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Those Crazy Iranians

Iran's First Vice-President Rahimi

Iran's First Vice-President Rahimi: Fortunately a job that involves very little other than making Ahmadinejad look slightly less like a slavering loon.

British are bunch of thick people ruled by a mafia, says Iran’s vice president | Mail Online

In a blistering diatribe against Britain, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said: ‘They have plundered the world in the last 500 years and the young lad in charge now is even more stupid than his predecessor. It’s as if God has made this nation servants of America and Zionists.’

The only astonishing thing about this attack is Mohammad-Rezi Rahimi’s woeful ignorance and hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy

A man from Persia, a nation that rampaged across and plundered most of the known world for hundreds of years, and one of the world largest ever Empires, criticising the world’s largest ever Empire, well some would view that a tad bit hypocritical, especially as Iran still celebrates its imperial past. Before Britain landed in India, it had just been attacked and plundered by the Persians.

Although I do concede he may have a point about David Cameron and the fact that most of Britain’s foreign policy decisions are based on what the US would like us to do.

Iran’s First Vice President added: ‘England has nothing. Its inhabitants are not human, its officials are not responsible, and it doesn’t even have any natural resources. (They are) a bunch of thick people ruled by a mafia.’

OK, now back to the ignorance. England is just a province in Britain (or the UK) and hasn’t been an independent nation since about the last time that Iran did anything of any import on the world stage. As for not human, well if one of the leaders of one country, sees the entire inhabitants of another country as sub-human and inferior, then I am pretty sure that I do not want them to have nuclear weapons. Such a racist viewpoint wouldn’t ordinarily matter in such a weak and backward nation as Iran, but a nuclear weapon is a great leveller, literally.

As for not having any natural resources, again, nescient of even a basic knowledge of Britain. Britain has lots of natural resources, apart from the North Sea we have just discovered an even bigger oil field in the Falklands. Add to that our abundance of tin, coal, copper, steel and many other ‘natural resources’ and we don’t do too badly, it is just that it is cheaper to pay some backward illiterate in some far of nation like Iran to dig out their natural resources and ship them here.

As for being thick, well, we are not the nation that is based on there being some magical, mystical being who has handed down his teachings in a magical mystical book and who can only spread his word through a few, carefully and divinely chosen followers, who the rest of the population have to blindly follow in their medieval ways and beliefs. No, that is Iran.

He may have a point about the mafia though.

Britain’s Retaliatory Broadside

British Blockade

When Britain Had Balls: Sadly the days of Britain standing up for herself with anything other than slightly aggrieved words are gone.

Britain of course responded to this racist diatribe in customary fashion, no, not by blockaded the ports of Iran, or bombing its Palaces or oil fields, or by our own leaders lambasting Iran for its record on human rights, its treatment of women, its lack of religious (or any other kind of) freedoms. No. The British Ambassador posted a retributory Twitter post.

‘To state that the British are not human and to call them thick shows a lack of respect for human dignity and is an illogical and worthless remark,’ he wrote.

Quite right, that surely has the Iranians reeling.

Mr Gass wrote: ‘The contribution made by Britain in shaping the modern world, from invention to cultural achievements, values and respect for individual rights, has been clearly and rightly recorded in history and is respected throughout the world.’

Well put Mr Ambassador, the last worthwhile contribution that Iran made to the world was when the Parthians poured molten gold down the throat of Crassus, back in 53 BC. Coincidentally that is also around the time on which their current values and culture are based, such as stoning women, hanging women for ‘allowing’ themselves to be raped, and not allowing women to divorce their husbands, regardless of their levels of infidelity or abuse. I know in which nation I’d rather live, and it seems that I am not alone, I doubt many Pakistani, Afghan or Iraqi immigrants head there over Britain.

At least we weren’t the only ones to feel the ignorance and bitterness of this man, he also said:

He called the Australians a ‘bunch of cow herders’ and suggested that the South Koreans should be ‘smacked in the face until they become human’.

