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London has seen a dramatic uptick in murder rates, surpassing even New York City in number of homicides every month since the beginning of 2018. It has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, and, technically, knives carried "without good reason" are off limits to anyone under the age of 18...
The "tough, immediate" measures involve an incredible police crackdown, a ban on home deliveries of knives and acid, and expanding law enforcement stop-and-search powers so that police may stop anyone they believe to be a threat, or planning a knife or acid attack...
Strangely enough, Khan is responsible to decreasing the number of stop-and-searches, having previously declared the tactic racist and potentially Islamophobic. It's also not clear what local Londoners will now use to cut their food.
Since 2016, Sadiq Khan has been taking action to tackle the scourge of violent crime in London, together with the Met Police. With the tragic rise in knife killings on our streets this year, he’s introduced tough, immediate measures to address the violence.
The Mayor is determined to ensure criminals are caught and punished – but he’s also investing millions in tackling the complex root causes of violent crime to help prevent future deaths.
Here’s what the Mayor is doing:
Boosting police power
A new violent crime taskforce of 120 officers has been created using additional funding from City Hall announced by the Mayor in February. The taskforce will focus solely on violent crime, weapon-enabled crime and serious criminality.The Met Police has introduced targeted patrols with extra stop and search powers for areas worst-affected by knife crimeThe Mayor is protecting the number of frontline police officers on London’s streets byinvesting £110m in the Met Police.Police made more than 900 arrests during Operation Winter Nights in November and December, taking more than 350 weapons off London’s streets
Preventing future violence
In February Mayor created the £45m Young Londoners Fund to help steer young people away from violent crimeKnife wands are now available for every school in London to help keep young people safe, with 150 schools so far taking up the offerThe widely shared London Needs You Alive campaign brings together role models and youth influencers to send a positive message to young people - that they shouldn’t put their lives at risk by carrying a knifeThe Mayor’s granted £7 million to projects to combat youth violence across London and £250,000 to community groups and grassroots initiativesThe Mayor is working to bring in more Safer Schools Officers to help to drive down knife crime in schools
Action plans under way
In June the Mayor published the Knife Crime Strategy, a package of tough and comprehensive measures to tackle knife crime, taking in views from bereaved families and victims. It was the first by a London MayorHe hosted an Education Knife Crime Summit in 2016, bringing together Ofsted, educators, the Met and families to work on anti-knife crime education in schoolsEvery London borough now has its own knife crime action plan to tackle violence locally, created in partnership with the Met
City Hall summit
The Mayor has invited the Home Secretary, London MPs, Council leaders and Assembly Members from across London to a City Hall summit - on Tuesday 10 April - about tackling violent crime on the city’s streets.Politicians from across political parties and the capital are being invited to City Hall to be briefed by the Mayor and Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick about the action being taken against the current spate of violence.
What is anti-knife education anyway? On what planet do folks need extended training on not stabbing each other? Knives are for food and work, not disemboweling the person next to you.
originally posted by: Metallicus
I guarantee it won't help stop any attacks. Criminals will always have weapons. All you do is create laws that are followed by law-abiding citizens that leave them defenseless. The criminals don't follow the laws by definition.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
originally posted by: visitedbythem
We use plastic knives at school. They have a round end so they don't poke. Maybe they should use those there
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Metallicus
they going to outlaw sticks and stones too? I hear they break bones...
the level of moronitude (made that up)...meanwhile our governments are building fighters, bombs, diseases