Si gladii proscriptae, gladius soli proscripti suum (When swords are outlawed, only outlaws will have swords)
English Bobbies of the Northumberland Heath Police (London’s East End) are taking to Facebook to let the world know of their latest crime-busting escapade – ridding the streets of a particular weapon of war. Just keep in mind, this bit of cutting-edge technology rightly belongs more to the 12th century than the 21st.
The London Metropolitan Police found necessary to post a pic of Officer Bicycle-Ryder (complete with nerdlinger bike helmet and right trouser leg goofily tucked-in) proudly announcing, “This sword was found during the search of a vehicle earlier today in Slade Green. Thankfully it’s been taken off the streets.”
But in all fairness, stabbings and slashings have skyrocketed since Sadiq Khan became the mayor of Merrie Olde London Towne. As The Sun of London reported, “The total number of offences involving a knife or bladed instrument that have been recorded by cops in the year to March 2018 rose to 40,147, a seven-year-high.”
The mayor of London, the Right Honourable Sadiq Khan once said not all that long ago that the British capital is “the safest global city in the world, and one of the safest cities in the world.”
Careful, Saddie. You might take care that those words don’t sneak up and bite you dead on the six.
Oops… too late.
As reported by Jack Montgomery of Breitbart London, meddy olde London Towne has broken a record versus the Big Apple that the Brits were quite proud of; specifically that New York has annually had a higher murder rate since 1800, Anno Domini.
That’s right, for the past two months in a row, New Yorkers have the edge on not being murdered.
Specifically, during the month of February, London has seen 15 killings as compared to New York’s 14. Even worse (or better, depending which city you live in), during March, London’s murder numbers again edged out New York, 22 killings to 21.
As Breitbart’s Montgomery noted;
The change is partly a consequence of Mayor Khan’s campaign against using stop and search on ethnic minorities, with London police chief Cressida Dick admitting that constables have become “fearful” of confronting suspects as they “might get into trouble or might not be supported if they had a complaint”.
Oh, but it doesn’t end with mere homicide. Montgomery also cites;
London was already the more dangerous of the two cities for almost every other category of violent and sexual crime
Londoners are six times more likely to be burgled than New Yorkers
Three times more likely to be raped than New Yorkers
One and a half times more likely to be robbed than New Yorkers
But fret not, Saddie Khan is busy keeping himself fighting crime. As seen in the video below, he’s doing what he can to pass newer and more strict regulation from tech companies to ban “racist social media messages”.