Monday, 29 November 2010

"Political Correctness Gone Mad"... Again

Say the West Australian Police Officers' Union

Ha Ha Ha, fucking laugh out loud ! WA Plod can no longer use details such as a suspect's nationality, race or even religion when seeking help from the public in identifying a suspect !
Instead, they have been told to say only - wait for it, wait for it - if the person is light or dark skinned.

Jesus monkey-balls fucking Christ and then some, what a complete head fuck ! I thought I left all this PC crap behind me when I left the UK, but apparently not, because the WA Equal Opportunities Commission - aka Jobsworths United - says the ban was introduced six months ago after complaints that using ethnic descriptions was racist. Silly me, I understand that using ethnic terms in a derogatory sense can be racist but I was unaware that to use ethnic terms was racist, full stop.

One not-too-happy WA Copper points out the obvious and states "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 Maria Saraceni, one of the three Mungbeans who are responsible for implementing this, reckons "If police say they are looking for an Indian, how would the public know to distinguish between an Indian and a Pakistani ?"
Err, OK, so the police now say 'the suspect is fair skinned' but surely by Mungbean logic this could cause offence to all fair skinned people, or is it 'the suspect is dark skinned' which, also by Mungbean logic, could cause offence to all dark skinned people ?
Oh fuck, I'm confused !

And it seems I'm not the only one as some of the comments below would show.

Forrest Gump of Perth Posted at 6:58 PM November 27, 2010
This is madness at the extreme. Police are not stupid, they are culturally aware and do know the difference between an African, Aboriginal and an Asian. The issue here is to allow the police to correctly identify the suspect and to alert the public that there exists a risk. What can we expect next? The same set of guidelines appliced to sex offenders? I can see that one coming. The police not being permitted to identify the gender of an supsect since "it might send out the wrong message" Can you imagine the news report... "Attention all viewers. The police advise that a person (omit Male/Female since that is considered sexist) has commited sexual assault... The person that police are seeking has 2 arms, 2 legs, a mouth and a p3nis. Police will not confirm or deny that the suspect is a male or Female..."

gus Posted at 7:07 PM November 27, 2010
The UK, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, etc all thought this was a good idea too..fill their country with third world immigrants then change every law to favour the immigrants. Oh yes and those same countries are hardly worth living in if you are not a third world immigrant too. But why should we learn from the mistakes of others when we can make worse mistakes ourselves??

K of Alfred Cove Posted at 7:32 PM November 27, 2010
...since when is FACT racist?

Person Posted at 8:03 PM November 27, 2010
It should also be banned to refer to one's sex. To say they are hunting for a male bank robber for example infers all males are bank robbers. They should just say they are 'hunting for a person', and not mention the crime at all. .. Sound ridiculous? .. Soon it will be law... hehe

Common Sense Posted at 8:21 PM November 27, 2010
This sure is PC gone too far...I can see why the Multicultural Council is pushing for awareness within the community that we're ALL Australians...however, the Law Enforcement Agencies (local and federal) should do everything they can to ease or aid their apprehension of criminals, using any kind of description that will help them do their job. However, it must be said...I'm a true blue the place, pay every cent of due taxes, volunteer in the community, shed a tear or two when we win a medal at the Games and our song starts to play...BUT...people still ask me "where are you from originally?" Why? Because I'm of full-blood Chinese descent. I've got a neighbour who has been in Australia for 15 years, still doesn't have an Australian citizenship, has been out of work and on the dole a lot, has a faint hint of an accent but nobody ever asks him where's he's from orginally because he's widely accepted as an Aussie...why? He's got blonde hair and blue eyes. So...let's cut the PC crap and call a spade a spade...there's a huge redneck element in Australia that we need to eradicate, but please...let the coppers do their job.

