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hey people whats up
today i spoke with yet another politician, asked a few questions, the economic crisis, the knife crime that's got every young person as a potential victim yet perceived as a potential perpetrator, and stuff like that.
he seemed refreshingly honest, didnt completely tow the party line which i can respect, but some of his views were so right wing it was shocking,
on the subject of knife crime, he believed all who kill should suffer capitol punishment, that itself is debatable, but he followed with all knife associated crimes should be dealt with as harsh as possible, this although a harsh outlook too can be sympathised with as the crime IS a big problem, but what shocked me, is when asked "what do you think are the causes of knife crime?" he simply said "i have no idea where it all came from.
surely some thought should be put to the causes, hate to quote mr soundbite himself but "tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime"? crap. they put youth centers in rough areas, or scrub some graffiti and they think they are cleaning the streets.
this is just another example of a government that just does not understand its people,
of course knife crime needs to be punished, and yes, i believe severely, but if know one tries to understand the people and why things like this happen things will never be solved.
thanks for reading
lets just hope apathy wont let this continue
I'm in Rio, Brasil and here the causes of knife and gun crime are people are desperate so have to steal to get enough money to live, and also people are scared, especially kids, so they carry weapons to defend themselves against others with weapons
I believe that the causes of knife crime are relatively easy to understand, but ridiculasly complex in effects and and suitable punishment.
Firstly, knife crime is reliant upon there being readily available knives, some imported or made in England.
Secondly, knife crime is on the increase because of the media reporting on the amount of knife crime in major cities, if you were under the impression that everyone in Manchester (for example) had a knife, would you not wish to have one also, to feel safe? Even if you disagree with this mindset, it is impossible to ignore that the majoraty of young people in English cities believe this.
Finally, there can be no set way of punishing those who partake in knife crime, the circumstances mitigate by huge degrees and many of the perpetrators are underage, so of course this must be taken into consideration.
thank you for your time.