Re: crime in big cities and Europe

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 08:29:11 MDT

On Tue, Jun 20, 2000 at 09:48:27AM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> BTB: I just noticed they found a truck with 48 bodies in it in England. Will
> those be classified as 'accidental' deaths or is someone actually going to be
> prosecuted for it? Will they now be passing a ban on trucks due to their role as
> tools of mass murder?

58 bodies. The two survivors are under police guard while the cops
try to track down the gangsters they believe were running the illegal
immigration ring and thought packing 62 people in an airtight container
in a heat wave was a good idea.

You'll note that the dead were illegal immigrants trying to get into the
UK. It's also worth knowing that more people emigrate from the UK every
year than immigrate. Do I need to make the obvious point about
immigration laws being inhumane and a generally bad idea?

-- Charlie

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