On Thursday MacKenzie then got Sergeant Cary Coolican from the Cairns Police to discuss the crime. In his introduction to Coolican, Mackenzie made clear his thoughts - he called this a "racial crime". However Coolican, who was clearly flustered at this intro, made clear on Seven News that the police had determined the crime was neither random nor racial. Apparently a carry-on from an argument earlier at another location. Probably the only "cause" was too much alcohol, but MacKenzie never let an Aussie piss-up get in the way of a good story.
This all occurs just a couple weeks after 21 year old Erica Liddy was assaulted, left unconscious along the side of the road in Freshwater, and subsequently died of the assault. Mackenzie has devoted virtually no time in discussing this non-CBD attack, has done nothing to assist the police in their investigation of this crime, and in fact has virtually ignored it. Even the most gullible in Cairns know full well that Ms. Liddy's skin complexion and heritage are the cause for MacKenzie's disinterest in this murder.
A staffer at 4CA writing to the blog notes that MacKenzie turned his program into "Find the Killer" when it was a Japanese tourist Michiko Okuyama. When the Okuyama murder occurred, Radio 846 couldn't stop talking about the poor 21 year old Japanese girl - the same age as ERica Liddy. MacKenzie's racist views as communicated to us by 4CA staff are said to conclude "why bother with any aboriginal murder; they're drunk and that's what they do to each other".
On Friday, inspired by another story of an attack near Cairns Central, Rugnut got one of the "victims" to tell his (side) of the story. During the re-telling, MacKenzie allowed the teen to use the word "fuck" twice in describing the aboriginal attackers, with no attempt to use the required "kill switch". Once you've stirred up the wackjob elements in the community, I guess it's better to keep them stirred up. John MacKenzie is doing his part.
Clearly there is alcohol-fueled youth crime in the Cairns CBD, which the police seem unwilling to address. It's counterproductive for 4CA to be using their loudmouth to make racial attacks under the guise of "crime fighting". It's easy to stir up racial animus among a few dozen hillbilles who share this destructive view. It's a lot harder to actually put forward positive solutions. The continued racial vilification in the name of crime fighting is actually making the whole job more difficult, not easier. Once again, MacKenzie drags Cairns backward!
Once again, John MacKenzie proves to be part of the problem.