Cowardly Men Attack A Baby With Acid

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    The hunt for the thugs who deliberately hurled acid in the face of a three-year-old boy in Worcester reached London today as three men were arrested 130 miles away in the capital overnight.

    The mother screamed 'what have they done to my baby?' as the child was doused in a corrosive liquid in what police believe was a targeted attack in Britain's safest city on Saturday.

    The toddler suffered serious burns as he sat in his pushchair in a Home Bargains shop on the city's Shrub Hill Retail Park.

    The acid was thrown over him while he was out with his family and a witness said the little boy's mother was holding her head in her hands as she wept outside the shop.

    Following the arrests of three men aged 22, 25 and 26 in London this morning and another of a 39-year-old man in Wolverhampton yesterday, police have now held four people all on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

    Full story here...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...argains-Worcester-Shrub-Hill-Retail-park.html
     
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    The explanation of “man’s inhumanity to man” just doesn’t seem to approach the horrific deed that those men planned and put into action.
    It is a shame perhaps that my own First impulse was that of the old Biblical train of thought of an eye for an eye instead of allowing my heart and prayers to go out for the child and family.

    After much self examination and self admonition, I am still yet reminded that monsters do roam the earth in search of helpless prey in which to destroy.
    They are rarely spontaneous, they plan the desvastation; they have no morals, for morals are practiced by humans; they have no personal strength, for they seek out the helpless and weak.

    How, in a society of ethics and even mediocre morals, can we roust out those who would intentionally do harm and rid ourselves of such monsters?
    Something is indeed missing...............
     
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    I so agree with you @Bobby Cole . Although my heart goes out to the mother and baby..I really, really do believe that there should be an eye for an eye when there's no doubt about guilt, and especially when it comes to such a heinous crime like this.

    I know it's said that 2 wrongs don't make a right..but then I don't think the punishment would be a 'wrong''...and I genuinely feel that if an eye for an eye was meted out by law when guilt is proven beyond any doubt...then we'd see a lot less vile crimes ...
     
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    Do you know if this is immigrant related, Holly? It is horrible whenever the innocent are targeted.
     
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    Although the attackers all seem to be immigrants, there was a mention that it may have been ''immigrant related'' which leads me to wonder if the mother and baby were also immigrants ... but the police seem to have dismissed that theory.. we're bound to learn more in the days to come Don...
     
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    They downplay that issue because they don't want to incite a backlash.
     
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    The US media tries to avoid mentioning the immigration status, or even the nationality when an illegal immigrant commits a shocking crime.
     
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    NO I don't think it's that Don.. we're not like the USA in that sense.. we kind of treat everyone similarly regardless of their race, but the fact remains that a LOT of crime is committed by immigrants here, ..it may not be PC to say so..but it's true. Latest hypothesis is that it's an immigrant feud between 2 families. The police have refused to say whether the Mother and child are also immigrants.. but have put forward that supposition so I suspect they are.. Regardless tho'..it's a horrible act to commit on anyone much less a child, and thankfully they have 4 men under arrest , and hopefully instead of the usual slapped wrists they'll go to jail for life!!
     
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    I don't think it is race as much as how they entered the country that is an issue with immigrants here. I agree with Ken on that issue. Who the victim(s) are is not as important as the motive for the crime to me.
     
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    I'm sickened. This must me among the cruelest crimes of modern days.
     
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    An article I read said that acid attacks in the U.K. are on the rise. Since knives and guns are illegal, it’s pretty much a trend for those seeking to do harm.
    Apparently, the U.K. made it illegal in June to carry any kind of corrosive substance in public or to sell a corrosive substance to anyone under the age of 18.
     
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    They should be waterboarded...……………………… with acid.
     
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    Knives being illegal makes absolutely no difference here. seems like all the yobs and criminals carry them... and although guns are illegal without a permit , they're still relatively easy for those who want to use them for crime... Knives and acid are the most common weapons of choice.. It's just becoming a horrible epidemic in the cities and large towns
     
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    @Shirley Martin
    A shame they could not have been shot like mad dogs, on the spot.
    Frank
     
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