Clearly the man has issues with quite a nations. Personally I think that the Iranians should be beaten until they rejoin the human race and drag themselves into the 21st Century, but I am not going to hold my breath.

Common Sense Prevails!

Tyler Juett - Thief

Killed: Tyler Juett was killed after breaking into a house, armed with a knife. I'm guessing this isn't a recent picture

Murder charge against man who killed burglar to be dropped

Omari Roberts, 23, was due to stand trial for the murder of 17-year-old Tyler Juett who was stabbed to death during a struggle at his mother’s housein Nottingham last year.

I’ve been following this case closely, and I have to admit, I was starting to worry that the justice system had take all leave of its senses! The way that this case was handled has made me wonder whether someone else, from on high had something to do with bringing this case to court.

Ooh, now that I think about it!

It was seven months after the event that the CPS, quite out of the blue, decided that Omari Roberts should be prosecuted. The only explanation that I can think of for such a long period of ‘thinking about it’ is because that is how long it took before the very vocal complaining of Juett’s mother reached someone high up within Labour.

Tyler Juett, not quite as complimentary as the official images

Typical young hoodie chav or innocent child?

Someone who no doubt thought that self defence was already illegal, and therefore wanted something done. Who is this soon to be Labour peer? None other than Keir Starmer, Human Rights evangelist and head of the CPS.

Having left any impartiality behind long, long ago, Keir decided that this case needed rectifying. A very strong opponent of the death penalty, having being instrumental in getting it abolished in the Caribbean, and is working hard to ensure its abolition throughout Africa. Keir Starmer obviously didn’t like the idea of any criminal getting his just desserts, he certainly has a dislike of such karma, having argued successfully in the House of Lords that evidence obtained by torture should be inadmissable in court and also had control orders for two suspected terrorists reversed when he represented them in the House of Lords.  A criminal being killed whilst committing a crime certainly wouldn’t have gone down well with Keir Starmer. And clearly it didn’t.

Not on my watch

More recent photo of burglar Tyler Juett

Tyler: A more recent photo that more accurately portrays the burglar

Ian Cunningham, the CPS lawyer, who officially brought this case to court said:

“I have looked very carefully at the public interest in this case, and I am satisfied that it requires a prosecution. I also discussed the case with the CPS principal legal adviser [Keir Starmer] and have decided there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction. The law also makes clear that people could be prosecuted if they act with excessive and gratuitous force.”

The irony is of course that the only ones who acted with excessive and gratuitous force were the two burglars that forced their way into the home, and then attacked the homeowner’s son with a knife! There is little mention of the 14 year old burglar that survived, no doubt the CPS dropped charges against this little angel, before turning their attention to the real victim.

This case was never in the public interest. Omari Roberts has no convictions, is not violent and if he is only ever going to kill burglars that enter his home, then the public at large is quite safe from the man. The only interests that were served in bringing about the prosecution was those of Keir Starmer, whose principles could not stomach a criminal being killed by an honest citizen on his watch.

I yield!

Keir Starmer

The slightly effeminate Keir Starmer, may well have been on the receiving end of one too many wet towel flicks.

Cunningham also said:

“I have decided that when Omari Roberts disturbed two burglars and caused injuries to them – in one case fatally – his actions were not reasonable.”

A silly and illogical conclusion. I don’t think that any son would be ‘reasonable’ upon finding two armed young male burglars in his mothers home. Frankly I think it should be perfectly legal to kill someone who breaks into your home, with or without excessive or gratuitous force. Had it been Robert’s mother, she would more than likely have been injured, if not killed herself.

There certainly needs to be clarification on the law in this area, Labour MPs keep stating that the law is clear, yet cases like this keep coming to court, or are coming close to court thanks to Labour lackeys. Perhaps they all believe that any fight is like the wet towel flicking shower room play fights that they engaged in at public school and that it merely had to go on until one party shouts ‘Submit!’

Tyler Juett - Criminal killed in the line of duty

Tyler Juett: Faced with this knife wielding maniac in my mothers home, I think I'd kill him too.

