Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Motiveless murder?

Why is the motive for the murder of Christopher Yates "unclear" when one of the murderers shouted "We have killed the white man. That will teach an Englishman to interfere in Paki business."?

The motive seems quite clear, Christopher was murdered simply because of the colour of his skin, just like Anthony Walker.

6 comments:

Alison said...

why isnt this big headline news. or did i miss something?

alfie said...

It's a 'kin disgrace it really is. My stomach turned when I read about this poor guy, it was buried somewhere on the BBC news web site - and it barely got a mention in the 'papers........

Mind you, the same happened regarding that young white guy in Glasgow last year, picked up at random,bundled into a car and beaten to death on waste ground - how old was he 16? And the bloke in Oldham who supposedly strayed into a 'no go' area and got killed. The police virtually gave up looking for the culprits. The fact that these things happen - and that includes what happened to Walker is incrediably depressing and shocking.

I just wish the media - would be absolutely even handed about it - and that racist murders are not just about white people killing black or asian people. Even the recent race riots in Birmingham were not reported as being so in the media - apparently, it was all to do with a 'rumour' and a 'misunderstanding' .....

Even the poor black guy, killed on the second night of the rioting was simply and rather crassly described as being 'in the wrong place at the wrong time'.... As if it gave the perpetrators some sort of neanderthal justification!

All race hate crime is simply abhorrent - but when it happens, it should be recognised and described as such, without any favour or political massaging.

Dangerouslysubversivedad said...

Even the prosecutor can't bring himself to call it a racist attack, when Anthony Walker's trial is splashed all over the papes. Disgusting, blatant racism.

TottenhamLad said...

Totally disgusting hypocrisy.

There if a post about this on Pickled Politics:

http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/165

Apollo Project said...

Why not? Easy: because they also attacked a black guy and an asian.

Snafu said...

Apollo P, they said "We have killed the white man. That will teach an Englishman to interfere in Paki business." How is that not a racial attack?

It's a bit like the murderers of Anthony Walker being given a lesser sentence because they happened to attacked Asian and other white youths on the same night.