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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Knife crime statistics: political battleground?

Knife crime has been apparently somewhat of a political battleground with some political jockeying apparently for a leading position by the political parties (or is it political argy-bargy)?

While recently the coalition government was working to show itself as dealing with the problem, the Labour party has also been trying to show itself working on the issue.

According to the Children & Young People Now website, the Metropolitan Police report knife crime in the capital is 'broadly' up by 15.2% in April to October 2011 versus the same period in 2010 (see 'knife crime soars' story).

However, Labour claim use of knives to threaten in London is up 23%.

The divisive nature of party politics makes it difficult to envisage the parties being united to tackle knife and violent crime... or maybe it's happening... no-one's criticised the other side for awhile at least, as far as I have observed.

That's a step forward - good, because people have been dying and injured. All decent people must focus to stop more death and injury happening.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Goldman Sachs Richard Sharp on BBC Newsnight

I just watched Richard Sharp, a former 'chief' at Goldman Sachs, on BBC Newsnight try to justify financial collapse and misery for millions (and a recent increase in knife crime), and thought I would make a comment...

He, and others like him, are greatly responsible for the current world financial mess. It's an unjustifiable position. Look at the dying. He needs to become a nurse and care for those who have been devastated by financial money men's ceaseless, slave-ish demands for 'return' and poor business decisions of the past.

Anyway, we all should look ahead, learn from the past, and then make positive plans for improvements in the future to reduce knife and violent crime

Not sure about this knife crime post. Maybe it should be deleted or added to... but I just watched Goldman Sachs' Richard Sharp and clearly saw a flawed, idiotic generation... People have died, been shot, knifed to death - and business, finance, the rich are at least partly responsible for not helping to build a better society.