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    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 14th Jul 17, 12:49 PM
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    Bike theft gangs in London
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:49 PM
    Bike theft gangs in London 14th Jul 17 at 12:49 PM
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40604002

    This has gone on for far too long, almost 10 years, the authorities letting this gang of kids get away with doing whatever they like, its developed from just stealing motorbikes (which is why i'm posting here) and riding around with total impunity, to robbing people by throwing acid in their faces.

    Videos online show them riding without number plates, running red lights IN FRONT of the Police and the Police doing nothing at all to stop them (hands tied by political correctness).

    Bikers have protested numerous times, the press has kept it under wraps and now the BBC have finally broken silence, but only because it's stepped up to affecting more than just the working classes.

    Something has to be done........
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    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 14th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
    Bikers have protested numerous times, the press has kept it under wraps and now the BBC have finally broken silence, but only because it's stepped up to affecting more than just the working classes.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Please explain.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 14th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40604002

    This has gone on for far too long, almost 10 years, the authorities letting this gang of kids get away with doing whatever they like, its developed from just stealing motorbikes (which is why i'm posting here) and riding around with total impunity, to robbing people by throwing acid in their faces.

    Videos online show them riding without number plates, running red lights IN FRONT of the Police and the Police doing nothing at all to stop them (hands tied by political correctness).

    Bikers have protested numerous times, the press has kept it under wraps and now the BBC have finally broken silence, but only because it's stepped up to affecting more than just the working classes.

    Something has to be done........
    Originally posted by Strider590
    More likely "Health and Safety" . What has Class got to do with it?
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 14th Jul 17, 2:04 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:04 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:04 PM
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40604002

    This has gone on for far too long, almost 10 years, the authorities letting this gang of kids get away with doing whatever they like, its developed from just stealing motorbikes (which is why i'm posting here) and riding around with total impunity, to robbing people by throwing acid in their faces.

    Videos online show them riding without number plates, running red lights IN FRONT of the Police and the Police doing nothing at all to stop them -(hands tied by political correctness).

    Bikers have protested numerous times, the press has kept it under wraps and now the BBC have finally broken silence, but only because it's stepped up to affecting more than just the working classes.

    Something has to be done........
    Originally posted by Strider590
    You're yet again making yourself look stupid by being illinformed. It's nothing to do with political correctness and all down to the pursuit policy.
    • Mobeer
    • By Mobeer 14th Jul 17, 2:14 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:14 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:14 PM
    It's to do with this death:
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/28/london-teenager-henry-hicks-died-police-police-chase-coroner
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 14th Jul 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:34 PM
    The policy of not pursuing a rider who isn't wearing a helmet is much older than that. This report is from 2010.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11211260
    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 14th Jul 17, 3:08 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:08 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:08 PM
    it's stepped up to affecting more than just the working classes.
    Maybe this ...
    Martin Lewis had his phoned pinched by one of these gangs this week (or was it last week)
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 14th Jul 17, 3:35 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:35 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:35 PM
    Please explain.
    Originally posted by Car 54
    Because the BBC ain't interested if it's only happening to the average tax payer?

    As for the policy on not chasing criminals on bikes, well isn't it time that changed?

    I know the bike community are considering setting up bait bikes and taking the law into their own hands, THAT is how bad it's getting.
    Last edited by Strider590; 14-07-2017 at 3:37 PM.
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    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 14th Jul 17, 4:09 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 4:09 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 4:09 PM
    Because the BBC ain't interested if it's only happening to the average tax payer?
    Originally posted by Strider590
    What? Like this?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39705194 - Collage Lecturer.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40570602 - Student.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40417189 - School girl.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-40406471 - Journalist.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-40508069 - Normal working bloke.

    Ok, not all tax payers but you get the gist and I believe that the only victim specifically referred to in your linked attack is a delivery driver.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 14th Jul 17, 4:35 PM
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    Because the BBC ain't interested if it's only happening to the average tax payer?

    As for the policy on not chasing criminals on bikes, well isn't it time that changed?


    I know the bike community are considering setting up bait bikes and taking the law into their own hands, THAT is how bad it's getting.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    No, it's about time the law was changed.

    If the police follow a motorcyclist who then dies, why should the police officers but a suspect in a death by dangerous driving investigation?
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 14th Jul 17, 4:39 PM
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    Because the BBC ain't interested if it's only happening to the average tax payer?

    As for the policy on not chasing criminals on bikes, well isn't it time that changed?

