Friday, March 04, 2011

Victims Of No Appearance - Perps Of No Motive

There’s a trial ongoing of one Delroy Grant, allegedly the ‘Night Stalker’, accused of 18 break-ins and assorted sexual and other assaults on elderly people in South London / Surrey between 1992 and 2009. Police have been looking for the attacker for years - as I recall they'd narrowed down suspects to one area of the Caribbean.

The prosecution admit to being completely puzzled about the attacker's motives - a puzzlement shared by the entire media.

Jonathan Laidlaw QC said the defendant attacked both men and women living across south London. All were vulnerable, single pensioners, mostly in their 80s and living on their own. “What it was that motivated him to carry out sexual offences on the very elderly and what sort of gratification he could possibly have achieved is obviously difficult, if not impossible, to understand”


Now I’m not asking anyone to comment on the actual case or break the sub judice rules, but I am interested in what’s recorded as having actually happened.

Apart from being “men and women living across south London, vulnerable, single pensioners, mostly in their 80s and living on their own”, does anyone know if the victims shared any other characteristics ?

I can’t help thinking that

a) if the victims had been of all races it would have been mentioned in the media coverage. The fact that it isn't may be significant - we may be seeing what Professor Sarah Annes Brown describes as "the initial urge to cover the story up in order to protect sensitivities".

b) that if they were all white it might provide part of the explanation as to motivation, gratification etc of the attacker – irrespective of the outcome of this particular trial.

Any info, anyone ? Were any of the victims non-white ? It may be I'm barking up the wrong tree here, and that Mr Night Stalker stalked and raped in a manner inclusive of all ethnicities, sexualities and degrees of disability. But I've just got a funny feeling we'd have been told, were that the case.





Another case with a Victim Of No (Relevant) Appearance and Perps Of No Motivation was reported in March 2009 - the stabbing of Oliver Hemsley in August 2008, which left the 20 year old permanently paralysed.

Mail - "A student tipped as a star fashion designer of the future has been left paralysed after being stabbed in a random street attack. Oliver Hemsley, then 20, was set upon by a gang of youths as he innocently walked with a flatmate on a summer evening last year. "

Mirror - "Budding fashion designer Oliver Hemsley, 21, was picked at random and stabbed repeatedly by a schoolboy thug as he walked with a girl pal."

Indie - "A brush with death: Why Britain's coolest art and fashion names have rallied around a victim of random knife crime"

There you go. Just one of those random, tragic things. Could have happened to anyone, anywhere.

Johann Hari - for it is he - tells it a bit differently :

"In September 2008, a young gay man called Oliver Hemsley, is walking home from the gay pub the George and Dragon when a gang of young Muslims stabs him eight times, in the back, in the lungs, and in his spinal column. In January 2010, when the thug who did it is convicted, a gang of thirty Muslims storms the George and Dragon in revenge and violently attacks everybody there. "

Well, there's no doubt that the G&D is 'gay-friendly' (this Pink Paper report on the stabbing seems to have been ignored by the MSM), or that one of his attackers was 15 year old Nazrul Islam. Apparently he got 10 years - I presume that means he'll be out in three (the judge called the attack 'motiveless' - and what of the other attackers ?). My only concerns with his tale are that Islam was sentenced in April 2009 and a/c/t Johann the attack on the pub was 9 months later - and even with our media, would an attack like that not be reported at all (can't find it on the Web)? I guess it's just possible, but only just. In the Bradford, Burnley and Oldham riots dozens of pubs were trashed or burned out (oh, my Upper Globe and my Bavaria long ago !) by Muslim youths, and it got zero press coverage - but they were only pubs for working class types, after all. A gay pub in London is quite a different thing. It may well be that Important People, or Friends of Important People, drink there.

I digress. The point, alas, is that for some crimes, either in some areas or by some people, the MSM reports seem to be as much about concealing as revealing what's going on. Were this limited to the local press, I'd suspect the hand of the local Community Cohesion Partnership - but what keeps the nationals - especially the Mail and Telegraph - in line ?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

True, the dogs that dont bark often tell the story.

For instance in Eastenders at the moment a dysfunctional asian muslim family is feautred a lot at the moment.

Afaik none of the family are played by actual muslims.

Which dogs arent barking?

Well, minorities often like to complain that they are being denied their place on screen. Yet it seems that no asian muslim actors are complaining about the Eastenders castiing.

JuliaM said...

"Now I’m not asking anyone to comment on the actual case or break the sub judice rules..."

Interestingly, the 'Express' printed only the usual pastel court sketch of the man on trial, and other papers printed a redacted version of him being taken into a prison van in handcuffs, face blurred out.

The online 'Mail' had both these images - right under a full-face shot that looked lifted from Facebook (they've now removed the handcuff shot).

Just after they'd been slammed and fined for the very same thing...

Pavlov's Cat said...

as I recall they'd narrowed down suspects to one area of the Caribbean.

But didn't tell anyone and I recall that when he was arrested there was a mini furore that at no point in the 17 years did they even suggested that they were looking for a Black Man, for fear of something or other.

Sgt Troy 11th Dragoons said...

Very good piece

Hari

"Yes, it is "Muslim culture" today to be bigoted against gay people. It was British culture to be anti-gay thirty years ago. Cultures change. They change all the time. They are not sacred and fixed. They are constantly in motion. But they only change if we admit there is a problem publicly and openly and search for solutions.

So how do we do it? There are plenty of practical steps. The most crucial is in the school system. Today, schools in Muslim areas like Tower Hamlets and across Europe are deeply reluctant to explain that homosexuality is a natural and harmless phenomenon that occurs in every human society: they know that many parents will go crazy. Tough. It should be a legal requirement, tightly policed by the school inspectors, and any school that refuses should be shut down."