With the way things stand, should an unfortunate burglar encounter me in my home, I wouldn’t hesitate to ensure my family were safe, even if that meant killing the burglar. The question is, would I call the police, or even an ambulance afterward? With my legal protection removed, or the CPS acting as though it is, I could save myself a whole lot of hassle by just wrapping the corpse of the slain thief in bin bags and driving out to some woods with a spade. It’s not as if burglars tell people where they’re going, or leave an itinerary is it?

Omari Roberts lawyer had the best line:

“This is a young man [Roberts] with no history of violence whatsoever, coming back to his mother’s house for lunch and finding two people who rushed at him. One of them has ended up dead but he was damned if he did, and dead if he didn’t.”

Precisely. The will to live is not something that can be legislated out of us.

Update 19/04/2010:
BBC News – Burglar murder charge against Nottingham man dropped

A man accused of murder after stabbing a teenage burglar to death during a break-in at his mother’s home has had all charges against him dropped.

Charges were indeed dropped today as expected. Questions now of course need to be asked about why Keir Starmer became personally involved in this case and whether he should face action for his conduct. This whole episode has been disgusting and tarnished the reputation and impartiality of the CPS, this charge was never in the public interest and should never have been brought.

No Longer A Place Where Justice is Administered

Callous Killer Soon To Be Loosed

Learco Chindamo: Has shown no remorse for his crime

Thug who stabbed to death headteacher Philip Lawrence ‘to be released from prison within weeks’

Learco Chindamo, now 29, has served 14 years of a life sentence for stabbing the 48-year-old father of four outside St George’s Roman Catholic School in Maida Vale in 1995.

I think that just about everyone of a certain age remembers this case. Nowadays it would just be another stabbing, and probably wouldn’t raise so much as an eyebrow. Back then however, it was a huge story.

This was probably aided by the fact that Dunblane followed just three months later, and then the nursery machete attack. I am sure that things like this, that caused such outrage, were part of the reason that Labour were elected with such a landslide victory.

When Life Only Means Life For the Victim

Philip Lawrence: Died protecting a pupil

Philip Lawrence: Died protecting a pupil

Learco Chindamo has only served 14 years for the callous murder of Philip Lawrence, a fact that must be quite galling for Lawrence’s widow. It’s about the same amount of time as a criminal would get for a violent rape, or an armed robbery, yet Learco Chindamo received it for murder.

Learco Chindamo took a knife to tackle a pupil at the school, Lawrence did the honourable thing when he saw one of his pupils being attacked by a gang, he went to his aid. He really needn’t have bothered, the ‘victim’ is now also serving at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, for gun offences. Perhaps if he’d picked up that habit a little earlier, Learco Chindamo would be dead, Lawrence alive and the ‘victim’ precisely where he is now.

Not only did Learco Chindamo take the knife, he pulled it out with the full intention of stabbing someone, and when Philip Lawrence got in his way, he stabbed him straight in the heart. I find it very hard to believe that this thug has spent 14 years in prison and has come out a well rounded and fully rehabilitated individual.

Johnny Foreigner

Like 1 in 5 murders currently wasting millions of the taxpayers hard earned money, Learco Chindamo is a foreign national. The Home Office had tried to ensure that he was deported upon his release, but the scum fought it, and amazingly won.

Where was his country of origin, and what was so bad about it that he could not be deported? Italy. Yes, Italy, not Syria, Jordan or Iran, not somewhere where they may torture him, or persecute him, Italy, where many of us go on holiday.

The courts, if they can still really be called that (they are surely no longer the place where justice is administered), decided that his right to a ‘family life’ trumped the rights of the 60+ million Britons who pay for the court. This maniac and inevitable double murderer is to be let loose on society so that he can have a ‘family life’, apparently this isn’t possible in Italy.

They also decided that his rights also trumped those of Lawrence’s widow, who now has to live in fear of ever meeting him in the street, and live with the knowledge that Learco Chindamo will get to live out a full life, a right which he denied her husband.

