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Washington DC and The Holy Land>The Guardian: Police chief says rise in knife crime in England is national emergency
Just Passin' By 12:00 PM 03-10-2019
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One of England’s most senior police officers has called for emergency funding and the convening of a Cobra meeting in Whitehall to help tackle the rise in violent crime.

Speaking before talks with the home secretary, Sajid Javid, the chairwoman of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Sara Thornton, said the recent spate of deadly stabbings involving young people should be treated as a national emergency.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...onal-emergency

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After falling for a decade, knife crime is on the rise in Britain. There were 285 knife homicides in England and Wales from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, the highest number since comparable records began in 1946.

The number of people admitted to hospitals with blade injuries rose 8% from the year before.

Knives are the most common weapon used in slayings in the U.K., where guns are tightly restricted. About 40% of the country’s homicide victims were stabbed to death last year, while only 4% were shot.
https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-...305-story.html
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Donger 12:11 PM 03-10-2019
As my low-class, scummy male relatives used to say (probably still do): "Nufin' like a good knifin'!"
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notorious 12:14 PM 03-10-2019
Chicago would jump for joy if they only had 285 in a year.
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Discuss Thrower 12:18 PM 03-10-2019
Oi! You 'ave a loicense for that knoife, mate?
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Reerun_KC 12:30 PM 03-10-2019
Ban butter knifes and forks.
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Fishpicker 12:44 PM 03-10-2019


get a life. bin that knife, coward
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Munson 12:48 PM 03-10-2019
Imagine sending your kids back to Somalia because London is too dangerous.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...st-knife-crime

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Mothers send sons to Somalia to avoid knife crime
  • North London community believes police cannot protect teenagers against county lines gangs

British teenagers are being sent by their parents to Somalia, itself recovering from a series of terror attacks, because of concern that the police cannot protect them from knife crime.

Representatives from north London’s Somali community say hundreds of children have been flown to Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya because of rising concerns over drug gangs and county lines, the criminal networks that use children to transport drugs from cities to the provinces.

In a series of interviews, Somali mothers who arrived in London after fleeing their country during its 1990s civil war told the Observer that many of their sons had asked to leave the UK because of drug gangs and the threat of violence.

Rakhia Ismail, Islington deputy mayor, said: “Sending them away has become the only way they can be safer. This issue of safety has been repeatedly raised by the community but nobody has listened. So many children have gone abroad. Two weeks ago, there was a stabbing and a child was taken back home two days later.”

The revelations follow a week of heated debate over the causes of and potential solutions to Britain’s knife crime epidemic. Seventeen people have died after attacks in London alone since the start of 2019. On Saturday, there were reports that three people were in hospital after an attack at a nightclub in Birmingham, a city reeling from three knife fatalities within days last month. And a 15-year-old boy was charged with murder after the stabbing of 17-year-old Ayub Hassan, in west London, on Thursday afternoon.

The supermarket Asda made a surprise intervention on Saturday into the issue, announcing that it will stop selling single kitchen knives.

The high levels of violence facing parts of British society are evident in the testimony of Islington’s sizeable Somali community. Representatives say 50-70% have been directly affected by county lines and knife crime.

Sadia Ali, treasurer of Islington Somalia Forum and founder of Minority Matters, said: “Hundreds of youngsters have been taken to Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya, some taken all the way to the rural areas. Parents feel they have no choice if they want their son to be safe.”

Ali, a mother of seven, sent her 15-year-old son to Somalia to protect him from gangs and said many of her friends now have children on two continents. Another 15-year-old son was recently sent to Somalia after his friend was stabbed to death in Islington and he was told “you next”.

Recently, Somalia has suffered a number of terror attacks. A car bomb in the capital, Mogadishu, killed seven people and wounded several others on Thursday, following. It followed another the week before which killed 29 people.

On Friday, a north London Somali mother flew to Mombasa, Kenya, to dissuade her 19-year-old son from returning to the UK after gangs asked him to return: “I am very scared what the gangs will do if he comes home.”

•A man appeared in court on Saturday charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney, 17, who was knifed in the back near a children’s playground in Harold Hill, Romford, east London, on 1 March. Manuel Petrovic, 20, was remanded in custody after appearing at Barkingside magistrates court.

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Frazod 12:50 PM 03-10-2019


I'm sure there's no connection.....
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New World Order 12:51 PM 03-10-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
As my low-class, scummy male relatives used to say (probably still do): "Nufin' like a good knifin'!"
What made you come to the US?
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vailpass 12:52 PM 03-10-2019
Originally Posted by Frazod:


I'm sure there's no connection.....
They’re such wonderful additions to any society.
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Munson 12:57 PM 03-10-2019
Originally Posted by vailpass:
They’re such wonderful additions to any society.
Religion of Peace™️
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Donger 12:59 PM 03-10-2019
Originally Posted by New World Order:
What made you come to the US?
Guns.
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Bowser 01:04 PM 03-10-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
As my low-class, scummy male relatives used to say (probably still do): "Nufin' like a good knifin'!"
Buncha 'ahhrible conts, those*










*(not your family necessarily, lol!)
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New World Order 01:09 PM 03-10-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
Guns.
:-)
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Just Passin' By 01:13 PM 03-10-2019
They're calling for more policing, more intervention, more prisons, longer sentences, more money to the government, and more knife control legislation. And they're getting private businesses that are stopping the sale of kitchen knives.

Sound familiar?
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