(Update 26th June 2017, I’m afraid the young lady lied, she wasn’t abducted)
Over the past two years and 3 WP blogs I have always tried to be positive amusing and light hearted, good or bad and f#ck me some Posts were excruciatingly bad!!! I’ve tried my best to entertain hence I’ve stayed clear of Politics, War, Religion and all that’s wrong with the world!!!
I NO longer watch the News because I can NO longer stomach fighting killing and war in Syria! I can’t cope with watching more rail accidents, plane crashes and multiple car pileups on fog bound motorways! I’ve had enough of murders, sick paedophiles, pensioners beaten and robbed of savings! I’ve had my fill of BREXIT doom stories a future where we’ll all be unemployed, poor and finished! I’ve had enough of hearing about Hillary and Trump, I live in England for f#cks sake! …………. not forgetting evil inhumane ISIS…………. I’ve had my fill of horror stories.
I better stop at this point hadn’t I! And I ask is putting ones head in the proverbial sand cowardice or just a means of coping? I really honestly don’t know anymore.
So why do you feel the need to write a first serious Post Andrew? Well Wednesday last something awful happened in Oxford which has rocked my home City to the core and already changed the way people go about their daily lives……possibly for evermore?
Remember my introduction, the one where I try to be cheerful in both my Post and comment replies because that makes me feel happy and hopefully you also, well today I really felt like sharing this awful local News story ……… two days ago I watched the News and felt physically sick!……… That poor girl I feel so sorry for her and her family.
Two days ago at 8:25am a 14 year old girl walking to school in Oxford was abducted from a pavement by two men driving a silver Volkswagen saloon car, taken to a local field and brutally raped………. then four hours later she was found banging on residents front doors in a Housing Estate only a Mile from where she was snatched…………………consequently fear has enveloped the City, the two men are still at large and everyone knows this could happen again, for Christ’s sake a car pulled off the Street and the driver snatched a child it could happen to anyone!……………I feel so sorry for that poor family.
Where an earth does Britain go next? Will a fear of abduction be the new normality?
If I was a betting man I’d say there’s (hopefully) a good chance of catching these 2 men simply because the crime is so horrendous and the fact EVERYONE is sickened by it, this child abduction affects everyone……. and fingers crossed authorities will find them!
The Police are appealing for cyclists to examine video from their helmet cameras, likewise drivers their dashboard cameras, and retail businesses are being asked to check video taken from outside their shop doorways………but here’s a question, I thought 24hour video surveillance was supposed to do away with crime altogether? We were told everyone filming everyone else whether via Government or by the public with their cell phone cameras was meant to end crime forever? That’s what we’ve been led to believe these recent years! I don’t think I’m getting carried away with an exaggeration, we been told CCTV will make Communities safer. NOT feel safer, no I mean actually physically safer!!!
And not forgetting cameras attached to Drones and in the sky!!!!!!!!!!!
You’ve heard the phrase ‘Big Brother Is Watching you’. Commit a crime and someone will capture you on film thieving beating or driving without care or intention…………video will put an end to crime so we’re told………… everyone will understand if they do something illegal then they’ll DEFINATELY be captured on film red handed and go straight to jail, and if you stretch that argument even further no one will commit crime because they KNOW they WILL be caught!
Isn’t that a modern day adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Novel Catch 22?
I’ve been out today and my Town is palpably different….. the Streets are empty of people.
Perhaps I overstate my case, I understand crime will never cease because there are evil people in the World but I can’t help thinking the Public has been conned by an unwritten promise! Constant CCTV surveillance hasn’t made Britain a safer place, it hasn’t stopped the wicked horrific crime of a child be snatched off the pavement in broad daylight………I can tell you for fact 8:25am Wednesday morning Oxford was busy and awash with CCTV yet a wicked crime is unsolved.
On a more comforting note we’re informed the young girl is in Hospital being cared for by Specialist Police Officers and hopefully they’ll catch these 2 white men.