New Moral Panic: Knife Violence

Britain is taking strong measures against knife violence. Since they’ve already banned guns, all the bad guys are turning to knives to kill people. It’s a bit messier but it still works OK.

Knife Crime Prevention Orders would impose sanctions, including bans on using social media to stir up trouble.

The possession of knives has increased by almost a third in five years, figures released earlier this month showed.

Requirements to attend special knife awareness courses to change their thinking.

I got this story from YouTuber Vee, who helpfully suggested that Britain should ban all semi-automatic knives to make the country safer. Trigger warning: his video is hilarious so you might hurt yourself laughing. It also contains many bad words.

@haakondahl, you’ve created a monster.

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15 thoughts on “New Moral Panic: Knife Violence”

  1. Interesting article and further verifies my reluctance to visit Glasgow (aka Newark). I am a proud Scot with a family tartan, but I will visit Edinburgh instead.

    Thanks for this post. It provided valuable info to many of us, even the well-traveled.

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  2. EThompson:
    Interesting article and further verifies my reluctance to visit Glasgow (aka Newark). I am a proud Scot with a family tartan, but I will visit Edinburgh instead.

    Thanks for this post. It provided valuable info to many of us, even the well-traveled.

    The article was about England and Wales, but OK.

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  3. drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    Interesting article and further verifies my reluctance to visit Glasgow (aka Newark). I am a proud Scot with a family tartan, but I will visit Edinburgh instead.

    Thanks for this post. It provided valuable info to many of us, even the well-traveled.

    The article was about England and Wales, but OK.

    Glasgow’s gang culture was highlighted in the 1960s when singer Frankie Vaughan visited Easterhouse to speak to young people. 

    This was included in your post; apparently you didn’t read it.

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  4. EThompson:

    drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    Interesting article and further verifies my reluctance to visit Glasgow (aka Newark). I am a proud Scot with a family tartan, but I will visit Edinburgh instead.

    Thanks for this post. It provided valuable info to many of us, even the well-traveled.

    The article was about England and Wales, but OK.

    Glasgow’s gang culture was highlighted in the 1960s when singer Frankie Vaughan visited Easterhouse to speak to young people. 

    This was included in your post; apparently you didn’t read it.

    An explanation.

    DocLor put up a link. In that link was a link to another article. In that article, (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45572691), was this quote.

    Glasgow’s gang culture was highlighted in the 1960s when singer Frankie Vaughan visited Easterhouse to speak to young people. 

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  5. John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    How about a Trebuchet?

    Hey, they didn’t mention sharks with frickkin’ laser beams attached to their heads.

     

    Every time someone posts this clip I’m tempted to mention that DARPA had a program to use sharks as platforms for sensors, and at least one of the sensors involved lasers on the shark’s head.

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  6. drlorentz:

    John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    How about a Trebuchet?

    Hey, they didn’t mention sharks with frickkin’ laser beams attached to their heads.

     

    Every time someone posts this clip I’m tempted to mention that DARPA had a program to use sharks as platforms for sensors, and at least one of the sensors involved lasers on the shark’s head.

    So Dr Evil worked for DARPA?

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  7. 10 Cents:

    drlorentz:

    John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    How about a Trebuchet?

    Hey, they didn’t mention sharks with frickkin’ laser beams attached to their heads.

     

    Every time someone posts this clip I’m tempted to mention that DARPA had a program to use sharks as platforms for sensors, and at least one of the sensors involved lasers on the shark’s head.

    So Dr Evil worked for DARPA?

    Are you calling me Dr Evil?

    Don’t answer that.

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  8. drlorentz:

    10 Cents:

    drlorentz:

    John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    How about a Trebuchet?

    Hey, they didn’t mention sharks with frickkin’ laser beams attached to their heads.

     

    Every time someone posts this clip I’m tempted to mention that DARPA had a program to use sharks as platforms for sensors, and at least one of the sensors involved lasers on the shark’s head.

    So Dr Evil worked for DARPA?

    Are you calling me Dr Evil?

    Don’t answer that.

    Your secret is safe with me. I would never tell.

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