Thursday, August 11, 2016

Does this mean there won't be a movie about Rotherham?

//Why bother rescuing thousands of children from rape if it might mean enduring claims of anti-Muslim racism?

A new investigation by the Daily Express has found that the massive Rotherham child sex exploitation ring whose discovery rocked England two years ago is not only still in operation, but is as strong as ever. Reports from social workers, police, residents, and abuse victims all said the same thing: It’s still happening on an “industrial scale.”

In 2014, an independent inquiry led by Alexis Jay, a former senior social worker, found that men of Pakistani origin had groomed at least 1,400 young girls for sexual exploitation over the previous 16 years. These girls, as young as 12, were variously raped, abducted, tortured, and forced into prostitution. Keep in mind, this happened—and is still happening—in the heart of England, not some far-flung banana republic.

The report, known as the Jay Report, found “blatant” failure by city officials and police who didn’t prosecute the well-known and well-documented crime ring out of fear of being accused of racism. So they hushed it up, ignored it, and blamed the victims themselves.

It now appears that, two years and millions of pounds later, little has been done to eradicate the predatory operation. Despite a follow-up report published earlier this year claiming that the sexual exploitation was being addressed “adequately” and that previous failures were “isolated” events, people the Daily Express interviewed paint a very different picture.//

2 comments:

Bobby said...

"So they hushed it up, ignored it, and blamed the victims themselves."

"Despite a follow-up report published earlier this year claiming that the sexual exploitation was being addressed “adequately” and that previous failures were “isolated” events . . ."

"Keep in mind, this happened—and is still happening—in the heart of England, not some far-flung banana republic."

Hmmmmmm. I've seen all of this somewhere before, I just can't place it. If only police in Rotherman were allowed to get married, perhaps.

"Does this mean there won't be a movie about Rotherham?"
Let's see, you pulled this article from The Federalist who is quoting a massive series of articles from The Daily Express. But if there's no movie yet the media coverage is blatantly unfair?

Peter Bradley said...

Once again, where is hysterical coverage in the Guardian, Telegraph, Boston Globe Wapo, NYT, Huffpo, ABC, BBC, CBS, etc., etc. with serious people seriously linking Islam to pedophilia?

But you've got one media source that is actually covering what is a fairly important story about government corruption...so all is right in the world of journalism????

 
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