Monday, June 27, 2005

Teenage gunmen are responsible for a huge surge in shootings across London

Justin Davenport:

Police say they are arresting teenagers with loaded guns as young as 16, while one community leader told the Standard there were now 14-year-olds carrying guns.

The teenage gunmen are suspected of being behind a rise of as much as 146 per cent in gun crime in some London boroughs in the months since April, during which Met Police figures show a 10 per cent rise capital-wide.

One senior detective on Operation Trident, combating armed black drug gangs, said: "The gunmen are getting younger and younger. These kids are less disciplined than older gunmen and more volatile. The terrifying thing is they are getting hold of these guns and they are more willing to use them than older criminals."

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5 Comments:

At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've not looked extensively, but I have yet to find a news report that mentions anything about the race/ethnicity of the perpetrators of "happy slapping" attacks.

http://www.stadtpool.de/muenchen/?p=redakt.artikel_detail&ID=159&ArtikelID=438

The above link (in German) includes the phrase "im Getto-Style gekleidet", which means wearing ghetto style clothing, to describe the clothes worn by those who punched a young woman. To me this sort of implies they are black, but of course you cannot be sure. So I would like to know: Who are the people most often doing this? And who are their victims?

 
At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One senior detective on Operation Trident, combating armed black drug gangs, said: "The gunmen are getting younger and younger. These kids are less disciplined than older gunmen and more volatile. The terrifying thing is they are getting hold of these guns and they are more willing to use them than older criminals."

Im willing to guess there are a couple white people somewhere in the drug chain. Perhaps the problem is the fact that racisim still drives investigations?

 
At 5:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Londoner, I can catergorically state that these so-called "happy-slapping" attacks are perpetrated almost exclusively by Blacks on White victims.
A fact that the authorities are at pains to supress.

 
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