Dealing with the rising tide of knife crime

Jodie Chesney

John Apter, national chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: "Policing has been stripped to the bone and the consequences are clear, splashed across newspaper front pages and TV news bulletins - children being murdered on our streets".

Speaking about Yousef's death, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said he supported an increase in the use of stop and search by police, even though it was "controversial".

Mrs May served as home secretary between 2010 and 2016 and oversaw a period where cuts were made to police forces. If one young person gets stabbed, similar youngsters locally are more likely to carry a knife for their own protection - and so the infection spreads.

And he said he will "very shortly" launch a consultation on making it a legal duty for every public body to prioritise tackling serious violence.

Police officers described the situation as a national emergency and politicians pressed May during her weekly question session in Parliament to explain whether she planned to reverse the funding squeeze on police. "These searches are an essential tool of big-city crime-fighting".

On Tuesday Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the military would be "ready to help" play a part in tackling knife crime.

'We treat people with respect and fairly and we mustn't shy away just because those of sorts of considerations.

"Also, when it comes to youth services, over the last eight years dozens and dozens of youth centres have closed down, hundreds of youth workers have lost their jobs, thousands of young people who used to have youth centres to go to (now) haven't".

Trump Welcomes NDSU Football Team With Fast Food Spread
Quarterback Easton Stick threw five touchdown passes, including two to Darrius Shepherd, who was named Most Outstanding Player. While the President's physical last month showed him to be in decent health, it also indicated he was clinically obese.

Britain's most senior police officer believes middle class recreational drug users have "blood on their hands" over the recent spate of violent deaths.

An entry posted on the Met Police Twitter accounts for Redbridge, Havering and Barking & Dagenham said: "The investigation team into this tragedy are appealing for calm at this time, they are working tirelessly into finding the offender (s) who have committed this crime".

"We will only defeat the scourge of violence if we understand and address the complex root causes", she added, under pressure from main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

He said: "Does the Prime Minister now regret cuts in police numbers and will she undertake that under this review they will be restored to the level they were formerly at?"

"South Yorkshire has seen its fair share of tragedy over the last 12 months and in response to that we have worked hard with partners and communities to develop a robust plan based on public health principals and a plan which is evidence based and appearing to have an impact".

The Home Secretary emphasised that ministers must listen to forces following emergency talks with chief constables after a string of fatal stabbings prompted warnings of a "national emergency".

"This has to stop, there are too many young people having their lives cut short by needless violence".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ‘I’m Fighting For My F--king Life': R
Mar 07, 2019 - 10:09
Do you still sit here and say you have never been with underage girls. "If you can't see that you're ignorant and you're stupid". The meltdown brought back terrible memories for Asante McGee, one of the singer's accusers who appeared in " Surviving R.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top R Kelly blames parents for 'selling' daughters to him
Mar 07, 2019 - 07:37
In an excerpt, Kelly tells King that rumors of him having sex with and abusing underage girls are, "Not true". He acknowledged living and being in a relationship with two young women. "Mr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ‘Anthem’ Is Crashing PS4s, And Sony Is Offering Its Players Refunds
Mar 07, 2019 - 06:48
For now, EA is looking into problems affecting PS4 players; however, there are reports of similar issues on the Xbox One. A few people on Reddit claim to have gotten their money back, while others said they were unsuccessful.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China closing in on deal that may end most U.S. tariffs
Mar 06, 2019 - 08:45
The president has twice delayed more than doubling duties on goods to give the two sides more time to strike a broad trade deal. Hassett said the final trade deal would be good for the economies of both China and the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top House Democrats drafting resolution on anti-Semitism after fresh Omar comments
Mar 06, 2019 - 06:45
Jews who support Israel, insisting that they are first and foremost American though working to safeguard Israeli interests. Omar has taken heavy fire for her remarks over the last week, which ultimately culminated in Monday night's resolution.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ex-White House counsel calls Robert Mueller 'American hero'
Mar 06, 2019 - 06:43
The House judiciary committee calls the probe a congressional obligation, and an investigation into Trump's clear law-breaking. Mueller is investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign conspired with Russia.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea 'owes full explanation over Otto Warmbier's death'
Mar 06, 2019 - 06:31
Those reactors continue to spin on, as you point out, producing more material that can threaten us and our allies. Asked whether that was his view, too, Bolton replied: "The president's view is he gave nothing away".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former Premier League manager gives thoughts on why Liverpool won’t win title
Mar 05, 2019 - 08:25
We play next week against Burnley and if we play only offensive, they kill us on the counter-attack, 100 percent. Defending champions Manchester City now top the table and Liverpool have lost much of their momentum.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook won't keep your two-factor phone number truly private
Mar 05, 2019 - 08:25
Users have the option to remove their phone number from their account, though that would preclude using it for account recovery. While Facebook users can limit who is able to search for their profiles using a phone number, you can't prevent it entirely.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mitch McConnell says Senate will block Donald Trump's emergency declaration; veto likely
Mar 05, 2019 - 07:29
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that he planned a vote on the measure within three weeks. And the president doesn't get to decide that he can override Congress simply because Congress doesn't do what he wants".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kennelly, NDSU visit White House
Mar 05, 2019 - 07:01
President Donald Trump is at it again, rolling out the best in fast food for the best players on the football field. When explaining why he didn't go with a chef-prepared meal this time , Trump said, "I know you people".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump blames Cohen testimony for collapse of Trump-Kim Summit
Mar 05, 2019 - 07:00
Rogers then blamed Trump for setting up Kim Jong-un as an global player, which he viewed as very risky. The North's Korean Central News Agency says Kim arrived in Pyongyang by train on Tuesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nadler to investigate dozens of people
Mar 05, 2019 - 05:55
Representatives for the White House and Justice Department said the document requests were being reviewed. Trump dismissed the Nadler probe and others as futile efforts "in search of a crime".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Leaving Neverland' Paints a Darker, Disturbing Portrait of Michael Jackson
Mar 05, 2019 - 05:44
To his adoring public, and for a time to the children he famously befriended, Michael Jackson was an eternally childlike Peter Pan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Talks only way to avoid war, says Indian opposition leader
Mar 04, 2019 - 06:56
Minutes later two Indian jets, which came to challenge Pakistani planes, were shot down by the Pakistan forces. The countries have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.