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(Thread) I haven't really weighed in on the #knifecrime debate on here, but I want to say something about it now. We need to stop demonising youth, particularly black youth, and actually address the fundamental causes of criminality in these deprived mostly inner city areas.
One issue that is rarely talked about is the process of how these children, and they are mostly children, are indoctrinated into gangs. It is grooming. We tend to only think of grooming in a sexual context but it is applicable in a gang context too. These kids grow up in poverty.
Then they're shown a glamorous alternative to poverty - cars, designer threads, girls, etc. and the older boys make it look like drugs are easy money. They then get them to do "drug runs" and often they're set up to be robbed.
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The Offensive Weapons Bill is due its second reading in the @UKHouseofLords this afternoon. Listen to the debate here: parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/16… and read our briefing here: scyj.org.uk/wp-content/upl… #youthjustice #knifecrime
Lord Paddick, Liberal Democrats questions whether the proposed law on corrosive substance possession - which removes requirement of intent to cause harm - is being introduced because govt believes it will be effective, or because they "just want to be seen to be doing something"
Lord Paddick goes on to discuss harm and ineffectiveness of short sentences. Watch here: goo.gl/qFBDQK #offensiveweaponsbill #youthjustice #knifecrime
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and report it to John Trayner MD @TheGoAheadGroup London cc'ing TfL's Bus Bosses, @willnorman @CarolineRussell (of @LondonAssembly) @StopKillingCycl & me. The only way to ensure TfL & CityHall don't just #CoverUp for TfL Contractors' #SafetyFail is to shine a light on it.
In my experience, it's clear that TfL => Trade Association set up to protect its Bus & Tram Contractors instead of regulating their Safety Performance. Read @CarolinePidgeon's & @KeithPrinceAM's MQTs sometime & you'll see how far City Hall & TfL go to protect them from #Scrutiny
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