Friday, August 17, 2007

Maori party accuses top cop of racism


Hone Harawira has accused the police of racism after top cop allegedly said Maori and Pacific people are more likely to be Tasered because they are more likely to be violent. Perhaps he said Maori and Pacific people are more likely to be violent and so therefore are more likely to be Tasered.

That's not racist any more than saying Maori on $100,000 are more likely to be rich than Samoans on the dole, or Maori are more likely to be in jail than those of other ethnicities as higher proportion of Maori commit crimes punishable by imprisonment.

However one could be tempted to say that Maori MPs are more likely to skive off into the Australian outback instead of attending to official business compared to non-Maori MPs.

1 comment:

Murray said...

Hone Harawiras are more likely to accuse people of racism because their midset is racist.

Anyone recall is vitriolice anti-Semitic outburst?

I love that he talks so loud so ofter and with such spite.

Hes the best vote grabber National could have asked for. He represents everything the Maori party was established for.