The Other Croydon

At the #WeStandTogether Gathering against hate crime gathering on 11 April organised by the Council at Croydon Voluntary Action politicians and others emphasised that in their view the attack on the Kurdsh-Iranian teenager Reker Ahmed is Not Croydon.

See the Council press release.

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/westandtogether-event-unites-croydon-hate-crime

But it is – there are two Croydons, the one of their conception and the Other Croydon.

 This Other Croydon is marked by an increased use of violence, of rape, of knives and guns, and a range of illegal activities which show there are many residents and business people who lack empathy, avoid their responsibilities and are quite prepared to exploit and damage others.

Here are some recent examples reported in the local papers.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/these-thugs-brutally-beat-up-a-good-samaritan-who-tried-to-stop-them-trashing-a-croydon-sweet-shop/story-30270133-detail/story.html

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/15223648.Croydon_police_officer_charged_with_GBH_following_an_off_duty_fight

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/dozens-attend-emotional-nine-night-event-in-memory-of-bjorn-brown-as-justgiving-page-is-set-up/story-30268472-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/dangerous-drug-dealer-jailed-after-police-find-loaded-gun-in-new-addington/story-30260879-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/revealed-shocking-figures-show-croydon-is-the-rape-capital-of-london-20317/story-30216747-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/man-fighting-for-his-life-after-falling-from-balcony-latest-updates/story-30270993-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/revealed-interactive-map-shows-the-crime-rate-for-every-area-in-croydon-for-the-last-seven-years/story-30270937-detail/story.html

www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-mum-takes-legal-action-against-restaurant-owners-where-daughter-caught-salmonella/story-30266357-detail/story.html

 

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/owner-of-south-norwood-restaurant-fined-2-000-for-failing-to-deal-with-mouse-infestation/story-30169748-detail/story.html

 

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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