As I’ve been pointing out for years, the main feature distinguishing Rotherham from many other cities in England where Muslim pimps also abuse underage English girls while the cops look away because they don’t want to be seen as bigoted against Pakistanis, is that Rotherham commissioned an Official Report, published in 2014, that journalists could quote from without being accused of Trafficking in Racist Stereotypes.
I had been hearing about this pattern for years, and had therefore published a Taki’s column documenting the problem in 2013, a year before Rotherham became notorious. But I’m the kind of journalist who Trafficks in Racist Stereotypes (i.e., I don’t censor what I write based on Intersectional Who-Whom considerations). The next year, the Rotherham Report made it respectable for other journalists to notice that there was a problem, although they tended to imply the problem was in Rotherham rather national.
Now, a half dozen years after the Rotherham Report, there’s another official report out, this one on Manchester.
From The Independent (UK):
Investigation identified 57 potential victims and 97 suspects in Manchester – but almost no action taken amid fears of inciting racial hatred
Colin Drury @colin__drury
5 hours ago
Dozens of teenage girls suspected of being groomed and abused in Manchester by gangs of men from Asian backgrounds were failed because police feared upsetting race relations, a new probe has suggested.
Victims repeatedly alerted officers about sexual assaults, giving names and addresses of those involved, but, in almost all cases, no action was taken.
Now, a bombshell report suggests Greater Manchester Police and the city council shelved an investigation into what was happening at least partially because of the “many sensitive community issues” they felt faced with.
“Concerns were expressed about the risk of proactive tactics or the incitement of racial hatred,” the 145-page independent review states.
And it adds: “The authorities knew that many [victims] were being subjected to the most profound abuse and exploitation but did not protect them from the perpetrators. This is a depressingly familiar picture and has been seen in many other towns and cities across the country.”
The verdict forms part of the probe – carried out by childcare expert Malcolm Newsam and former Cambridgeshire Police detective Gary Ridgway – into how sexual child exploitation was dealt with in the city in the early and mid-2000s.
It centres on Operation Augusta, which was set up in 2004 after the death of Victoria Agoglia, 15, a girl who reported being raped but who died from a suspected overdose soon after she alerted authorities to the abuse.
Augusta subsequently identified at least 57 victims – mainly white girls aged from 12 to 16 – and some 97 potential suspects involved in grooming across the region.
But senior officers at GMP under-resourced the investigation before closing it down completely with the backing of Manchester City Council. Only three people were convicted of related crimes at court.
The force had, at that time, just finished dealing with unrelated cases involving the Kurdish community that had created severe tensions and officers were keen not to be seen targeting another minority group, it is suggested.
But in closing the investigation, the report states, “very few of the relevant perpetrators were brought to justice and neither were their activities disrupted”.
Diversity is our strength.
Question: The British newspapers all have the report, but is the reported posted online yet for the public to read?
Update: Here is the webpage for how to get to the report. And here is the PDF of the
iSteve commenter James N. Kennett adds:
The report was not online when the newspapers went to press. Buried in Google results is this page:
which provides links to the report:
and to a Word document that is a “a two page appendix to the press release”:
The report provides a number of reasons for failure. In addition to the “many sensitive community issues”, it reports that police had been given targets for property crimes such as burglaries and car theft.
The Guardian reports “Operation Augusta was shut down prematurely partly because senior officers had prioritised solving burglaries and car crime.” It does not discuss what the other partial reasons might have been, not does it mention what the perpetrators had in common. You can search the article in vain for “Muslim”, “Asian”, or even “commun*”, “sensitiv*”.
The Leftoid press, police, social workers, and politicians all seem to think that when people find out about minority organised crimes, they will take to the streets with pitchforks and torches, and commit pogroms against innocent people who happen to have the same race as the criminals.
Yet, despite official cover-ups lasting over a decade, the public has found out about multiple instances of organised mass rape of children by Muslim gangs, and the feared pogroms have not materialised. Please, please, can we have law enforcement once again? The notions of equality before the law, and serving the public without fear or favour, were once the foundation of policing, and it is shameful that the British authorities ever felt they were dispensable.