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Ashton though is still not swayed even after a wide-ranging poll had borne out exactly what Dutton was saying - that a majority of those polled were far less likely to go out at night than they were a year ago, intimidated as they were by gang violence.
Peter Martin, writing for the Leftist fake news monger, the Sun Herald, Sunday January 14, 2018 does see a problem but it's actually the problem of the media (the Sun Herald excepted of course) creating the illusion of a problem. He helpfully gives an earlier example of the same phenomenon:
"In Adelaide a decade ago, it was the "Gang of 49". There never was a Gang of 49; The Advertiser coined the term to describe 49 mainly Aboriginal youths the police said they were looking for.
"The catchphrase had unfortunate consequences. Former police say it created gangs. Dispossessed, often homeless youths started saying they were part of Gang of 49 and stealing cars and doing ram-raids to prove it."
So there you are. See how easy it is for confusion to arise. Exactly the same thing is happening now with Victorians reluctant to venture out of their homes so terrified are they of rampaging Sudanese gangs. Silly sausages. They should be listening to Police Commissioner Ashton (who obviously knows on which side his bread is buttered) who Martin quotes as saying, it was "complete and utter garbage" to, as Martin fills in "suggest ... that Victorians aren't safe.
The next day Sydney's Daily Telegraph columnist, Tim Blair, not so cosily agreeable with the Police Commissioner, notes Ashton's inability to come to terms with the word "gangs" in relation to Sudanese, well, gangs. "Those aren't gangs ... Rather, they are young people coming together and networking through social media and then engaging in criminal activity." (Perhaps simply like rowdy behaviour or crossing roads against the "don't walk" signal.)
But back to journalist/propagandist Martin and his shenanigans: "The perpetrators are overwhelmingly Australian-born." Sleight of hand really needs to be less ham-fisted to stand any chance of fooling anyone. "Australian-born" here is meant to imply that though they may be of Sudanese descent, the fact that they were born here and breathed Australian air and, given that race is simply a "social construct", they are magically just as dinky di Aussie as Crocodile Dundee. Here's a concession though: "Although Sudanese youths are over-represented in minor crime statistics (as might be expected given high unemployment and pockets of socio-economic disadvantage) [boo hoo] the perpetrators of serious assaults are 25 times more likely to be born in Australia than in Sudan or Kenya." Really! Only someone completely addled by drugs or Alzheimer's would be incapable of seeing through this garbage. Any reputable producer of propaganda would be throwing Martin out on his arse for this clumsy effort. In this second embarrassing attempt at deceit, he conflates the already used "Australian born" trick with no effort to adjust for the Sudanese percentage (born there or here; it doesn't matter) of the Australian population. And how atrocious does an assault have to be before it rates as "serious" in Martin's book?
So what are the figures when properly adjusted per head of population? Caroline Marcus, another Telegraph journalist quotes figures issued from the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency in a January 2 column. Specifically omitting Australian-born African Blacks, the information given is that "men of Sudanese or South Sudanese origin are six times more likely to be arrested by police than those who are Australian-born [that is, actual Australians]".
Could be the problem be here really racist white cops busting Sudanese kids just trying to have a little fun? Or so goes the Leftist wet-dream What then are their crimes if worse than pinching lunch-money from school-children? Let us count the ways.
Almost as an echo of the way Muslims celebrate New Year in Germany (rape, robbery and sexual molestation) and Paris (burning cars), Sudanese in Australia have their own unique take on celebration.
"In 'frightening' incidents on New Year's Eve this year  [Major Nottle of the Salvation Army] said large numbers of 'African youth' clashed on Russel and Swanston Streets in the early hours of the morning." This from a March 2016 article in The AGE, which being a fellow traveler with the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald, of course proceeded to roll out through the mouth of do-gooder Nottle a defence argument citing disconnectedness, feelings of alienation, lack of education, lack of employment and the icing on the cake: after growing up in a country devoid of law and order, how were they supposed to recognise law and order when they saw it? Case dismissed.
Here though are a few statistics that would no doubt have have The Age journalist responsible for the foregoing apologia and Major Nottle desperately trying to imitate at least two of the three wise monkeys. They come courtesy of Victorian Police defying their government's bullshit initiative and relayed by gutsy, tell-it-how-it-is journalist Andrew Bolt (Herald Sun April 13, 2017):
Sudanese are 44 times more likely to break the law - than, presumably, everybody else living in Australia.
Bearing in mind they make up a mere 0.11 per cent of Victoria's population, they commit 48 per cent of aggravated burglaries, 5.65 per cent of car thefts, 13.9 per cent of aggravated robberies and 44 per cent of home invasions.
Let's for a moment focus on the latter which, in something of an understatement a recent commentator noted as "unAustralian" as indeed they are given they were unheard of before enrichment by mass, third world immigration. Now to ram home the 44 per cent figure, let's try putting it another way: our new black friends are 77 times more likely than are Australian youths to be committing these atrocities.
