Media coverage of African offenders ‘skewed’, warns Melbourne chief judge


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November 05, 2018 06:03:38

One of the most senior judges in Victoria has labelled the reporting and political rhetoric on African crime in Melbourne as “dangerous” and “skewed”.

The County Court Chief Judge, Peter Kidd, says current media reporting gives an inaccurate portrayal of how much crime before the courts is actually being committed by people from the African community and the public needs to be “properly informed”.

“If you are an African offender, and certainly…

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