Mirror reports Antigua victims were “tortured”
Below is a follow-up story in today’s Mirror on the Antigua murders, which we discuss at length here. However, according to today’s London Times, there’s no basis for the report of a London “tabloid” (i.e. the Mirror) that the couple were tortured or that Benjamin Mullany’s leg was bashed prior to his shooting. But the Times lowers its own credibility by referring to the event as a “robbery gone wrong.” There should be zero tolerance for this nihilistic phrase which has the effect of removing the quality of moral judgment from both the robbery and the murder. “Robbery gone wrong” is meant to suggest that the criminals intended an armed robbery, not a murder, and that an armed robbery is not so bad, but that somehow the event got out of hand and they ended up, against their own intention, killing people. It just happened, don’t you know. It’s just one of those unfortunate things that just keep happening to people, especially to black people who never had a break. But of course when criminals commit armed robbery they are prepared to kill their victims. That’s why they’re armed. The readiness to murder, and the likeliness of murder, are even more evident when the criminals break into their victims’ residence and hold them at gun point.
However, this below sentence from the Times’ story may put in different perspective the VFR discussion about how dangerous black countries are. Were the Mullanys as careless as they have been blamed for being? :
The first killing of a tourist in a decade has rocked the island, which depends on tourism for 75% of its economy.Here’s the Mirror’s story.
Antigua honeymoon murder: Newlyweds were tortured for 20 minutes
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 30, 2008 05:27 PM | Send