Tag Archives: yobs

On Harry Brown

27 Nov

Instead of enjoying nice warm pieces of turkey smothered in cranberry sauce and gravy (of the Mang Tomas kind), I ended up spending Thanksgiving night at the cinemas. I was disappointed to not get tickets to see “Paranormal Activity,” so I settled for “Harry Brown” instead. Dare I say this has to be one of the best films I’ve seen all year? I like the theme of revenge and taking back one’s neighborhood that is evident throughout the film, where groups of yobs have a council estate in London under siege. 

Harry Brown (portrayed by the great Michael Caine) represents a guy who just wants to live quietly to become a vigilante, Charles Bronsonesque hero of the 21st-century. Take that you yob scum! 

It’s no ordinary revenge film, and I’m not in the business to spoil it for you, but watch the film if you have the chance.

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Victim Support. Please.

13 Nov

As I was heading out to the newsroom today to finish up a couple of articles, I got a letter that I expected was from the police. It turns out that the national Victim Support sympathizing with me and asking me to give them a call. I was attacked for no reason, and all you can give me is a letter of sympathy? I wonder if I was a taxpayer in this country if this is money well spent.

The police’s lack of response, despite the fact that this attack was unprovoked and left me with a bruise below my right eye, shows that the police need to respond better to the needs of its community. If the police don’t do their job, people will live in fear, and yobs will rule mercilessly on Britain’s streets. Victim support is secondary. All I want is the stupid yob to be caught so we can all move on.