Numerous victims of child sexual assault came forward and identified their abusers, who had groomed and brutally abused them. However, instead of arresting the rapists, the police refused to act due to fear of being accused of “stereotyping.”
In a shocking report, officials with the Home Office, which is the government department responsible for policing England and Wales, admitted that authorities refused to investigate a number of crimes committed by grooming gangs over concerns with being labeled racist. According to the Daily Telegraph, the department concluded that there was a failure to classify the victims of the gangs, leading police to write them off.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) launched a probe to answer “what went wrong and why” in regard to the failure to protect child victims. It was soon discovered that the police had refused to bring charges against the “Asian” gangs that targeted thousands of mostly white, working-class girls. The authorities appeared to justify their actions, claiming that reporting that the victims were mostly white girls would discourage minority victims from coming forward to report abuse because they didn’t look like the typical victim.
The report comes after another scandal involving the department’s treatment of child grooming gangs in Rotherham, Rochdale, and Telford, which consisted of men predominantly of Pakistani background. Their victims were almost entirely made up of young British girls. Breitbart confirmed that Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) made 16 busts involving grooming gangs in Rotherham and Leeds.
The NCA said “around 150 people have now been arrested as part of Operation Stovewood” and that “Jail terms of almost 250 years have been handed down to the 20 people convicted so far.”
Home Secretary Priti Patel said it was “one of the biggest stains on our country’s conscience,” adding that the victims were “let down by the state in the name of political correctness.” He had headed the report that exposed authorities for failing to record the ethnic background of the gang members, pointing out their willingness to “ignore cultural characteristics” in order to avoid being branded as racist.
Expectedly, turning a blind eye seems to have empowered the gangs. As such, rapists began committing crimes with impunity, believing that they were immune to the repercussions of the law.
“[The] failure by agencies to grasp the scale, nature, and severity of offending enabled offenders to think they could not be touched.” said the research.
Former Greater Manchester Police detective Maggie Oliver blew the whistle on the department’s incompetence. However, she was denied an opportunity to speak at the hearing for the investigation, in which the IICSA chose not to hear from her and multiple other experts and victims. Disturbingly, even her witness statement was censored by the inquiry. She believes the unwillingness of police to investigate the gangs is “linked to the racial or the religious aspect of it.”
“Every non-institutional core participant was denied permission to speak in public in the inquiry,” Oliver said, reporting that “forty pages of my statement were deleted, all the statements were hidden behind numbers and symbols on the website.”
“This isn’t a historical problem, it is going on in every town and city in the north of England,” she stressed. “Even now, even today and I have information from this weekend. This is not a historical problem.
The police refused to investigate serious crimes against children out of fear of being labeled racists, and the government is attempting to bury the reports out of embarrassment. Still, children continue to be groomed, raped, and prostituted by these gangs with no end in sight.
Thanks to political correctness, thousands of children have been abused, and their abusers have yet to be punished. Inexcusably, the government’s failure has only empowered these predators to amp up their crimes, creating more victims each year.