Absence of Conscience

It wish this would happen to a Government minister, rather an a Tory frontbench spokesman. Then something might happen, if it isn’t just completely too late. From the Daily Telegraph:

An MP was stoned by a gang of youths after challenging their behaviour.

Tobias Ellwood spotted the group of 10 teenagers climbing into an elderly woman’s garden and using it as a lavatory.

When he stopped his car and confronted them they responded by hurling missiles at him and delivered a torrent of abuse.

Mr Ellwood, 40, a 6ft 3in ex-soldier, said he was deliberately polite as he asked the youths to leave the garden.

But when he threatened to call the police, four or five of the gang started hurling stones, some of which hit him and his car.

He called the police and officers searched the area but the youths had fled.

The Tory MP, who is shadow minister for tourism, had been driving past a housing estate in his Bournemouth constituency at midnight when he saw the youths getting off a bus.

They were aged between 15 and 17 and had been drinking. The most aggressive person in the group was a girl, he said. “They had no understanding of right and wrong,” he added.

“They couldn’t comprehend why a member of the public should challenge them. It was an eye-opening experience.”

Despite his experience Mr Ellwood said: “I would urge people to confront youths who act in this anti-social way.”

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2 Responses to “Absence of Conscience”

  1. John of Indiana Says:

    He’s lucky. In “my country”, they’d have pulled their guns and “busted a cap in his ass”, just like they see their heroes do on TV and the Big Screen.

    Did you know Indy has had 16 murders in the past 50 days? Glad I don’t live there anymore. I saw 8 White-tail Deer by the roadside on my way home last night.

  2. sol Says:

    Yeah, but they would also have to worry about someone busting a cap on them. You have to remember that even the cops here do not have firearms to protect themselves.

    I’m not surprised about Indy. Seems like there was a rate of just over 100 murders a year when I lived there.


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