Sunday, September 13, 2015
Another one of Britain's wonderful multiculturalists
A violent robber led police on a high-speed 10-minute car chase through London.
Joel Law, 28, from Enfield, carried out two robberies in Barnet and Haringey, targeting jewellery shops while staff were alone, stealing around £22,000 of goods and cash.
Snaresbrook Crown Court was told that Law walked into Georgy's Jewellers on Ballards Lane in Barnet armed with a wrench. He grabbed a 51-year-old man by the throat, before stealing gold necklaces and other jewellery and running off.
The victim told police that they feared for their lives. An impact statement said: 'He pushed me behind the counter and to the back and at that moment I thought I was going to be killed. 'I was scared for myself and my family and that if something did happen to me, no one would find me.'
Eight days later, on June 18, Law entered Zeyno's Jewellers on Green Lanes, Haringey, carrying what looked like a weapon wrapped in clothing.
He grabbed the 26-year-old male shop assistant by the throat and forced him back against a wall, before stealing jewellery and cash. The victim at Zeyno's Jewellers told police: 'At the moment he grabbed my throat during our struggle, I thought to myself that I would be killed at this point.
'I was frightened. I couldn't physically press the alarm; my brain locked down and all I wanted to do was get him out of the shop.'
Law was seen leaving in a dark blue Peugeot 208 and inquiries by the Metropolitan Police's Flying Squad established that he had been using the car.
Analysis of CCTV footage at the jewellery shops confirmed that he had carried out both robberies.
On 21 June, local officers in a patrol car in Haringey spotted Law in the Peugeot and a high-speed pursuit began through the streets of London, lasting around 10 minutes.
Law drove at more 70mph down the wrong side of the road, at one point swerving in front of a bus and down a pavement.
Officers following him during the high-speed chase were ordered to stop the pursuit because of the risk to the public.
But his movements were followed by a police helicopter, which directed colleagues on the ground.
Law was seen parking the car on Manor Road, Barnet, and ran off through residential gardens, eventually hiding next to bins, behind a garden gate.
Police on foot smashed their way through the gate and handcuffed him. He was arrested and subsequently charged.
On August 21, Law pleaded guilty to both robberies, in which he took around £22,000 of cash and jewellery, possession of an offensive weapon and dangerous driving.
At Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday he was jailed for five years and four months for the offences. The sentence is the total for all these offences.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Paul Weaver of the Flying Squad, said: 'Law targeted lone jewellers and used physical violence and the threat of weapons to frighten them into submission.
'The victims continue to deal with the trauma of the robberies today, but I hope they find some reassurance in knowing that this man is now in prison.
'The pursuit of Law shows police work at its best, with officers collaborating to ensure we stop and hold to account those who would seek to harm our communities.'
Alleged unpleasant behaviour from a feminist
An article appeared here about Charlotte Proudman, a female British legal eagle who wrote an abusive note to barrister Alexander Carter-Silk after Mr Carter Silk had praised her looks. She has asked that the article be taken down and I have done so. The point of the article was that Ms Proudman (an assumed name and a strange name for a feminist) was said by her aunt to have written an abusive note to her own elderly grandmother. The aunt,Lynda Searancke, was also contemptuous of Ms Proudman's note to Carter silk.
Rep. Black: ‘You Don’t Get Livers and Hearts and Brains From a Blob of Tissue – That’s a Baby’
At a rally in support of ending federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) said Thursday that the group’s characterization of abortion as a “blob of tissue” is completely false and that the undercover videos recently released that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting and selling of organs for aborted babies prove it.
“For too long, [women] have been told this is just a blob of tissue,” Black said at the rally, which was held on Capitol Hill. “Well, let me say this: You don’t get livers and hearts and brains from a blob of tissue – that’s a baby.”
Black has introduced legislation – the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 or H.R. 3134 – that would suspend all federal funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider until the investigation by House committees into the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress is complete.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee is investigating Planned Parenthood’s activities. The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee is investigating how Planned Parenthood gets its funding, and the House Judiciary Committee is investigating the Justice Department’s enforcement of the law, according to Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) press office.
“I know that Planned Parenthood is not about women’s health,” said Black, who is a registered nurse. “It’s about deceiving women in the most difficult and vulnerable moments of their life.
Black noted that Congress has a busy month ahead, including approving a continuing resolution to keep the government open that could include funding for Planned Parenthood.
“It values convenience over truth, and it values profit over life,” she said.
“We’ve got big challenges in Congress this fall, but nothing, in my opinion, nothing could possibly be more important than how we treat an innocent life,” she said.
Lucky old gutless Europe
An eye-witness account from Kamil Bulonis, a Polish travel blog writer, who was present on the Italian-Austrian border on September 5, 2015, as swarms of Third World nonwhites poured across the border to invade Austria and Germany (A translation from Polish):
“Half an hour ago on the border between Italy and Austria I saw with my own eyes a great many immigrants …
With all solidarity with people in difficult circumstances I have to say that what I saw arouses horror … This huge mass of people – sorry, that I’ll write this – but these are absolute savages … Vulgar, throwing bottles, shouting loudly “We want to Germany!” – and is Germany a paradise now?
I saw how they surrounded a car of an elderly Italian woman, pulled her by her hair out of the car and wanted to drive away in the car. They tried to overturn the bus in I travelled myself with a group of others. They were throwing faeces at us, banging on the doors to force the driver to open them, spat at the windscreen … I ask for what purpose? How is this savagery to assimilate in Germany?
I felt for a moment like in a war … I really feel sorry for these people, but if they reached Poland – I do not think that they would get any understanding from us … We were waiting three hours at the border which ultimately could not cross.
Our whole group was transported back to Italy in a police-cordon. The bus is damaged, covered with faeces, scratched, with broken windows. And this is supposed to be an idea for demographics? These big powerful hordes of savages?
Among them there were virtually no women, no children—the vast majority were aggressive young men … Just yesterday, while reading about them on all the websites I subconsciously felt compassion, worried about their fate but today after what I saw I am just afraid and yet I am happy that they did not choose our country as their destination. We Poles are simply not ready to accept these people – neither culturally nor financially.
I do not know if anyone is ready. To the EU a pathology is marching which we had not yet a chance to ever see, and I am sorry if anyone gets offended by his entry …
I can add that cars arrived with humanitarian aid – mainly food and water and they were just overturning those cars …
Through megaphones the Austrians announced that there is permission for them to cross the border—they wanted to register them and let them go on—but they did not understand these messages. They did not understand anything.
And this was the greatest horror … For among those few thousand people nobody understood Italian or English, or German, or Russian, or Spanish … What mattered was fist law… They fought for permission to move on and they had this permission— but did not realize that they had it!
They opened the luggage hatches of a French bus—and everything that was inside was stolen within short time, some things left lying on the ground …
Never in my short life had I an opportunity to see such scenes and I feel that this is just the beginning.”
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
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