A Killer by Another Name, Is Still A Killer

Despite the Home Office stating that he posed a genuine and present risk to the public, it is now claimed that he is:

‘reformed character’ with a ‘low likelihood of re-offending’.

Right, so someone who has no qualifications, left school very early and had spent the best part of his youth behind bars, is going to leave prison and become a valuable member of society and pose no risk to the public?

The man has zero chance of getting a real job, at least one that he will be satisfied with and so is highly likely to turn to crime, or are we to believe that he is in the 30% of ex cons that do not re-offend?

No doubt he will also be given a new identity, something that was unheard of just a few decades before, but is now becoming a regular occurrence for released high profile killers, and thus be able to get on with his life surrounded by people blissfully unaware of who he really is, or what he is capable of, until it is too late.

It is hard to believe that just a generation ago, people like Learco Chindamo were hung for their crimes, never again to trouble society, and never again to re-offend. Now the rights of the killers outweigh those of the victims and their families, indeed, I am sure it is just a matter of time before victims of crime are prosecuted for getting in the way of the troubled, poor and evil members of society.

Murdered by Sydney Silverman

Robert Cusworth - Killer

Robert Cusworth - Sick and Callous killer

Chef stabbed to death teaching assistant ‘because he was in a bad mood’ | Mail Online

 

A chef today admitted murdering an innocent teaching assistant because he was ‘in a bad mood.’

A poor innocent woman, who’d just nipped out to walk her dog, something that millions of Britons do each day, brutally murdered for no reason whatsoever.

One can only imagine the sheer horror that the unfortunate Mrs Sally Garwood must have experienced when a complete stranger grabbed her and decided to end her life.

Robert Cusworth has offered no real explanation for doing what he did, other than that he was in a bad mood. One can only hope that upon reaching prison, he runs into lots of nasty people in similar bad moods.

Justice of sorts

Cusworth, the cowardly scum that he is, at least did one thing right, he admitted what he had done. Saving the witnesses, one of whom was just nine years old, the trauma of having to give evidence in court. Although he is likely to get a ‘life’ sentence, it is unlikely to give Mr Garwood, nor the family of his wife, the justice that they deserve. No matter how many years he gets, he’ll only serve half of them, and as I have mentioned previously, not necessarily in what most of us would term ‘a prison’.

Sally Garwood had planned on starting a family with her husband Simon, but a simple walk with the dog through her local park ended any such hopes for Sally. She’ll never now have children or do anything else again. She’d probably left her home that morning, like any one of us, planning her day, her future perhaps. Instead she spent her final moments in agonising terror because the sick and callous Robert Cusworth had felt a little down that day.

Cusworth, who’s 25 years old, will most likely be out of prison and getting on with his life before he reaches 40. Indeed he’ll most likely be out before he reaches 34, the same age that Sally Garwood reached before she was brutally slain by him.

Instead of picking his child up from primary school, Mr Garwood will most likely still be trying to come to terms with the loss of his wife by the time that Cusworth is released, most likely early, further adding to his continuing pain. For those that lose someone in such tragic and senseless circumstances, the pain doesn’t end until they too die.

I’ve said it before, and I will continue saying it. We have the abolitionists to thank for people like Robert Cusworth.

Capital punishment cuts re-offending rates

The very fact that a man would consider going out and harming someone, especially with a knife, is because we have no effective means of punishment in Britain. There are no decisions that can have drastic or life limiting consquences for people like Robert Cusworth. What matter was it to him if he hurt or killed someone? He’d be OK. At worst he’d served a decade or so in prison, most likely with Satellite television in his room, access to the latest games consoles and games, day releases for study or even shopping trips. Not to mention on site medical and dental care.

Yes, that’s the worst that he could face. At best he’d be declared mentally ill, and then be let out to do it again in just a few years.

For those that state that hanging is no deterrent – rubbish! The man clearly thinks often of his own well being, deciding against tackling a lone male jogger as he wasn’t an easy enough target. The nine year old school boy most likely has Sally Garwood to thank for being in front of him, otherwise he’d have most likely being the target of Cusworth’s ire.

