posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 12:29 PM
reply to post by PeaceUk
First of all you should calm down, switch off your TV and radio and go for a walk, read a book or listen to some music.
Get some perspective!
The figure they said on the radio yesterday was that there have been 18 deaths from knife crime in the last 7 months in London. THERE ARE 8 MILLION
PEOPLE LIVING IN LONDON. 18 is not a high figure.
How many deaths do you think there have been in the last seven months in London from, car accidents? cancer? natural causes? Drugs? Legal drugs?
Hospital bugs? KNIFE CRIME IS NOT OUT OF CONTROL.
THEY want you to think it is out of control as it gives them more reason for tagging, CCTV, Oyster card surveillance, more stop and search, more
scanners, more police, more armed police - GET THE IDEA?
And you have shown in your reaction that they are creating more of what they are trying to create- FEAR.
For example in the UK in the last seven months approx 240 women have died from domestic violence -far more than knife crime on the streets and you
don’t see headlines about that every day. The actual figures for knife crime has DECREASED in the last three years. They want you to think it is
increasing to control you.
And if you are interested in knife crime stories try this one - today the government have announced that they want to made it legally compulsory for
all accidents with knifes that are presented at A+E to be recorded as 'Knife crime' and if the hospital doesn’t report ALL knife injuries
(including kitchen related knife cuts) as 'knife crime' they can get arrested for withholding the so called 'knife crime'. All that will do is
increase the official figures for knife crime and give them more to scare people like you with. And of course give them more excuses for more stricter
laws which will ‘coincidently' erode more freedom of UK citizens.
And remember one thing - they selectively and subjectively CHOOSE what to report on the news - it is NOT an objective medium.