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Teenagers attack a Polish deli in Trowbridge, UK


incubus 1 | 146  
20 Apr 2008 /  #1
thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines/display.var.2210644.0.teenagers_charged_over_polish_shop_attack.php

Attack on Polish Deli - Teenagers caught

THREE teenagers have been charged with racially motivated criminal damage following an incident in Trowbridge.

Two windows at the Polish Deli in Roundstone Street were smashed with bricks early on Saturday morning.

CCTV operators caught the attack on camera and alerted police to the incident.

where`s noimmigration?
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
20 Apr 2008 /  #2
why have you posted it here ?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
20 Apr 2008 /  #3
Why not? We shouldn't turn a blind eye to what is brewing up
OP incubus 1 | 146  
20 Apr 2008 /  #4
oh shite, sorry. should have posted it in the polonia in australia section. @_@
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
20 Apr 2008 /  #5
I am just curious about the motives because she is Polish.
OP incubus 1 | 146  
20 Apr 2008 /  #6
i`m just the messanger, no motives behind it.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
20 Apr 2008 /  #7
Owners should sue local police and authorities for not being abel to stop xenophobia, human rights violation, racism, UN resolutions, EU minority rights protection laws etc. If done well they could make big money... Less sophisticated solution - buy baseball bats.
Mister H 11 | 761  
20 Apr 2008 /  #8
A very bad state of affairs, especially as it was the second time in a week.

The shop owner's insurance will probably go up as a result and he's losing custom if he can't trade.

They also mention "rising tensions" and extra policing. Very sad.
OP incubus 1 | 146  
20 Apr 2008 /  #9
sad indeed. makes me wonder if daily mail and that documentary on channel 4 had anything to do with it. these were only kids (16 and 18 years old) and i wonder what made them do it.

grzegorz, lol @ baseball bats.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
20 Apr 2008 /  #10
THREE teenagers have been charged with racially motivated criminal damage following an incident in Trowbridge.

stupidity at its best..

There is no excuse for this kind of behavior.
PinkJewel  
20 Apr 2008 /  #11
these were only kids (16 and 18 years old) and i wonder what made them do it.

Well, you kind of answered your own question there. Other influences made them do it, whether it's the sources you suggest or that they've taken on the opinions of peers or family members. At those ages they have no reason to dislike Polish people other than they were "told" to by whatever source. That doesn't mean they were "told" to smash the shop up of course...
ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
20 Apr 2008 /  #12
I wouldn't totally put this down to racism. The report states 'early on Saturday morning' which is late Friday night which almost certainly means alcohol fuelled insanity. British teenagers vandalise a wide variety of business just through a mix of boredom and stupidity.

Polish/Baltic/Slovaks are often referred to as 'Kosovo's' (not Kosovans!) whilst anyone from between Turkey and Burma is a 'Paki'.
At some level the media zenophobia is creating a tacit approval for such behaviour but lets not think any of these cretins ever read anything, ever.
PinkJewel  
20 Apr 2008 /  #13
No, you're right, alcohol and lack of supervision is a huge part in this. It was the second time in one week that this deli was attacked. Probably the same teens involved in both. Can't think why else the police wouldn't release them all...good they were caught on CCTV, not very bright then. Good they managed to get a whole...400 metres away before getting caught. A lot of thought went into that crime then... :/
noimmigration  
21 Apr 2008 /  #14
look at this terrible news,

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7358197.stm

Pole subjected to 'racist attack'
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
21 Apr 2008 /  #15
"racist" attacks? Was it Pakistani's or Blacks that beat him up?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
21 Apr 2008 /  #16
the term "racial discrimination" shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life. '

UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,
Mister H 11 | 761  
21 Apr 2008 /  #17
*Scanning post for a hint of sarcasm*

"racist" attacks? Was it Pakistani's or Blacks that beat him up?

Assuming they didn't know he was Polish before they stuck the boot in, saying it was racially motivated is just to help the crime get the headlines.

However, assault is assault. The guy's wounds aren't going to heal any quicker whether it was racially motivated or not.

They should still chuck these thugs in the slammer for a couple of years regardless of the motivation.

We're far too lenient on criminals like this.
ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
21 Apr 2008 /  #18
There was a Latvian kid who worked at the same place as myself, Artjoms, he was punched and knocked down, banging his head on the edge of the kerb. It resulted in his death. He was 21 or 22 years old.

The real irony is that the 'True Brit' who punched him had never had a job, never paid tax, just collected state benefits his entire adult life.

It will be taxes from people like Artjoms that pay the £600 per week it will cost to keep this idiot locked up for the next two years (he got four).

I know who I'd rather have in this country.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
21 Apr 2008 /  #20
he was punched and knocked down, banging his head on the edge of the kerb. It resulted in his death. He was 21 or 22 years old.

What goes around, comes around... sooner or later.
IronsE11 2 | 442  
21 Apr 2008 /  #21
I wish that were true.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
21 Apr 2008 /  #22
I think that the saddest thing is that I grew up near Trowbridge, and while there were always a couple of "village idiots" it was generally a bit of a chilled out kind of place.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
21 Apr 2008 /  #23
This country is getting more and more racist. I predict an eruption at some point. It's the government's fault. It's this mass immigration. Tolerance has its limits. Nobody should blame the migrants but instead they should blame the government. It's not just this Polish restaurant that was trashed up. They're petrol bombing mosques, leaving pigs feet and turd on the pathway to mosques. They're throwing bricks through muslims windows.
Kilkline 1 | 689  
21 Apr 2008 /  #24
I read the bit about a shop window being smashed in a small town in England but I seem to have overlooked the part about impending armageddon and rivers of blood.
OP incubus 1 | 146  
22 Apr 2008 /  #25
that pay the £600 per week it will cost to keep this idiot locked up for the next two years (he got four).
I know who I'd rather have in this country.

four years? that`s a joke.
morals  
27 Apr 2008 /  #26
i think if nearly a million british came to poland u wud get more than the odd broken window i think this country is tolerant but decadent
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
28 Apr 2008 /  #27
decadent

please elaborate....

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