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But, but, but...There's NO Knife Crime in the UK!

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But, but, but...There's NO Knife Crime in the UK!

Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:29 pm

Some English ninny...err...subject was debating OUR 2nd Amendment the other day on another forum and when confronted with his own country's knife violence said "there's no knife/stabbing problem in the UK!"... :roll: :lol:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-k-govern ... -campaign/

U.K. Government Tries to Fight Knife Crime With "Racist" Chicken Box Campaign

BY HALEY OTT

AUGUST 15, 2019 / 3:30 PM / CBS NEWS

London — The British government is facing criticism for a "racist" and "misguided" campaign to prevent knife crime by printing anti-knife slogans on fried chicken boxes. The boxes, hundreds of thousands of which have been sent to restaurants around the country, say "#knifefree" and tell stories of young people who pursued hobbies like music instead of carrying weapons. Critics say the campaign both fails to meaningfully tackle the issue and plays on racist stereotypes.

Knife crime in England and Wales has risen by 80% since a low point in 2014, according to government figures. The majority of knife crimes take place in London.

"Is this some kind of joke?!" Member of Parliament David Lammy tweeted. "Why have you chosen chicken shops? What's next, #KnifeFree watermelons?"

@DavidLammy
Is this some kind of joke?! Why have you chosen chicken shops? What's next, #KnifeFree watermelons? https://twitter.com/ukhomeoffice/status ... 0856084481

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We are rolling out our #KnifeFree chicken boxes in over 210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage. They use real life stories to show people how they can go #KnifeFree.

"This ridiculous stunt is either explicitly racist or, at best, unfathomably stupid," Lammy told Britain's Guardian newspaper.

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, the first black woman elected to British parliament, tweeted: "Instead of investing in a public health approach to violent crime, the Home Office have opted for yet another crude, offensive and probably expensive campaign."

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Instead of investing in a public health approach to violent crime, the Home Office have opted for yet another crude, offensive and probably expensive campaign. They would do better to invest in our communities not demonise them. https://twitter.com/ukhomeoffice/status ... 0856084481

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We are rolling out our #KnifeFree chicken boxes in over 210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage. They use real life stories to show people how they can go #KnifeFree.

In a statement announcing the campaign, Policing Minister Kit Malthouse said it would "bring home to thousands of young people the tragic consequences of carrying a knife and challenge the idea that it makes you safer."

The campaign targets individuals between the ages of 10 and 21. According to government statistics, the vast majority of people who commit crimes with knives are over 18.

"The government is doing everything it can to tackle the senseless violence that is traumatizing communities and claiming too many young lives, including bolstering the police's ranks with 20,000 new police officers on our streets," Malthouse said.

"Why is it in chicken shops? Why isn't it in Pizza Hut? Why isn't it in McDonald's?" Courtney Barrett, founder and director of the London-based group Binning Knives Saves Lives, told CBS News. His organization uses "knife amnesty bins" to collect weapons and get them off the streets of London.

It "is useless, it's foolish, and it shows how much they [the government] don't know what's going on with knife crime in this country. They really have no clue," he said.

As part of his work, Barrett speaks to parents in his east London community of Leyton, which has seen a number of recent incidences of violent knife crime, and encourages them to discard spare knives they may have in their homes. He also works to get young people into activities like boxing, music, or martial arts.

"Knife crime affects everyone. It can happen anytime, anywhere. All races, nationalities, ages, genders are carrying knives," he said. "Chicken shops, bloody hell. They should be starting in schools."

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Post by CaptBarty » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:50 am

When the shrill, hysterical gun control shills and their dupes scream about new laws, they point to "Much less gun crime in UK, Australia, and others." Those statistics are true. Most people, of course, are too dumbed down to ask the next, obvious question: "What about murders and crimes with other weapons?" For those who are still awake, and do ask that question, shills such as those quoted above, are absolutely essential. Can't very well let people see that the knife crimes and other strongarm crimes are way up. We especially cannot show a rise in crimes associated with the new arrivals in Britain and the rest of Europe now, can we? That won't do. Notice, no whistleblowers have come out of the police forces, border patrol, etc., in Europe to show the falsehoods.

Therefore, there is no knife crime in the UK, no rapes in Sweden, or other strongarm crime such as pushing in front of trains, elsewhere. So, there! And, look at the lower gun crime statistics! There, it's all answered, nothing to see, move along, and shut up! And, gun owners, give 'em up. You are delaying plans.
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Post by knite7 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:06 pm

Accordingly to the CIA "Blue BOOK" the violent crime rate in the UK is almost 5 times higher (per capita 450 vs 2580) in the UK than the USA. You are almost safer in South Chicago than in London.
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Post by Legio » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:37 am

knite7 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Accordingly to the CIA "Blue BOOK" the violent crime rate in the UK is almost 5 times higher (per capita 450 vs 2580) in the UK than the USA. You are almost safer in South Chicago than in London.
Just another proof, if it was ever needed, that the gun is not the problem.

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