DevonDamo wrote:There's no doubt about it - that kid and his mates in the video are a bunch of mouthy yobs who needed to be tackled for the sake of everyone else on the train. And fair play to the policeman who did it - difficult job. So mercalia was right to bring this to our attention.
Or was he? Go and have a look at the threads he's started recently. In this 'The Tea Shop' forum, these include (1) a Spectator article attacking the black lives matter movement for targeting statues (2) his own attack on a black applicant who was disgruntled he didn't get a job as a vicar (3) asking whether we should seek damages from China for covid (4) a Spectator article attacking the BBC for being 'woke' (5) a Spectator article on the profitability of slavery, along with mercalia's own criticism of the BLM protesters who've been focusing on it (6) a Spectator article on how the white working class are being left behind by other racial groups.
The reason I point this out is the same reason I would point out someone who continually posted examples of objectionable behaviour by cyclists: i.e. it's easy to get an angry mob baying for blood by 'dropping in' a few emotive titbits about your intended victim. You can set the tone of the discussion simply by curating the emotive media clips you're presenting to us. I could fill this forum with YouTube clips of extremely objectionable white people on public transport - go and look for yourselves, there's thousands of them on there. So don't feel the need to go down a right-wing rabbit hole just because you see a video of a black person behaving like a dick - that sort of behaviour is definitely not exclusive to them.
You have missed the point. hardly a sound comparison to compare general issues concerning whole groups of people with reports about a few objectionable people that are easily found as you say, thats hardly news. In my case here this was the first time I had seen any official response to the face covering matter I bet I am not the only one to think that no one was enforcing the law. All I keep hearing in supermarkets and at stations is the constant bleating out how you must wear face coverings then see people walking around as if they are deaf. Thats the point. not this jerk-head. there are lots doing what he is doing black, asian or white. look at the title again
Oh you forgot one story I mentioned that black Vogue boss who went into work wearing casuals and was directed to the loading bay by the ( white) security guard who he got sacked for "racial profiling" and then went on a diatribe to use that as an example of BLM ( this was during the time when people were working from home)