Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Police Politics and no Justice

This morning, I was working out at the Gym with a friend. We were watching Sky News coverage of the Eastern Suburbs Riots. Sky was showing footage of a "white supremacist" being arrested at Wilmott. Interesting choice of a descriptor.

Last week, several hundred "men" congregated outside Lakemba mosque. Some were carrying Glock pistols. Those found carrying weapons were arrested by police.

.....NOT.

On the other hand four men of "Middle Eastern" appearance (as if that were an appropriate enough description in this situation), were arrested for brandishing two baseball bats at Brighton-le-Sands. [Hat Tip: Tim Blair]

...NOT.

Is this discriminatory policing incongruous for an impartial police force? Or am I being brainwashed by the "rascist" Alan Jones?

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Ok, when one has a personal problem, a self-respecting person looks at the cause, where the problem started, the beginning. We look at how this arose, what factors contributed to cultivating this problem, and if one was serious about rectifying the problem, we would make sure these circumstances don't arise again.

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Breaking back to a problem highlighted in the last two weeks in Sydney. A gang of Lebanese Muslim youths ferociously attack two lifesavers, who don't get paid, are on the beach voluntarily, looking out for the safety of beach-goers.

Do we know why they did it? No. But it certainly wasn't racism, religion or gang violence. Just some young "men" out for a great time at the beach.

Do we know how this snowballed into riots? Supposedly, it was because of racism, gang violence, alcohol, Jonesism and white supremacism.

Were the perpetrators of the vicious assaults and riots caught? No to the first and yes to the second.

The answers to these questions should be poignant enough for any reasonable person to understand that our society has this sick dislike, no hatred, of itself.

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Manny Is Here: Police Politics and no Justice

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Police Politics and no Justice

This morning, I was working out at the Gym with a friend. We were watching Sky News coverage of the Eastern Suburbs Riots. Sky was showing footage of a "white supremacist" being arrested at Wilmott. Interesting choice of a descriptor.

Last week, several hundred "men" congregated outside Lakemba mosque. Some were carrying Glock pistols. Those found carrying weapons were arrested by police.

.....NOT.

On the other hand four men of "Middle Eastern" appearance (as if that were an appropriate enough description in this situation), were arrested for brandishing two baseball bats at Brighton-le-Sands. [Hat Tip: Tim Blair]

...NOT.

Is this discriminatory policing incongruous for an impartial police force? Or am I being brainwashed by the "rascist" Alan Jones?

----

Ok, when one has a personal problem, a self-respecting person looks at the cause, where the problem started, the beginning. We look at how this arose, what factors contributed to cultivating this problem, and if one was serious about rectifying the problem, we would make sure these circumstances don't arise again.

---

Breaking back to a problem highlighted in the last two weeks in Sydney. A gang of Lebanese Muslim youths ferociously attack two lifesavers, who don't get paid, are on the beach voluntarily, looking out for the safety of beach-goers.

Do we know why they did it? No. But it certainly wasn't racism, religion or gang violence. Just some young "men" out for a great time at the beach.

Do we know how this snowballed into riots? Supposedly, it was because of racism, gang violence, alcohol, Jonesism and white supremacism.

Were the perpetrators of the vicious assaults and riots caught? No to the first and yes to the second.

The answers to these questions should be poignant enough for any reasonable person to understand that our society has this sick dislike, no hatred, of itself.

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