15 Acid Attacks within a week in the UK: Most Take Place in London

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  1. kazenatsu

    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The United Kingdom's surge of the previously unheard of phenomenon of acid attacks has seen an average of 15 a week over the past three years, with the vast majority taking place in the crime-struck capital, London.

    There were 2,602 acid attacks in Britain between January 2015 and May 2018, the equivalent of 15 a week, according to government figures accessed by The Mirror newspaper.

    Comparing that figure — which will almost certainly be higher on average for 2018 crimes given the apparent surge in acid attacks in the past year — the newspaper notes between 2007 and 2011 there were just 100 such attacks, or just one a fortnight over the period.

    Of the attacks, the majority took place in London - 73 per cent - despite just 12 per cent of people in the United Kingdom living in the capital.

    The paper also reports instances of particular attacks that have taken place in recent years, some of which child victims and even child perpetrators - one as young as six years old.

    Breitbart London has reported on the rising prominence of acid attacks in the United Kingdom and in London in particular, with the city being crowned the world acid attack capital in 2017, with incidents reaching "epidemic" levels, according to medics working on acid victim care.

    While the attacks are often severely debilitating and leave victims with what are euphemistically called "life-changing injuries", Britain saw its first prosecution for an acid attack killing in 2018.

    Xeneral Webster, 19, was sentenced to 17 years in prison after he chucked a bottle of high strength acid over a nurse during a botched robbery. The victim, who had just come from the grave of her daughter, died 11 days later.

    In another attack which saw particularly strong media attention, a three-year-old boy was splashed with acid during a "deliberate" attack which police attributed to "community violence". The extent to which the boy's injuries will impact him in the long run is not yet known. Five were subsequently arrested, with the case soon going to court.​

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    The UK has already implemented "acid control laws" similar to their laws restricting firearms.

    Obviously this is absolutely horrific, but anyone with half a brain knows the country has a much bigger problem on its hand than its citizens being able to get access to acid.
    I suppose the old days of a scientifically-minded school-age child being able to experiment with chemistry in a backyard shed are over. Sacrifices have to be made, you know.

    I don't have to tell you who's doing this.

    I say bring back the death penalty.
     
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    Reiver Well-Known Member

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    Two aspects here. First, you haven't shown any understanding of the data. Explain the following: "From January 2015 until May this year, there were a total of 2,602 such crimes – equivalent to 15 a week. Yet from 2007 to 2011, only 100 were logged in total". Second, going from a call for extra controls over the sales of particular substances to "we need the death penalty" is ignorant. The evidence that the death penalty deters is, at best, weak as pish.

    Your "I don't have to tell you..." also gives away a standard extreme right wing use of tabloidism.
     
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    I remember in 2003 hearing in the international news horrific accounts of acid attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Seemed absolutely unbelievable. What type of society could that type of thing be a common occurrence in?

    Now it's happening in Europe with disturbing regularity, and there have even been a few cases in the U.S.

    Human Rights Watch estimates that there are about 400 to 750 of these types of horrendous incidents every year in Pakistan. And it's been going on in that part of the world much longer than it's been going on in Europe.


    Number of Attacks has been growing

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    2017 was the worst year for acid attacks in London
    465 attacks in London
    the city saw a six-fold increase in attacks over just 6 years.
     
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    Golly gosh, just like standard fascism there is avoidance of content. First, you haven't shown any understanding of the data. Explain the following: "From January 2015 until May this year, there were a total of 2,602 such crimes – equivalent to 15 a week. Yet from 2007 to 2011, only 100 were logged in total". Second, going from a call for extra controls over the sales of particular substances to "we need the death penalty" is ignorant. The evidence that the death penalty deters is, at best, weak as pish. Why use tabloidism to support extreme policy?
     
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    Reiver, I'd like to live in a society where guns and acid can be legal because these types of things don't happen with shocking regularity.

    Did you know that during the 50s in a large number of the schools in the U.S. 14-year old buys were handling guns and acid?
    What has happened to society since then? What is happening to society??

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    I understand very well your motivation. Your extreme right wing perspective is transparent. However, I asked you two simple questions. First, why are the logged numbers so low (dismissing regularity in this crime)? Second, why are you completely reliant on tabloidism?
     
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    This is shocking.........
    what kind of a mind set is the person in who does this to somebody else?!


     
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    I had to produce my passport to buy some acid the other week.
    New law.

    I had guns at school aged 14. And Acid.
    I had them at home too. That's the year I got my licence.

    That was the UK in the 80's. I fully expect nothing has changed in this regard.
     
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