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For those complaining about racist news/police reports

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by Kaer, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Note the line:


    February 10, 2006 - 9:16AM

    A taxi driver lost his cab as well as his takings when a passenger armed with a knife turned on him in Sydney.

    Police said the 44-year-old cabbie picked up a passenger on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, about 7.30pm AEDT) yesterday and drove him to Birdwood Avenue, Daceyville.

    When he stopped, the passenger threatened the driver with a knife and demanded money before forcing him out of the taxi and driving off.

    The cabbie was not injured but two hours later police found the taxi abandoned and partially burnt out in Baker Street, Banksmeadow.

    The robber was described as white/European, about 30 years old, 170cm tall, of thin build with blond hair.

    He was wearing a grey short-sleeved jumper and blue shorts.
  2. These bloody white people commiting crimes in OUR country...

    They should be sent back bloody to England or whatever backwater western European country they came from...

    Makes me sick!!
  3. Yeah bloody white europeans.... You never hear the attackers being described as an "aussie bloke"... Send the rest home!!! :p
  4. You can't say that these day FBF, you have to say "of pasty appearance" or else it's not PC.
  5. If every crime report included these details, there would probably be less racism as we would see that crime is the only true equal opportunity emoployer.

    Personally, I don't see the need to use words like European, Middle Eastern, African, East Asian etc when desribing someone.

    In the case above, why not just say he had fair skin?
  6. they use those words to help identify the perpetrator.

    and yes, if someone isn't Middle Eastern, African, East Asian etc they SHOULD use the phrase "of caucasian appearance" or something along those lines.
  7. It's relevant here, because they haven't found the bloke. Obviously it's handy to know if the police are after an Average White Guy, or a 6 foot 7 Asian bloke with a club foot and a squint.

    But once someone's been charged or convicted of an offence, it's just gratuitous to say that they are "of Islander appearance" (which was the line I objected to in the newspaper crime report the other day). You might just as well say that they had blue eyes. So what? It's irrelevant, unless you're trying to imply that blue-eyed people have criminal tendencies.
  8. Can I say a wog looking bloke with half a kilo of gel in his hair, a qtr bottle of Calvin Klein smelling stuff sprayed on and a big-arse necklace round his neck?

  9. OI!
  10. Oops!!! :p :p :p