Knives on crime spree across Britain

Another local British paper, This Is Nottingham, reported yesterday:

A 15-year-old boy was slashed across the chest with a blade as he walked to school.

The pupil at Nottingham Emmanuel School, in West Bridgford, was attacked as he walked from the Meadows area at 8.30am yesterday.

Police confirmed the attack happened in woodland near Main Road, Wilford, after the boy had crossed the Toll Bridge.

So, nobody slashed the boy, he “was slashed across the chest with a blade,” as though the blade did it. No one attacked him, he “was attacked.” There was no one who committed the attack, the attack “happened.”

The story continues:

Police are hunting for three black males in their late teens wearing black hooded tops.

They hit the boy over the head before slashing him as he tried to defend himself.

It’s not until the fifth paragraph of the article that an active agent, “they,” identified as “three black males,” enters the scene and is described actually committing the knife attack. But the reporter, as though shocked at his slip into the active voice, not to mention his racial description of the attackers, immediately reverts to an even more elaborate exercise in the passive voice:

The boy told officers he saw a shiny blade and was slashed across the chest before escaping to his school nearby, bloodied and in shock.

He “saw the shiny blade and was slashed.” It’s as though the blade was just hanging there in the air by itself and committed the act of slashing on its own accord.

Indeed, did not Macbeth encounter such a knife just before killing King Duncan?

Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.
Thou marshall’st me the way that I was going;
And such an instrument I was to use.
Mine eyes are made the fools o’ the other senses,
Or else worth all the rest; I see thee still,
And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood,
Which was not so before.

What a dagger! It offers itself to Macbeth, it escapes from his grip, it reappears, it marshals Macbeth toward the act of murder, and it even goes off and kills someone and comes back covered with gouts of blood, all without any human agent doing anything. Surely it was such a blade that the Nottingham boy “saw” in front of him (all by itself, with no human being holding and brandishing the knife) before he was “slashed” by it.

The article continues:

Emergency services were called by staff and the boy was taken to hospital for treatment. He was discharged after receiving internal and external stitches.

Police said robbery was not a factor. They are working with the school and Nottingham City Council to determine a motive.

Head teacher at Nottingham Emmanuel School, Carol Fearria, said: “The Emmanuel school community was very concerned to learn one of our pupils was assaulted near the embankment before he arrived at school.

“The pupil is at home with his family and he is keen to return to school. We expect him to be well enough to return shortly.

“Incidents like this are exceedingly rare and I would like to reassure parents and pupils this would appear to be an isolated incident.”

“Incidents like this are exceedingly rare…” But Detective Inspector Mick Foote, in charge of the case of kidnapping, rape, and torture carried out by a group of blacks against a white couple in London, said exactly the same thing, as quoted in the entry posted just before this one. Foote said:

“However, I would like to reassure the public that such crimes are very rare.”

Get the impression that the “authorities” are not seeking to protect the public from danger, but to convince the public that there is no danger, to prevent them from having any normal reaction to violent racial crime in their midst? Which raises an interesting question: How many savage assaults against whites must blacks carry out every week, or rather every day, before they cease being exceedingly rare? Five a day? Ten a day? Fifty a day? At what point will society begin to recognize that black violence against whites is black violence against whites?

The Nottingham story concludes:

Residents in nearby Coronation Avenue, a leafy area which is used as a shortcut for youngsters from The Meadows and Wilford, have expressed shock.

Portfolio holder for Children’s Services at Nottingham City Council, Coun David Mellen, said: “We will be assisting the police and the school in any way we can.”

A Notts Police spokesman said: “Police are looking for three people in connection with an assault on Friday morning.

“A 15-year-old boy was left with a slash wound across his chest which required treatment at the Queen’s Medical Centre.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Meadows Police Station on 0115 948 2999, extension 6464, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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LA writes:

In a follow up to this entry, an account of the assassination of Julius Caesar is quoted in which the active voice is avoided.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 21, 2009 08:45 PM | Send

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