Avoid Liberal tendencies with crime, like you would avoid cancer

Becoming a victim of crime is probably in the forefront of most peoples mind. They want it like they want cancer.

Miranda Devine writes in the SMH about the plague that liberalism has become and how politicians seem to always go for spin and woofterism instead of dealing with issues.

If I?were a mother in India, I wouldn’t want my son going to Melbourne to study, after the spate of “curry-bashings” that has now resulted in a death. Accounting graduate Nitin Garg, 21, from Punjab, was fatally stabbed on Saturday while on his way to work as night manager at a Hungry Jack’s store in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Police and other Victorian authorities immediately claimed it was not a racist attack, but how could they know that, especially when his wallet was left behind?

Garg’s mother, recently widowed, fainted when she heard the news about her younger son, a clever ”well-behaved, gentle, law-abiding boy”.

As is usual these days from the liberals it was the victim and their community that was to blame, not the inherent racism that exists in Australia and in Melbourne especially, the underlying criminal elements that run unchecked by the Police. Is it any wonder that crimes like this occur when you get this sort of nonsense from the State Government and State Police.

Yet the tragedy should have been avoidable if the Victorian Government had taken seriously protests by Indian students in Melbourne and Sydney over lax policing over years; Victorian police have confirmed there were 1447 assaults on Indian students in the year to July 2008. The Federation of Indian Students says the real figure is four or five times higher, and increasing.

Instead, senior police criticised Indian students doing their own security patrols at Melbourne’s crime-ridden western suburbs railway stations.

Oh yes, let’s blame the victims, The Federal Government wasn’t much better.

Instead, politicians pulled out the spin machine.

On visits to India Prime Minister Kevin Rudd his deputy, Julia Gillard, Trade Minister Simon Crean and Victoria’s Premier, John Brumby, tried to hose down anger and safeguard our lucrative education industry.

They provided little beyond motherhood statements about what a “safe and welcoming place” Australia was. There were new scholarships for Indian students, and two inquiries that simply added to a raft of bureaucratic measures that do little to address the real cause of the problem: inadequate policing.

”The key initiatives will include extending the state’s education service managers . . . international scholarship program . . . expert reference group”, Brumby told the Indians. Blah blah blah.

This is exactly the problem, right there. Woofterism, mealy mouthed liberal politicians refusing to grasp the nettle and deal with crime and criminals.

But after a decade of policy dictated by leftist academic criminologists, who cling to the myth that crime is caused by poverty and social injustice, the most vulnerable people – such as Indian students working late at fast-food outlets – are paying the price, while ministers trumpet the lie that Victoria is the safest place in Australia.

It has long been the “root cause” dogma of the left that crime cannot be combated in the traditional manner by police on the streets. This allows big government to launch all sorts of utopian “social inclusion” programs to “address poverty and disadvantage”, and effectively hobbles frontline police who would prefer to be out arresting crooks.

Sound familiar? This is exactly the same claptrap trotted out endlessly by the last government and by liberals like Simon “FIGJAM” Power.

This week the Indian Government issued a travel advisory against Australia, warning Indian students to be “alert to their own security while moving around”, particularly in Melbourne, where “increasingly . . .. acts of violence are often accompanied by verbal abuse, fuelled by alcohol and drugs”.

What an indictment of Australia that it can’t keep visitors safe. Meanwhile, in New York, when I visited before Christmas, you couldn’t feel safer. There is a highly visible police presence on the streets, even to the point of police walking into department stores to look for shoplifters. Police cars cruise around constantly. Former no-go zones such as Times Square, in the heart of Manhattan, have been transformed into tourist meccas.

Since the zero tolerance policy instituted under the former mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his police commissioner, William Bratton, in the early 1990s, violent crime has dropped by 75 per cent. Last year there were 461 murders, a record low, down from a high of 2245 in 1990 when criminals ruled the roost. That was when, as the former lawyer Heather McDonald wrote in New York’s City Journal, “packs of feral youth attacked innocents”. Sound familiar?

The FBI now deems New York to be the safest big city in the US, a stunning achievement. Bratton’s idea was that if you cleaned up the small crimes, such as vandalism and public drunkenness, you eliminated the public disorder and fear that made residents leave the streets to criminals.

Again, does this sound familiar, the Australian part not the New York part. Enough of the liberalism, we now know it doesn’t work. The experiment was a failure. In parts of South Auckland there are definite no-go areas. Ask any cop, ask any security guard and ask any road maintenance worker. They just don’t go into those areas and therefore they get handed of to the crims and the thugs. Meanwhile the no-go zones become dilapidated and run down perpetuating the the very environment that liberalism with crime started in the first place.

This is why we need more politicians like Judith “Crusher” Collins and their solutions and much less of Simon “FIGJAM” Power bleating on about poor misbegotten unfortunates who commit crimes that are societies fault.