Ethnic Birmingham Riot Gang Members Jailed for up to 30 Years

BNP, June 12, 2012

A mob that enticed police to a pub at the pinnacle of last years race related riots before opening fire on officers and even fired on the police helicopter has been given sentences of up to 30 years.

More than 40 men, mostly donning masks or hoods, firebombed the Bartons Arms pub near Villa Park, home of Aston Villa F.C, as the disturbances spread from London to Birmingham in August 2011.

Birmingham Crown Court was told that the tribe attacked the pub to draw officers into the area and once officers arrived fired at least 12 shots from at least four handguns both at officers and at the police helicopter in what the judge described as a concerted and potentially catastrophic attack.

Judge William Davis said “The purpose of all this was not to loot or to steal,””Nor was it mindless vandalism.

The purpose, the common purpose, was to behave in such a way that the police would come to the scene and then to attack the police.”

The predominately black gang were sentenced on Thursday at the end of a six-week trial – including Nicholas Francis, 26, who was sentenced to 30 years and was described by the judge as “clearly a dangerous man”.

Jermaine Lewis, 27, was jailed for 23 years, Tyrone Laidley, 20, was also jailed for 23 years while Renardo Farrell, 20, and Wayne Collins, 25, were both jailed for 18 years.

A 17-year-old, who can be named as Amirul Rehman after the judge lifted an order, was jailed for 12 years.

Francis, Lewis, Laidley, Farrell, and Collins were convicted of riot, reckless arson and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Rehman was found guilty of riot and firearms possession with intent.
The Judge said: “The intention was to endanger life. Although no physical injury was suffered, that was wholly a matter of luck.

Had the police helicopter been struck, the consequences could have been catastrophic. There may have been no physical injury to a police officer, but the damage to the wellbeing of the city of Birmingham caused by an armed gang prepared to act in this way was grave. It is very difficult to conceive a case of this type more serious than this one.”

The gang started its assault on the 9th August, breaking windows and hurling chairs and tables onto the pavement. The court heard that some went into the pub with petrol bombs while others aimed bottles and bricks at a passing police car.

When a large contingency of police arrived they were attacked with bricks, steel tubes and furniture before officers heard gunshots and were forced to take cover before being given the order to retreat for their own safety.

The court heard police realised they were actually being shot at when they heard the windows of the building behind them being obliterated by gun fire.

Soon after the gang ran off and at one point a member of the group aimed a handgun at the police helicopter and fired a shot. Other members of the group then appeared to hand him more ammunition.

As the attack was taking place four members of staff, two men and two women, racked with fear of their lives, hid in an upstairs room of the pub.

“For all but one of these defendants the position is aggravated by the fact that they were party to arson at the Bartons Arms in circumstances which put the lives of those within the public house at risk,” said Davis.

“The defendants were completely indifferent to the welfare of those upstairs. All they were interested in was luring the police to the area.

The fact that members of staff looking on helplessly upstairs were put in real fear and no little danger meant nothing to them.”
After the trial had finished, Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Cann said the incident had a deep effect on his officers.
“This could easily have been a murder inquiry.

Officers came close to being shot and, in a worse case scenario, the helicopter could have been brought down. Thankfully officers were not injured but we can’t underestimate the impact it’s had on those involved.”

Neil Fielding, from the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said the prosecution had been “enormously challenging”.
“The CPS and the police have worked tirelessly together to bring the offenders to justice within a very tight timescale, both to protect the community from the threat these people posed and to ensure continuing public confidence in the criminal justice system following the events of lawlessness last August.”

However, Davis conceded that many of those responsible may never be brought to justice.
“They may never be identified because of the poor quality of the available CCTV footage and because those involved had their faces covered.”

The shocking video of the incident can be seen below.

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  • alastairabbacle

    “Jermaine Lewis, 27, was jailed for 23 years, Tyrone Laidley, 20, was also jailed for 23 years while Renardo Farrell, 20, and Wayne Collins, 25, were both jailed for 18 years.”

    Bring back banishment!

  • blindsticks

    They may never be identified because of the poor quality of the available CCTV footage and because those involved had their faces covered.”
    ‘Poor quality’, lol. Of course  black people with other black people, and  being black as night  at night,  would have no bearing on the matter.  

  • Oil Can Harry

    I disagree. New York City juries (especially in the Bronx where I live) and judges are often notoriously lenient toward black and Hispanic thugs.

    Likewise the California juries who acquitted OJ and gave slaps on the wrist to the ’92 LA rioters on the bizarre grounds that the accused only broke the law because “they were caught up in the riots”.

    IMHO a 30 year sentence for attempted murder is very tough. Kudos to the Brits on this one.  

  • KenelmDigby

    This isn”t just a case of ‘attempted murder’.
    In fact it’s a case of high treason against the British state – and should have been treated accordingly.

  • Anan7

    At least this will keep them from breeding for 20-odd years.

    Hopefully this will result in the mass exodus of blacks from Great Britain, but I’m not holding my breath.

    • Don’t count on it. I’m pretty sure that criminals in Britain only serve about half their sentences.

  • Orion_Blue

    This is the first I had heard of the incident.

    It did not even show up in any of the mainstream media; it took a small political party to report this.

  • True.

    There were even Marine helicopters fired upon.  I remember there being a Marine assault ship in the Gulf, there to render assistance.  When the helicopters they dispatched came under fire, the ship captain withdrew all his assets and said “screw em”…

  • Mariner33

    The best thing going forward is to have a predominantly armed populace. In Florida and many other states if you come upon a perp holding a gun to a cashier’s head in a convenience store, for example, you have the legal right to kill the perp.  This is what’s needed.  These sub human specimens don’t have eyes 360 degrees. As soon as they pull a gun on someone, in the commission of a felony, e.g., robbery, rape, they should be dispatched.

