Britain Is Not What It Used To Be!

It is a sad fact that the population of Britain have become uncaring to violence on the streets. I read a piece on the news today that proves we have become totally immune to street fights and gangs so long as we are not the victims.

A young asylum seeker was attacked on Shrublands Avenue, Croydon by up to six youths who beat him to a pulp, and what is most sad, is that a crowd of twenty or so people gathered to watch but did nothing to stop it. About half of those who arrived at the scene, instead of stopping it went in and helped the six youths by kicking the the teenager as well. The rest of the people stood watching as the gang of youths beat him and kicked him, mostly in the facial area, until he was gravely injured.

Needlessly to say, the victim ended up in hospital with a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain.

Why the attack happened no-one knows, but the most probable cause was because he was a foreigner.

I just cannot understand why so many people gathered to watch, and joined in the kicking while no-one intervened, but stood by and watched the poor youth get half beaten to death.

In my day many of the men who came on the scene would have intervened and put a stop to it, but not today. Today people have a morbid curiosity when such things happen and they like to watch.

So far the police have arrested six people for the beating, but with the law being what it is today, they will probably be let off with a warning, or maybe a few days of community service.

There is no doubt that Britain is not what it was in my day, for such a thing would never have happened, and if it did people would step in to stop it. It is a sad indication of what Britain has become today.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Hate crime has no place in London, Britain or anywhere else. Our communities will not be divided by those who seek to sow hate. And we will always take a zero tolerance approach to hate crimes of any type. Anyone who witnesses a hate crime should report it to the police immediately.”

Well, let’s hope the Law does its job and punishes these villains severely.

Roy.

4 Responses to “Britain Is Not What It Used To Be!”

  1. I can’t believe what’s happening nowadays. It’s horrible that no one can feel safe. As a foreigner I can say that I am particularly afraid of crimes like this… I don’t understand why in the XXI century people seek violence so badly. We all should know better than this.

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    • Hi,
      Thank you for the comment. I fully agree that the world is going mad with violence these days. It just does not make sense to me. In my view the government should start making the Law work properly and give these people long prison sentences to get them on the right track.
      Best Regards,
      Roy.

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      • Couldn’t agree with you more. If the punishment of their actions was more scary, then maybe things wouldn’t just happen. We can only hope it all will change in the future.
        Best regards,
        Magda

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      • Hi Magda,
        Thanks for the reply. I guess the only way things will improve is if the government steps in and gives this sort of people proper prison sentences that will change their behaviour. Lets hope that after Brexit this happens.
        Best Regards,
        Roy.

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