Posts by Sofie Bribiesca

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Ali Gill,

    Call it when you see it. Consequences, keep on calling it. Be proactive is a start. Be prepared to argue on behalf of the ones who can't shout out.

    Although this is horrific, this woman rang the Police and got a response. Yay. She called it and in Court, this response to abuse suggests a sense of entitlement.Me, me me, I want ?? Is this the headspace?

    Millar's explanation to police was: "I was angry because I was turned down by [the victim]," Hickey said

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6747 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Please can you accept that both things can be true. I don’t have to be wrong for you to be right or vice versa.

    This.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6747 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men,

    Has anyone made any complaints to the Police. It would be good if TV3 could follow through as the Employer of Kim Vinell? Will anyone else make a complaint. The Police kept saying throughout the roastbuster abuse that no one had made a complaint. TV3 are in the perfect position to follow this up.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6747 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Those are the kinds of memories I’m speaking from too. Not pretending it was rosy, but that this behaviour wasn’t acceptable, and that scenes where it was were the opposite of us.. But I’m a bit tired now and and I guess I should come back and talk about it in the morning.

    It's morning! Hey RB , Sweetwaters , got the tent up ,took a trip , smoked too much and passed out next to the Hells Angels.They looked after me , my friend sat there the whole time (probably the first of my brain problems) and when I came to the concern these guys had for me was humbling. So yeah. that can happen too.

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Joanna,

    The idea of apps to report abuse is laughable. Gosh I have no idea why women would be offended at being asked to provide proof.

    Didn't mean just women. I'm talking about crowd control so everyone could be using apps to help. Hell, if I see anything like being mentioned here including Jean's experience, I'd be straight over there to help, and I've been decked before and I'll do it every time. This sort of behaviour needs to be called out every time by every one. Period. I'd also certainly get proof if it could help anyone. Our experience at Vector happened to my partner. It happens to men too .

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Paul Stothers,

    Could technology be better integrated with security at these types of events.
    Patrons could download a ‘Stay Safe’ app.
    They could sound a silent alarm for security assistance.
    It could even integrate with surveillance footage.
    I know of similar apps for women, same thing but just on a localised event specific basis.

    Excellent idea, and use your ph camera alongside that. Or anyone use your camera if you notice vile behaviour. Pass the info on . If many sent pics through to security ,they could respond quickly and more photos could indicate the seriousness .

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6747 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to James Littlewood*,

    Lilian or Lilith? I agree it would be really interesting to support the artists to hold things up until the undesirables get ejected.

    This should not be up to the Band to sort out imo. These people haven't signed up for that job. Security is meant to be there for a reason ,They need to step up there presence and maybe we need more of them and less in the crowd. Either reduce the limit allowed in, making the area safer and not encroaching at such a level that those next to you cant see or help . Other option is increase the size of the venue without increasing the quantity of tickets. Crowd control. Like BDO, have a quieter area and
    put security on the entry to that. Maybe people could have the choice to snap a pic of offensive behaviour so it could go to a tent to be given to security to allow them to dispatch their staff into particular areas in force to show it's worthy of expulsion if caught. It's easy enough to distribute images to your security, surely?. That's off the top of my head but i'm sure it could be worked around.
    We don't go to Vector because of intimidating behaviour that left us extremely uncomfortable when security, who tried to help, left us all breathless when the ticket office let the guy back in immediately if he bought another ticket knowing of his crude rude violent behaviour. We have never experienced anything like that at the Powerstation or the Kings arms. Size seems to matter here.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6747 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Protesting too much: responses…,

    party political broadcasts

    Anything well-argued and authentic, basically.

    Well, I for one am glad there is a chance to communicate directly with the likes of Rob and as RB says, anything well argued and authentic. Being constantly fed press releases is not my idea of being informed. That only serves handy for me for timelines. To engage with someone who can take on and listen to the public is healthy for all of us and gives anyone a chance here to express themselves. As much as I don't go anywhere near kiwiblog, I still respect the rights of Farrar to express his stupid little opinions.
    We all benefit by being informed. I find it most weird that anyone here has an issue with that.

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  • Polity: Protesting too much: responses…, in reply to Stuart Coats,

    please allow me and my generation some bitterness for being caught at a time when tertiary education wasn’t free

    Can we maybe remember your generation could see this as a way forward for your kids and hopefully your grandchildren. Or at least the mortgage rates aren't the 24% my olds had to pay.

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  • Polity: On tour with The Boss, in reply to chris,

    Tell them how you see it and what you see as your problem. Let them know . They always need input. Don't be shy. I'm sure they understand that upskilling is a huge barrier. :)

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