  • SLCain

    ” How many Vanilla and Chocolate gangs really exist?”

    The only such gangs that come to mind are police departments.

    • newscomments70

      I’ve seen whites in black gangs where I live. They use them as mules, and drug dealers in white and gay neighborhoods. God only knows what else they use them for. It’s just sick. 

      • SLCain

        Interesting.   Are they wiggers?  Or hipsters who have seen too many Quentin Tarantino movies?  I’m curious as to their motivation.  Whatever their motivation, however, they are pretty stupid, and obviously don’t know what they’ve got themselves in for.

  • SLCain

     If your goal is rapine and looting, then the police are not necessarily “help”.

  • chickensandkittens

    It’s the same story throughout the entire world.

    When will people connect the dots and admit it?

  • chickensandkittens

    Hey! They look the same as our thugs over here!

    • That’s what I was thinking…

      Petulant, “Hard” looks, vacant, evil, soulless eyes, peanut-shaped heads, various levels of cross-breeding…

      If not for the article, I could have sworn I’ve seen those mugshots before, here in the US.

      •  I didn’t read the article closely enough. I thought they were talking about Birmingham, ALABAMA!

  • newscomments70

    Why in God’s name are these people even in Britain? 

  • Kurt Plummer

    It’s unlikely bordering on absurd, especially given the stance adopted, that a pistol is going to hit a European police helicopter, operating with a heletele stabilized sight, at upwards of a quarter mile* slant range and 500ft or more (noise reduction helps prevent scatter during a coordinated capture effort) of altitude.  Even given the steep depression angle on the optics.

    Essentially the kid is going to have to compensate for the forward motion of a 60-90mph slow orbit wheel of the helicopter and for ballistic drop vs. any lateral, cross-track, movement by the helicopter (a yawed condition which the pilot can add to with opposed cyclic and pedal control).  All this in addition to the standard effects of altitude.

    His aimpoint will then be -behind- the chopper’s apparent ground track and -ahead- of it’s nose.

    A 9mm or similar pistol bullet, having lost 60-70% of it’s muzzle velocity is going to be behaving more like something out of a mortar if not a catapult in that, while it -might- make the distance, it’s not going to make the lead for speed.

    What’s despicable is two fold:

    1.  That cops get better representation as judicial reaction to ethnic violence against them that community members can expect, even at school (the boy whose SWA’ian opponent in a fisticuffs brought his elder brother in with a hammer…).  This makes it clear that the police know exactly the level of the threat but hold back their ‘best efforts’ at both investigative discovery and prosecution until it’s one of their own.  Obviously, the message is that cops are more valuable that ordinary people because if this had happened to a civilian, ‘inches of miss distance would not be enough’ to warrant full prosecutorial weight.  Just ‘youths’ blowing off steam don’tcha know.

    2.  The police were so ill prepared, despite multiple call-in reports and the helicopter, that they could not advanced beyond the immediate spray of gunfire delivered to the pin-team.  If people are at risk of burning alive because some criminals have started a fire under their feet and you can do nothing to break them out because -you- are combat ineffective, pinned down and then told to back off, it’s not the victims’ fault.  It’s not the criminals’ fault.  It’s the responding policemens’.  Were these men armed?  Were they of sufficient numbers to do a back to front sweep with the leading element pinning the threat as another flanked them to move up from an advantaged quarter?

    I don’t believe in giving the cops ‘special powers’ as either direct or by example, privileges that make them more untouchable than normal people.  That takes away the fiduciary certainty of their mission statement: to serve and protect.  Not to intimidate and belittle.  Conversely, once you are on the scene, you’d better be in it to win it from the opening bell.


    *If not for the urban environment with it’s elevated LOS building obstacles, the optics could in fact be even more distant, perhaps 2nm.

  • Commenter

    I have drunk in the pub these animals set on fire. It’s an unspeakably beautiful Victorian Gin palace, a living, breathing piece of English heritage.

    To see it marooned now among a sea of barbarism leaves me both heartbroken and ferociously angry. There is no hell hot enough for those who imposed this on us.

    • IstvanIN

      The past is over and done with.  The real British, the people who are currently retaking the island they lost so many years ago, the Africans, the Sub-Continentals, the Muslims, have no need for your colonial novelties.  The decolonization of Britian has started and will procede whether you like it or not.  In other words: go home!

      • loyalwhitebriton

        I believe you’ve made similar far-fetched remarks before. On one occasion the moderator removed your comment, and quite rightly.

        Anyway, Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at Oxford University, after conducting exhaustive research, concluded:
        “..the genetic make-up of Britain and Ireland is overwhelmingly what it has been since the Neolithic period and to a very considerable extent since the Mesolithic period.”

        Professor Sykes further summed up this point in ‘The Blood of The Isles’ 2006:
        “We are an ancient people, and though the Isles have been the target of invasion and opposed settlement since Julius Caesar stepped on to the shingle shores of Kent, these have barely scratched the top soil of our deep rooted ancestry..”

        Thus, the idea that these Isles were originally inhabited by blacks, moors, etc, (which I believe was also the substance of your previously removed comment) is demonstrably false, and can be refuted by not only the historical records and archaeology, but also by genetics.

        I suggest you do some proper research before making silly, and utterly false, comments.

  • Space4jan

    You obviously “don’t do irony”.