A couple of years ago, the Adelaide media managed to spin
a police taskforce dealing with 49 loosely associated juvenile Indigenous offenders into an out-of-control crime gang.
According to South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, members of the “Gang Of 49″
are “pure evil” and literally beyond redemption
. Some might say that an inability for the South Australian legal system to rehabilitate recidivist offenders might indicate some sort of failure on Atkinson’s part.
Others might say something else:
Call a spade a spade, Adelaide Advertiser, 14/10/09
First Blackface, now this. Could it be that the public has tired of boorish modern racism, leaving room for classical racism to make a much-deserved comeback?
One can only hope.