Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 30, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 12
GANGS BOSSES SAY WEAPONS WON'T BE HANDED BACK AFTER CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUE SHOOTING
Ask yourself – Sonny Fatu says – how many mass shootings in New Zealand have been committed by gang members? None, he says.
"And how many have been committed by someone of Pākehā origin? Many if we include the terror raids of marae when colonialists stole land and killed women and children, but in more recent times we have Aramoana and now this – the murder of 50 innocent people."
But Fatu accuses Pākehā commentators of diverting attention away from the Christchurch mosque killer. The real issue, he says, is racism.
"When a Māori person commits a crime of extraordinary circumstances the Māori community are asked as a collective to front on it and develop ways to make sure their people don't do it again. The same is asked of our Muslim, Polynesian, any person of colour," he says.
"When a white person commits a crime it is seen as an individual act of violence and only tars the individual and maybe their family......