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Originally posted by budski
reply to post by Anti-Tyrant
It's not getting worse, that's the whole point - if you look at knife crime as a percentage or on a per capita basis, you'll see that it has decreased.
This whole "epidemic" is media driven, and is encouraged by the government in order to make us focus on something other than the rules and regulations our law enforcement agencies have to work under, and to take away the racial stigma attached to "stop and search".
Originally posted by jamie83
reply to post by scarlett1125
To answer the OPs initial question, maybe the thugs who are committing crimes with knives are the ones to blame.
Or is it too quaint of an idea to actually blame the people who commit the crimes? If so, please forgive me, as I did not attend a snooty Ivy League-like college.
Or maybe it's just these thugs are bitter and cling to their knives...
[edit on 27-5-2008 by jamie83]
The constant brainwashing the general public are exposed to regarding knives makes them all to willing to except totalitarian measures, supposedly being introduced to keep us 'safe'.
Originally posted by franspeakfree
By instilling terror by broadcasting doom and gloom - (knife crime has actually gone down)