Wrong at­ti­tude

The TV Guide - - MR TELLY -

I do not know why TV and the me­dia have to tele­vise New Zealand gang mem­bers box­ing and fight­ing, dis­play­ing all their patches and tat­toos which they ab­so­lutely revel in. This tends to make them feel so spe­cial – which they are not. It gave them a good ex­cuse to bash mem­bers of other gangs in Whangarei this past week­end, which will prob­a­bly end up lead­ing to more vi­o­lence. Do any of them work or con­trib­ute to the econ­omy of New Zealand? I doubt it. We the tax­payer en­able them to re­ceive the dole or DPB, and when a lot of them end up in prison, we pay for that too. Some of them still man­age to as­sault other pris­on­ers and even prison of­fi­cers, as well as still be­ing sup­plied with drugs from gang mem­bers on the out­side. There seems to be even more gangs in this coun­try these days, and I find it dis­turb­ing that we give them so much pub­lic­ity on TV and in the news­pa­pers. As Peter and San­dra G of Wellington said in their let­ter (TVG, Jul 29-Aug 4), we would ben­e­fit more from watch­ing At­ti­tude, which I agree should be in prime­time. CJ (Napier)

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