50 year old white business owner stabs to death brown teenage tagger
breakfast news comment
City looks to New York to stop tagging
Manukau city Mayor Len Brown believes zero tolerance of graffiti could be the answer to reducing more serious crime in his city. New York's famous broken windows policy - not letting even small crimes go unpunished - is part of the inspiration behind the mayor's crackdown on tagging. "You sweat the small stuff. You start with the graffiti, you start with the tidiness, you deal with at level, and if you deal at that level then maybe you can stop the serious stuff at the other end," he says. To the people who live in Manukau city, tagging is a big deal. Locals are tired of it and the path it leads to.
Hmmm, shouldn’t the headline read, ’50 year old white business owner stabs to death brown teenage tagger’, instead we now have from the media the idea that the taggers are to blame and we need to look at the failed concept of broken windows that lead to human rights abuses in America, can we start racial profiling yet, that’s how New York ‘solved’ it’s crime, (of course it cost them about $200 million in damages awarded against them but hey, why bother with reason when you have knee jerk reactions to fall back on?), of course tagging needs to be dealt with, but to suggest Zero Tolerance would have somehow 'solved' this case is just an absolute joke - how about getting the 50 year old to not stab teenagers? I suggested the tone of this story would change from ‘South Auckland Teens stabbing out of control’ when the older news audience realised the boy stabbed was tagging and the News Director responsible for reeling in those audience numbers realizes most older NZers secretly sympathizing with the 50 year old killer, hence the sudden story of cracking down on taggers – how about a story where we look at the fucking 50 year old prick who took a kids life because the kid was spray painting – how bout that?