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Knife Control is here!

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posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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London





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.



Here's a run-down on the Mayor's plan.



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. 

(It is a .gov.uk site, so I assume I can quote it's entirety)

Don't worry! The government will keep you safe! By frisking everyone who "they feel" looks threatening, "anti-knife education", and a summit/focus group. You're just paranoid.




posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert


Khan... the gift that keeps taking. Sorry about your troubles across the pond and hope that you good people can sort it out come election time.

Until then...




posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:23 PM
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UK is also considering restrictions on acids or caustic substances. Actually talking about the culture of violence which breeds acid attacks is "racist", " xenophobic ", and verboten. I'm sure we can expect a " anti-acid education summit" to address why throwing acid at people's faces is frowned upon by Western mores.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

I honestly want things to work out well for all in London.

But for the life of me I cannot understand the fixation on an object. It sounds like the mayor wants to focus on what causes crime and tackle it there. I hate to say it but has not every mayor of every town throughout history sought the same thing?

I hope he cracks the case but simply throwing money around while giving terrific speeches has a low probability of success.

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.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:30 PM
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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.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: ABNARTY




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.


Exactly. The sorts of people that "need" education regarding shooting someone, stabbing someone, or throwing acid at people are highly unlikely to be receptive to such an "education".

The world has truly gone mad.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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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

fek



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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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.


No, no, no! This is the reaction of a shallow thinker clinging to his knives and acids! The government can only keep you safe once you disarm!



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

yeah, really makes ya wonder what the over all plan is...I think Iraq and Afghanistan taught them a lesson they didnt like.

guess we can always sharpen spoons and spatulas on the grinder!
edit on 8-4-2018 by BlueJacket because: cant spell



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:54 PM
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We use plastic knives at school. They have a round end so they don't poke. Maybe they should use those there



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 08:56 PM
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Grandpas laughing at me. Im making meatballs tonight. He says I should use the plastic knife to cut the onions and garlic. That's not funny!



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 09:00 PM
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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


China banned plastic waste from western countries.. There are metal knives design like those plastic knives. The school seriously should use metal reusable knives instead of the plastic ones.


Plastic should only be used for wiring, protective shield against water/scratches and for float able devices such as boats. Everyone must need to abandon plastic mean while.
edit on 8-4-2018 by makemap because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Metallicus

they going to outlaw sticks and stones too? I hear they break bones...

fek


You know the old saying....
"Sticks and stones may break my bones...but hollow points expand on impact.



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: makemap

can sharpen a metal butter knife to razor sharp on a sidewalk



posted on Apr, 8 2018 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket




they going to outlaw sticks and stones too? I hear they break bones...


Why not? They banned words too because, apparently, they can hurt.



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 12:25 AM
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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

fek


Well, they've already outlawed words, and words will never hurt me... so maybe.



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 12:50 AM
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I wonder what will happen in the UK... when psychotic brits start filling box trucks with fertilizer and diesal. Will they ban box trucks, fertilizer, or diesal first?



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 03:56 AM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Well , he didn't mention Anything about Broadswords ...Hmm........



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 08:06 AM
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Even if they banned every knife in the world how is that going to stop anyone from stabbing someone if they wanted? A pointy sharp thing is probably one of the easiest things to make. Just ask anyone who's been prison shanked.



posted on Apr, 9 2018 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: RadioRobert


"Knife Control is here!"






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