings Cross. Back then hoon was another term for pimp.
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    That's odd. Maybe it was a Sydney definition. In Melbourne in the 60s, a hoon was then what a hoon is now. According to the Oxford (the dictionary not the street), a hoon is a hooligan, exhibitionist, show-off, or bludger. (Origin unknown).

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    If hoon = bludger, then it makes some sense:

    bludger
    • noun Austral./NZ informal a scrounger or idler.
    — ORIGIN originally British slang denoting a pimp who robbed his prostitute’s clients: abbreviation of bludgeoner.
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    NJM.....

    """I use the Urban Dictionary for all of my definitions:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hoon

    it's always a reliable source """

    It calls itself a Slang dictionary with My definitions.
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    Reliable in what sense?

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    Was there a Frog amounst them .. I doubt it .. Frog owners have too much taste, where are our Nissan Crew when we need thme

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    Nissan Crew?

    I think that happened in the time I was 'away' form this forum, was that something to do with a 306 taking on a skyline or somehting and the forum getting taken over?? I duno...

    I wouldn't rule out froggies being ricers, after recently being in england, riced up 206's are the rage, they make our riced up lancers look very very sedate in comparision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n b j
    Nissan Crew?
    I think that happened in the time I was 'away' form this forum, was that something to do with a 306 taking on a skyline or somehting and the forum getting taken over?? I duno...
    Yep .. OK old wounds .. but what a funny series of posts ... claim and counter claim .. most of sounding like a primary school brag fest

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    It was funny, wasn't it? Has anyone seen Dino since?

    I am against people having their cars confiscated. I think if it is so bad, make it a $1,000 fine, and then if it happens again make it a $2,000 fine and so on. Also repeat offenders should have their licences suspended for 3 months lilke anyone who speeds more than 37 kmh over the limit. Confiscating the car, if it belongs to them or not is wrong. For a start, I believe the governmemt has no right to take without consent anything belonging to you unless it is illegal to own. Secondly I believe that someone who lends their car can be penalised for something the driver did witout their consent. I once knew a young bloke who crashed his car, so he borrowed his mother's for the afternoon. His mother went for a walk and cought him doing donuts just down the road, so she banned him from the car. He borrowed it again when she was out, and did some more donuts. If he had been caught under currend N.S.W. legislation, she would have lost the car, when it should have been him facing a fine etc. The only way I can see that she would have been able to keep the car would be to charge him with theft.
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    mmm maybe its my youthfull bias's but im in complete disagreance with the enforcemnets that they are using...

    i mean the confiscation of the vechile.. what if indeed the vechile doenst belong to you.. Does this 3rd party Get punished for your actions..??

    well it apears so.. and thats just well suspect as all hell!!! just understand the justification of that line of thought...

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    its good the cops are sooooo stupid in south oz

    u could have a snail on your pug and they wouldn't pick it

    they use new blue ss com's that have lights u can see easily on the rear view mirror
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    the crazy thing is it's not the street racers they catch, its the guys that hang around trying to be street racers. i used to be in the scene in sydney and never once got pulled over, and it was rare to even see a copper all night because they were defecting people at macca's

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