Had Cusworth really been that down hearted and depressed, he’d have killed himself, but no, because he valued his own life so highly, and because society values the lives of innocent, law abiding citizens so cheaply, he had far less to lose by killing someone else.

The murder rate in Britain has tripled since 1965 when Sydney Silverman MP, a pacifist and conscientious objector finally got his wish and the death penalty was effectively abolished. Thank god there were not more like him during World War II.

Why Britain needs to bring back hanging

Prior to this the murder rate has been decreasing virtually year on year for nearly a century. The murder rate stood at 6.2 murders per million people in Britain in 1960 and began to rise when it became clear that the death penalty was to be abolished, since then it has barely looked back, topping 20.3 murders per million by 2002.

Robert Cusworth and people like him need to be hung, anyone callous enough to kill a total stranger for no other reason than they were in a bad mood deserves to lose the only thing that people like this truly value, their own life. Once, taking someone’s liberty would have been considered a serious punishment, but in modern Britain it has become laughable. The only real punishment is the same one that these kind of people dish out willy nilly, one that is irreversible and final. Death.

Judging by the trend in murder rates for the 100 years prior to the abolition, Sydney Silverman and his like minded liberal colleagues have been responsible for the needless deaths of more than 3000 innocent people, all to save the lives of a few hundred murderers.
What happens when three puerile homosexuals stumble across modern technology

Thugs 4 Life

Michael Alleyne: Ringleader of gang and as dumb as he looks.

Kinsella killers ‘marked men’ after life sentences – Crime, UK – The Independent

The killers of 16-year-old Ben Kinsella were jailed for life yesterday. Juress Kika, 19, Jade Braithwaite, 18, and Michael Alleyne, 20, from London, were told they would serve minimum terms of 19 years each after being convicted of murder.

Does 19 years living in hotel style accommodation, having health and dental care better than the average Briton (on site doctor and nurse as well as dentist), and all at the taxpayers expense, seem like a suitable punishment?

Is this fair on the family of murdered Ben Kinsella? Is it fair on the taxpayer? Is it fair on society that one day these good for nothing scumbags will be out and rubbing shoulders with the rest of us? Especially considering that they are sadistic criminals now at such a young age, and that in their 40s they are likely to be just the same, if not worse?

I don’t think so, they should have been executed, but maybe they still will be.

Marked For Death

Juress Kika: Now mainly performs fellatio on fellow inmates.

These wannabe gangsters lived in a bizarre world of TV and movie violence and lifestyles, now they may very well get to live a gangster style life first hand; living in fear and always having to look over their shoulders.

The judge at the Old Bailey, the Common Serjeant of London, Brian Barker, heard that the three had received letters from the prison service which are usually sent to inmates who are in fear of retaliation attacks. Often such prisoners stay in solitary confinement. Braithwaite’s lawyer told the court he understood he was a “marked man”.

The retaliation is expected to come from none other than the Adams family, no, nothing to do with the TV show, but a North London crime family on whose manor Ben Kinsella was killed. The Adams family have reportedly placed a big money contract on the heads of all three of Ben’s killers, apparently they were none too pleased about his senseless killing.

Where these three are going there are likely to be plenty of people wanting to curry favour with the Adams family, or just simply earn some easy money.

The irony is that it will take violent criminals to give the family of Ben Kinsella justice; as the British state is no longer capable of it.

Capital Punishment

Jade Braithwaite: Despite being 6′ 6″ tall, he still had to get two of his mates to help him stab a schoolboy

When the death penalty was abolished in Britain in 1965 the murder rate per million was 6.8. Today it stands at an incredible 20.3 murders per million people, an astonishing threefold increase in the murder rate since the abolition of the death penalty.

There are those that claim that the death penalty has no influence on murder rates, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, instead claiming that socio-economic factors have more to do with murder rates.

In the 1930s the world entered the Great Depression, a recession so bad it makes the current one look like a boom period. I know people that lived through it, and their stories make me realise what true deprivation and poverty are.

