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    What's with all these acid attacks in the UK?

    I thought acid attacks were something that typically took place in goat-shagging regions of the world, when a woman has damaged the honour of her family by having an unsuitable boyfriend etc etc.

    But from reading the UK press, it seems that there are daily acid attacks committed by non goat-shaggers against other non goat shaggers, often involving a moped of some type.

    Cam someone who still lives in the UK tell me wtf this is all about?
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    Weak, ineffectual scrotes who carn't have a good old fashioned fisticuffs, resorting to filling a bottle of battery acid and throwing it in someones face.

    Police stop and search now includes examining any liquids the suspect is carrying.

    No longer the danger lies behind the knife or gun carrier.

    Some twat carrying a bottle of liquid can now ruin anothers life.

    Grim!

    Started with Pakistanis disfiguring young women, now it's spread to every sick, warped individual with a grudge to bear.

    Tougher sentencing is needed, a mandatory 10 years for possession for a start.

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    It happens quite a lot in Cambodia. Maybe even more than in Pakistan.

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    Really ? I had no idea, though I do know that mens' attitudes to women there are pretty awful, with pack-rape being more common than elsewhere. They need to reignite Buddhism in Cambodia. Real Buddhism this time.

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    According to Westmonster there have been 400 acid attacks in the 6 months since April 2017.

    And the response from Govt :

    Britain's police budgets to lose 700m by 2020, amid rising crime

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...20-amid-rising

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    Ferk! That's a horrendous number. Puts Cambodia's tens per year into the almost insignificant bracket.

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    Deportation should be mandatory for acid throwers or a Death sentence.

    Whatever.

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    That many is rather awful. As the OP says : what is going on here ? Who is doing it to whom ??

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    ^Street robberies / robberies of scooters to commit other crimes!

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    Here’s another (night club maniac), seems he got a nice sentence recently!
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    For crimes of this calibre they should sentence the offender to hard labour doing something which earns money, which is then donated to the victim (if living) or the victim's family.

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    It's incredible that society in London is at such a base level that street robbery is now including the destroying of somebody's life at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    That many is rather awful. As the OP says : what is going on here ? Who is doing it to whom ??
    Mstly gang-members and small-time hard men. They used to carry knives but now that the penalties in the UK for knife crime have become so harsh they've switched to acid. Acid throwing is not new to the UK, was a lot of it about in the 19th century.
    Quote Originally Posted by adzt1 View Post
    ^Street robberies / robberies of scooters to commit other crimes!
    That too. I think that, and that idiot in the night club, is what's brought it into the news now - nobody really cared when they thought it was just a bunch of foreigners burning their daughter's faces off.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    It's incredible that society in London is at such a base level that street robbery is now including the destroying of somebody's life at the same time.
    40 years of a political and financial system that values greed, stupidity, and selfishness above everything else will do that to a society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post

    40 years of a political and financial system that values greed, stupidity, and selfishness above everything else will do that to a society.
    Much more than 40 years, Bob.

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    Is that from Thatcher on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Deportation should be mandatory for acid throwers or a Death sentence.

    Whatever.
    Yeah, send them to the penal colonies.

    Oh, hang on, wrong century!

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    It's been happening for ages in all countries. When the press and politicians start pushing a story like this, you need to step back and wait for their new poxy law to come through on a raft of "we will save the day" and "think of the poor scar faces"

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    London, it sounds like such a lovely place. I had a friend that went for a visit last fall. He said he and his family were constantly being stalked by people apparently trying to pick he and his wife's pockets.

    He said he believes he stopped the perpetrators several times by simply stopping turning around and taking pictures of what appeared to be local scenery with the purp in the shot. While snugly holdin his camera I might add.

    He said it seemed like at times there were teams of people working together following them around. Luckily for he and his family nothing came of it as he was well aware of his surroundings.

    I know it has nothing to do with acid attacks but is does not look good for a country when tour operators have to tell you to watch your back in many places for this kind of activity.



    He said it was a nice place to visit but he wouldn't want to live there. I can understand as he does live in " White Folks Bay" area, I meant Whitefish Bay. Cough cough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Much more than 40 years, Bob.
    You sound more like a poor-man's Ben Elton every day, you splenetic tit... Fatcha? Nartsis? Brexit? Russkis? Any more of the lefascists tedious totems to blame?

