Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The incomprehensible violence of the multicultural mechanic who raped and strangled aspiring City lawyer in her family home
A mechanic who raped a city lawyer before brutally strangling her to death after he was rejected by a girl at a party was jailed for at least 27 years.
Lodger Peter Kibisu, 23, murdered Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31, when he returned to the £600,000 family home in August while high on drugs.
Today he was branded a 'wolf in sheep's skin' by her mother Coleen, who had offered him a roof over his head when he was homeless and was in Ghana when the attack occurred.
The BMW technician attacked the Imperial College graduate and paralegal at London firm Herbert Smith Freehills then went to work, later telling police an attacker had broken into the house.
He sobbed in the dock as prosecutor Mark Heywood QC told how Kibisu returned home on August 14 after a girl at a party rejected his sexual advances.
He said: 'The defendant returned home to where he was living with very close family friends, having been out for almost the entire night.
'He then took the very gravest advantage of those who had given him a home by first sexually attacking and then killing Elizabeth Nnyanzi - one of the daughters of the house - who was then alone in the property and in her own bedroom.'
'A beautiful, talented girl and a young star' - Miss Nnyanzi studied medicine at Imperial College London before switching to follow in her father’s footsteps as a lawyer
Coreen and Kibisu's mothers had been friends since their twenties and he added: 'The association between the two families had been close and long-standing. 'In the case of the defendant he had been given a home by the Nnyanzi family for approximately nine months.'
At the time Miss Nnyanzi's solicitor father Joseph lived in Uganda, while her two sisters Antonia and Cressida also lived away and Kibisu moved in on an 'extended guest invitation.'
'There was no intimacy between them and never had there been,' said Mr Heywood.
'She looked down on him as a much younger cousin, and one account says that Elizabeth would have been horrified and rejected any such advance.'
A victim impact statement from Coleen said her life had been 'shattered' and said: 'Elizabeth was a kind, caring and loving eldest daughter who used her extensive knowledge to help others.
Jailing Kibisu for life, Judge Richard Marks said his crimes were 'a horrendous betrayal of the trust and hospitality' extended to him. 'That is a home in which you two lived - the situation being your respective mothers had been friends for very many years,' he said.
Nnyanzi completed her bachelor's degree in medicine at Liverpool University and master's at Imperial before switching to law.
Described as 'truly unique' by her sisters, she had worked for several charities and only returned from working in Uganda months prior to her death.
Kibisu pleaded guilty to rape and murder in November and December last year.
Germany's Merkel says refugees must return home once war is over
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried on Saturday to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees by insisting that most refugees from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended.
Despite appearing increasingly isolated, Merkel has resisted pressure from some conservatives to cap the influx of refugees, or to close Germany's borders.
Support for her conservative bloc has slipped as concerns mount about how Germany will integrate the 1.1 million migrants who arrived last year, while crime and security are also in the spotlight after a wave of assaults on women in Cologne at New Year by men of north African and Arab appearance.
The influx has played into the hands of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), whose support is now in the double digits, and whose leader was quoted on Saturday saying that migrants entering illegally should, if necessary, be shot.
Merkel said it was important to stress that most refugees had only been allowed to stay for a limited period.
"We need ... to say to people that this is a temporary residential status and we expect that, once there is peace in Syria again, once IS has been defeated in Iraq, that you go back to your home country with the knowledge that you have gained," she told a regional meeting of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Merkel said 70 percent of the refugees who fled to Germany from former Yugoslavia in the 1990s had returned.
Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the CDU's Bavarian sister party, has threatened to take the government to court if the flow of asylum seekers is not cut.
Merkel urged other European countries to offer more help "because the numbers need to be reduced even further and must not start to rise again, especially in spring".
Fabrice Leggeri, the head of the European Union's border agency Frontex, said a U.N. estimate that up to a million migrants could try to come to Europe via the eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans next year was realistic.
"It would be a big achievement if we could keep the number ... stable," he told the magazine Der Spiegel.
Merkel said all EU states should have an interest in protecting the bloc's external borders, and all would suffer if the internal passport-free Schengen zone collapsed and national borders were closed.
AfD leader Frauke Petry told the Mannheimer Morgen newspaper that Germany needed to reduce the influx through agreements with neighboring Austria and a reinforcement of the EU's external borders.
But she also said it should not be shy about turning people back and creating "border protection installations" - and that border guards should, if necessary, shoot at migrants trying to enter illegally.
No police officer wanted to shoot at a migrant, Petry said, adding "I don't want that either but, ultimately, deterrence includes the use of armed force".
Political correctness is killing comedy, says famous British comedian
John Cleese says that political correctness and fear of offending could lead to a 1984-style society.
The Monty Python star said he has now been advised not to perform on university campuses as the idea of political correctness has expanded so far that any kind of criticism is now seen as 'cruel'.
Veteran comic Cleese said it is down to people who cannot control their emotions, so seek to control others, and worries that it could lead to a society like that in the iconic dystopian Orwell Novel.
