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New year's attacks take stabbing death toll in London in 2017 to 80
The Guardian ^ | Jan 02, 2017 | Jamie Grierson

Posted on 01/01/2018 11:43:02 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

Four young men were stabbed to death at the turn of the year in London bringing the total number of fatal knife attacks in the capital to 80 in 2017 alone.

The killings – three on New Year’s Eve and a fourth on New Year’s Day – were all unrelated and occurred within a 15-hour period at locations in north, east and south London.

The three deaths on Sunday bring the total number of fatal stabbings in the capital in 2017 to 80, Scotland Yard confirmed. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has struggled to control knife crime during his term so far, said he will “work tirelessly in 2018 and beyond to stamp out this scourge”.

Figures revealed in the Guardian as part of the Beyond the Blade reporting revealed that 2017 was already the worst year for deaths of children and teenagers in England and Wales since 2009. As at the end of November, 35 people aged 19 or under in England and Wales had been stabbed to death. It was last higher in 2008 when 42 young people died as a result of an attack with a knife. Two of the victims of the most recent deaths were 18 and 17, while the other two men were both 20.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; secondamendment
Add in hundreds of acid attacks and a few terrorist incidents and it appears that in order to make Brits truly safe in 2018 they need to ban knives, acid and Muslims. Just banning guns only made it harder for people to defend themselves, it didn't do anything to stop them from being attacked.
1 posted on 01/01/2018 11:43:02 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

4 stabbing deaths is horrible - are they all ROP?


2 posted on 01/02/2018 12:16:02 AM PST by GnuThere
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
London needs knife control.

Nobody NEEDS a knife. < /s >

3 posted on 01/02/2018 12:52:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I read that murder rate was higher in UK when compared with US. The reason UK rates are usually shown to be lower is that if a murder is not solved, it is not classified as a murder but as a death. If murders are called murders even if not solved, then UK murder rate is slightly higher than US.


4 posted on 01/02/2018 1:23:45 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

No mattter how bad or old the lies are some wish to believe in the fairy tale harassment bs. We saw it with the Roy Moore attack proven forgery. I think it has to do with our poor public education system.


5 posted on 01/02/2018 1:27:19 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

The knife laws are ridiculous and arbitrary. If one is going fishing or hunting, possession of a hunting knife is legal but any other time one is criminal. How can they tell which is which? A flip knife is illegal to carry. Personal defense is almost a crime there.


6 posted on 01/02/2018 2:13:02 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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Legislating objects is so much easier than actually dealing with criminals. Because criminals have all those wonderful “human rights”, dont’cha know...


7 posted on 01/02/2018 3:26:27 AM PST by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building)
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“Because criminals have all those wonderful “human rights”..

Not to mention a vast variety and selection of "tools" to commit their crimes with. Outlawing guns, knives, rope, baseball bats, plastic bags, etc., where do they draw the line?

8 posted on 01/02/2018 3:33:35 AM PST by DaveA37
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The “tools” don’t kill people by themselves, better to legislate the people using the tools.


9 posted on 01/02/2018 3:34:58 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

We don’t need no thought control; no dark sarcasm in the classroom. Teacher, leave those kids alone!


10 posted on 01/02/2018 3:56:22 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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It’s so simple, all they need to do is pass a law outlawing the use of human hands in any way to facilitate commission of a crime. It’s rather difficult to shoot, knife or otherwise attack a person without using hands. This would result in an immediate drop to nearly zero attacks, after all people do obey the law don’t they? Oh, wait, never mind.


11 posted on 01/02/2018 4:00:33 AM PST by RipSawyer (Racism is racism regardless of the race of the racist)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Still sounds like London is safer than a city in the United States.


12 posted on 01/02/2018 4:08:41 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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From October....

London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest

13 posted on 01/02/2018 4:11:48 AM PST by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
"...The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has struggled to control knife crime during his term so far, said he will "work tirelessly in 2018 and beyond to stamp out this scourge"..."..."

Well. That is good to know.

14 posted on 01/02/2018 4:35:04 AM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette.)
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“work tirelessly in 2018 and beyond to stamp out this scourge”.

Should i take it they plan on curtailing muslim immigration?


15 posted on 01/02/2018 5:04:50 AM PST by heshtesh
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To: ransomnote
I read that murder rate was higher in UK when compared with US

I can't imagine where that came from. In the most recent years for which full statistics are available, the UK rate was 0.92 per 100,000; in the US it was 4.88 per 100,000. That's over five times as many. You can't explain such a gulf by different classification standards. As it happens the only murders in the UK not so classified is the small number where there is enough doubt over the cause of death to prevent charges being brought. Unsolved murders where the cause of death is beyond doubt and intentional are classed as murders.

16 posted on 01/02/2018 5:27:11 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: GnuThere

Names not yet released, but unlikely. Most stabbings are gang-related, and the inner-city street gangs in London and elsewhere in the UK are dominated by Afro-Carribeans and white underclass rather than Muslims.


17 posted on 01/02/2018 5:34:28 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Don’t ban knives. Ban the savages who use them to attack and kill.


18 posted on 01/02/2018 5:36:10 AM PST by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of hate-America savages.)
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To: DaveA37

Yep, my point exactly. Even more to the point, governments all over the West are failing their peoples by taking the “easy way out” of crime. They can point to their stupid little laws saying, look we did something to address the problem, when in reality they haven’t (they only inconvenience the non-criminal portion of the population). Ropes, lamp posts/trees...just add politicians!


19 posted on 01/02/2018 2:13:04 PM PST by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building)
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