- Jun 23, 2016
Yeh A FOURTEEN YEAR OLD ON HIS MOPED.
I can't remember the last time I saw a police officer patrolling the streets, and I don't mean a matter of months, a matter of years.Why was a 14yr old riding a moped on a public highway? not really important as to why this young lald was stabbed to d eath by a mob on a public highway in our capital city. The main reason is there are no Police patrolling our streets, the area where this young lad lost his life is rough, but listening to residents there are is no visible Police presence, people in the area are afraid to be out in the streets after five P.M. What an indictment on our government for this to happen in our Capital City. Regards Mervyn The Gee
Not on the beat. Since 2010, there have been major cuts. There are more than 20,000 fewer police officers now than in 2010. The party who is "tough on crime" did that.i'm not entirely disagreeing with you guys but the police we aint seeing are community support types, i reckon i see actual police about as often as ever.
I think he probably was a gang member, but I hate how the press and people who forget what it was like to be a teen use pics of someone posing in a "gangster" fashion to prove a point. TONS of teenage buys idolise the idea of being badass or a gangster, but don't live it. Scarface poster on the wall, posing for pics with their mates all scowling at the camera, waving money etc.He was able to ride a moped,you can apply at aged 14. I think there is no doubt that he was a gang member. There are photos of him posing with fistfuls of money and using gang talk, he apparently also carried a large knife in his waistband. None of this excuses the fact that he was murdered . Regards Mervyn The Gee
Yeah, I am not really disputing it, just sought of using your post as a jump off point to make a related point. The media go one of two ways in many of these cases, either we get some picture of a 17 year old when they were 12 and a needlessly glowing write up about how they were planning to become a brain surgeon or something, or we get pics pulled off their Facebook with them blowing out smoke or swearing at the camera, as if this reflects on who they were and how they lived.
those numbers are across the UK, do you have the numbers for London?Not on the beat. Since 2010, there have been major cuts. There are more than 20,000 fewer police officers now than in 2010. The party who is "tough on crime" did that.
The number is now at the lowest it has been since the early 80's. Interesting to note the biggest rise in numbers was between 2000 and 2005.
Some of that is community support officers. They fell in number by 40% since 2010. Their peak was 2009, when there were 16,814..so a 40% cut would equate to a loss of 6,725 of those figures.
Since the coalition took over the total loss of all officers has been 22,424. So the proper officers have dropped by 15,699.
That's a big cut. And that does not include the cuts to individual force budgets.
Sources for numbers:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_community_support_officer (gives 2009 peak figure in introduction to the topic)
Not specifically for London no. But there have been clear drops in numbers and funding.those numbers are across the UK, do you have the numbers for London?
should Sadiq put some of his online hate crime hub resources towards solving the knife crime problem?Not specifically for London no. But there have been clear drops in numbers and funding.
They expect to lose another 3000 by 2020.
Obviously. Proper hate crimes need investigating. Pissing time and money up the wall on what someone said on Twitter is fucking ridiculous. Even more ridiculous is having the police have to file reports on "hate incidents" in which a crime does not even need to have happened, just someone feeling offended or perceiving something as being hateful in motive.should Sadiq put some of his online hate crime hub resources towards solving the knife crime problem?