It’s been almost five years since the beginning of what is now known as the African or more precisely the Sudanese and Somalian crime-wave in Victoria.
We’ve witnessed the violence escalate from street riots to carjacking, to home invasions to jewellery heists and everything in between.
The robbings turned in to bashings and as I predicted back then, escalated to murder.
All through this crime-wave, the leftist government and police “force” has been adamant that there are no African gangs and the crime-wave is just a media beat-up.
Besides the stats proving otherwise, it is evident to most people that both the gangs and the violence are very real.
Now, the crime-wave has spread around the country hitting New South Wales, Queensland and as going as far as Western Australia.
But it’s the top cop’s response in NSW I want to highlight.
As we’ve come to know, the natural response of politically-correct policing is to deny the truth when faced with African crime.
And that’s what detectives in Sydney did.
Last Sunday, Detective Chief Inspector Glyn Baker said he wouldn’t 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
Which is exactly what Victoria’s PC police have been telling us for years, “the gangs don’t exist, and it’s just a small group of young African males who are committing criminal offences.”
But unlike in Victoria, the top cop stepped in and called it for what it is.
The NSW Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller, quickly ditched the Victorian style PC policing.
In his words, “we’ll continue to target these Sudanese gangs“.
Finally, someone willing to say it, and I believe this attitude will save the people of NSW the pain and suffering we’ve experienced here in Victoria.
Fact: You can only fix a problem you recognise exists. That’s why step one of AA is admitting you have a drinking problem.
Over the years, I have often referred to NSW when talking about this crime-wave because they had dealt with similar issues before, and dealt with it properly.
In 2006 NSW was struggling with Lebanese gang crime. And unlike in Victoria, they responded with a zero-tolerance approach and formed the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad, and guess what? It worked!
Meanwhile, in Victoria, all that’s happened since African gangs started terrorising our state, is our government have set up an “African-Australian community taskforce” to confront a problem they deny even exists. Not sure what the point of that was.
In reality, it’s a platform given to African “community leaders” to deny anything is wrong.
The so-called taskforce was doomed for failure the moment it was founded, not only because the pretence was false, (i.e. you’re here to fight something we’re denying is even happening), but because of our government’s lack of basic understanding of African tribal culture.
The African crime-wave in Victoria is made up of mostly Sudanese and specifically South Sudanese immigrants. Contrary to popular belief, they are Christian and NOT Muslim.
But they are tribal.
Hense, the tribal conflict that came with the state-funded “community taskforce”. The so-called community leaders couldn’t even agree on who was in charge, let alone deal with the problem at hand that the government was pretending didn’t exist.
The taskforce was created as a PR stunt — nothing more.
So NSW will almost certainly stamp out their African crime problem, while Victorians continue to suffer because of our government’s lack of courage and honesty.
But NSW can only respond with band-aid solutions. A bit like New York under Mayor Giuliani, I predict that most of the gangs will flee NSW to states like Victoria, where it is safe to commit their crimes.
We need a comprehensive approach that comes from the top, on both a state and federal level. Each state must adopt a zero-tolerance policy to these gangs.
Enough with the “cultural-differences” excusing such horrific crime. Enough calling those who challenge that idea “racist”. It’s not racist to want to treat all Australian citizens equally in front of the law. On the contrary, it’s racist to give them special treatment.
But our federal government also has to get serious. They have to start deporting immigrant criminals, not just Kiwis, and the conversation about who we let in from now on must be had. Every Aussie should get a say.
It’s not hard but will take similar courage to what NSW’s top cop displayed.