Dreda Say Mitchell
, the gap-toothed crime novelist, on the recently-departed Duggan:
Meanwhile, it seems some sections of the media are just as much into postcode wars as any gang. Mark Duggan came from Tottenham? That's all they need to know. They scoffed at the notion he might have been a much-loved family man.
He probably was. But the sort of 'family' that loved him showed their true colours at the inquest verdict, didn't they?
No one likes crime, especially its victims; it messes everything up. No one likes hearing what they think are excuses being made for it either. But the truth is that all crime has a backdrop. And in the case of gangs, part of that backdrop is poor communities that have been on a downward curve for decades and are now being expected to pick up the tab for the mistakes of the rich.
I'm sorry? What mistakes? What did 'the rich' do that made Duggan decide to go into drug dealing, other than be able to pay his prices, that is..?
It's perfectly legitimate to demand that individuals from estates take responsibility for what they do. But there are others in our society who should also accept some responsibility.
Yes, you're right there. The entire soft justice system that fails to deal appropriately with the Duggans of this world, for a start...
XX communities that have been on a downward curve for decades and are now being expected to pick up the tab for the mistakes of the rich.XX
Then maybe this arsehole should start having a word with these "rich" people.
Just go to any housing scheme, the rich ones are those dealing to and using the work ethic of those gangs you will find hanging around the local offy.
Ask any Columbian Cartel.
Yup,same old crap, talentless Grauniad hack (black) gets all starry eyed about poor misunderstood (black) thug and waster. Would there have been the same bleating if said shithead had been white? Methinks not.
Until the bleating and handwringing stops, the filth will consider themselves empowered and the mayhem will continue.
I think he's overlooked the fact that those "communities" are on a "downward curve" because of, er, gangs.
Ah yes, Duggan, a beloved family man.
As was my father. He loved a pipe after a hard day's work. I suspect that Duggan did, too. Well, the pipe bit, anyway.
"Ask any Columbian Cartel."
"I think he's overlooked the fact that those "communities" are on a "downward curve" because of, er, gangs."
"Well, the pipe bit, anyway."
I suspect he had enough smarts not to sample the merchandise. The successful one always do...
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