posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:14 AM
Don't read so much into it or extrapolate that kitchen utensils will encourage a visit from the police
In the UK there is a growing culture of
teenaged gangs arming themselves with knives. The growth is reflected in the rise of A&E patients with knife wounds and police stats of murders by
It's a real problem. The gangs were and are uploading pics and videos to YT, Bebo and Myspace to antagonize other gangs and amuse themselves. Several
murder investigations in the past 18 months have been helped by the evidence posted by the perpetrators. A murder of a young boy from Croxteth,
Liverpool was partially solved by information posted by the two gangs on websites. They also post footage of being in stolen cars, burning properties,
tearing up housing estates on illegal scooters.
If a gang identify themselves by name and postcode (zip code) on a website and then pose holding illegal knives and guns, what would you do? The
police will naturally use the vid as evidence. If it prevents someone else getting stabbed or cut up than fair enough. These kids aren't normal
members of the public. They wear hoods and scarfs covering their faces. They carry weapons. They involve themselves with acts of violence against
themselves and normal people that pass by.
The police aren't looking at survivalists videos or guys carving atlatls with carving knives. They are looking at young criminal assholes that use
numbers to scare people. Individually, they often aren't worth a damn thing. 8 stone, uneducated, underfed, pale and spotty. Gathered together,
hidden behind hood and scarf, pissed up on cheap alcohol and high on skunk they are a whole new ballgame. Every town has got them and if the police
want to go and remove their weapons, a lot of people will much happier.
Suggesting that the police will be invading homes on the grounds that Uncle Charlie has a knife on last years barbecue video is ridiculous.