Skip to comments.The British Way of Murder
Posted on 04/10/2007 7:39:19 AM PDT by RKV
Britain is experiencing a spate of murders that suggests a population increasingly unable, or unwilling, to control itself. A recent survey suggested that the British are now more prone to knife-fights than any other people in Europe. Guns have also become fashionable, despiteor is it because of?stringent laws against them. An emblematic recent murder was that of Krystal Hart, a pregnant 22 year-old, shot with two bullets in the head and then found in her apartment in an up-and-coming part of London, which she shared with her mother.
As with any widely publicized murder in Britain these days, an outpouring of sentiment ensued. Mourners left flowers (still in cellophane wrapping) at the site, and the press conducted interviews with the victims relatives, who never seemed too distressed to grab a moment of fame, and who noted that the victim was a wonderful person. Then followed the typically emasculated detective, whose first thought, at least for public broadcast, was for the grieving relatives, and who said that this was a senseless murder, implying that perhaps there are perfectly sensible ones. Thus, the public gets the impression that what was terrible about the murder was not that it was contrary to common lawthe nature of the victim being irrelevantbut that a young and pretty pregnant woman, so bubbly and full of life, died. If she were a person of different characteran old reclusive miser, sayit wouldnt have been so terrible, it seems, and certainly wouldnt have been worth publicizing.
Krystal Harts boyfriend, who had impregnated her, lamented that he had so looked forward to starting a family with her. Some might say that he had already done so. But that was not his only involvement with the incident. Shortly before the murder, he had come to her apartment, and had a disagreement with an associate of one of her neighbors; both of them, separately, left the scene. Hart and the neighbor, it turns out, had a long-standing dispute about parking spaces, but also about something else, as yet unknown to the public. Their ongoing quarrel was so acrimonious that Harts fatherseparated from her mother, as is now customaryhad installed a closed-circuit television at the entrance to the apartment for security.
Thirty minutes after the quarrel, the neighbors associate, his ego no doubt bruised by something said in the dispute, returned with a gun, probably searching for the boyfriend. Instead, after kicking the door down, he shot Krystal Hart.
The media reports of practically every murder in Britain now conclude with the words, The police are studying the CCTV evidence. Britain has by far the highest density of closed-circuit television cameras in the world, each Briton being filmed 300 times per day. But no amount of electronic surveillance can ensure common decency.
Sad to see a great nation self-destruct.
"We cannot be concerend with such metaphysical concepts such as choice and morality. We are concerned only with cutting down crime!"
Darymple usually does better than this. Is his point the human commentary or the CCTV all over the place?
>> The police are studying the CCTV evidence.’
Never bring a CCTV camera to a gun fight; it’s bad tactics.
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If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
British society is imploding because their government has morphed into a bloated and deformed monster that disarms law abiding citizens, videotapes them in the public lavatory, and rolls out the welcome mat for Omar the goat humper and family. The heirs of William the Conquerer are being sold out in the worst possible way. I’d become a violent drunk too under those circumstances, and the US ain’t far behind.
I’m stil sleepy and having my first coffee. So if the author has some point in this article it eludes me. The point could be nice looking murder victims get more attention than homeless drug addicts. True and fair
That’s an excellent summary. Sad to see the UK declining so....
The peelers are going to raise funds for their operations by instituting “pay-per-view.”
BTW, if any of you in Britain want a pleasant distraction from all this, my kid sister (actually, age 34) just had her first novel released in England. The book is called Far Horizons. Here is the description:
On the eve of his departure for the New World, Allan MacDougall asks his beloved Harriet to wait for his return, when he will be established and able to marry her. His parents discover his intent and find it dishonourable, so Allan is obliged to free Harriet from her promise, although he vows to remain faithful. On Prince Edward Island, Allan struggles against his father's tyranny to establish himself and a home for Harriet. Meanwhile, back on the Isle of Mull, Harriet must face both danger and temptation as her own family's farm is threatened. It will be many years before Harriet and Allan meet again. Will their love survive?
I know that is a shameless plug but it's for my sister so I think that makes it OK;)
Have another coffee. There are several points, not just one.
1) for all it has lost in freedom, British society, and individual Britons, are not “safe” from crime
2) the police can’t/won’t/don’t protect you, even in ‘nice” neighborhoods and
3) “gun-control” has failed as has the surveillance state.
- for starters.
An armed society is a polite society.
“..and rolls out the welcome mat for Omar the goat humper and family.”
And to think that these goat humpers will someday be in control of Britain’s nuclear arsenal.
Why let facts get in the way of a good story, eh? These murders are news because murder is still relatively rare in the UK, and even more rare in England and Wales specifically.
And which facts has the author stated which are untrue? None.