Few alive today have any inkling of what people in the 1930s went through, there were no benefits, no NHS and if you didn’t earn enough to feed yourself you either had to beg for food,  steal it or simply starve.

Despite all this hardship, the murder rate actually decreased during the Great Depression, from 8.3 in 1920 to 7.5 during the depression. So I think that it is safe to rule out poverty and hardship as reasons for our current epidemic of murders and violent behaviour.

In fact from 1900, when the murder rate stood at a lofty 9.6 per million, up until 1965, when the death penalty was abolished, the murder rate steadily declined over 60 years. Within a decade of murder no longer being punishable by death, 60 years of decline had been reversed and the murder was the highest of the century, so far. Within 20 years it had almost doubled.

Today our murder rate is higher than that of Israel and on a par with Libya. France’s murder rate is 15.9 per million, Germany’s 9.8.

Leniency

Tony Blair: The man who took a bad Criminal Justice system, and turned it into a god awful one

Successive British Governments have ensured that criminals in modern Britain face no real justice. Jade Braithwaite had already been convicted of mugging a schoolboy, but was virtually let off, for some bizarre reason, which presumably gave him the impression that British Justice was a misnomer. Despite being 20 years old, he had no job, and no inclination to find one and lived with his mother; who was presumably a soft touch.

Michael ‘Mickey’ Alleyene was also a convicted robber, car thief and had likewise seen British justice for what it was – a joke. Despite committing all these offences from the age of 15, he only served a nine month sentence for drug dealing. It was meant to be 18 months, but in modern Britain, criminals only serve half their sentence, and Alleyene had only just got out and was under the ‘supervision’ of a youth offending team at the time of the murder.

Juress Kika started his criminal career aged just eleven. Convictions for ABH and shoplifting didn’t deter him, and why should they have, I doubt he got so much as a slap on the wrist. Just to demonstrate how tough the justice system is, he was arrested twice in the same year for the same offence, possession of cannabis, yet served no time for it. Kika was also convicted of robbery aged 17, again serving no time. Kika was wanted by police at the time of the murder for another stabbing, just ten days earlier.

I guess Ben Kinsella was the answer to the question; just who do these three have to kill to serve jail time in this country?

Once again it is possible to see a clear progression of these thugs from petty criminals to evil scum. The British Justice system failed Ben Kinsella time and time again by not punishing these three, nor even offering any form of deterrent to them. If the criminal justice system is not punishing criminals nor protecting the innocent, what is it doing?

Bobbies on the Beat

21st Century Police Officer: At least ED-209 had guns

It is often said that we just don’t have as many police officers as we used to, and that is why crime rates are so high, well it is true in part. We actually have more than double the number of police officers we had in the 1950s, when the murder rate was just 6.3 per million. Back then about 75,000 officers managed to keep the streets of Britain safe by acting as a visible deterrent to would be villains.

Despite there being more than 150,000 bobbies (not including Blunkett’s bobbies) in Britain today, your chances of actually seeing one are few and far between, unless you are speeding. Foot patrols and beat bobbies are old hat in Britain. Modern police officers sit in cushy air conditioned offices drinking coffee waiting for crimes to occur, whereupon they examine the CCTV evidence, release the suspect’s picture and await a tip off. Those 40% of crimes that are not covered by CCTV are simply filed away as ‘unsolvable’.

We should be thankful that these thugs were caught on CCTV and have been taken off the street, and pray that they do not appeal and get a more lenient sentence. With any luck they will get the sentence that they truly deserve, death, when someone from the Adams family catches up with them.

In the mean time we just have to worry about the thousands of other teenage thugs on the streets, and the police and courts inability or disinclination to deal with them.

Horrific Murder – Horror Film Blamed, Again!

Tied to a tree and set alight – from the film Severance

Petrol death of student Simon Everitt was so horrific that killers’ own families turned them in – Times Online

Two men and a woman face life in jail for tying a teenager to a tree, pouring petrol down his throat and setting him alight in a gruesome re-creation of a scene from a horror film.

