Sunday, May 16, 2010
China child killing spree highlights who needs guns? Where there's a will there is a way!
Chinese child killer executed for school stabbing massacre | The ...
April 12: A man kills a second grader and an elderly woman near an elementary school in the southern Guangxi region, a day before he was to be sent to hospital for psychological treatment.
April 28: A teacher who had been on sick leave since 2006 for mental problems injure at least 15 pupils and a teacher in a knife attack at a primary school in Guangdong province.
April 29: A man attacks children with a knife used to slaughter pigs, injuring 29, in Jiangsu province.
April 30, 2010: Five children are injured in a school in eastern China after a man attacks them with an iron hammer before burning himself to death.
The mystery over a series of vicious attacks on schoolchildren across China deepened Thursday, as reports emerged indicating that the man who had committed the latest and deadliest round of slaughter came from a tight- knit village where the children and their families knew the killer, perhaps seeing him near the school almost every day.
Meanwhile in Hangzhou, the provincial capital of Zhejiang Province, police officers detained a woman Thursday morning after she stormed into a youth center brandishing a rusty knife.
The assailant in the Wednesday mayhem, Wu Huanming, 48, was the landlord of the Shengshui Temple private kindergarten and had been having frequent disputes with the school administrator, Mr. Wu barged into the school with a kitchen cleaver on Wednesday morning and hacked and killed Ms. Wu and a student beside, then wounded 18 other people. Ms. Wu’s 80-year-old mother and six pupils later died of their injuries. Mr. Wu killed himself at his home.
The attack in the village of Linchang, in Shaanxi Province, was the deadliest of five attacks in the past two months on students by middle-aged men armed with knives or tools, and it left many Chinese, from top security officials to fearful parents, scrambling for clues to explain the outbreak of violence. Seventeen people have been killed and nearly 100 wounded in the separate attacks, which appear to be copycat crimes.
China suffers eighth child stabbing attack in a month
China just had its 8th child stabbing in a month. In a country where you get put to death for doing something wrong these continued slaughters of young children prove the death penalty is a worthless deterrent as we know here in America. This in a country where the average citizen does not have a gun but has access to one kind of knife or the other. Beyond the increasing stresses of life today all around the world I still find this hard to believe in China.
I do not see these stresses relieving but only increasing. That said I will never understand killing or hurting another human being let alone elderly, sickly, women and children. This proves that as our situation degrades people will increasingly lash out using whatever means possible to harm and kill others to relieve their anger. I believe in some sort of gun control to curtail unnecessary slaughter of innocents but where there is a will there is a way!