He says: 'If you start to think "ooh, we mustn’t criticise or offend them", humour is gone, with humour goes a sense of proportion, and then as far as I’m concerned we’re living in 1984.'
Cleese, whose jokes about Germans and Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers could well be considered offensive today, said that 'all comedy is critical,' in a video for The Big Think.
He explained how British newspapers offend him everyday with 'laziness, nastiness and inaccuracy,' but that he doesn't expect someone to stop it happening, he simply speaks out about it.
Cleese goes on to say that people do not have the right to be 'protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion' as he defends the right of expression for comedians worldwide.
He then quotes psychologist Robin Skynner, saying: 'If people can't control their own emotions then they need to start controlling other people’s behaviour,' as he continues the profound tirade.'
Cleese adds: 'When you're around people who are super-sensitive, you can't relax, be spontaneous as you have no idea what is going to upset them next.
'I’ve been warned recently not to go to university campuses because political correctness has been taken from being a good idea, from "lets not be mean particularly to people who are not able to look after themselves very well", to the point where any kind of criticism of any kind of individual or group can be labelled cruel.
'The whole point about comedy is that all comedy is critical.'
Cleese and the other comedians in Monty Python pushed the boundaries of comedy in the 60s and 70s, and movie Life of Brian - a spoof version of the story of Jesus - offended numerous groups.
However, Cleese vehemently defends the right to speak through comedy, and this is not the first time he has spoken out about political correctness.
In 2014, he argued that it is 'condescending' as it only allows jokes to be made about certain groups while implying others need to be protected.
Speaking to Bill Maher on HBO, the legendary comedian said he used to make jokes about the French and Australians - but if he mentioned Mexicans it was deemed unacceptable.
He also joked that you can make jokes about Muslims, but if you do, 'they kill you'.
From Slavery Reparations to Voter-ID Laws, UN Experts Slam U.S.
Far-Leftist rubbish. Let them turn their energies to criticizing countries that have real human rights abuses -- such as Muslim countries
A trio of U.N. human rights experts ended a fact-finding visit to the United States Friday with a sharp critique of the conditions faced by African-Americans today, and decried the fact that “there has been no real commitment to recognition and reparations” for slavery.
Members of the so-called “U.N. working group of experts on people of African descent” drew a connection between controversial incidents of police shootings of African-Americans to lynching of past years.
“Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynching of the past,” they said a lengthy statement, parts of which were read out at a press briefing in Washington, D.C.
“Impunity for state violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”
In another present/past equation, the experts compared slavery to the incarceration of large numbers of blacks for drugs offenses.
“The devastating impact of the ‘war on drugs’ has led to mass incarceration and is compared to enslavement, due to exploitation and dehumanization of African Americans,” they declared.
The three – French law professor Mireille Fanon Mendes-France, Filipino human rights lawyer Ricardo Sunga and South African legal scholar Sabelo Gumedze – called for a greater emphasis in school curricula on the history of colonization and the transatlantic slave trade.
They also recommended that “monuments, memorials and markers” highlighting the slavery issue be erected, and for federal and state legislation “recognizing the experience of enslavement” to be passed.
Specifically, they called on Congress to pass “The Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.” The legislation, introduced a year ago by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), provides for the establishment of a commission to study the issue and recommend “appropriate remedies.”
The trio’s 20-day visit included time in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Md., Jackson, Miss., Chicago, Ill. And New York City. They met with government officials, lawmakers, civil society representatives, rights activists and families of people killed by police.
Their full report and recommendations will be presented in September to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, but the lengthy preliminary statement provided a good indication of how critical that final report will be.
“The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism, and racial inequality in the U.S. remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” it said.
“Despite substantial changes since the end of the enforcement of Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, ideology ensuring the domination of one group over another, continues to negatively impact the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of African Americans today.
The U.N. experts did voice approval for some policies and initiatives, including the recent executive order aimed at reducing the use of solitary confinement in prisons. And they praised the Affordable Care Act, which they said “has allowed 2.3 million African-American adults to gain medical health insurance.”
But they were highly critical of voter-ID laws, charging that “increased identification requirements in several states served to discriminate [against] minorities such as African-Americans contrary to the spirit of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.”
(During the last presidential election year four years ago, the NAACP approached the HRC in Geneva to complain about what it called “racially-discriminatory election laws.” The HRC includes countries where free elections are unknown, including current members China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.)
The three experts also criticized “stand your ground” laws, alleged racial bias in the criminal justice system and, in general, “systemic” racial discrimination which they said had the effect of denying development to the poorest black communities
“The persistent gap in almost all the human development indicators, such as life expectancy, income and wealth, level of education, housing, employment and labor, and even food security, among African-Americans and the rest of the U.S. population, reflects the level of structural discrimination that creates de facto barriers for people of African descent to fully exercise their human rights,” said part of the report, read out at the briefing by Mendes-France.
The “U.N. working group of experts on people of African descent” was established by the HRC’s now-defunct predecessor, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, following the World Conference against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001.
The Bush administration withdrew from the Durban conference, amid controversy over demands for reparations for slavery and attempts to brand Israel as a racist state.
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.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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