An obvious case has arisen in favour of compulsory emasculation, or whatever chemical treatment achieves the same effect, which in this case would be intended to stop a killer gene from being passed from one generation to the next.
Alf is mindful that greenies, lefties and other assorted tossers will see his views on this matter as evidence he might be inclined to Nazi practices.
No matter. He will promote the idea anyway, after reading the dreadful case of the young killer who apparently was seen licking his victim’s blood after stabbing him.
But even more dreadful is that this brute has followed in his father’s and grandfather’s violent footsteps.
The brute in question is one Shayd Robinson, 21, whose parents presumably could not spell Shady correctly at the registry office.
But Shady would hardly do the trick, because this bloke is much darker than mere shady.
He was convicted of murder yesterday for stabbing Aaron Hadfield to death during a road rage attack in January last year.
As we learn from the Stuff report (here) –
His father, Tom Robinson, has also stabbed and killed someone, and his grandfather, Benjamin Robinson, almost killed a man when he shot him in the back during an armed robbery.
Shayd Robinson’s victim died less than 20 metres from where his father’s victim died, just across the intersection of George and Logie streets in Stokes Valley.
Robinson was found guilty by a jury in the High Court at Wellington. Obviously they rejected his claim he was acting in self-defence.
He had admitted stabbing Hadfield once but said it was out of panic and he couldn’t remember (as someone alleged) licking the knife afterwards and saying something like: “Your blood tastes sweet,” or “I like the taste of your blood”.
Stuff further notes that Robinson’s murder conviction marks a horrific escalation of violence within three generations of his family.
* In 1994, his father stabbed cousin Royston Hughes to death during a dispute over a car stereo.
After a brief scuffle outside his flat, Tom Robinson went into his house for a blunt knife. Returning to the fight, he stabbed his cousin four times.
He claimed self-defence, saying his cousin had cut himself on the knife as he lunged forward, though a pathologist at the time said all four stab wounds went deeply downwards and the killer blow was delivered to the hilt. Robinson was convicted of manslaughter.
* In 1981, Ben Robinson (now known as Chay Karnn) shot a pub manager in the back after ordering him to the ground during an armed robbery at the Grand National pub in Petone.
He took $12,000 and left, having blown a large hole in the back of Rick Bullock. Police initially labelled the incident “cold-blooded in the extreme”. Ben Robinson had loaded and cocked the gun before confronting Bullock, who spent six weeks in hospital recovering from his injuries.
After three months on the run, Ben Robinson was caught and confessed. He was convicted of aggravated robbery and “injuring in such circumstances that, had death ensued, he would have been guilty of manslaughter”.
A forensic psychologist at Victoria University, Associate Professor Devon Polaschek, said criminal behaviour was often passed between generations.
“It’s very common for serious crime and violence to run in families. If people [think] that violence is OK or that violence is a way of solving problems . . . that sort of attitude or belief can be passed on.”
Family history could also play a part in how the children learned to interact, she said. When both Shayd and Tom Robinson were children, their fathers were in prison for violent offending.
“Having weapons around the house, people get used to being around them. And there’s a particular way of looking at the world . . . [where] you learn to misread hostility in others.
“So you see the world as a bit dog-eat-dog, and that’s passed on down the generations, and that’s why you might find yourself carrying a knife . . . and then you’re much more likely to get into situations where someone’s likely to get hurt.”
If this passes down the generations as described, whether genetically or because of the environment in which each generation is raised, the clear need is to put a stop to it.
Doing this will be easy.
Just sterilise the bastards. Or emasculate them. Or do whatever is required to ensure they can’t spawn more brutes.
Whether we should round up everyone with the surname Robinson, just to make damned sure, is an interesting question.