Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Current events in the UK

No, there won't be a return of a lot of UK-oriented posts during the week, but there's a coupl of interesting things in the news today:

Scotland yard will be installing metal detectors out on the street and at railroad stations. The police will also be doing stops and searches at an increased rate in hopes of reducing knife crime.
Clearly, past efforts have not been succesfull (enough), knife laws, prison time, amnesty programs ... if not all in vain, then to no great success, innocent civillians are still being stabbed to death, pretty much every day!

And the police aren't faring much better, 60% more policemen are wounded by gunfire in the gun free(ly available) island that is the UK than four years ago.
Story here, thanks to David.

Arms control at fail.

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