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Started by DesEsseintes on Sep 16, 2021 4:31:25 PM
Huge fight between around 20 men breaks out in Northampton street
Agaliarept - 16 Sep 2021 16:32:42 (#1 of 45)

Hammers and machetes in Brum today too :(

AdonisBlue - 16 Sep 2021 16:37:20 (#2 of 45)

I wonder if it was outside Carpin Capers? Boilies used as weapons.

cozzer - 16 Sep 2021 16:39:44 (#3 of 45)

Is 20 men huge?

GreenFuture - 16 Sep 2021 16:43:10 (#4 of 45)

Always men isn't it?


Agaliarept - 16 Sep 2021 16:45:37 (#5 of 45)

Always men isn't it?

Yes and no.

I mean yes usually these things are men but a quick glance at some of the fighting footage threads on Reddit shows there are plenty of women and girls ready to throw hands.

And often in large groups.

But yes, it's mainly men.

GreenFuture - 16 Sep 2021 16:47:56 (#6 of 45)

females are very much the exception to test the rule.

the male factor is deeply unscrutinised - shrugged off as 'woke' to even mention it (nearly always by men as well, obvs)

Always strikes me, in the first minutes after new breaks of a mass shooting, terror event, murder etc. we might wonder about motive, politics, faith, ethnicity etc. We never really have to wonder about sex.

Agaliarept - 16 Sep 2021 16:49:39 (#7 of 45)

We never really have to wonder about sex.

Fair point and totally agree.

dottie30 - 16 Sep 2021 17:28:20 (#8 of 45)

We never really have to wonder about sex.

It's actually the biggest risk factor for criminal behaviour. Far outstripping income, educational background, social factors, drugs; etc.

The one thing which is likely to make a person commit crime over any other factor is being born male.

HouseOfLametta - 16 Sep 2021 17:50:09 (#9 of 45)

I'm male and I always wonder about sex.


Snarlygog - 16 Sep 2021 18:07:01 (#10 of 45)

Sport enhanced Tribalism?

AdonisBlue - 17 Sep 2021 14:38:41 (#11 of 45)

My cousin's a beat Bobby and he reckons they get far more aggro off drunk women than men when he's on chucking out duty.

Antimatter - 17 Sep 2021 14:49:32 (#12 of 45)

Listening to a professor type dude on the radio a while ago, he reckoned there will always be wars, because men have an inherent instinct to be top dog, and to be part of a tribe. Such attributes are not absent in women, just tempered by the nurturing bit.

In any event, this is hardly unusual behaviour for Northampton.

DesEsseintes - 17 Sep 2021 15:00:36 (#13 of 45)

The world is organized on sado-masochistic lines.

bailliegillies - 17 Sep 2021 15:02:27 (#14 of 45)

he reckoned there will always be wars,

Until the next world war, after that there will be nothing worth fighting for.

TheExcession - 17 Sep 2021 15:10:11 (#15 of 45)

<grips his baseball bat with nails in as he eyes bailliegillies's delicious irradiated rat and covets it for himself - for owning it will impress the females of the tribe>

HouseOfLametta - 17 Sep 2021 15:22:41 (#16 of 45)

Yes, Rosie's mad for rat.

RosyLovelady - 17 Sep 2021 15:22:43 (#17 of 45)

Leave im alone, TheEx. Ee's not werfit.

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Sep 2021 14:41:05 (#18 of 45)

Nah, he’s a guid auowd boii

In any event, this is hardly unusual behaviour for Northampton.

Bridge St is horrible on a Friday night, which made the presence of Slurps Café (RIP) there so much more remarkable

NoobRomeo - 17 Sep 2021 18:23:59 (#19 of 45)

Testosterone is a fucker. No two ways about it.

I get rather more street entertainment than I would ideally like where I live but fortunately I can't see very well so I make do with the soundtrack only now. My street is almost entirely restaurants and bars, some of them very good indeed and judging by the exotic vehicles usually parked outside they mostly attract a very well-heeled clientele. It doesn't stop the testosterone tournaments though. I know some of the paramedics on first name terms now.

virgil5 - 17 Sep 2021 20:09:46 (#20 of 45)

Large meaningless public brawls seem so apropos.

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