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1. "Corrosion of a Nation"
Acid attacks are all the rage in Britain (pun intended) with 15 taking place every week.
What's even worse— kids as young as six are carrying out assaults.…
2. One victim was just two years old when they were doused in acid while in Cumbria two girls, aged four and five, were targeted by a six and nine-year-old.
3. There were 2,602 acid attacks carried out between January 2015 and May this year compared to just 100 attacks logged between 2007 and 2011.
The figure could be much higher as four police forces did not respond to requests for data. I wonder why....
4. London is the worst-hit, with three quarters of all attacks taking place in the capitol.
London has also seen a sharp uptick in all crime, including knife and gun crimes.
5. Alarmingly, there has been a surge in children carrying out attacks - with two 11-year-olds charged over attacks on older teens.
A six-year-old boy had bleach used against him, while two teens aged 14 and 15 were attacked on the train network.
6. UK has one of the highest rates of acid attacks per capita in the world, according to Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI).
The number of recorded attacks has increased nearly three-fold from 228 recorded crimes in 2012 to 601 attacks in 2016.
7. Carrying a gun or a knife is a criminal offence but there is no penalty if you are caught in possession of corrosive chemicals. Thugs using acid are usually charged with GBH, rather than wounding with intent, so often get much lower sentences.
8. ASTI blames a lack of tight controls on acid sales or "legislation specific to acid attacks" for the rise in numbers.
In other words "acid control"
Doesn't it seem that the answer lies in more severe penalties rather than controlling acid sales?
9. More importantly, what has changed socio-culturally over the last few years?
How does something as unusual as acid become societally accepted as a means of attack? Or is that too prickly an issue to discuss in a politically correct environment?
10. London mayor Sadiq Khan called for sharper knife control, again pun intended, probably the same knife he used for his own lobotomy.…
11. We know his lobotomy was indeed successful, because he also called for a ban on cars in certain areas of London.…
12. When people kill using anything and do so with increasing frequency, what has changed is their murderous intent and not the availability of anything they use to kill or injure.
13. A government that chooses to legislate human behavior in lieu of accountability and personal responsibility for people's actions fails to achieve any desired outcome. It does achieve overarching control over several aspects of law abiding citizens lives.
14. You can't legislate away malaise. But you sure can legislate enough to produce it.
France burns bright to prove that point.
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