Thursday, March 10, 2005

Knocking the poor

Once more into the breach... Yeah, look, I'm a bleeding heart leftie but that doesn't extend to families who don't - won't - teach their children a sense of responsibility. If you go round snatching handbags from little old ladies then it isn't the fault of society or the cops or the government. It's YOU what done it, sonny. And you should be locked up.

The recently captured Jesse Kelly is an example of the maxim 'In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king'. No strategic criminal mastermind, all Kelly had to do was note the Redfern residents' claim about cops pushing T.J. off his bike to make up a similar bullshit story; that the cops were ramming their (or, rather, the owner's) vehicle. I've seen and heard a lot of police corruption stories, and I don't doubt them, but that one is just dumb. Yet Kelly knew that his chums would believe him. Hence the riots.




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