Mr Carrot Top of Parliament House Posted at 9:25 PM November 27, 2010
Everyone close their eyes and describe yourself out loud. I am a ranga with freckles fair skin red nose and wear big shoes and waste a lot of time talking crap. I am a clown you say. Nope I work for the WA government and come up with funny policies that makes everyone laugh.

down the gurgler Posted at 9:45 PM November 27, 2010
goodbye crime stoppers

Oaklegs Posted at 9:47 PM November 27, 2010
Why not use the British system, it seemed to work quite well on 'The Bill'. e.g. The IC codes are: IC1 – White person IC2 – Mediterranean person IC3 – African/Caribbean person IC4 – Pakistani,Indian, Nepalese, Maldivian, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, or any other (South) Asian person IC5 – Chinese, Japanese, or South-East Asian person IC6 – Arabic, Egyptian,Tunisian,Algerian or Maghreb person IC9 – Roma, Romany, or Gypsy person IC0 – Origin unknown maybe aboriginal.

(What... The... Fuck... Is... All... That... About ???)

space cadet of perth Posted at 11:02 PM November 27, 2010
Believe me if i have to dedscribe an offender to the relevant authorities i will do so in no uncertain terms,if they're purple with pink polka dots that's how they will be described to the police,so whats the problem.

Keith from Perth of perth Posted at 12:28 AM Today
Lets use commonsense if you are chinese and born in Australia you are Australian and I welcome you, but fair go if you committed a crime the description would be asian appearance,or if skin brown black or white that is the colour not dark, I worked on BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND and they are black as coal and proud of it and very nice people but their description is black, there is good and bad in all races of people but to catch criminals a proper description should be given and not considered being rasist.

Let the anarchy begin Posted at 12:49 AM November 28, 2010
Police probably shouldn't be showing images of suspects in hope of identifying them either, this could cause the suspect's ethnicity to be identified. The media shouldn't be allowed to film outside any court as this will identify people who may be there facing criminal charges. I hope they blur or pixilate images of suspect or offenders before airing them on TV from now on. I will not be happy if I see a 'light skinned person'(formerly caucasian or asian) or a 'dark skinned person'(formerly aboriginal, african, indian, pakistani, middle eastern, Maori, samoan or very tanned caucasians/asians) put on TV as a suspect in a crime or an identified offender without the image being blurred or pixilated. I think watching an entire news report may hurt your eyes, having to watch majority of the report pixelated. At least the government will achieve it's objective of reducing the court work load and prison capacity, can't lock them up if you can't catch them.

Sunstorm of Perth Posted at 2:32 AM November 28, 2010
The PC crowd would rather have violent criminals run loose than 'enforce stereotypes'. Wonder what the crime rates are like in the suburbs they live in....

Longdonkey19 of Reality World Posted at 8:11 PM November 28, 2010
this is insane. what next? I'm looking for a person...they have clothes and a hat. So who cares if someone can't tell between a pakistani or an indian? they're the same friggin race for crying out loud. Just different nationalities. Only separated by religious differences. If i say indian looking at least they know what to look for. if he's actually pakistani makes no difference. If I said someone looked Yugoslav would all white people be offended? maybe croats and serbs but again they are the same race. Their own prejudices isn't my fault. WHAT A JOKE!!!!

And my personal favourite...

Chief Wiggum Posted at 4:22 PM November 28, 2010
Suspect is HATLESS, repeat HATLESS!

Now, continuing with this warped logic of upside-down-topsy-turvyness, I will give you all a history lesson or two as will be taught in the year 2020, if I may.
WWII - A Light skinned country invaded a neighboring country, also inhabited by light skinned people, which caused several other light-skinned nations to declare war on that country. Eventually more countries became involved with light and dark skinned people all going at at it.
Moon Landing - A nation of light skins was in a race with another nation of light skins to be the first to land on the moon, the light skins won.
Confused? Yep, me too. But we're not nearly as confused as the jobsworths that keep coming up with these half-baked ideas simply as a means to keep themselves employed in their non-jobs.

Rant, over.

Some Mungbeans, busy conjuring up their next mind-boggling social-engineering experiment.

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