Monday, November 29, 2010

No free speech for police in Western Australia

This is actually worse than America. On my GUN WATCH blog I put up crime reports from America daily -- and in a fair proportion of cases the race of the offender is indicated in some way, if only by way of a picture of the offender. There is usually a mugshot of the offender on file even if he has just been shot dead. Characteristic African names like "DeShawn" are of course also a dead giveaway.
"Police say a ban on using ethnic or religious words to describe offenders is obstructing investigations. The police union has labelled the policy, a direct order from Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan, as "political correctness gone mad". Officers can no longer use details such as a suspect's nationality, race or religion when seeking public help. Instead, they have been told to say if the person is light or dark skinned.

WA Police Union president Russell Armstrong wants the rule overturned.

Mr Armstrong said using "scant descriptions" made it harder to catch criminals. "If you just turn around and say we are looking for a 20-year-old male, 180cm, with black hair, how many people in the community does that description fit?" he said. "If somebody is Australian or if somebody is English or if somebody is Nigerian, wherever they are from, police should be allowed to say that in their description of offenders.

One police insider said the policy had prevented the capture of suspects. "These rules don't give a true indication of who police are looking for," the source said. "There is a big difference between a dark-skinned person being Aboriginal or African. And if we are looking for an Asian person-of-interest it's a bit narrow to describe them as simply having fair skin and dark hair."

But Equal Opportunity Commission state commissioner Yvonne Henderson said using ethnic descriptions reinforced negative stereotypes. "It can feed into prejudiced ideas in the community about which ethnicities are mainly responsible for criminal behaviour," she said. {Must not let the public know the truth!]

Police spokesman Insp Bill Munnee defended the rule. "The continued use of ethnic descriptors enforces stereotypes, does not promote understanding between cultures, damages police-community relationships and is not considered a sound investigatory practice," Insp Munnee said. [In other words, catching the crooks is bottom priority for the West Australian police and indoctrinating people with lies is top priority. It is all a coverup for the fact that Aborigines and Africans have a high rate of offending. But people must not be aware of that, apparently]

SOURCE

14 comments:

Spurwing Plover said...

The vile new age thinking poppycock of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS strikes down under this is a perfect example of what happens when liberals run a country

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the same lame-ass crap that happens with some local news stations in the US. Even if the police give a race, the news won't report it when warning you or asking you for help in finding a suspect. I guess they don't want to hurt the criminal's feelings by having him properly described to the public. Pathetic!

-L

Anonymous said...

perhaps they could get round it by saying "apparently reported to be, but not necessarily, of african (or fill in the gap) ancestry".

Anonymous said...

Wars and economic collapse are perfect examples of what happens when conservatives run a country.

Anonymous said...

Aside from your total detatchment from reality, the problem with the above statement is that it was the Demoncrats who were in charge when it all came tumbling down. But i'm sure you won't let facts stand in your way.

Anonymous said...

This same type of PC thinking is also prevalent in the US. American law enforcement is hindered by the same nonsense. Odd thing is, the citizens who fail to stand-up and demand that political correctness be banned from our society, are the same weak, mindless fools who suffer as a result of this watered-down police protection. It's one of the reasons crime is on the rise in places like the very liberal NYC.

It's no longer, "To Protect And Serve". Now it's, "To Tip-Toe And Not Offend".

Anonymous said...

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."
-- Ayn Rand

Anonymous said...

WORD OF THE DAY
PRIVILEGE, n.


An inalienable individual liberty that has been impounded by the Nanny State so it can be restricted and/or regulated by jack-booted thugs, for the "public good".

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a greater threat to our freedoms than is terrorism."

jwenting said...

the whole point of such rules is to prevent blacks from being arrested...
Got to cook the crime statistics some way, and this way the balance shifts towards white people as they can be properly described without anyone calling you a racist.

Flu-Bird said...

Read of a incedent where some idiots sued a newspaper claiming the word MASTER BEDROOM was a racsist codeword and the term WALK IN CLOSET descrminated agsinst the handcapped

Anonymous said...

2:29 - don't you think ppl are just doing that to make a well-deserved joke of the whole pc nonsence. (There's huge potential in that way for undermining the entire english language - or any other.)

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