Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Oh no, an attack by the Apex Gang

Gladys Kravitz strikes again.


In Melbourne there is a loose association of teens born of very black immigrants from Africa, from awful war torn places such as Ethiopia and Somalia. But the children of the immigrants have not known the terrors of living in such places. They have grown up in the 'comfort' of western society. As has happened in the past with immigration, the children of immigrants have become a problem. What is different now is that these youth are attacking middle class white people, with car hijackings, robbery and assault, home invasions with violence and theft of very expensive cars. They are known as the Apex Gang, although essentially it is an online form of a gang. Thanks internet. The white middle class in the leafy suburbs are living in terror of an attack, especially as the gang has a predilection for stealing by force Audi and BMW cars. (Umm, can anyone see a problem here? While some people in Australia can't afford a 1979 Datsun Bluebird, our streets are littered with black Audis, BMWs and Mercedes SUVs)

My opinion is that we brought in too many from these African countries in a short period with insufficient support. It was bound to go wrong, but capitalist governments do like cheap labour and to break down working conditions with a high rate of immigration.

R said I really need to get a life, but early this morning when monitoring the world from my windows, I observed some black African youth in a car opposite The Highrise. Oh, black African youth. On this side of town. Must be trouble. I ran for my camera. I will be able to sell my crime photos for a fortune!

The driver remained in the car and two were outside the car. One had a take away drink container and was scooping water from the gutter and throwing it at the side of the car, roughly where the fuel tank flap would be or perhaps the rear wheel. What were they washing off? Blood? Gunpowder? A dying person's fingernail marks? Lipstick where they had slammed one of their bitches up against the side of the car? Should I cross the road once they leave and with cotton buds get some samples of what was washed away? With a hoot, the one with the drink container threw it up in the air, and then with his accomplice jumped in the car and they drove off normally up Toorak Road.

Unfortunately I was actually too slow getting the camera as I was quite fascinated to watch what they were up to. These black criminals should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, for littering and illegal parking.


Ok, you haven't taken that too seriously, as I meant you not to, but I have had a couple of really bad experiences with black African youth, which I have never had with Aboriginal Australians, Anglo Saxon Australians, Middle Eastern, European, South American or South Asian Indians, South East Asian or Chinese immigrants. It saddens me to think like this, as I am sure there are plenty of decent children of African immigrants in our midst. So when I,  a working class person living a middle class lifestyle, a person who tries to be tolerant of differences and generally succeeds, is fearful and feels threatened, governments better take notice.

17 comments:

  1. I think you nailed it with 'insufficient support'. Insufficient or inappropriate. Sigh.

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    1. EC, I would rather see better supported immigrants, rather than numbers.

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  2. Odd how children who have not grown up in conflict suddenly decide gang violence is the way to go.

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    1. Quite true, River. I work through it in my mind, but I reach no satisfactory thought or conclusion.

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  3. We have so many gangs here, all sorts, mostly black or Mexican, but also motorcycle gangs of white racists too. I can't keep track. But the gang violence in Portland has become extreme. Shootings weekly if not daily now.

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    1. Strayer, the reaction rather depends on who the victims are. If kept among the gangs themselves, people don't trouble themselves so much.

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  4. Andrew I think you are right immmigration policy should be vwry strict and resposible

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    1. Gosia, it is a big problem around the world.

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  5. They might not have grown up in violence but their coming together is tribal and that's not being racist. Dump a load of Aussies in another country and they'll do the same maybe not with that level of crime but look at bikie gangs, white and racist.
    During our junior migrations to London in the 60s, it was Earl's Court (Annie O'Dyne will correct me here) where the drunken yobs would congregate and horrify the Brits.
    Gang violence has always been with us. Mods, rockers, sharpies, surfies and horrible little mohawked gay boys, all trouble.

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    1. Jah Teh, it is natural to come together, as you describe. I remember stories from Earl's Court well. Even in Thailand, the old white gay men tend to gather together and bitch about their Thai boyfriends and the country. I think the difference is that the violence of the past was kept among the gangs and not inflicted on (I so want to say good, god fearing folk) the middle class. Sadly another case overnight near my workplace.

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    2. Coming together is tribal, yes and fair enough to want to hang out with people similar to yourself, but why the violence?
      Every city has its immigrant clubs, The German Club, The Polish club, The Italian and Greek clubs etc where they hold meetings, have dinners etc and do things as they remember them from "the old country" (chess nights and so on), but there's no violence, even when the young ones attend. It's more a family environment.
      Perhaps with the African youth it's a case of "we expected more and didn't get it, so now we're angry" like toddlers who have been refused something.

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  6. It is a problem but no use crying over spilt milk. They are here now and born here. We need to solve the youth problem what ever colour or creed.

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  7. Diane, there is no going back, so yes, we must deal with the problem.

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  8. It seems Malvern is the car jacking hotspot. However I don't think they want a possum poo covered subaru, so I will be safe!

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    1. Fen, yes for once poorer people aren't the targets.

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  9. I'm with Jah Teh on this Andrew, growing up in Africa tribal 'stuff' is very real!

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    1. Grace, yes it is not an aspect I had really considered.

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