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  • U.K. Lawmaker Calls For All Knives To Be Registered, Fitted With GPS Trackers

    03/14/2019 2:34:01 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-2019
    Tory MP Scott Mann has attracted mockery on social media after calling for strict new knife control measures including for every blade sold in the UK to be fitted with GPS tracking systems. In a post on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the representative for North Cornwall went on to declare that Britain should create a “national database” of people who own knives, “like we do with guns”. Anyone found to have carried a knife outside their property “had better have a bloody good explanation”, Mr Mann wrote, adding that there could be “obvious exceptions” for activities such as fishing. Responses...
  • Benchmade Knife Company Helps Oregon City Police Destroy Firearms

    02/21/2019 6:16:45 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    In a social media post that has since been removed, the Oregon City Police wrote, “Thank you Benchmade Knife Company for assisting us today by cutting up guns that are ready to be destroyed.” The backlash against Benchmade’s willingness to cut up firearms was intense, and the Oregon City Police used a Facebook post to try to quell the public’s outrage: We understand some of our followers are upset with Benchmade knives because of a recent post we put out. The post did not give everyone the full story on why the guns were required to be destroyed. We receive...
  • Teen stabbed in attack by 3 alleged MS-13 members from his high school on Long Island

    01/11/2019 10:51:07 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | January 10, 2019
    HUNTINGTON STATION, Long Island -- Police said a teenager was stabbed in an attack by three MS-13 members from his high school behind a Long Island Burger King. It happened on New York Avenue in Huntington Station around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The 16-year-old victim told police he was at the fast-food restaurant with friends when six of his classmates from Huntington High School entered and began staring at them menacingly. Feeling uncomfortable, the victim and a friend left, and the three gang members followed them, wielding bats and knives, police said. An altercation broke out in the parking lot, and...
  • Dublin community 'shocked' after money stolen from church collectors at knifepoint [Ireland]

    12/13/2018 10:12:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 12/13/2018 | Cormac Fitzgerald
    A South Dublin community is “appalled” and “in shock” after money was stolen from two church collectors at knife point in the grounds of a Tallaght church, with one of the men being slashed in the arm. Gardaí confirmed that they were investigating the theft of a sum of money and an assault in Balrothery, Tallaght yesterday morning. They said a man in his 70s had money stolen from him and received a slash wound to his arm. The man was taken to hospital with minor injuries and no arrests have yet been made. Speaking to TheJournal.ie, local councillor Mick...
  • Child knife deaths in England and Wales set for nine-year peak

    11/30/2018 1:01:45 PM PST · by budj · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Nov 28, 2018 | Caelainn Barr
    Knife crime has killed 35 children and teenagers in England and Wales so far this year, meaning that 2017 is likely to be the worst year for such deaths in nearly a decade. Official figures exclusively obtained by the Guardian show that this year will be the worst since 2008 when 42 young people aged 19 and under lost their lives as a result of an attack with a knife.
  • Line 18: £3 million per day county lines drugs business fuelling knife crime

    11/29/2018 5:50:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 29, 2018 | By Jason Farrell
    Drugs runners are operating 2,000 "county lines" routes from big cities into smaller towns and the countryside, according to new figures obtained by Sky News. We can also reveal that the business is worth over £3 million a day. Sky News has obtained exclusive access to people involved in this ruthless trade, from wholesalers to drugs mules. Our investigation demonstrates how this brutal business is contributing to the rise in knife crime across the UK. We started out in a "trap house" in north London. This is where drugs are prepared, sold and taken. Here, a drug wholesaler brandishing a...
  • Ayer woman charged with fatally stabbing cousin held without bail (Mass.)

    10/02/2018 6:45:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 1, 2018
    AYER — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts woman was drinking and taking drugs with her cousin before they got into an argument and she fatally stabbed him in the heart. Laqwanda Villaronga was held without bail at her arraignment Monday after a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf to a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
  • Khan’s London: Six Arrests After Teen ‘Disembowelled’ in Quadruple Stabbing

    08/17/2018 10:48:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    A teenager is fighting for his life after allegedly being disembowelled during a quadruple stabbing in London’s so-called ‘murder mile’. Describing the incident on the Elmington Estate in Camberwell, a witness said they saw “four or five black boys running, [then] all of a sudden I could hear, ‘Help, help’.” Another resident said they saw one of the four stab victims grievously wounded with his “intestines falling on the ground”, according to MailOnline. Six male suspects, said to be aged between 15 and 16, were arrested following the incident, which took place a stone’s throw from the street where ‘drill’...
  • Louisiana Governor Signs Knife Law Reform, Removes Switchblade Ban

    06/05/2018 7:29:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 25 May, 2018, Governor Edwards of Louisiana signed HB 892 into law. The bill now becomes ACT 341, which reforms Louisiana knife law, removing a 1950's era ban on switchblades.  From wafb.com: BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – On Friday, May 25, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed 79 bills into new laws. The bills he signed are as follows:(snip) ACT 341 – HB 892 Provides relative to the illegal carrying of certain knives. The wording of HB892, now ACT 341, is as shown at legiscan.   From legiscan.com: (4)(a) The manufacture, ownership, possession, custody or use intentional concealment...
  • Cyclist filmed in terrifying knife attack on motorist in broad daylight in South London(tr)

    06/01/2018 9:04:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    https://www.standard.co.uk/ ^ | 6/1/18 | PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN
    Cyclist filmed in terrifying 'zombie-killer' knife attack on motorist in broad daylight in South LondonThis is the terrifying moment a cyclist pulled an enormous 'zombie-killer' knife on a driver in broad daylight in south London. The terrifying dashcam footage shows a blue Volkswagen drive out into London Road, Croydon, forcing a cyclist to swerve to avoid being hit. With the car stuck in a line of traffic and unable to move, the enraged cyclist pulls a massive blade out and launches a frenzied attack. Brandishing the knife, he kicks the vehicle and slashes at the windows while the driver cowers...
  • British Judge Calls for Banning the Sale of Large, Pointed Kitchen Knives

