More on knife crime in Great Britain
"The deaths have sparked fears of a knife crime "epidemic" among Britain's young, and spurred the government to announce tougher penalties for teens caught carrying a blade."
""Young people need to understand that carrying knives doesn't protect you, it does the opposite - it increases the danger for all of us, destroys young lives and ruins families," Brown said."
"London's new mayor, Boris Johnson, has also vowed to crack down on knife crime. His proposals include airport-style metal-detecting arches at train and subway stations. London police recently began an aggressive new program to search anyone they wish for knives without having to justify their suspicions beforehand.
Some experts, however, say the measures are little more than political posturing.
"I'm skeptical about whether the latest measures will have an effect," said Enver Solomon, deputy director of the Center for Crime and Justice Studies at King's College London.
He said most teens who carry knives do so because they have been the victims of crime."
Hat tip to reader Jim Kindred...
Looks like liberal politics really have a success story in the UK.
"London police recently began an aggressive new program to search anyone they wish for knives without having to justify their suspicions beforehand."
Good to see civil liberties are still alive in the UK. Yeah, right. The poor buggers, they don't even see it coming.
Posted by: Jim at June 6, 2008 06:00 AM
"The poor buggers, they don't even see it coming."
It's hard to see it coming when you're already bent over.
Posted by: BobG at June 6, 2008 09:01 AM
I honestly believe they do not know what to look for any more.
Posted by: Jim at June 6, 2008 09:06 AM
London Mayor Boris Johnson has been quoted as saying enthusiasm for reducing deficit spending 'no longer looks as strong as it did'. This is politician-speak for 'Run - flee the village!' Enthusiasm for the mass immolation of the sick and vulnerable is waning, it seems, even among the upper classes. About bloody time too!
Posted by: Nanny Jobs at September 11, 2010 05:38 AM