aggi wrote:Firstly, I don't really buy your premise that the media has been silent on this. There are countless stories, analysis pieces, interviews, dramatisations, etc on outlets such as the BBC or Guardian. There were establishment issues in the past, no-one is denying that, but if you want people to agree with your view you're going to have to provide some evidence.
Secondly, Asian grooming gangs are an issue, but whether they should be focused on to such an extent compared to other offences is debatable. The vast majority (90% or so) of sex offences against children are committed by white men. (There was a largely discredited Quilliam report suggesting that grooming gangs were vastly Asian based but that wasn't the best researched of pieces.) Judging by that we'd expect the coverage of Asian grooming gangs to be a relatively small part of the greater dialogue on sex crimes against children.
Just because Tommy tells people it's being ignored that doesn't mean it's true. Let's be honest, he was stood on the courtroom steps, where a grooming gang was being tried, complaining that authorities were ignoring the issue. The contradiction is pretty obvious there.
First of all a far better response than I got from Lancs.
I recall the facts about media coverage but to be honest I don’t have the time to dig them out, I’m taking 5 minutes out from writing a big report to have some fun on here.
The above link I put on my reply to Lancs shows there is still a widespread belief that things are being buried.
Your 90% claim, if I may make one important correction, it is 90% of convictions and many are brief offences. Many of the Asian gang trials are long standing abuse over years and years of vulnerable girls. I would respectfully suggest those stats are misleading.