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Author Topic: London MP demands action over knife crimes  (Read 2096 times)


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London MP demands action over knife crimes
« on: March 16, 2011, 10:31:45 AM »

Labour MP for Streatham told The House of Commons more needed to be done to prevent the needless loss of life in our communities. He was speaking after the death by stabbing of a man in Clapham last week. The MP said '' I am particular concerned that many third-sector organisations working to prevent such crimes are seeing their funding withdrawn ''.

The Government spokeman replied '' We will take a robust approach to those who carry knifes ''.

The youth gangs are getting new recruits from the fall out of the cut backs and a double bonus of soft government and on going Police reduction's. The repice for increased knife crime in London is boiling away.   



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Re: London MP demands action over knife crimes
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 11:24:06 AM »

It has to be said that the knife problem is really confined to a certain demographic...

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Re: London MP demands action over knife crimes
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 02:35:35 PM »

Will England ever allow "Gentlemen" to ever carry again? 
oh, how silly of me.

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Re: London MP demands action over knife crimes
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 09:10:18 AM »

The knife crime debate has focused on youth crime and violence. The high level of gang violence is a plus for the media. In reality it is a small but very active proportion of young offenders involved in these offensives. With adult offenders you are far more likely to be glassed ( 87,000 recorded glassing incident's 2008-2009 Source : BCS ) in a pub. Many part's of the U.K are far safer now than say, in the 1960's. Glasgow is an example of reduced knife crime especially among young people. The figures are still way to high but the trend is down. Much of the London youth violence revolves around the drug trade and turf wars. Younger members of these gang's earn ' respect ', by knifing others. The target is more likely to be a teenager. Just as the school's close is a peak time for gang activity. The Police are permanently on station outside the school gates of many of the school's in ' troubled ' areas. Lack of opportunity and high youth unemployment ( the highest for 17 yrs ) a major factor.