The crime rate has hit the red zone and now Greeks are taking the law into their hands. Cases of theft, armed robbery, burglary and brutal murder have become commonplace. Citizens feel defenseless and unprotected. They see their fortunes and labours of a lifetime become prey to the savage moods of ruthless criminals who do not even hesitate to drench their hands with blood in order to grab even a few euros.
The recent incident of Peania, where a 24-year old medical student shot and killed a 43-year old Albanian who had earlier invaded his home and had threatened his mother with a knife, clearly shows that the situation is now running out of control. Thousands of defenseless citizens from every corner of Greece have lost sleep and recognising the state’s weakness to protect them, they are determined to take the law into their own hands to defend their families and their homes.
In Peania, the arrest of the young student who shot and killed the alien thief caused anger and indignation of the inhabitants of the region, who are plundered daily by unidentified armed gangs. The enraged citizens of Eastern Attica say crime has become bloody rampant and nobody can guarantee their safety. “The only way is self-defense! Most of us have guns at home for hunting. Since we can’t expect help from the police, we must protect ourselves by ourselves. We have no other choice. “
Taking the law into their own hands was a natural for the inhabitants of Patras and specifically of Lower Achaia, they live with daily fear that they will be the next victims of unscrupulous (especially foreign) criminals who prey on the area. Still fresh in the collective memory are the barbaric events that occurred in the nearby coastal zone immediately after the killing of 29-year old Athanasios Lazanias by three foreigners.
Indeed, the angry residents of Patras had sent a letter to the commander of the Police Department Lower Achaia; “We know that victims of robbery and attempted robbery have increased dramatically over the last year in the region. We recognise the power of the AT Lower Achaia is very small for such a large area. The fact is that we citizens throughout the region live with daily fear! And we must inform you that according to complaints of fellow citizens who attended our meetings, it is very likely the situation will become uncontrollable! Many of them threaten that they will be forced to take the law into their own hands. “
An incident in Lamia is still a festering sore, the vicious beating of an elderly man by robbers was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The unlucky 74-year old was brutally beaten by unknown assailants. He was found and taken to hospital where it was revealed that apart from the severe blows to the face, he had broken ribs and some even punctured his lung and caused internal bleeding.
On hearing the news, dozens of people rushed to the Lamia hot spot and did not hesitate to declare that the only way to put the brakes on rampant crime is to take the law into their own hands and protect their own children, women and their properties.
The local community of Kavala has had enough as well, foreigners tortured and killed a 77-year old man. They sneaked into his apartment and after having tied and gagged him, they beat him to death! (emphasis ours) Citizens of the second largest city of Makedonia could not believe one of their fellows lost his life in such a senseless way and his agonised departure is taken as a collective lesson. If lives are threatened, the Greeks will not hesitate to take take the law into one’s hand.
Western banks systematically destroyed their countries too!