Saturday, January 07, 2006

UK police are scared cowards of Asian gangs.

UK: Local MP is calling them out for being so politically correct, they have indirectly created no-go areas.

"....The Macpherson report, published almost seven years ago, followed a year-long inquiry into the Metropolitan police’s mishandling of the murder of Lawrence, a black teenager, in Eltham, southeast London, in 1993. Sir William Macpherson, a retired judge, concluded that there was a culture of institutional racism within the police service and recommended that officers undergo courses in racism awareness and valuing cultural diversity. It also said the Home Office, police forces and local authorities should establish databases to record and report racially motivated incidents and crimes. However, according to Sarwar, the pendulum has now swung too far the other way and the reluctance by some police officers to stop and arrest black and Asian youths is benefiting criminals. “After Stephen Lawrence, there were a lot of problems,” said Sarwar. “There has definitely been a perception that the police haven’t tackled crime hard enough in Asian communities. I think that is beginning to change, but it’s very early days. “A lot of people come to me and say the police are not doing much for fear of being accused of racism. “Gang culture is a problem, it is a big challenge for us all and the police should not have any fear that if they (arrest) people from Asian communities they will be accused of racism. “I can understand the reasons police have been reluctant, but it worries me, because people from white communities may feel that someone is not treated the same way by the police because of their colour and we need to do everything possible to dispel that.” Sarwar, whose constituency includes Pollokshields, which houses Scotland’s biggest Pakistani community, has raised the issue with Strathclyde police. “I have made it absolutely clear to the police that criminals are criminals, I don’t want the police arresting people just because they are black, but at the same time police should not be afraid of arresting black people if they suspect they are involved in criminal activities.”
How bad is it? Pretty bad and getting worse.
Last year one Asian man was convicted of the racist murder of 15-year-old Kriss Donald in Pollokshields. A further three men are awaiting trial for their alleged part in the killing. Residents and shopkeepers there say Asian criminal gangs have created no-go areas because of the high levels of violence, vandalism, theft and fire-raising. Groups of hooded Asian youths, many from middle-class backgrounds, prowl the streets until the early hours fighting each other and rival white gangs. Many residents are too scared of reprisals to report crimes. They believe silence is their only option. Others have exacted their own revenge on criminals. It is a similar story in other Scottish cities such as Edinburgh and Dundee, which are home to ethnic communities. ....South of the border, Asian gangs have been linked to human-trafficking, passport forgery, kidnapping and murder. Criminal empires run by Jamaican and West African gangs are growing stronger and in the north of England, detectives have warned of Asian gangs muscling in on the international trafficking of class-A drugs such as heroin. With the threat of extreme Muslim fundamentalism a constant concern for British authorities, political correctness has come under new and unprecedented scrutiny. It was recently blamed by Civitas, the leading think tank, for creating “alienated Muslim ghettos which produce young men who commit mass murder against their fellow citizens”. “The fact is most of the crime (in Asian communities) is being carried out by Asian youths,” said Ayub Khan, chairman of the Glasgow-based Multi-Faith Coalition, an organisation that represents the views of young Muslims. “We need a heavy-handed police approach because that is the only way to deal with the gangs that are running amok in places like Pollokshields. The softly softly approach isn’t working, we need to do away with this political correctness.”
Read the whole article and Civitas who published Anthony Browne's take on politically correctness running amok comes out looking great because they called it a couple of days ago. BTW, Asian gangs means Pakistani, Bangladash, India, not the typical image of Asian that comes to mind. They expanded the term to be more politically correct. Asian gangs may not have much to worry. But if you are an old white Christian couple, they roll up on you like white on rice and give you a good talking too.

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