Am I Horrible?


#5

^^ quite harsh.

but then we’re all pissed off with living in fear of our bikes being stolen.


#6

#7

I have to admit that’s the way I see it too - but we don’t know, this is an unusual one and there is probably a lot more to this story to come out.

Tragic loss of a young life.


#8

Yes, yes you are.

For one thing the BBC story only said " the moped had been involved in a crash with a car" and you automatically decide that he hit the car and rode off with no basis at all to reach that conclusion.

Every other report says the car rammed his moped. And according to the latest ITV report the police say that “Everything that we have learned about this attack so far indicates it was targeted and intent on lethal force from the outset.”

Aside from his riding illegally I have not seen anything to suggest any wrong doing on his part to cause what happened. Nor is it even clear if they literally do mean a moped, as in the legal definition, rather than a scooter.

So to jump to all the conclusions you did, to consider it perfectly reasonable to make those assumptions — that if they stabbed him that he must be the bad guy and they must have been entirely innocent and provoked into doing so — and to think it acceptable to assault him, then yes. Those things definitely make you horrible.


#9

You may be right. You may be wrong.

Either way, to jump to conclusions and to decide he ‘deserved it’ is pretty tasteless. I’d use far stronger words than horrible tbh.

(You did ask :slight_smile:)


#10

Always thought I was a cold bstrd tbh
I still think it will be gang or drug related though. Not too far from me, there are youths about his age, riding around on mopeds and slashing people, mugging them or generally bullying the general public, so forgive me for coming to conclusions.


#11

From the BBC:

The family of London teenager Jayden Moodie say he was not linked to gangs and was “murdered in cold blood”.
Jayden Moodie, 14, was stabbed to death by attackers who knocked him off a moped in Bickley Road on Tuesday in what police believe was a targeted attack.
The teenager had moved from Nottingham to London with his mum six months ago for a “new start”.
No arrests have been made over Jayden’s death, the Met Police has said.


#12

No, no you’re not.
A perfectly natural response given what’s been going on recently.
A picture of the lad in the papers today show him with his scooter and making gun gestures.


#13

His family are hardly going to tell the world that he was a little rascal though are they.
I dont know any well behaved 14yr olds who knock about on a moped at night.


#14

The picture of him the news sites are using:

The picture of him from a tribute video:


#15

Wonder why that was necessary? Maybe some people he ran away from in Nottingham caught up with him?


#16

There appears to be a little confusion at the moment as to when you can legally ride a MoPed on the road.

We hope our little ‘Infographic’ thing helps.


#17

Came to ask that exact question. You beat me to it.


#18

strong text


#19

From the bbc report

Kerry-Ann Honeygahn told the BBC how a few weeks ago, her friend took a knife away from the boy.

And he had a youth social worker in Nottingham ,this kid was no angel.


#20

and I stand by my original comment.
To be honest, it was pretty obvious that he was a scally


#21

It’s hard to know what to believe these days. That pic of the masked bloke on the scooter shows someone with very adult looking heavy legs for a fourteen year old, certainly much chunkier than the skinny kid wearing the orange top in the other pic.

Call me a cynic but there is so much disinformation out there these days I not longer subscribe to “photographs don’t lie”.


#22

Don’t think you’re horrible. Reading about a 14 year old moped kid getting stabbed is bound to bring up the current stereotype of scrotes. Though I didn’t jump to conclusions when I read the story. If what me groovy posted is true, then disgust at the BBC for reporting a subjective account of this 14 year old. Hell, why didnt the BBC mention that driving a moped at 14 is illegal to start with???


#23

Since been confirmed that he was riding a stolen moped.
If he stole my bike (or was riding my bike stolen), I am pretty sure I couldn’t give two monkeys what happened to him.
Id actually be more bothered that my bike was damaged.


#24

Well. A 14 year old, knife wielding, scrote was killed after crashing his stolen scooter. Fuck the biased media reporting and hope more scrotes meet their destiny before innocent bystanders get hurt.