Knife crime isn’t just a problem in London, it affects all parts of the U.K.

Slowly every becomes clear – it took a few years for me to realise that most of these problems tie into the family.

The progressives always say we can solve all of our problems with money and programs. Yet anytime you bring up the question of “how did we get here?” they have no answer but rinse and repeat the same “solutions”.

What do we know about knife crime? It affects mostly boys/men, teenagers who in a lot of cases don’t have fathers around, who have trouble at school, failing with poor grades, poor job prospects, not given a way out – instead they find the attraction of gangs/drugs where they can get access to money/status.

It didn’t have to be this way, let’s take the Black Lives Matter movement as an example. They call for the destruction of the ‘nuclear family’ yet they are the ones who complain about the “instutitional racism” that is the claim that black people are being held back because of “white priviledge”. White kids in typically poor areas do have fathers around and those fathers are in work, the same may not apply in the case of the black community but either way the case of boys getting attracted to gangs is not explicitly tied to black boys.

This is because we have a class issue, not a race one. When it comes to family each person, regardless of skin colour, needs to ask themselves “do I want to spend the rest of life with this person? Do I want to start a family, raise kids in a good environment, get them a good education? Do I want to pass something down to them?”

Until we get back to good old fashioned family values, you don’t force it on anyone you encourage and educate them. The values that worked for us will work for the next generation – no one can dispute this. Instead of doing what progressives want which is to keep throwing money and run social programs (because it justifies their existence in the political spectrum) we can call out things that are clearly wrong, immoral and bad for our society.

Article from the Bucks Herald…

Thames Valley Police officers say they are “continuing to do everything possible to combat serious violence and knife crime across the force.”

Tragically, since the beginning of 2021, five murder investigations have been launched across the force area – two in Milton Keynes and three in Reading.

In each separate incident, the offenders and victims have been known to each other.

Although none of the offences are linked to each other in any way, all have involved knives being used.

There have also been a number of other violent incidents across the Thames Valley recently which have involved knives.

Thames Valley Police has a broad range of visible tactics used to tackle serious violence and knife crime, such us the use of stop and search, Section 60s, intelligence-led patrols, executing warrants, knife arches, knife wands, knife bins, test purchase operations and CCTV. However, there are also many security measures that members of the public cannot see.

Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter, Head of Crime for Thames Valley Police, said: “Although none of these offences are linked in any way with no threat to the wider public, they all demonstrate to us the simple fact that knives ruin lives.

“If people carry knives as weapons, the consequence is that serious injury and sometimes death can be the tragic result.

“That is why our officers are continuing to do everything in their power to robustly combat this issue. We will not tolerate these sort of crimes, which put so many people at risk.

“We will continue to work with our partners for early intervention and prevention and we will continue to use powers such as stop and search, as well as implementing Section 60 orders whenever we need to.

“Our absolute priority is always to keep the public safe and I want people to feel reassured that the Thames Valley remains a safe place.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our officers and staff who have worked so hard this year investigating these five incidents. In each one, people have been arrested and charged. The professionalism and hard work of everyone involved has been outstanding.”

“If you are worried that someone you know is using violence or is carrying a knife, please report it. We can then take the necessary steps to safeguard them and identify those responsible.”

To make a report of serious violence, please call Thames Valley Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or make a report online.

TVP said: “We cannot fight serious violence and knife crime by enforcement only, we also need to educate, intervene and prevent crime in our communities.

“For example, the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit offers a mentoring scheme that supports young people who are at risk of exclusion from education and, or are currently within the criminal justice system.”

Details of the scheme can be found via the VRU’s website – https://www.tvvru.co.uk/project/new-leaf/