Anyone who has come home to find their home burgled knows well the sickening feeling of violation. How many orders of multitudes worse must it be to be held up, robbed, threatened with violence or have violence used against you in your own home? The trauma caused would be unlikely to ever be completely outlived.
One of the major and most troublesome gangs calls itself the Apex Gang which isn't exactly well thought out or fearsome. Let's be honest here; it's not exactly up there with the Bloods and the Crips and may even be confused with the Apex Club, a non-profit group of philanthropists. However, philanthropists they are not, being the polar opposites, hate-twisted misanthropes who, like most of the other gangs, have diverse interests that include, car-theft, robberies, assault, destruction of property and of course, not to be left out of the general festivities, home invasions. A much favoured interest is targeting Chinese students for robbery and assault, notwithstanding a long-standing meme that white racism was what Asians in Australia had most to fear.
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As with home-invasions, another form of crime previously unknown to Australians has arisen courtesy of the Sudanese repaying Australian generosity and refuge in the African way.
A year ago a happy crowd attending the family-friendly Summersault festival in Melbourne's west were rudely introduced to this crime newly minted in Australia. It had been a day of fun, food-stalls and music. Around 10.00 pm while the crowd was enjoying the fireworks meant to be the climax of a pleasant day, a far different climax erupted. Initially, people distracted by the fireworks only started to become aware of a disturbance. The disturbance was a mob of up to seventy youths "of African appearance" swarming through the crowd, kicking and striking people and stealing wallets, purses, mobile phones and anything else they could lay their hands on. Saint John's Ambulance volunteers treated the injured and at least one person was hospitalised. Welcome to the jungle.
So what's being done? That is apart from Police Commissioner Ashton's hastily organised strike force to combat the crime-wave while he agonises over whether these gangs are really gangs. The betting would have to be that because of a State government dousing itself in politically correct perfume, it will be a softly softly approach with the police still kept on a tight leash. We've seen this before with Muslim crime, particularly in regard to rape, where police are placed in an impossible situation - too soft and they are accused of not doing their job, to hard and the accusations of racism start to fly. Is it any wonder the constabulary becomes effectively paralyzed?
With suspicions rife that this will be the end result, the ante has been upped and Leftist talking heads and politicians suitably outraged by a concerned group pledging to step into the void and do the job that is not being done. Naturally, the airwaves have been rent with the cry of "vigilantism!" Particularly irksome to the PC brigade is that the prospective "vigilantes" happens to be the True Blue Crew, a "far right" organisation pitted strenuously against mass immigration and multiculturalism, and have engaged in street battles against Antifa lunatics. So of course we get "Congratulations Australia. We've Normalised Neo Nazis". This after members of the TBC being interviewed on television by an interviewer perceived to be, horror of horrors, slightly sympathetic to the group's concerns.
All the group has revealed so far is that they will begin patrolling known trouble spots. If in the event of their being attacked, they are reserving their right to self-defence. Citizens' arrests would also be their absolute right. Conceding for argument's sake that they will become vigilantes, so what. Is that really so bad. It is not as though precedents haven't been set. It may be remembered that New York's Guardian Angels originated for exactly the same reason - to provide safety to citizens when no-one else was. Initially frowned upon, the organisation is now a world-wide phenomenon and has been actually praised by a number of New York mayors (but of course the Angels are not weighed down by the same explosive political baggage as the TBC).
In 2005, Professor Andrew Fraser, a Canadian born academic teaching Constitutional History at Macquarie University in Sydney ignited a furor by simply writing a letter to a local newspaper in which he claimed Australia was heading for trouble by agreeing to accept refugees from Sudan, people who were so different in every way to the host culture as to render them impossible to integrate. "Experience everywhere in the world shows us that an expanding black population is a sure-fire recipe for increases in crime, violence and other social problems," he wrote.
Outrage naturally followed. Initially, although hurriedly distancing itself from Fraser's views, Macquarie University stood by Fraser citing his freedom of opinion and expression. However, as academia, once the marketplace of ideas, has instead become a closed shop, support was wavering almost as soon as it was given. Fraser was then only around five years from retirement age. Would he be interested in an early retirement sweetened by a generous severance pay-out? Fraser said, "no thanks". He equated what was being offered as a "dishonourable discharge".
Worried and fearful, with the ball back in its court, the university leapt upon an outcry from the Sudanese community, represented by photogenic fellows in suits who could speak English, against endemic Australian racism, to suspend Fraser from teaching. The grounds were fears that the "race debate" would spill over onto the campus thus impeding students' ability to concentrate on their studies. This incidentally was not the first time an academic career in Australia has been destroyed because of temerity in not cleaving to the party-line.
To any reasonable person, Professor Fraser would now have to be vindicated. Unfortunately, the Left is anything but reasonable. It must remain blind to reality or its complete world-view would collapse and rather than that happen, it would prefer nations to collapse.