Yet another sick murder and yet another poor prosecutor who tries to blame a horror movie as the cause of the sick crime.

Love triangle

I’m still not sure I understand fully what happened here, but it appears that the victim – Simon Everitt began seeing the girlfriend, or former girlfriend, of Jonathan Clarke. Rather than blaming his girlfriend for her infidelity, or himself for being inadequate Clarke decided that Everitt was to blame and set about planning his murder.

Again I blame that lack of discipline and accountability that children grow up with in modern Britain, there are no boundaries for them, so is it really surprising that they believe that they can do whatever they want, to whomever they wish?

Society has many problems, most of which are caused by years of mollycoddling children throughout their childhood, as if they were really little adults and not the same immature and misbehaving lot we were when we were children. From what I remember from my childhood, I’d do anything that I thought I could get away with and frequently push the boundaries to see just how far I could go, frequently resulting in good hidings.

the cane

Assuming children are the same as they were when I was at school, surely common sense shows that letting them decide for themselves what is wrong, never disciplining or punishing them other than laboriously explaining how they may have behaved inappropriately, is going end up with them running havoc?

Sure, hard discipline doesn’t work in all cases. There were boys (and it was always boys back then – yet today 25% of violent assaults are committed by women!) who either just didn’t seem to learn, or just didn’t care. Many times I remember flinching at their outbursts or actions, shaking my head thinking about the results and the forthcoming pain they’ll receive,  and asking myself, ‘why are they so stupid?’

Perhaps violence or harsh discipline doesn’t work with these kinds, but it sure works with 95% of people, especially girls. I am trying to rack my brains and think of a time where a girl blatantly misbehaved. They did still misbehave back then of course, but rarely, if ever, within earshot or sight of teachers or any adult.

Today you’re just as likely to get verbally or physically abused by a young girl as a young boy at a bus stop or in town, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop them, and they know it. These young kids turn into violent, aggressive and spoilt young adults, who still believe no one can touch them and with frequently fatal results.

video nasties

Horror films have been getting the blame for violent acts for as long as I can remember, and not just horror films, also martial arts movies and more recently, video games. Most people in Britain have heard the term Video Nasties, used for the huge amount of films banned or severely cut by the BBFC in the 1980s, but blaming movies for violent acts of criminals began long before that.

For example the 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange was blamed in 1972 for the manslaughter of a schoolboy by his classmate; a lawyer in the case stating:

“the link between this crime and sensational literature, particularly A Clockwork Orange, is established beyond reasonable doubt”

Clearly getting confused about the term, reasonable doubt; the defendant never actually saw the film, something which is not unusual in these blame cases, he only heard about it from friends. But the blame was attributed and the damage done.

The film was also blamed for a rape and so A Clockwork Orange, was withdrawn or banned, depending on how you wish to view it. But the film, like many of the other video nasties that were once banned, such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, The Toolbox Murders, I Spit on Your Grave, The Burning etc, are considered by modern audiences to be quite tame and often over rated. Although being banned has turned out to be quite a good selling point for awful films.

This shocking scene inspired a man to attempt to kill his wife and young son at an out of season hotel built on Indian land

In 1991, the film Child’s Play 3 was all over the press and blamed for having inspired the horrific murder of Jamie Bulger. Some papers claiming that the boys had viewed the film only days prior to their sick attack.

Other papers even went so far as to compare events in the film to the torture of Jamie Bulger and drawing conclusions as to which bits inspired which particular acts of sadistic torture. In reality neither of the two boys who murdered Jamie had seen the film, which displays the particularly depraved minds of some reporters, and despite Inspector Ray Simpson stating:

“[we] looked at all the videos in their houses and checked their lists of rentals from the shop. We did not find Child’s Play 3, nor did we find anything in the list that could have encouraged them to do what they did. If you are going to link this murder to a film, you might as well link it to The Railway Children”.

The film is still linked to the Jamie Bulger murder to this day, with many people ‘certain’ it was the cause. In reality the two depraved young boys were the only cause, two boys who are now walking around as free young men, with new identities and being carefully looked after by the taxpayer.

