A special task force set up in Sydney to combat African crime says there is no “Melbourne” African crime problem. And it is hard logic to beat since it’s a Sydney African crime problem hence the Sydney taskforce. You have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool the boys and girls from Sydney’s African Crime Taskforce.
Their statement comes after the arrest in Sydney of five youths behaving in a suspiciously Melbournian-African-gangster style of ‘grab and run theft’. The thefts occurred across a number of Sydney suburbs, and those which one wouldn’t immediately equate with an exotic crime problem.
One of those was Taren Point in Sydney’s South where a gang of four African youths were arrested for raiding an electrical store and grabbing laptops and TVs before bum-rushing the exit doors. Police pulled over a car being driven by the youths and took them into custody. This is according to media reports, but gaining an accurate picture of what has gone on isn’t so easy since details get blurred in transmission so we’ll just say that from what we can tell African gangs have been hard at work. And there is an oxymoron if ever there was one.
What seems to be the case is that the gangs have been targeting electrical retailers such as JB Hi-Fi and Bing Lee in ‘diverse’ neighbourhoods across Sydney as Chatswood, Artarmon, Hornsby, Eastgardens, Top Ryde, Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Carlingford, Burwood, Campbelltown and East Gardens – and all over the holiday weekend.
Wait a minute, we left Rhodes off that list. And Strathfield. Perhaps it’s just best to say that there is hardly a tech store standing in Sydney that wasn’t “blitz-raided” by gangs of “African appearance” over the holiday weekend but there is still no “Melbourne” African crime problem. It’s all a big misunderstanding; a confusion; a misinterpretation of facts. There are still one or two Africans in this country who haven’t yet stolen anything, or committed a home invasion, gone berserk with a machete, or carjacked a vehicle after assaulting a stranger so it’s unfair to call it an “African crime problem”
Among the stolen items reported by the usual sources are smartphones, Apple watches, MacBooks and even apparently security cameras. To be sure, anything they could land their long dark skinny hands on.
Detective Chief Inspector Glyn Baker is a master of bullshit which is why the cops wielded him out to say, “I would not describe them as gangs. I think it’s very important that we don’t draw any parallels whatsoever with what’s happening in Melbourne. What we are dealing with here is a group of young African males who are committing criminal offences.”
An old woman suffered a broken pelvis as she was bowled over in the jungle stampede that followed the raid on a store in the Casula mall. African youths who were criminals but not members of a crime gang had proceeded to pull items attached by security cables from the phone displays when confronted by staff. The African youths who were not a gang and did not contribute to an “African crime problem” then sprinted like boat people as CCTV captured the mayhem.
Police are apparently doing stuff, although we’re not sure what, and they probably don’t know either. Given there is no Melbourne African crime problem and these are not gangs, there is doubtless little they need to do.
Come to think of it, why are we even here?