Saturday, April 7, 2018

Nights of the Long Knives

Back in the day London’s weak-kneed timorous mayor Sadiq Khan pronounced his city the safest in the world. No crime here, folks. Just your mind playing tricks on you.

Last Sunday, I reported the new news, namely that London is now leading New York City in violent crime. Heck of a job, Sadiq.

Not contented to rest on its laurels, London saw a wave of stabbings this past Thursday. The reason, if we are to believe Katie Hopkins, was gang activity by black Londoners. Hopkins was reporting on Tucker Carlson’s show last night.

I mention this in passing because all of our favorite news sources are ignoring this inconvenient aspect of the problem.

Breitbart described the scene at London hospitals:

Dr. Mark Griffiths, the lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in East London, said that knife and gun wounds had moved from a “niche” part of his job to a daily chunk of his workload, and a growing number of victims were “children”.

“Some of my military colleagues have described their practice here as similar to being at [Camp] Bastion,” Mr. Griffiths told the Todayprogramme on BBC Radio 4.

“We used to look after people in their twenties. Now people are often in their mid to late teens and children in school uniforms are being admitted under our care with knife and gun wounds.”

One Labour member of parliament did note that the crime spree had been caused by rival drug traffickers warring over turf.

Now the focus is on Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police Commissioner and most important law enforcement official in London.

Along with the ever-timid Sadiq, these are the people in charge. What do they have in common? Do you think that the drug traffickers notice that law enforcement in England has become women’s work? Do you think that this strikes fear into their marrow or do you think that this tells them that London has submitted?

Now that the least violent city in the world has turned violent, the police are responding. The Wall Street Journal has the story:

The Metropolitan Police, also known as Scotland Yard, on Thursday said it has established a new violent-crime task force in an effort to halt the bloodshed. An extra 120 officers have been assigned to tackling violent crime in the capital and will patrol known trouble spots, police said.

“What we are working hard to deal with is the increasing number of young people, often in groups, often armed with knives, committing violence,” Ms. Dick said.
He added: “Whereas a young boy being stabbed five or six years ago would have been a horror story, now it’s normal.

“People expect to see people being killed on a daily basis. Members of the public who are not involved in gangs or violence let this pass without comment and you get the society you deserve if you ignore violence.”

And, as if that is not enough to scare the gang members, we have charities who have found the solution: more social workers, more education and better jobs. As though you can find a better job than dealing drugs.

To be fair and balanced, a nation whose police officers looked the other way while gangs of Pakistani men "groomed" young British girls, gang raping and sex trafficking them, can hardly complain when law and order breaks down. Or better, when criminals of color come to believe that they can get away with anything.

The Journal reports:

Patrick Regan, president of London charity XLP, which helps kids on issues including gang culture, anger management and education, said young people in parts of London carry weapons because they are scared, fueling a vicious circle of knife crime. “When you get a lot of killings around the same time, people tool up,” he said. Solving the problem requires improving young people’s opportunities to improve their education and find work, he added.

Reasonably enough, Mrs. May blames Mayor Sadiq Khan:

Some in Mrs. May’s ruling Conservative Party have blamed the mayor of London, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, for the rising violence, as he oversees policing in London. Mr. Khan has blamed cuts by the Conservative government for squeezing police budgets.

A spokeswoman for the U.K. Home Office said the government is taking action to restrict young people’s access to knives and other offensive weapons, such as banning online stores from delivering knives to homes.

For his part Mayor Khan, who had been notably silent about the violence, now tells us that he is angry and heartbroken. We appreciate his willingness to share his feelings. He has not, reports the Daily Mail, visited the families of any of the victims.

Instead, he blames the Tory government for cutting funding to police departments. Way to shift the blame, Sadiq.

And Home Secretary Rudd, in a show of strength, recommended that social media companies should censor online content and remove videos of homicide.

As a sidelight, the problem of knife violence has also overtaken Angela Merkel’s Germany. As you might expect, the culprits are the Muslim migrants that Merkel happily allowed into her country in a spasm of humanitarian concern. Evidently she did not understand that these people were not just seeking refuge. They are seeking to bring their culture to Germany. And their culture allows them to carry and to use knives. Heck of a job, Angela.

The Legal Insurrection blog (via Maggie’s Farm) notes that Merkel is happy to ignore the problem. If you don’t say anything, it doesn’t exist.

The Bavarian newspaper Merkur reports:

In light of repeated knife attacks, the German Police Trade Union (DPoIG) has called for the premeditated stabbing to be prosecuted as attempted murder, not merely as bodily harm.

“This move will enable an immediate pretrial detention and, in cases the act is carried out by a refugee, a deportation,” the DPoIG said in its response to a query by German news agency DPA. The newly appointed German Justice Minister Katarina Barley needs to act in this regard [the union maintained].

In DPoIG’s opinion the stabbing attacks and attacks with similar objects must result in a minimum prison sentence of one year. Currently the stabbings are “treated as bodily harm.” For [bodily harm] there is a maximum penalty, but no minimum penalty. Only when someone dies as a result: it is treated as an attempted murder or murder. “And that is wrong, because it is matter of pure chance if the stabbing ends up killing someone or not.”

The DPolG has joined hands up with the rival police trade union GdP to call for a nationwide registry of stabbing crimes in order to understand the extent of the problem. [Translation by the author]

And, of course, socialist politicians are up in arms against the police. They have hurled the worst insult they could imagine, comparing them to Donald Trump.

Legal Insurrection notes:

Last year, Ralf Stegner, deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Merkel’s main coalition partner, attacked police union chief Rainer Wendt for merely stating that “criminals” too were “using open borders”. Social Democrat Stegner calling Wendt’s attempt to question the wisdom of open borders “disgusting and stupid”.

Sven Rebehn, the chairman of the German Association of Judges, called Wendt “the Donald Trump of domestic politics,” apparently the biggest insult a liberal can come up in Merkel’s Germany.

As for the statistics about violent crime committed by migrants, the blog explains:

Meanwhile, the German government burying its head in the sand hasn’t made the problem go away.

According to the annual crime report, released by the country’s Federal Crime Bureau (BKA) last year, there has been a 50 percent increase in migrant crime compared to the previous year’s figure. During that period, police booked more than 610,000 suspects of foreign origin, indicting the presence of a ‘disproportionately large’ size of criminal migrants in the country.

Newly arrived ‘refugees’, who made up for less than 2 percent of the German population, was suspected of carrying out almost 15 percent of all crimes involving serious bodily harm, rapes, and sexual assaults, BKA’s 2017 annual crime report revealed. Subsequent surveys and studies have confirmed the worrying trend. In Janaury 2017, a government-funded study carried out in the northern German state of Lower Saxony found that newly arrived ‘refugees’ were responsible for at least 90 percent of the surge in violent crimes.


Anonymous said...

A task force. Wow, that’s action.

What Britain needs is American Democrats to trumpet action and courage through knife control measures. After all, without a National Knife Association to thwart them, such common sense measures are prudent and sensible.

And then the Democrats can show the Brits how to court “blacks” as a victim group as London dies.

Then maybe Britain can bring in some South African multiculturalism so there can be mass murder of white shopkeepers.

News flash: Drug traffickers and knifesmen bring the West to its knees.

So many problems trace back to what leaders AREN’T willing to do.

What would Boris Johnson do?

Sam L. said...
Scroll down to Hoplophobia, Take 79

Sam L. said...

Long knives? I won't have anything longer than 7". Mostly 3-4".