Three teen stabbings in 12 days have Birmingham city in shock

February 26, 2019 | Brainwave Science


A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Birmingham. The 18-year-old victim, named Hazrat Umar, found fatally injured in Norwood Road in Bordesley Green on Monday afternoon, died at the scene. His death is the third fatal stabbing in just 12 days in the city. The arrested boy is from Birmingham and was arrested on Monday night. He remains in custody. The force said officers were supporting the victim’s family and a post-mortem examination was due to take place. Hazrat Umar was a student of South and City College Birmingham student. He lived in Bordesley Green. His family said they were in shock. They describe him as a pleasant young boy.Three teen stabbings

There is a sense of helplessness and no one has a clue why this is happening. Mr. Umar was a relative of former chief prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal. He does not want any other family having to experience what our family has. He is concerned about how little conversation there is about the subject. He contrasts the lack of conversation about this incident with heavy discussions when similar events were happening in London.Three teen stabbings

Shabana Mahmood, MP for the area, has requested an urgent meeting with the chief constable of West Midlands Police and the police and crime commissioner.Three teen stabbings

The MP said that their communities need assurances that measures are being put in place to work with local communities to prevent any further appalling incidents from happening. “The rising violent crime, and particularly knife crime, we have seen in recent weeks and months across Birmingham is extremely concerning.”Three teen stabbings


The larger concern is that there are other young lads getting stabbed for no apparent reason. Most of them are educated lads as well, if they were alive, they would end up contributing to society positively. Two other teenagers named Abdullah Muhammad and Mohammed Sidali had been stabbed to death in Birmingham this month. Investigating agencies are not only tasked with solving this homicide of the 18-year-old, but also with exploring if the murders of other teenage boys in Birmingham are linked with each other.

There is an increasing outcry from immediate family and community members against such unfortunate incidences. The police are under immense pressure and every day that passes could bring in the news of the loss of young life.

It is sad that 3 teenagers have been stabbed. Since all were Islamic in faith and stabbed and in the same region, the police are likely to look for links. Conventional interrogation methods are not efficient and quick enough to discover facts from a crime scene and arrested suspects. Modernization of existing intelligence gathering mechanisms is needed.Three teen stabbings

The police are encouraging witnesses to come forward. The police have gathered crime-related information, must now look for people who have any sort of awareness to the intimate details of this crime such as the murder weapon, exact murder spot, what the victim wore, where the victim was coming from and off to. There must be a reason for the perpetrator to murder the victim, it could be robbery,  because the perpetrator is a serial killer, or for personal vendetta, etc.

In order to prevent future attacks, law enforcement agencies need to quickly identify and prosecute the guilty. This will bring closure to the families of the victims of all the crimes. Also, it will help take them off the street and serve as a deterrent to those who think that such crimes will go unpunished.


The law enforcement agencies will be benefitted greatly with the use of a revolutionary technology called iCognative. It has been developed and is marketed by Brainwave Science, headquartered in the United States of America.

iCognative is an accurate way to determine whether crime-specific information is present in the mind of the suspect. It does so with an accuracy of more than 99%. iCognative technology is highly reliable. It is applicable in around 85-90% of criminal and civil cases. The operators from the agencies find it extremely to learn and use. iCognative is a highly portable intelligence gathering technology because it requires only a specialized headset and a computer.

iCognative is better than conventional methods because it does not involve the torture of the subjects. iCognative is helpful to a wide range of agencies, such as law enforcement, anti-trafficking, counter-terrorism units, national security, border security, and immigration.

Once the suspects are captured, iCognative can be used as a litmus test to help the authorities to screen them. Such suspects usually deny being privy to crime-related information. iCognative is a reliable and accurate technology to detect if a person has awareness of details which only a criminal or a planner must know.

The suspect is supposed to wear a headset equipped with EEG sensors to pick up electrical responses to stimuli which are flashed on a screen. Stimuli consist of images, words or phrases related to the crime.

In the case of the fatal stabbing of the young boy, evidence such as details of site of the crime like pictures and details of the murder location, murder weapon, picture and name of the victim can be used for the iCognative system in order to conduct a test. Similar tests with crime specific stimuli can be conducted on suspects in other stabbing cases. The revolutionary database analysis technique of the software will be able to detect linkages among the cases.

The iCognative test usually lasts around 45-minutes. It accurately tells whether the subject’s brain is aware of the crime-specific details or not.

Investigating agencies of West Midlands Police must try iCognative on the arrested suspects in order to quickly detect their involvement and to gather information so that further attacks can be prevented. iCognative can also accurately detect if a test subject has been radicalised or is aware of hateful ideas, such as the one propagated through right-wing and extremist propaganda.

Main Source: BBC

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