Spin aside, the graphs tell a convincing picture. Wait… GUN CRIME has seen a marked increase in the Gun Free UK? “Inconceivable!” Statistical bulletin: Crime in England and Wales: year ending June 2017
The spin is, “reported crime isn’t all crime” and “the cops are better at getting crimes into their data.” The statisticians have a different take.
“Today’s figures suggest that the police are dealing with a growing volume of crime. While improvements made by police forces in recording crime are still a factor in the increase, we judge that there have been genuine increases in crime – particularly in some of the low incidence but more harmful categories.” [My emphasis, Z-Deb]
That statement is credited to John Flatley, Crime Statistics and Analysis, Office for National Statistics.
Those areas showing a sharp increase in the past 2 or 3 years? Gun crime. Knife crime. Sex crime. Violent crime in general. It is almost as though there has been a significant change in the population in the past few years. (The UK recently changed the dates on when stats are collected/published. Hence the gap)
Maybe it wouldn’t help. But I think they need to try something new. ‘They shouted ‘this is for Allah’, as they stabbed indiscriminately’ – How the London terror attack unfolded
A speeding van crashed into people on London Bridge. Then 3 men with long (10 inch) knives went on a stabbing spree.
The van came to a halt on the south side of the bridge but it wasn’t the end of the carnage. Three men wielding knives 10 inches long began attacking passersby, even entering at least one restaurant to attack Saturday night diners.
Authorities aren’t sure of the casualty list yet. (Some people may have jumped into the Thames river to avoid the van.)
When things like this happen, the police are not there in force. As they say, “When seconds count, police are minutes away.” Maybe getting the Brits defend themselves with firearms is impossible. Maybe they just can’t see that in the instant of an attack, there is no system to rely on. But they are living a defenseless victim zone and that is certainly not working.
Kitty Genovese was not available for comment. DePaul Student Beaten On Blue Line As Witnesses Just Watch
Maybe it is just a city-dweller thing. You can look at someone being beaten (or in the case of Genovese, hear her screams) and do nothing.
The DePaul University student is 19-years-old. She was attacked for her iPhone, at ten o’clock in the morning while riding a commuter train.
“He jumps up from his chair, and goes on top of me, and asks me for my phone, but my phone was in my pocket, and I had my headphones on, so he was yanking at my headphones, and then he pushed me to the floor, and then started beating on my head,” she said. “He bit me on my left hand.”
If that isn’t a sign of civilization fraying around the edges, I don’t know what is.
You have something, and someone else decides it should be theirs. Because – social justice. Or whatever. And no one comes to the aid of a young woman in distress? They just “look on,” and do nothing. I think we have reached that point (or we are getting close) where life is “nasty, brutish, and short.”
(Bets on whether students on DePaul campus are allowed to be armed? Not that this woman would be armed. Right-thinking Chicagoans don’t go armed! Actually the whole of Chicago – even given the recent court cases – is still mostly a defenseless-victim zone.)
The difference between getting a restraining order in this country or a “non-molestation order” in the UK, is that in America, you usually have the option of arming yourself in your own defense. In the UK you disarmed (for your own good). Woman murdered by husband called police about him nine times before her death, report finds
She called the cops 9 times about this bastard. She called police the morning she was killed. That day the call was taken by a trainee and not logged correctly.
In all, the review says that there were 12 things the Kent police did wrong. An apology has been issued. Not sure to whom, as the person most needing the apology is dead.
The cops don’t know what to do about restraining orders in the UK, so nothing was done. She paid the ultimate price.
Her estranged husband will be sentenced to life. In the UK that is rarely more than 15 years behind bars.
Calling 911 is a fine thing. (In the UK – dial 999) It can send police and medical assistance. But if you are betting your life on “the system” being able to save you, you are in trouble. In the UK you can’t even protect yourself, because that kind of thing is best left to the authorities. Too bad they don’t know what they are doing.
And no matter what the ruling class in the UK thinks, self-defense is a human-right.
This would have been a mass-shooting but for the quick response of people who were there – the bouncers. ‘They saved lives last night’: Bouncers tackle gunman opening fire in Ten X nightclub | Globalnews.ca
Mohamed Elmi, 31, and Mohamed Salad, 29, both of Calgary, each face the following charges:
- Discharge firearm with intent to endanger life
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle
- Possession of firearm with altered or defaced serial number
- Aggravated assault
- Pointing a firearm
I suppose since only one guy got shot, that the Left – and Obama – won’t retract the “shootings only happen in America” statement.
All those gun laws in Canada, and they still get this.
The powers that be, the “experts” and the reporters are tied in knots over this tragedy. A woman killed by someone who once claimed to love her. Midland Park slaying throws spotlight on struggle to protect domestic abuse victims
She obtained a temporary restraining order and called Midland Park police in desperation again and again to report he violated that order. At some point, perhaps fearing for her life, she had a camera surveillance system installed at her home.
Because surveillance cameras are even less useful in stopping a crime than the piece of paper known as a restraining order.
Some experts say victims of domestic violence sometimes have no recourse except to leave their homes and go to a shelter when they believe they are in imminent danger. Others say a future answer may lie in requiring some domestic violence offenders to wear GPS anklets.
Because a GPS anklet will stop the creep in his tracks, right?
So I say again. How about giving her some chance to defend herself?
A gun may not have saved this woman. There are no guarantees in this life save death and next winter’s snow. But relying on “The System” – the police, restraining order, etc. – did not save her life. The camera system recorded some of her last moments, but did not stop the monster bent on her destruction. A gun may not have saved this woman, but it was probably the only thing that could have.
But this is New Jersey, after all. The next-best-thing to a gun-free zone.
Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are cooperative. Mayor, police pledge more officers near Busch Stadium after shooting : News
Christopher Sanna had parked at the Old Cathedral parking lot and was walking to his car. According to police, two men in a dark-colored sedan drove up to Sanna and his girlfriend. The driver got out with a gun and demanded their belongings. The woman gave the gunman her purse, and the couple turned to run away. That’s when the gunman fired several shots in their direction, hitting Sanna in the back.
It isn’t the only case of a shooting that occurred AFTER the victims gave the robbers what they wanted.
Cooperating with criminals is a strategy. The thinking goes, “If you give them what they want, they will leave you alone.” That it is wrong is proven by this tragedy. (They never bring up the subject of rape under this “cooperate” idea…)
To my way of thinking there are better ways to deal with violence.
Of course given that they were just leaving a major sporting event at huge arena, they were probably disarmed “for their own good” by the authorities. (Can’t have weapons at sporting events!) So of course, that makes the surrounding area a “Gun Free Zone” or more accurately, a defenseless-victim zone. (The bad guys were not disarmed somehow.)
A gun may not have saved this guy; there are no guarantees in this life save death and next winter’s snows. But handing over property and then running away was also not a wining strategy. (hat tip: John Lott)