Skip to comments.Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says (UK)
Posted on 05/28/2018 4:54:51 AM PDT by Drew68
A judge has proposed a nationwide programme to file down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the countrys soaring knife crime epidemic.
Last week in his valedictory address, retiring Luton Crown Court Judge Nic Madge spoke of his concern that carrying a knife had become routine in some circles and called on the Government to ban the sale of large pointed kitchen knives.
Latest figures show stabbing deaths among teenagers and young adults have reached the highest level for eight years, and knife crime overall rose 22 per cent in 2017.
In the past two months, he said, there have been 77 knife-related incidents in Bedfordshire, including three killings.
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 had had almost no effect, since the vast majority had merely taken knives from a cutlery drawer.
He said: A few of the blades carried by youths are so called Rambo knives or samurai swords. They though are a very small minority.
"The reason why these measures have little effect is that the vast majority of knives carried by youths are ordinary kitchen knives. Every kitchen contains lethal knives which are potential murder weapons.
"Accordingly, it is very easy for any youth who wants to obtain a knife to take it from the kitchen drawer in his home or in the home of one of his friends.
As a result - said the judge - the most common knife a youth will take out is eight to ten inches, long and pointed, from his mother's cutlery tray.
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Just when you think the people in charge in the UK could not be any more stupid . . . .
This judge is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Gee, we couldn’t see that one coming, could we?
Judge didn’t go far enough.
The only way to stop knife crime is to surgically remove everyone’s hands.
This could be decent satire.
This isn’t satire?
Cause you could not write a better piece of satire IMO, but with the way this world is going..........
This could be decent satire.
So does every tool box, sewing room, wood-working shop, garden shed, modelling kit, museum, basement and attic.
I’ve read that in old’n days before utensils were common, people used to use the knives they carried for defense during meals. Arguments would break out and people would get stabbed/killed at the supper table. To remedy this someone decided to provide knives with rounded tips when serving meals which made it much harder to stab someone. It apprently worked so well that it became common.
Britain today, in almost every respect, reads like a not-funny version of The Onion.
Just cut your hands off! No more crime!
These Brit politicians and their lackies in the court system have lost the will to survive. CMON, England, Wake Up!!!
There goes Gordon Ramsey’s career.
Luton Crown Court Judge Nic Madge
Do we have to let them drive us back to the stone-age before we drive them out of power?
One would think that it would be easy to connect the dots with the soaring knife deaths to the importation of thousands of Jihadi.
Knife attacks are a favorite tool of the Palestinian visitors to Israel.
A good example as to why our forefathers got the hell out of England and sought a new, safe, and free land. They still tried to reel us back in, and we had to whoop their asses.
And they are supposed to be the “brilliant, upper-class” ones.
London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, could not be more pleased with this news.
“A few of the blades carried by youths are so called Rambo knives or samurai swords.”
Assault knife control is needed to stop the killing.
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