Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Weakness Of Conviction

NSW police were plenty tough on Cronulla rioters but hung back from enforcing the law with the same vigor when Middle Eastern gangs went on the rampage.

Now they're showing again show how soft they are on ME crime gangs:

CHARGES against six Middle Eastern revenge attackers from the day after the Sydney riots have been dropped on legal advice. In a major setback for the investigation into the riot aftermath, police have been told there is insufficient evidence to secure a conviction for the charge of riot and affray against the men...

It could also mean others in the sights of police for being part of the violent mob of revenge attackers at Brighton-Le-Sands could now escape charges. The group of six whose charges have been dropped include three 18-year-olds from Fairfield, Picnic Point and Punchbowl, a 20-year-old from Auburn, a 21-year-old from Punchbowl and a 22-year-old from Heckenberg.
It makes this week's announcement of a blitz on ME gangs a poor joke and only invites accusations of uneven application of justice.

-- Nick

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