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1 Acid Attacks on Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:21 am

Please sign this petition because acid attacks need to stop, now.

https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-prohibit-the-purchase-of-acid-to-those-without-a-licence

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/30/acid-attack-hospital-admissions-have-almost-doubled-in-last-10-years

Late-2015, "Acid attack hospital admissions have almost doubled in last 10 years
Data obtained by the Guardian shows a worrying rise in assaults using corrosive substances, while many incidents still go unreported"

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/sharp-rise-in-number-of-acid-attacks-in-london-met-reveals-a3494816.html


Additionally, nearly all research stressed the need for stricter regulation of acid sales to combat this social issue.

Regulation of acid sales[edit]
A positive correlation has been observed between acid attacks and ease of acid purchase.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_throwing

Why are criminals turning to acid for attacks?
Murders, gang attacks and rapes have all used acid - with criminals seeing it as an easy and devastating weapon.

http://news.sky.com/story/why-are-criminals-turning-to-acid-for-attacks-10948164


A former gang member from east London has said using acid to carry out attacks is a “win-win” because there is no penalty if you are caught with the chemicals.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/former-east-london-gang-member-says-using-acid-to-carry-out-attacks-is-a-winwin-a3593881.html

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2 Re: Acid Attacks on Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:41 am

Those determined enough will distill car battery acid, or use an alkali like sodium hydroxide.

It's also possible to make concentrated hydrochloric acid from salt and ammonia + distillation.

Still that'll mean a percentage end up maiming themselves in the process...


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3 Re: Acid Attacks on Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:03 am

This does seem to be a predominately a problem with the asian community, but it is beginning to spread to wider use. I wonder why that is though. I`m guessing it may just have been a popular form of dirty fighting in the middle east. Been quite a large number of acid attacks in India as of late too.

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4 Re: Acid Attacks on Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:19 am

Genkimonk wrote:This does seem to be a predominately a problem with the asian community, but it is beginning to spread to wider use. I wonder why that is though. I`m guessing it may just have been a popular form of dirty fighting in the middle east. Been quite a large number of acid attacks in India as of late too.


Did you read the OP's contribution at all, or just the thread title?


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5 Re: Acid Attacks on Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:02 am

I read it, but i've been reading a lot of articles on this recently, and it just seems to be most of the victims and or people carrying it out are from the asian community, at least in the articles I've seen.

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6 Re: Acid Attacks on Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:06 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4729682/Police-called-acid-attack-East-London.html#comments

Another acid attack in London. Incidentaally. looks like they targeted some muslim/middle eastern people again judging by the pictures. Possibly a racist attack.

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8 Re: Acid Attacks on Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:08 pm

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9 Re: Acid Attacks on Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:04 pm

https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/893478929851453440

Sadiq Khan‏Verified account @SadiqKhan 23h23 hours ago
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Acid attacks are callous and horrific. There will be zero-tolerance of these attacks across our city.

Now it's zero tolerance - what about the doubling of attacks over the last ten years?

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