    It seems more like a mixture of vanity brought on by social media mixologised with years of subtle celebration of gangster culture, and... opportunity - that there is such a complete lack of regulation controlling access to such chemicals, that you'd have thought might have been dealt with in the days of the fertiliser boom.
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    Impractical. They can just as easily get sulphuric from car batteries.....those that are still acid and not gel. And every man and his dog in the suburbs wants to keep their concrete new-looking by cleaning it with hydrochloric.....though I guess they could be convinced to use something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    You sound more like a poor-man's Ben Elton every day, you splenetic tit... Fatcha? Nartsis? Brexit? Russkis? Any more of the lefascists tedious totems to blame?

    It seems more like a mixture of vanity brought on by social media mixologised with years of subtle celebration of gangster culture, and... opportunity - that there is such a complete lack of regulation controlling access to such chemicals, that you'd have thought might have been dealt with in the days of the fertiliser boom.
    It's possible you have a point there but your inability to write a coherent sentence is disguising it. Is it possible you could restate whatever it was you were trying to say but this time avoiding the gibberish? Clearly you think you have some skill with words but unfortunately the reality is that you have none at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Is that from Thatcher on?
    Yes. Her schtick was the deification of the individual and the destruction of the community. This is what you end up when you destroy the foundations of communal society, duty, and individual responsibility and replace them with nothing more than a glorification of ignorance and gangsterism. Look at our so-called leaders, deriding expertise and appealing to the kind of people the average ergot-ridden medieval leper-rapist would have found despicable. The internet providing a platform for moron culture to spread hasn't helped either. Swear to God tht when alien races finally arrive and view the remnants of our world they will nod their heads or whatever appendages they use for expressing rueful dismay and say (or beam) "yet another dead society that didn't understand that not everyone is entitled to an opinion".

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    Thieving from tourists in London has been a sport for decades and teams of professional robbers from around the world, mostly South/Central America, have been touring European capitals during peak tourist seasons in much the same way birds migrate with winter. They're good but the worst used to be in Rome and Paris where children are often involved.

    Chopping their right hands off is the only solution.

    The acid thing is a new phenomenon linked to moped-borne thieves. They are usually teenage gangsters who ride the moped as if it guaranteed immunity because the police are inhibited from chasing them if the perps remove their helmets - there is a force regulation imposed as policy preventing the police from pursuing fugitives if there is a risk of a fatality. They hunt in braces or a pack of three, ride on the pavement and intimidate the victim who when faced with a plastic bottle and spray capitulates readily.

    There is a new offence being introduced that makes possession of a corrosive liquid without reasonable cause a crime with a term of 6 months imprisonment on conviction.

    The phenomenon will peter out.

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    A boon for those in the rhinoplasty trade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Thieving from tourists in London has been a sport for decades and teams of professional robbers from around the world, mostly South/Central America, have been touring European capitals during peak tourist seasons in much the same way birds migrate with winter. They're good but the worst used to be in Rome and Paris where children are often involved.

    Chopping their right hands off is the only solution.

    The acid thing is a new phenomenon linked to moped-borne thieves. They are usually teenage gangsters who ride the moped as if it guaranteed immunity because the police are inhibited from chasing them if the perps remove their helmets - there is a force regulation imposed as policy preventing the police from pursuing fugitives if there is a risk of a fatality. They hunt in braces or a pack of three, ride on the pavement and intimidate the victim who when faced with a plastic bottle and spray capitulates readily.

    There is a new offence being introduced that makes possession of a corrosive liquid without reasonable cause a crime with a term of 6 months imprisonment on conviction.

    The phenomenon will peter out.
    According to your post, police are not allowed to chase the perps in case the poor darlings get hurt, and victims are no match since they would sensibly concede the goodies rather than risk disfigurement, making this as perfect a crime as a slug could hope for.

    Why do you think it will peter out, rather than escalate? Surely not the threat of a Draconian 6-month sentence if perps are identified and located and captured and tried and convicted, and if the judge has the stomach to give them the maximum, of which they would serve a, wait for it, half!

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