Why Acid Attacks Have Doubled in the UK

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  1. jkcerda Suspended

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    https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/why-acid-attacks-have-doubled-in-the-uk?utm_source=keywee
    that is crazy. put them perps in a rope.
     
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    hack them up and put them there?
     
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    That works too.

    Wheelie Bins have been mentioned as a means of defense in use of force threads in PRSI.
     
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    What the hell is wrong with people.

    Spraying dozens with acid to disfigure them. Gunning down school children. Driving trucks through crowds. Mass beheadings.
     
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    Acid to the face... what a heinous way to injure someone. The poor victims are then permanently disfigured and are reminded every time they look in the mirror.

    I saw an old episode of Law and Order SVU last week where this promiscuous guy/rapist goes around infecting people with HIV. One of his victims sprays with acid in the court room in retribution for raping her and infecting her with HIV.

    I didn't realize how common acid attacks are. Over 400 in the UK last year... that's crazy.
     
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    After this, would not be surprised if ISIS uses it in future attacks.
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    Or the thousands of women acid attacked in ME. :(
     
  8. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Ahem. The Vice article states

    So, let's stop trying to link this to middle easterners, shall we?
     
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    They'll probably use alkaline chemicals, because they only have basic weapons. *rimshot*
     
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    Irrespective of where it may come from it sounds like more of a gang thing now. 66% of the attacks were on men.

    33% of attacks were in Newham in London which only has about 0.5% of the UKs population so I imagine there are some hints to be gained from that.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-39328233
     
  11. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Just as bad.

    This level of world violence is depressing. :(
     
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    Same is happening in Italy, latest case involved Gessica Notaro, a former model. She is so optimist and full of energy, a true inspiration. Boyfriend from Capo Verde was mad that she was breaking with him.


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  13. Zwopple macrumors regular

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    Acid attacks probably never result in "attempted murder" convictions that would come from a brutal assault or a gunshot wound and thus if you want a pretty sure way to ruin someones life and do the least amount of time in prison it's a good option?

    Not advocating at all, they probably need to tweak some laws to make acid attacks as bad on the books as attempted murder, I know I'd rather be shot and lose a limb than take acid to the face.
     
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    Ugh, what a comparison. While I'd rather have neither, I think I'd take acid over a gunshot. A bullet hitting a critical organ or vein can result in nearly certain death. Acid is terrible, painful, and permanent, but I suppose the odds of death are much lower.

    If anything, I think this shows that the UK's strict gun laws do work to some extend. I would think these gangs would use guns and bullets if those were easily available to them. Yes violent criminals will always find a way to be violent, and anyone can be violent with sticks and stones if they have to, but still the fact they aren't using guns is some kind of improvement.
     

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