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Deaths up during anti-knife drive

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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 07:59 AM
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Deaths up during anti-knife drive


news.bbc.co.uk

The number of knife deaths in areas targeted by an anti-knife crime scheme has risen, the Home Office has said...

...Overall knife-related violence fell by 10%, but the number of deaths among teenagers remains unchanged...

Colin Knox, whose 18-year-old son Robert was fatally stabbed in south-east London last year, said... "We need to send a strong message to the knife carrier - if you carry a knife you will get a custodial sentence, as a minimum of six months."
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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 07:59 AM
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I've no qualms with the police highlighting the dangers of carrying knives. But running educational courses and increasing searches alone are not having the desired effect.

The fact is there is a vicious circle of the desire for self-preservation followed by those with a violent nature arming themselves even more heavily. What needs to change is the culture - and that will only change when a large anti-knife movement gets going among the young people themselves.

For many of them it has become a fact of life. Carrying a lethal weapon just doesn't phase them at all:







Nicely done. But somehow someone needs to get inside the heads of the kids themselves, get alongside them, and take them on a journey from the lighter side to the reality: corpses and mourners. Perhaps then some might start a movement from within their own ranks.





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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:24 AM
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The only thing that suprises me is that it is knife crime that is up, not gun crime.

So many young people I meet are heavily influenced by the US gangsta rap culture thing and it is only our anti-gun laws that prevent even more people being killed.

I am more than aware of tenage cults through the centuries and the presence of gangs within most societies since roman times.
It is nothing new.
Today's youngsters may seem particularly feral, but no more so than The Teds of the 50's seemed in their day or Skinheads who have been particularly mis-represented.

After the advent of punk the major record companies, all part of larger global corporations, vowed that no music genre would have as much independant power and inflluence over people.
They systematically commercialised punk and diluted it's primary messages of self help and personal freedom and liberty and have done so with every new musical genre since.

The major record companies are well aware of the power of music and the influence it can exert over young and inquisitive minds.

Today's teens etc are inundated by large corporations with the gangsta rap culture on MTV, radio, youtube...all of which are owned by major corporations.

One has to wonder why such a negative and aggressive approach is constantly being bombarded upon today's generation?

Is it any wonder that knife crime and gangsta culture is prevalent.

What agenda is being played out here?



posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:35 AM
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That's an astute sociological analysis. What agenda indeed?! Here's one thought-provoking suggestion:

Illuminati, the music industry & why Michael Jackson was killed

At the very least the industry has no qualms about appealing to the very basest instincts in order to increase sales. Though if I'm not mistaken there's a fair bit of rap out there which speaks out against violence.

I definitely think you're onto something here, though.




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