Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Clue Is In The Question

In his latest attempt to rebrand his reheated liberalism as tasty new policy Cam Jong Il has gone grave robbing again, while inadvertently revealing what the real problem is:
Brooke Kinsella is here today because one night, nearly two years ago now, her brother Ben had his life taken from him in the most violent and tragic way.
For real? That's what a soi dissant conservative calls it when a young man is murdered by three professional criminals? He had his 'life taken from him'?

For the record, taking a look at the CVs of these charmers suggests a more straightforward explanation of what's really broken:
Jade Darrell Braithwaite

Prior to the murder, Braithwaite had a reprimand for possession of cannabis and was convicted of attempted theft of a laptop computer from a fellow teenager. He was given a one-year detention and training order in 2006 but during 2007 his sentence was cut on appeal to community service.

Michael Leroy Alleyne

[Alleyne] had been released three months earlier from a young offender institution after serving just half his sentence and was under the supervision of the council's youth offending team at the time of the murder. Alleyne had a criminal record including shoplifting, robbery, motor vehicle theft and drug dealing of crack cocaine and heroin. Alleyne's electronic tag was removed just weeks prior to the attack. He had also previously been in custody for robbery of a mobile phone. He was also known to "terrorise" council estate tenants with his 2 Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Alleyne is also alleged to have pulled a gun on a young member of his own gang.

Juress Kika

[Kika] was first cautioned aged 11, the same year he stabbed 14-year-old Robert Parker in the back with a 3-inch blade before calmly walking away, although he was not prosecuted because of his age. Kika was on the run from police for a stabbing and robbery incident 9 days prior to the murder over a drugs argument. He had also received convictions for robbery, affray and obstructing a constable.
You know, I'm not sure never knowing the 'love of his father' is at the root of the problem.

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