Thursday, October 24, 2019

39 Murdered: You Won't See Calls for Reefer Truck Regulation

10/24/19 Reuters:
GRAYS, England (Reuters) - Police were given extra time on Thursday to question a driver arrested on suspicion of murder after 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, were found dead in a refrigerated truck near London, in an investigation focused on human trafficking....
Paramedics and police found the bodies of 31 men and eight women on Wednesday in a truck container on an industrial estate at Grays in Essex, about 20 miles (32 km) east of London.
For years, illegal immigrants have attempted to reach Britain stowed away in trucks, often from the European mainland. In the biggest tragedy, 58 Chinese were found dead in a tomato truck in 2000 at the port of Dover.
And yes, this is murder.  You lock people in a truck and provide no exit path, it shows an indifference to human life.  And deaths in conjunction with a felony are murders.

1 comment:

  1. I read the title and thought that the article would be about marijuana. Reefer Truck.