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HMGovt
24-10-2005, 11:25 AM
One of the news channels reported that the police were investiging whether or not local pirate radio stations had incited people to riot over the weekend. Has this been confirmed elsewhere? All I can find are a couple of stories in the Mirror.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16285208&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=the-riot-sparked-by-rumour---name_page.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16285207&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=site-called-on-mob-to-shoot-sex-attackers--name_page.html

This website is at the centre of it all http://www.supatrax.co.uk/home.htm

"Word outta street is that today (Sunday 23 October 2005), members from Johnson Crew and Burger Bar have met to call a truce to recent gang warfare and untie against any attacks from the pakistani community. The paki community are the ones calling the shots recently as they are mainly responsible for the high amount of Heroin on the streets of the UK. Black people and pakis have never really seen eye to eye and there seems to be a tolerance between the 2 communities - and this has now gone!

Tonight (Sunday) people are going back on road and this time black peeps are rolling DEEP! For too long black people have had to stand by and see people take the piss with them - this is a time to unite and stand strong not only for the justice of the young girl but also for the black community as a whole. People have been killed and now is a time for the Birmingham and UK Black communities to come together and stop this bullshit, the misjustice, mistrusting, the oppression and victimisation that people have taken for far too long in the UK."

Diggedy Derek
25-10-2005, 11:41 AM
I did see a copy of New Nation in the newsagents, and that referenced the radio station and the DJ Warren G, so it's not just The Mirror. Can't add any more than that, though.

worrior
25-10-2005, 12:46 PM
Caught something on a black London radio station last night, not sure which one (turned off pretty quick), about this incident. Highly emotive language. Talk of the 'Taliban youths'. And of Ramadan being a factor.

Alarming how these unsubstantiated rumours have spread and the stereotypes/language being used.

Haven't been to Birmingham for a long time, but it does seem all the money spent on the Bullring and getting new Selfridges could have been put to better use elsewhere in the city.

Paul Hotflush
26-10-2005, 10:28 AM
Pirate radio has never been the place for reasoned debate. It's very unsurprising if a lot of the inflamatory language has come from that kind of media.

There's also been a fair amount of unsavoury stuff on British Council-supported black "cultural" websites.

Diggedy Derek
29-11-2005, 08:53 AM
Guardian article on race riots. Summary- we don't know, and we'll never know if anything like a rape happened.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/race/story/0,11374,1653120,00.html

It's a bit alarming that The Voice ran a story on the rape, but the reporter Veron Graham, now says: "I'm starting to feel that there is no such girl. Even people I spoke to are distancing themselves". So they ran a story simply based, I guess, on what the word on the street was? That's risky.