Friday, March 16, 2007

Colorless crime update

We pick up on yesterday's post on colorless crime - our argument that certain Costa Mesa voices want to look at violent crime in our city only through a prism - with a Daily Pilot brief on the March 14 stabbing of a Newport Beach lad over on Costa Mesa's troubled west side (here).

According to the Pilot report, Costa Mesa Police are on the hunt for a mascara-wearing 19- to 20-year-old male approximately 6-feet-2, and 170 pounds with blond hair and a powder-white face. The other perp is described as a 17- to 18-year-old, 5-foot-10, 150-pound male with black, slicked-back hair and a partial goatee.

The vehicle used by the perps is described by the victim to police as a silver Honda.

Can we expect a hue and cry from our city's leaders and improver citizens about the proliferation of white, gothic gangs? Afterall, two months ago county and city badges rounded up a bunch of white supremacists within Costa Mesa. This second event could mean Costa Mesa may be trending more like Boise, Idaho instead of Newport Beach.

Perhaps not. Over at the CM Press today (here), we're treated to a quaint history reminding us that Zorro was really an Irish soldier of fortune named Bill who ultimately hung himself before the Mexicans could toast him at the stake for knocking up the wife of the Spanish Viceroy of Mexico.

Here's the deal. We don't give a rat's ass about the color of folks who commit crime in Costa Mesa. Just get them off the street. All of them.

5 comments:

flyonthewall said...

i agree color should not be an issue. perhaps because some crime is expected to occur there is no outrage that a white person did it, after all, whites do crimes. but when we have a surge of stabbings and shootings and the perps and victims are all hispanic, it sort of stands out since we have an illegal alien problem here. also, citizens police academy does a module on gangs and 90% of its focus is on white supremist gangs, very little on any other gang problem. maybe it is still influenced by Snowden? sure sounds like his bias. supposedly they teach this in school assemblies also, white gang=big problem, no mention of hispanics. let it go both ways with the cops as well as the council. everyone is too touchy!

flyonthewall said...

oh, also, why does Pilot name race when it is white perp but not when it is hispanic? yet, their sister paper in HB states hispanic in their story? and what's with the stock photo of the job center that show the "users" and it is a pix of a white guy with a backpack on? geez......

Len Bose said...
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Len Bose said...
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Len Bose said...

My bad, I placed my view under the wrong topic; it should have been attached to the Leece story