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Is Emma West A Victim Of A Twitter Hunt? Tweeters Want My Tram Experience Woman Raped, Shot And Knifed

by | 3rd, December 2011

EMMA West, 34, of New Addington, has been changed with a racially-aggravated public order offence for her racist rant on the Croydon-to-Wimbledon Tramlink route.

She will appear before Croydon Magistrates’ Court.

The Sun calls her the “Mother Of All Racists”. And that seems harsh on her son, who says nothing throughout his mum’s tirade, preferring to play with his (white) action doll.

It was Kate Hollignsworth who recorded the episode. She later tweeted:

“Ok so this women’s been arrest[ed]. I guess my video was a success. This has caused quite a bit of hype.”

The best bits about the video are:
* The woman is isolated. She hangs to her son for support. No-one joins her side, and that is not because they are all foreigners out to get her.
* Such a rant is rate. It still contains the power to shock.
* The other people on the train are reasoned and sober
* No-one lashes out
* The woman appears to be intoxicated. This may not be her natural state. The untypical behaviour might not be typical of her.
But on Twitter, the righteous have massed.  The Twitter Hunters are in favour of shooting the mother and leaving her child possibly orphaned. Some order  a hit. Others want her to be sent to Africa where intolerant blacks will judge her. Others want “the slag” raped. Intolerance will not be tolerated. Here’s a few of the stand-out tweets. Aside from MockingBird38, they all seem sincere and devoid of humour:




















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