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Old Apr 14th 2011, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by weescot View Post
This the Sun and the Mail! Have you never heard the old Fleet street expression "If it bleeds, it leads..."?

Right or wrong, sensational reporting makes money... basic business formula for tabloid journalism.
The 7 days whilst not as blatant as the UK rags suggested the same reason for his death
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Old Apr 14th 2011, 8:44 am
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I've been digging around. Seems a local paper posted the story online, but removed it. He was also arrested for an alcohol related offence, which I don't think has been reported. Either way, he died in police custody which is absolutely sickening.

It would help if these UK rags would report the story in a non-sensational manner, as the way they do it makes people here inclined to disbelieve the story.
Find it hard to see how it could be written about in any other way, maybe he was pissed, maybe he called the police a few names but it doesnt warrant getting the shit beaten out of you with truncheons whilst chained to a chair until your body gives up. And thats not sensationalising it, i've seen and heard things like this with my own eyes and ears. It goes on all the time
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Old Apr 14th 2011, 8:45 am
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id have to disagree, we all know it happens here so why wouldnt we believe it when the colour of skin and passport change?

actually i do know why, self imposed reality as a self defence mechanism is why
There are plenty who do not believe such things. Many people go around in a bubble, no matter their skin colour/passport.

Besides, how many time do we disparage anything from the Daily Malevolent on this board?
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Find it hard to see how it could be written about in any other way, maybe he was pissed, maybe he called the police a few names but it doesnt warrant getting the shit beaten out of you with truncheons whilst chained to a chair until your body gives up. And thats not sensationalising it, i've seen and heard things like this with my own eyes and ears. It goes on all the time
And where did I say he warranted such behaviour? or that such things don't happen?
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Old Apr 14th 2011, 8:50 am
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ison-cell.html

telegraph has it now as well, cant link for the times but its there if you have a suscription
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Old Apr 14th 2011, 8:51 am
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And where did I say he warranted such behaviour? or that such things don't happen?
You didn't, nor did i infer that you did
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Old Apr 14th 2011, 8:53 am
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There are plenty who do not believe such things. Many people go around in a bubble, no matter their skin colour/passport.

Besides, how many time do we disparage anything from the Daily Malevolent on this board?
true, im forever underestimating just how ****ing ignorant people can be


i sometimes wonder though at what level of stupidity machines are needed to assist breathing, am sure some people are scarily close
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Originally Posted by weescot View Post
This the Sun and the Mail! Have you never heard the old Fleet street expression "If it bleeds, it leads..."?

Right or wrong, sensational reporting makes money... basic business formula for tabloid journalism.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ison-cell.html
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One of our very own has experienced Dubai Police interrogation methods.
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wonder if they are even aware about bloody money etc, I they do the latter personally
Isn't blood money only applicable for Muslims? No idea actually .
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Isn't blood money only applicable for Muslims? No idea actually .
don't think so?
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Old Apr 14th 2011, 10:09 am
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Same story - yes. different style of reporting in my view.
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this is really doing the rounds- I've been emailed the link to this story by 5 seperate people!
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Old Apr 14th 2011, 10:24 am
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Default Re: UK man beaten to death?

Blood Money.

I had, but can't find now, the sliding scale applicable in Saudi. It was along the lines of:

A Muslim man: 100 camels
A Muslim woman: 50 camels
A Non-Muslim man: 50 camels
A Non-Muslim woman: 25 camels

I think it slid further. The Supreme Council of Scholars in Saudi Arabia has determined that 100 Camels are worth about SR100k, so say GBP17k. Doesn't sound much.

Regardless, the above is predicated on a court determing that someone was to blame...
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Blood Money.

I had, but can't find now, the sliding scale applicable in Saudi. It was along the lines of:

A Muslim man: 100 camels
A Muslim woman: 50 camels
A Non-Muslim man: 50 camels
A Non-Muslim woman: 25 camels

I think it slid further. The Supreme Council of Scholars in Saudi Arabia has determined that 100 Camels are worth about SR100k, so say GBP17k. Doesn't sound much.

Regardless, the above is predicated on a court determing that someone was to blame...
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