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Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

https://www.polizeiticker.ch/artikel...stochen-128566

Article in German: seven year old on way home from school, stabbed, seriously injured, 75 year old woman handed herself in. Boy died of his injuries.



Now in English: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/motive-...basel/44841238

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Old 21.03.2019, 16:59
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

Can't even begin to imagine what the family is going through. Poor kid.
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Old 21.03.2019, 16:59
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

am I reading that right, the kid died?
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am I reading that right, the kid died?
Unfortunately you read that correctly.
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Unfortunately you read that correctly.
I missed that.

How awful!
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Old 21.03.2019, 17:52
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

There are no words.
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Old 21.03.2019, 17:53
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

That’s grim

Bloody cruel too
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

Speechless, shocked
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Old 21.03.2019, 22:18
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

Has made the Beeb news as well.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47658239

Explanation is going to be interesting.

Condolences to family and friends.
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

Too bad the SVP won't be able to cash in on this - apparently the woman is Swiss and the poor boy was of Kosovar origin. RIP!
Btw, our little one goes to that school. Today he passed by the crime scene an hour or so after the incident, coming from a class. We only found out about the stabbing this evening.
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Old 22.03.2019, 08:04
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

The old hag gets to live her miserable, despicable life (probably out of of prison on reasons of insanity) while a young, promising life was taken. How bloody unfair.

Yeah, SVP and all these anti-foreigners campaigners should pay attention to the attitudes they encourage.
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Old 22.03.2019, 08:27
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The old hag gets to live her miserable, despicable life (probably out of of prison on reasons of insanity) while a young, promising life was taken. How bloody unfair.

Yeah, SVP and all these anti-foreigners campaigners should pay attention to the attitudes they encourage.

There is no indication yet that there is an anti-foreigner motive and yet you point to the SVP
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Old 22.03.2019, 08:31
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Too bad the SVP won't be able to cash in on this.
Nope, but the anti-SVP loonies certainly are!

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Old 22.03.2019, 09:01
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There is no indication yet that there is an anti-foreigner motive and yet you point to the SVP
My reference to SVP was in response with a previous post. I didn't point at SVP, but yes, I implied there could be an anti-foreigner motive. We all speculate here but it's OK only for some? I didn't see you being so outraged in other circumstances. So please, spare me.

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Too bad the SVP won't be able to cash in on this - apparently the woman is Swiss and the poor boy was of Kosovar origin. RIP!
Btw, our little one goes to that school. Today he passed by the crime scene an hour or so after the incident, coming from a class. We only found out about the stabbing this evening.
Now, can you explain why were you up in your arms? I had a normal reaction. What happened it's disgusting and in the current climate (see NZ shooting and all other stuff happening around) it's not that far-fetched to suspect such a reason.
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Old 22.03.2019, 09:14
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

I hope it doesn't spark a wider debate on whether kids should or shouldn't be allowed to walk to and from school alone (i.e. without adult supervision).

It's one of the safest places for kids to be out unaccompanied and this appears to be an isolated incident.

The only proviso I used to give my son was that he stay in a group or at least with someone else. That way if ever anything happened (I meant stuff like tripping, falling off the scooter or falling ill, for example. I never considered he could be stabbed ) there would always be someone to go and fetch help.

This poor little lad was all alone.
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Nope, but the anti-SVP loonies certainly are!

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Why are you making it so personal? Have you not read the entire conversation? Is there anything wrong there, in theory?
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Old 22.03.2019, 09:29
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

There is a range of emoticons under that story, intended to illustrate readers' reactions. They approximate to the following:



719 reactions have been recorded. 20 readers opted for . Sick individuals. Who could possibly derive pleasure from the senseless murder of a small child?

(It seems unlikely to me that the smiley emoticon, on the far right (hmmmm) of the range of emojis, was "accidentally" clicked 20 times -- i.e. that 3% of all clicks accidentally hit the emoji, implying that nearly 15% of all clicks hit the wrong target.)

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I hope it doesn't spark a wider debate on whether kids should or shouldn't be allowed to walk to and from school alone (i.e. without adult supervision).
I hope so too. I have two kids that walk to school and kindergarten on their own and I consider it one of the best things to install a sense of independence with kids. Moreover, as tragic, sad and unfortunate the accident is, it's all over the international media simply because this is so rare especially here that's it's shocking. The Swiss are quite pragmatic and I don't believe this will have repercussions on the kids. However, if indeed this was a mentally unstable person, maybe the debate should be about mentally unstable people.
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Re: Basel: 7 yr old stabbed by pensioner in broad daylight

i'm curious as to why this happened. did the woman have the knife on her already or she went to get the knife to stab the kid?
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I hope so too. I have two kids that walk to school and kindergarten on their own and I consider it one of the best things to install a sense of independence with kids. Moreover, as tragic, sad and unfortunate the accident is, it's all over the international media simply because this is so rare especially here that's it's shocking. The Swiss are quite pragmatic and I don't believe this will have repercussions on the kids. However, if indeed this was a mentally unstable person, maybe the debate should be about mentally unstable people.
danger from cars is a bigger concern for me than this
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