Alice Springs: governments likened to 'vigilante groups'

May 08, 2015, 09:20 PM

A group who've dubbed themselves the 'Alice Springs Volunteer Force' have threatened violence against Aboriginal youth on social media.

Aiming to recruit volunteers with firearm experience, the group proposes to crack down on the town's young offenders through vigilante-style action.

Blair McFarland from the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service says the group is deluded and only represents a minute number of people.

Mr McFarland said that the current conservative-type NT Government has cut $3m dollars from Alice Springs Youth Services, before that there was some night time activities that targeted the kids who are walking around the streets at night.

He likened the this and other governments to vigilante groups.