Australia: Police will offer “youth action meetings” to fight Islamic radicalisation

Why does the fake news media insist on calling Mohammedan savages “troubled kids” & “teenagers?” Why do they make it their business to downplay the threat and minimise the danger? And why in the *&^%$  is our police tasked with keeping these “vulnerable kids out of jail???”

before he died in Syria it was alleged that Yusuf Ali was preaching to university students and trawling inner-west suburbs as part of a street crew of young Muslim radicals. Police are putting steps in place to counter radicalisation.

Cops act on Islamic radicals

Islamic State-radicalised teenagers and other troubled kids will be monitored and “case-managed’’ by NSW Police as part of a wide-ranging initiative aimed at keeping vulnerable kids out of jail.

NSW Police are set to establish a series of super committees across the state to monitor and help young people at risk of serious crime.

Modelled on a similar program already in place for victims of domestic violence, the so-called “YAMs” — youth action meetings — are aimed at reducing the rate of youth offending by intervening early, before criminal and violent anti-social behaviour spirals out of control.

Police officers and officials from an array of government departments will sit on the committees, which will be empowered to make quick decisions about how best to manage kids at risk of arrest or jail.

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Our political clown gallery needs to be reminded of Fitzgerald’s prayer:

Stop, for god’s sake stop, importing trouble—and Muslim immigrants, as a whole, necessarily mean trouble, in all lands where the political and legal institutions, and social arrangements, are flatly contradicted by the Shari’a. Muslims are obligated to change or tear down those institutions, in order to remove all “obstacles to Islam.” It is not special or individual malice that prompts that attitude. That is their duty, a central duty. Why not come to fully and soberly understand that duty, and out of a minimal sense of self-preservation, cease to import those into our lands (America, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia, and every other place that has so generously admitted, under a twisted definition of “refugees,” people who do not, and can not, wish our ways or institutions or constitutions well.

Hugh Fitzgerald

However, in a move that is likely to be stir controversy The Australian has been told that young people at risk of Islamic radicalisation are also likely be dealt with by the YAMs.

Despite millions of dollars being spent, counter-radicalisation strategies aimed at diverting young people from radical Islam have a dismal rate of success. Programs run by the police are particularly problematic due to the reluctance of parents, teachers and youth workers to refer wayward kids to law enforcement for fear they could be charged.

Some officials contacted by The Australian fear the YAMs may suffer a similar problem and there is already concern in some government departments about how the programs might operate.

A spokesman for NSW Police confirmed a youth-based initiative was under consideration and was in its trial phase.

“The NSW Police Force in conjunction with a range of NSW government agencies are in the process of developing a youth-based program aimed at reducing the number of young people going before the courts or entering into custody,’’ the spokesman said.

“The youth action meetings will be specifically designed to manage their cases and reduce the instance of reoffending, or the young person progressing to more serious crime.”

The spokesman said police commands were being consulted in the run-up to the program, which would include police as well as officials from government agencies.

The structure is similar to the so-called safety action committees, which are run across the state and are designed to manage serious domestic violence cases.

Chaired by a senior police officer, they bring together social services and health department officials, as well as others.

The committees, which are not attended by either the victims of domestic violence or the perpetrators, produce so-called “safety action plans’’, or strategies to protect women at risk.

The idea is that they are attended by officials senior enough to make quick decisions and who can between them craft a “holistic” approach.

John O’Reilly, who until recently headed up the Operations Unit within the NSW Counter Terrorism squad, welcomed the initiative.

“If it’s a whole-of-government approach that’s good,’’ Mr O’Reilly said. “The problem with a lot of these programs is that they’re run by the cops and they’re not set up to deal with (children at risk). These interventions need to be integrated with social service providers.’’

Yes. What we need is three social workers for each Islamic headbanger. That’ll work.

One thought on “Australia: Police will offer “youth action meetings” to fight Islamic radicalisation”

  1. “Yes. What we need is three social workers for each Islamic headbanger. That’ll work.”

    maybe more than 3?

    and why are police doing social work?

    Are they not interested in fighting crime?

    Victorian Police have given up fighting crime.What are they getting paid for?

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