Moped Mugging – The New Looting?

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  1. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    My worry is the Police, the Law and the Courts. I was a very fit young man with a background of playing Rugby Union and Boxing. – Due to that I never had any confrontations with anyone ! Now I’m an OAP, well aware of my limitations physically, but my mind still has the same attitude as when I was 20 ! It is a fact that if I found myself involved in a violent exchange, I would have to instantly ‘go over the top’ as stamina is now my weak suit ! With the change that has happened to the Police, I wonder if that fact would come to the fore, instead of my natural reaction to get stuck in, with little regard to the outcome ! This is a matter that all similar guys to myself should ponder ! THE BEST SIMPLE IDEA WOULD BE TO RETURN TO GENUINE RIGHT AND WRONG !

  2. J.L.Kay says:

    Hi Janice
    I agree entirely with what you have said. You are exactly right in your summing up. I can tell you from personal experience the philosophy of many young criminals, as I have worked in a Young Offenders’ Institution and also as a front-line police officer. Many of the young men I have come across are personable individuals on a one-to-one basis and all of them are not stupid by any means. However, for one reason or another, they see themselves as victims in a society of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’. The media and advertising companies present a life style which is unavailable to the vast majority of ordinary people and yet we are led to believe that if only we had the chance, our talents, however minimal, will bring us riches beyond the dreams of avarice cf. Beyonce and Jayzee, who is a rapper (is that a proper job?) Also the Beckhams, she is a failed singer who designs awful clothes and he is an average lad who for some reason had a few skills at kicking a ball around a muddy field. None of them are brain surgeons or scientists and none of them do a particularly useful job in modern society. However they are revered as ‘celebrities’ which must be good. Hence the success of programmes such as Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and The voice, where people from ordinary backgrounds have the chance to have their 15 minutes of fame. Unfortunately few of them succeed long term and most end up at the ends of piers or trapped as entertainers on cruise liners. The only people who really benefit are the freakish Simon Cowell and the other fading self-publicists (no names mentioned .
    But to get back to the moped raiders and their raison d’etre, most of these young men have a simple philosophy and that is, ‘you have something I don’t, I have no way of owning it, (watch, mobile, car, jewellery) but I want i anyway, so I’m going to take it from you. It’s as simple as that. There is no deep philosphy or reasoning behind what they do. They see themselves as victims of society, they’ve been dealt a raw deal by polite society e.i. white, middle-class professionals in the main, also the government and anyone else in authority, especially the police. That’s why this outbreak of violence and lawlessness has erupted recently. Note also that the vast majority of stabbings and shootings in London and other cities are black on black, Asian on Asian or black on Asian, occasionally Asian on black. Why else, you may ask. Well at least 80 percent of the young criminals I have come across come from broken homes and one-parent families, usually headed by a woman who can’t cope, with no father figure around, or if there is a man, a feckless temporary ‘uncle’.
    No wonder we’re in the mess we are. You can blame crap parenting and feckless fathers but now you start to see the whole picture. What can we do about it? Get more police on the streets, have a zero-tolerance policy towards crime of any sort, as they’ve done in New York. I’m sorry that the public school educated and Oxbridge members of or so-called government are so out of touch with the way ordinary people see things. They don’t have to put up with muggings and violent crime in their every-day lives. You can bet that if a Cabinet ministers’ daughter was raped and murdered, you’ d see a whole different attitude emerging. One law for them and one for us.

    I’m not surprised that ordinary, law-abiding citizens are heartily sick of professional politicians. Look at the bunch of sleazy, self-serving liars, has- beens and chancers we’ve had to put up with over the last few years, Labour, Liberal and Conservative. Also the greedy, louche little failed domestic politicians who’ve hopped on the EU gravy train to take non jobs that have made not the slightest difference to any of us. I’m sorry, I’ll finish now but I could write a book about the whole stinking mess and probably will.

  3. Informed says:

    Cultural enrichment brings with it the idea that the indigenous hosts are mugs to be mugged.
    When the perpetrators see their own like Mayor Khan and race baiting David Lammy in positions of authority and a government running scared of a race card, it inspires them to commit low risk violent crimes.

    They have no fear.

  4. J.L.Kay says:

    What cultural enrichment have out Muslim brethren brought to the UK? Answer. NOTHING! That is unless you believe in killing gay people, stoning to death women accused but not proven to have committed adultery, killing those who choose to leave their religion, beating their wives and keeping them locked up in their houses, so that women who have been here forty years can hardly speak English, treating their womenfolk as subservient 2nd class citizens, marrying 14 year old girls off to their 60 year old uncles, plotting to take over the world, trying to destroy Western Christian culture etc, etc, etc. What wonderful people! Oh and yes, I forgot to mention the Muslim Pakistani rape gangs prowling our towns and cities.

    Superstitious little b*******s, who adhere to an unreconstructed, Mediaeval religion, invented from scratch by a Middle Eastern warlord. Shades of L.Ron Hubbard! Need I say more?

  5. Miss Bridgit. says:

    I see a society in decay.

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