    I know the bike community are considering setting up bait bikes and taking the law into their own hands, THAT is how bad it's getting.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    For a company not interested in the average tax payer, the BBC devotes an inordinate amount of programming to helping the consumer.

    You also said "the press has kept it under wraps", which suggests a conspiracy theory (Surely not?).

    Have you any evidence that all the previous victims were working class (whatever that means) and that this has now changed?

    If we consider "wealth" instead of "class", it has always been the case that criminals tend to steal from those better off than themselves. The reasons are obvious.
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 14th Jul 17, 5:17 PM
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    No, it's about time the law was changed.

    If the police follow a motorcyclist who then dies, why should the police officers but a suspect in a death by dangerous driving investigation?
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    Would the compensation culture be a factor as well?
    I mean would the officers be liable to being sued by the "victims" familes( or scrotes being non PC )
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 14th Jul 17, 5:53 PM
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    Would the compensation culture be a factor as well?
    I mean would the officers be liable to being sued by the "victims" familes( or scrotes being non PC )
    Originally posted by treboeth
    I doubt it as they'd probably not have the funds for a private prosecution. The fact the little darling on the stolen bike was also driving dangerously would put a percentage of the blame on him.

    But then why should the officers put themselves in that position? It's a lump of metal and is should be insured against theft.
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 14th Jul 17, 5:55 PM
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    I doubt it as they'd probably not have the funds for a private prosecution. The fact the little darling on the stolen bike was also driving dangerously would put a percentage of the blame on him.

    But then why should the officers put themselves in that position? It's a lump of metal and is should be insured against theft.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    I hope no one suggest the police marksmen be given the opportunity for target practice on the little darlings
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 14th Jul 17, 6:32 PM
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    What? Like this?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39705194 - Collage Lecturer.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40570602 - Student.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40417189 - School girl.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-40406471 - Journalist.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-40508069 - Normal working bloke.

    Ok, not all tax payers but you get the gist and I believe that the only victim specifically referred to in your linked attack is a delivery driver.
    Originally posted by RichardD1970
    The British Brainwashing Corporation is hardly a beacon of impartiality.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 14th Jul 17, 6:53 PM
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    I hope no one suggest the police marksmen be given the opportunity for target practice on the little darlings
    Originally posted by treboeth
    That'll never happen as they're slowly being phased out due to cutbacks.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 14th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
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    What? Like this?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39705194 - Collage Lecturer.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40570602 - Student.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40417189 - School girl.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-40406471 - Journalist.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-40508069 - Normal working bloke.

    Ok, not all tax payers but you get the gist and I believe that the only victim specifically referred to in your linked attack is a delivery driver.
    Originally posted by RichardD1970
    You're links are about acid attacks, the thread and the OP's comment is about motorbike jackings and thefts.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 14th Jul 17, 7:29 PM
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40604002

    This has gone on for far too long, almost 10 years, the authorities letting this gang of kids get away with doing whatever they like, its developed from just stealing motorbikes (which is why i'm posting here) and riding around with total impunity, to robbing people by throwing acid in their faces.

    Videos online show them riding without number plates, running red lights IN FRONT of the Police and the Police doing nothing at all to stop them (hands tied by political correctness).

    Bikers have protested numerous times, the press has kept it under wraps and now the BBC have finally broken silence, but only because it's stepped up to affecting more than just the working classes.

    Something has to be done........
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Do you have any useful suggestions?
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 14th Jul 17, 9:25 PM
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    The British Brainwashing Corporation is hardly a beacon of impartiality.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    I never said they were, but you said

    Because the BBC ain't interested if it's only happening to the average tax payer?
    and I find, in a couple of minutes, half a dozen articles by the BBC about attacks on "normal people".

    You're links are about acid attacks, the thread and the OP's comment is about motorbike jackings and thefts.
    Originally posted by Johno100
    The OP's link is about the London acid attacks, no mention of motorbike jackings.

    Maybe he ought to be clearer in what he wants discussing, acid attacks or motorbike jackings instead of intertwining the two.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 14th Jul 17, 9:36 PM
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    The OP's link is about the London acid attacks, no mention of motorbike jackings.

    Maybe he ought to be clearer in what he wants discussing, acid attacks or motorbike jackings instead of intertwining the two.
    Originally posted by RichardD1970
    There might be a clue in the thread title.

    They used acid as an incapacitant in an attempt to steal the motorbike, seems pretty clear to me.
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