    05/29/2018 10:52:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/29/2018 | Rick Moran
    The UK is in the midst of an epidemic of knife attacks so, naturally, the idea is being floated to ban them.Crown Court Judge Nic Madge said in a speech that there should be a nationwide program to file down the points of large kitchen knives and to ban their sale.Telegraph: Judge Madge told the assembled  judges, barristers and court staff: “These offences often seem motiveless - one boy was stabbed because he had an argument a couple of years before at his junior school.” He said laws designed to reduce the availability of weapons to young would-be offenders...
  • Attacker yells 'Allahu Akbar,' stabs five in Paris before police take him down

    05/12/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/12/18 | Steve Almasy and Eva Tapiero
    The person who stabbed five people in Paris on Saturday night, killing one, yelled the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," during the attack, city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene. Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris. Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police. The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online. The...
  • At least one dead in central Paris stabbing

    05/12/2018 1:32:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Megan Cerullo
    A madman with a knife attacked people—seemingly at random—in a busy section of Paris Saturday before he was fatally gunned down by police, BFM TV reported. At least one person died and eight others were wounded in the attack, carried out near the Palais Garnier opera house, according to Le Parisien. "I just saw the man knifing random people," wrote Twitter user Esohe Denise Odaro. A police spokesperson confirmed the stabbing. "Attack in the Second Arrondissement of Paris by an individual armed with a knife, attacker brought under control by the police service. More information to follow."
  • Scottish Man in Custody for Carrying Potato Peeler in Public Place

    05/03/2018 10:58:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 3, 2018 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A man was arrested in Dunfermline, Scotland, on Saturday for carrying a potato peeler in a public place “without reasonable excuse” and faces up to four years in prison. The Dunfermline Sheriff Court confirmed to Breitbart London that Scott Walker, 39, of the James Bank Hostel, James Street had appeared Monday, charged under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995, for carrying “an article which had a blade or which was sharply pointed, namely a potato peeler”.
  • Seven schoolchildren killed in China knife attack blamed on angry former pupil

    04/27/2018 1:50:17 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 27 April, 2018,
    A knife-wielding man killed seven children and injured 12 others as they returned home from school in northwestern China on Friday, authorities said, in one of the deadliest such rampages in the country in recent years. A suspect was detained and the injured children were receiving treatment, the propaganda department of Mizhi county in Shaanxi province said. The attack took place at around 6.10pm local time, the department added. County police said initial investigations suggested that the 28-year-old male suspect was a former pupil at the middle school, where he had been bullied. They believe he may have turned his...
  • Machete Attack Every 90 Minutes in ‘Gun-Free’ Britain

    04/15/2018 7:55:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/15/2018 | Liam Deacon
    Recorded machete attacks in the UK have shot up by nearly five times in just three years, with the majority in the capital, London. The huge number of crimes committed with the deadly, sword-like weapons means there is an average of 15 a day in the UK, or one every 90 minutes. Figures uncovered using freedom of information requests by the Daily Mail show that police dealt with 928 crimes involving machetes in the last two months of 2017. London saw the bulk, with 425 of the attacks. There were 99 in Greater Manchester, 77 in the West Midlands, and...
  • OMG: Take a look at these ‘weapons’ found by British police during a sweep

    04/10/2018 7:24:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 9, 2018 | Brett T.
    As Twitchy has reported, despite its comprehensive gun control laws, London has overtaken New York in murders, and the reason is knife crime. London Mayor Sadiq Khan made it clear Sunday that “knife control” is in full effect: The Metropolitan Police launched “Operation Sceptre” in 2015 to combat knife crime, and in March, the Regents Park Police tweeted a photo of items found and safely disposed of during an Operation Sceptre weapon sweep. The photo was picked up an went viral Monday in light of England’s reinvigorated push against knife attacks.
  • [satire] Toddler Brandishing Play-Doh Pocketknife Apprehended By UK Police

    04/09/2018 8:16:21 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 28 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | April 9, 2018
    LONDON—A “potentially dangerous situation” was defused by London police Monday morning, as a toddler cutting Play-Doh with a toy plastic pocketknife was tackled to the ground and apprehended by a Specialist Firearms Command unit, sources confirmed at the scene. The toddler was happily cutting a lump of green-ish Play-Doh with his official Play-Doh pocketknife in his mum’s London flat when a Metro Police unit kicked his door down and charged in, bellowing for everyone to get down on the ground. Several other operatives dove through windows and rappelled from skylights, tossing tear gas and breaching doors throughout the home...
  • London Mayor Threatens Arrest For Anyone In The City Caught With a Knife

    Wow!!!!!!! What’s next? Link: https://mobile.twitter.com/MayorofLondon/status/982906526334668800
  • London stabbings: 300 extra police deployed on streets to tackle spike in knife crime

    04/07/2018 6:31:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 98 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 7, 2018 | Mark Molloy and Press Association
    Hundreds of additional police officers have been deployed on the streets of London this weekend in areas of the capital worst affected by the spike in violent crime. It comes as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan promised more arrests and backed increasing the use of intelligence-led stop and search by police, insisting keeping Londoners safe is his “top priority”. Mr Khan has also invited Home Secretary Amber Rudd and London MPs to a summit at City Hall next week to discuss new measures for tackling the violence. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has insisted the force has “not lost control”...