why isn't this being called armed robbery and treated appropriately?
As officers battle an epidemic of moped
muggings, police are now warning the public not to stand on a curb or
street corner with their phone in their hand or risk having it torn from
their grasp by thugs who can sell on a single handset for £100.
Part of the problem is noted in the third paragraph:
to 50,000 offences a year are being committed by thieves on scooters
and mopeds in the capital, while some teenage thieves are being arrested
up to 80 times but not sent to jail.
What's that? Why 'armed robbery'?
The warning come after a spate of muggings in central London, with riders using weapons such as machetes and hammers to intimidate and injure their victims as they try and snatch their mobile phones.
So much for the 'We don't have your violent crimes in Britain!' bullshit.
Also note that being found in possession of a cartridge without a permit- or bringing a found firearm to the police to turn it in- can get you thrown in prison, these little shits aren't going to jail?
More reason to be so damned glad some of my ancestors got the hell out of those islands.