31 December, 2010
Send 3s 4d, we're going to a dance
Killers were known to police for links to far-right group and football violence"... links to the far-right English Defence league ..."
Two murderers of a vulnerable Lincoln man had links to the far-right English Defence League, according to police.
Daryll Jones, 17, and Mark Jackson, 21, were two of the top targets in Lincolnshire Police's attempts to ban people from the Sincil Bank area on Lincoln City match days.
They were identified by football intelligence officers along with ten others in Operation Argyll.
As reported in the Echo, this operation aims to use civil football banning orders to stop people hanging around with suspected troublemakers.
But the cases against Jones and Jackson, of Yarborough Road, Lincoln, were put on hold after they were arrested on suspicion of killing football enthusiast Shaun Rossington.
Asperger’s sufferer Shaun, 21, of Dunkirk Road, was found to have suffered more than 40 injuries. He was punched, kicked and stamped on during the attack on grassland, off Searby Road, on June 3.
So where does this come from? Further down the piece, we read:
Lincolnshire Police football intelligence officer PC Karl Williams said:Hmm, a bit tendentious, that. We've gone from the policeman's tentative "some indications" to the reporter's definite "had links to". And the latter is in the opening sentence; a fair number of readers will skim the headline and the first few sentences before moving on.
"We started to get information on these two every time Lincoln City had a game and there were some indications they were connected to the English Defence League."
The report is now picked up by the fragrant Nick Lowles at Hate Not Hope, who blogs:
Killers were EDL supportersNote how the murder and the tentative suspicion of a "link to the EDL" have now become centrally associated. Note how Lowles boldly generalizes from this tenuous association — a couple of individuals who might or might not have been sympathetic to the aims of the EDL — to a broad and assertive slur against the EDL as a whole. All EDLers, he seems to imply, are barely-restrained fascists, racists, drug dealers, thugs and murderers.
Day by day the true nature of the English Defence League is becoming clearer. Alongside fascists, racists, drug dealers and football hooligans we now have murderers.
It has been reported that two of the murderers of a vulnerable Lincoln man had links to the English Defence League.
Daryll Jones, 17, and Mark Jackson, 21, were also two known football hooligans and the target of a police operation to ban troublemakers linked to Lincoln City FC..
Jones and Jackson, of Yarborough Road, Lincoln, were convicted of killing football enthusiast and Asperger's sufferer Shaun Rossington. The victim, who suffered from Aspergers, was kicked and beaten to death in June. He suffered more than 40 separate injuries in the attack.
This is just the latest criminality linked to followers of the EDL and says much about the organisation.
So let's see if I've got the hang of this then, Nick. If a couple of "Asians" in Oldham are sent down for grooming and pimping underage White schoolgirls, then I can assume that all "Asians" are pædophiles and pimps, can I?
I wonder what the police officer's "some indications" actually were. Saw one of them in a cast-off EDL-branded hoodie perchance? Which he'd probably nicked anyway.
Amazing what you can achieve with a spot of barefaced spin, innit.
'So let's see if I've got the hang of this then, Nick. If a couple of "Asians" in Oldham are sent down for grooming and pimping underage White schoolgirls, then I can assume that all "Asians" are pædophiles and pimps, can I?'
Of course you can't- horses for courses; different rules apply when the offender is from a designated victim group, such as 'Asians', 'Muslims', 'Travellers' or 'Blacks'. Inductive generalisations in these cases amounts to 'negative stereotyping', and will get you banished to the first circle of PC hell.