Cultural change in the way he requires is an article of faith with Hari. As the colonisation increases the chances of this liberalisation occuring become ever smaller - numbers dictate

Hari's "practical steps" are ludicrous. To expect the dysfunctional state system in a heavily colonised area to have such an impact is parallel universe territory.

In any event with Hari it should be a case of

"Show us how to do it! After you matey"

He is expecting the poor Aunt Sally at the whiteboard to perform a loaves and fishes routine.

Let him have a go

It was only the other week that the case of the RE teacher attacked with a variety of nasty implements was reported

"FOUR men slashed a teacher’s face because they did not approve of him teaching religion to Muslim girls.
Gary Smith was attacked with a Stanley knife, an iron rod and a block of cement.

Mr Smith, who is head of religious education at Central Foundation Girls’ School in Bow, east London, also had a fractured skull.

Akmol Hussein, 26, Sheikh Rashid, 27, Azad Hussain, 25, and Simon Alam, 19, are facing jail.

Detectives made secret recordings of the gang’s plot.

They were heard condemning Mr Smith for “teaching other religions to our sisters”, the court heard."

Though I suppose if it was reported in the Express it can't be true
The regime has kept the attack on the George and Dragon pretty quiet, as one would expect obviously; so Hari is entitled to credit on that front

"In one particularly vicious incident the George and Dragon was stormed by a gang of Asian boys.
'I was pouring a drink, then I turned round and there were 30 kids pouring into the pub. They began hitting everyone,' says Richard Battye, manager of the pub, talking to Time Out about the incident. Although no one was hospitalised, the pub's doorman was badly beaten.
Battye believes the storming of the pub was revenge for the sentencing in April of 15-year-old Islam Nazrul, for his part in a brutal attack on a 21-year-old art student, Oliver Hemsley, in August 2008."

http://www.timeout.com/london/around-town/article/1058/gay-londoners-see-attacks-rise

People like Peck don't deserve any sympathy - they wanted "diversity", and they've got it

"That criticism is strongly refuted by Tower Hamlets Council: 'We are not denying that Bengali young people are involved in these crimes,' says the council's deputy leader, Joshua Peck, 'but the borough has a large population of Bengali people. It simply reflects our population. Hate crime is perpetrated by all parts of the community. There are bigots in every community.'

Telegraph

"At the previous meeting, on February 2, Mr Golds says, Lutfur Rahman supporters in the public gallery heckled Labour’s deputy leader, Josh Peck, who is also openly gay, with the shout of “Unnatural acts! Unnatural acts!”

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/andrewgilligan/100078534/lutfur-rahman-council-homophobic-hatred-grows/

Sgt Troy 11th Dragoons said...

"I digress. The point, alas, is that for some crimes, either in some areas or by some people, the MSM reports seem to be as much about concealing as revealing what's going on. Were this limited to the local press, I'd suspect the hand of the local Community Cohesion Partnership - but what keeps the nationals - especially the Mail and Telegraph - in line ?"

Stalinist NUJ guidelines have got to be part of the picture.


Also the "economy" is kept afloat with re-cycled petro-dollars; so it would seem are the "universities".

Powerful reasons for not upsetting funders too much whilst keeping the readership; tricky balancing act

Anonymous said...

Laban,
Andrew Gilligan's Telegraph blog has good stuff on the Muslim domination of Tower Hamlets.

BTW The George and Dragon is a gay man's pub, why didn't thay fight back?

Stonewall, Stonewall, Stonewall!!

Anonymous said...

Mass attack on a gay pub and no reports of note? I'm at a bit of a loss for words about this one. I'm naturally against attacks on gay pubs, bitter reactionary that I may be, but the cover up seems worse. Stinking courruption and captitulation. I cant really say how I feel but come they day of cummupance .... Millions are wating for the day. It'll come. The chemistry will co-allesce in way we can't imagine at the moment.

Anonymous said...

And the mass rapist..... anyone who goes out of their way to say 'we can't think of a motive' if all his vitims were white is anti white as far as I'm concerneed. The day must come .....

Sgt Troy 11th Dragoons said...

"Anonymous said...
Mass attack on a gay pub and no reports of note?"

It is curiously paradoxical. It's like the MSM, at least the part that isn't in complete denial, is shadow boxing.

They'll print some crap stories, epitomised by the Rochdale hole in the ground toilets; allegedly spun if not fabricated.

But the really threatening stuff - like this - there's a conspiracy of silence

Not new of course

One remembers well the fog over the Tweed which blanked out Kriss Donald, and the similarly impenetrable fog which covered the Fylde Peninsula, as regards poor Charlene Downes

Foxy Brown said...

Compare and contrast with the case of the cab driver John Worboys, who is white.

Mail

Telegraph

Guardian

Anonymous said...

"what keeps the nationals in line?"

Common Purpose?

Dead Dog Bounce said...

Silly question:

Could someone make a police complaint to the IPCC that over 17 years, no description was released of this night-stalker dude?

At the very least, the paper-pushers would need to make a formal response.

Sgt Troy 11th Dragoons said...

I seem to recall that the Daily Stasi did issue a photofit a couple of years ago; I think it was supposed to be of the Night Stalker

But it was the same as they'd put out all those years ago of the Black Panther

The Stasi is simply loathsome

Trinity Mirror own the Birmingham Mail, a vile left-leaning rag

This would also partially account for the nationals failing to pick up off-message diversity stories; the local rag doesn't print them in the interests of "community cohesion"

Anonymous said...

take a look at the NUJ reporting guidelines

http://www.mediawise.org.uk/www.mediawise.org.uk/display_page8a15.html?id=648

they help explain how things are manipulated

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