10 September, 2009


The silence of the righteous

Naïve old fool that I am, I would have expected something like this to have attracted at least the passing interest of the national media:
Police confirmed they had to step up street patrols around Hannibal Road, off Stepney Green, after reports of disturbances involving up to 200 youths.

Large groups of rivals had been meeting regularly to fight and had been seen with weapons including machetes and hand guns.

One resident told the East London Advertiser: “It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed.

“I saw one boy pull a gun out of his trousers.

“The police keep turning up but the youths are back the next night and it starts all over again.

“It’s been going on for weeks. I’ve seen little kids as young as 10 or 11. It’s unbelievable.”

Perhaps if I now add in the first paragraph of the East London Advertiser article, omitted from the excerpt above, it might shed some light on the wider MSM's sang froid:
Large gangs of Bengali and Somali youths have been clashing in running street battles in London’s East End, eye witnesses have reported.
Ah right, it's part of their culture, innit?

I seem to recall a comparable lack of interest in similar Bengali vs Somali intercultural events in Somers Town a few years ago.

Who is the more exalted victim group between Somalis and Bengalis? I don't know who to root for.

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