Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pravda and Izvestia

In the SF Examiner, this story
A 45-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint on a Muni bus  last week, the San Francisco Police Department said.
Three thugs in their late teens or early 20s surrounded the woman as the Muni bus reached Mission Street and Geneva Avenue at around 1:15 p.m. on April 5.
They “battered” the victim before robbing her. One of the thugs pressed a knife to her stomach, while another snatched her purse police said.
The suspects fled after the attack. They stole cash and a medical card, police said.
The woman suffered a bruise to her left arm, and also pain in her right arm. However, she refused medical attention, police said.
There have been no arrests, police said Tuesday morning.

So. The gender of the victim and her age are articulated. The gender of the "thugs" is assumed. How sexist! And their age is articulated. Nobody's race or ethnicity is allowed to be mentioned.

However, there are exceptions.

A San Francisco woman came home and found a burglar in her bedroom holding some of her clothing and prescription medication, Park Station police said.
The startled suspect chucked the items and fled the home in the unit block of Carmel Street just past 1 p.m. Wednesday.
No forced entry was found, police said.
The suspect was described as a white man in his early 50s, 5-foot, 6-inches tall, weighing 115 pounds. He had white hair and wore glasses and a dark jacket over blue jeans, police said.


Anonymous said...

Japheth's crimes are glorious, legitimated in name. Canaan's crimes have only shadow glory. We have to guess at his identity, in race colour but maybe also of his 'gender.' ... All crime is organized crime, I guess.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I read this someplace: »Funny how MSM can be puzzled as to why American Muslims gun down fellow soldiers or want to blow up Time Square or Christmas tree lightings --what could possibly have driven him to do this to his fellow citizens?-- but the motivations of an obvious madmen, a white male, are crystal clear in an instant.«

OreamnosAmericanus said...

Re: PS I read this someplace. Wow. That guy can write. He should have his own blog!

Anonymous said...

No doubt you're right. But he's homosexual, I think, and accordingly he lacks the ego strength necessary to assert his opinions.

OreamnosAmericanus said...

Yeah. I live in a neighborhood with a lot of gays and they're all pretty reticent about asserting their opinions...

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