Severance

In this murder the movie Severance was blamed, a nothing special comedy horror, whose DVD sales will no doubt rocket after this case has ended. I have seen the film but I had to really think to remember the tied-to-a-tree scene, it was nothing special and something seen many times before in films.

Although gory, the film was not particularly sick or shocking; and it certainly didn’t make me want to re-enact any of the scenes shown, well maybe just the one.

One memorable scene from the movie Severance.

Although I am not sure that those uniforms are strictly NHS issue.

Frankly, these days, I am sure that most kids witness far more real-life violence, threats and aggression in schools and on the streets than they ever do in films or video games.

Yet people like this prosecutor will continue to blame violent films for violent acts rather than realise that it is society’s inability to deal with everyday violence that is causing such crimes.

enough is enough

There was however a small ray of hope in this case. So shocked were the families of those involved that they actually testified against their own family members. Indeed they would never have been caught had not the mother of one of them turned him in.

Stewart’s mother contacted officers when he confessed to her and they learnt the location of the burial site when Clarke’s brother and sister came forward.

Such actions make a refreshing change to the sniggering relatives that jeer the families of the deceased. It is one thing to not support a relative accused of such crimes, entirely another to turn them in and testify against them.

It shows that the values such as honour and integrity; values that Britain was once famous for; are is still there, just below the surface.

Susan Lewis, 46, of Great Yarmouth, told of her devastation at having to turn in her own son to the police.
Mrs Lewis said: “I was devastated that I had to call but there was no way that I wasn’t going to. He told me exactly what happened and it had to be reported.”

She did the right thing but I don’t believe for one minute that it was an easy thing, nor could it have been easy for the others testifying against their own brother.

I only hope that they go away for a long, long time.

Self Defence Illegal – even after death

victim

Murdered outside his own home

Family of father stabbed to death by three thugs is denied compensation… because he tried to fight back | Mail Online

The family of a man who was stabbed to death by teenage thugs after he asked them to keep the noise down have been denied compensation – because he tried to fight off his killers.

It has been clear for years now that fighting back against an attacker is a sure fire way to end up in court, or even prison. But the family of poor Mr. Johnson have discovered that even being killed by your attackers is not enough, we are apparently meant to simply lay down and die.

Self-Defence is no defence

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority believe that by trying to prevent the scum outside his home from plunging the knife into him repeatedly, he contributed to his own death! Perhaps in CICA’s mad world, doing nothing would have meant that they’d  have given up earlier as it was no longer sporting?

Perhaps those on the CICA board were just plain dumbfounded as to why Mr Johnson went outside in the first place, they probably assumed that Johnson’s men on the gate would have dealt with it, or failing that, that he’d simply retreat to the South Wing of the house away from the noise of the street.

Clearly these people do not live in the real world.

“If this evidence shows that a victim’s behaviour contributed significantly to the incident they were involved in then we have to take that into account.”

Maybe they have a point, if Mr Johnson had not gone out that night then he’d still be alive today, probably.  Being as it was his house, and that he lived there, and that it was his property and family at risk, sooner or later he would have been forced to confront these louts. Protecting what little we have is what us ordinary people are forced to do, clearly a situation that those at CICA are unfamiliar with.

Police Service

As for calling the police, I really don’t think people bother with them anymore do they? There is little chance of the them turning up, and if they do it’s a fair chance the caller ends up in trouble. The new modern British Police service is proof positive that the Zimbardo study was not a one off.

We are, quite literally on our own in Britain, the police are next to useless, the judiciary is tipped in the criminals favour and the Government could care less, after all they are above the law.

The amount of compensation that the family of Mr Johnson are entitled to, but will not receive due to a broken and corrupt system is a mere £11,000. Had Mr Johnson still been alive, took up heroin, committed a heinous crime and been locked up for it where the prison service forced him to go cold turkey; chances are he’d have gotten more money.

As for contributing to his own death, yes, Mr Johnson clearly did, by not getting out of this rapidly declining country years ago.