#1 Khan’s London: Lead Surgeon Says Hospital Like Afghan War Zone, Two More Killed Overnight by algernonpj 05.04.2018 14:33


Khan’s London: Lead Surgeon Says Hospital Like Afghan War Zone, Two More Killed Overnight
by Liam Deacon
5 Apr 2018

Hospitals in Mayor Sadiq Khan’s London resemble those in a war zone, a senior surgeon working to save victims of the capital’s surging violent crime wave has said.

The shock comments made Thursday morning come after two more men were killed overnight, a couple of days after another night of violence saw a boy, 16, stabbed to death and a 17-year-old girl shot in a “drive by”.

Wednesday night’s killings, both in Hackney, East London, brought the death toll from suspected murder in the capital to 50 so far this year, pulling away from New York City, which London overtook at the weekend.

Dr. Mark Griffiths, the lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in East London, said that knife and gun wounds had moved from a “niche” part of his job to a daily chunk of his workload, and a growing number of victims were “children”.

“Some of my military colleagues have described their practice here as similar to being at [Camp] Bastion,” Dr Griffiths told the Today programme on BBC Radio 4.

“We used to look after people in their twenties. Now people are often in their mid to late teens and children in school uniforms are being admitted under our care with knife and gun wounds.”

He added: “Whereas a young boy being stabbed five or six years ago would have been a horror story, now it’s normal.

“People expect to see people being killed on a daily basis. Members of the public who are not involved in gangs or violence let this pass without comment and you get the society you deserve if you ignore violence.”

On Wednesday, Mayor Khan responded to the crisis by blaming “Tory” cuts to the police, and claiming the crime was affecting other areas of the UK, too.

Meanwhile, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, has demanded that social media firms censor online content in response to the crime wave, claiming that deleting videos will help save lives.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Gangs often post videos online that seek to incite violence or glamorise criminality to influence young people.

“The instant nature of social media also means that plans develop rapidly and disputes can escalate very quickly.”


#2 RE: Khan’s London: Lead Surgeon Says Hospital Like Afghan War Zone, Two More Killed Overnight by algernonpj 05.04.2018 14:43


LONDON IS FALLING: UK Capital Now More Dangerous than NYC… More Rape, More Robbery, More Violence
by Oliver JJ Lane
21 Oct 2017

The latest crime figures for England and Wales which show violent crimes against the person surging have thrown the particular problems of the nation’s capital city into harsh light, as it reveals the city is now more dangerous than the once-notorious New York City.

Released Thursday, the new crime statistics showed plainly the astonishing rise of offences, with an overall rise of 19 per cent of violence against the person, and a 19 per cent rise of sexual offences.

Yet these numbers hide the even steeper ascent of particularly serious crimes, including a 22 per cent rise in rape, a 26 per cent rise in knife crime, and perhaps most amazingly of all — considering the United Kingdom’s draconian gun laws — a 27 per cent rise in gun crime. These increases compound another significant rise from the year before.

While these figures cover the whole of England and Wales, much of these crime surges are concentrated in the capital, London, which is experiencing an unprecedented surge in acid attacks, which comes on top of the more familiar stabbings and shootings.


Now an analysis of crime figures from London and New York by the Daily Telegraph show some parallels between the cities, as well as some shocking divergences which may leave British taxpayers asking what has gone so wrong in policing the capital.

While the sizes of population, numbers of police officers, and even police force budgets of the two cities are strikingly similar, the analysis reveals there are three times more reported rapes in London, and “you are almost six times more likely to be burgled in the British capital than in the US city, and one and a half times more likely to fall victim to a robbery”.

The revelation flies in the face of claims by London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, that “London is the safest global city in the world” — a remark made in an interview with CNN shortly after a vehicle and knife terror attack in Westminster.

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The Telegraph report claims the significant difference in law and order outcomes for London and New York is rooted in divergent policing styles. While New York pursues a zero-tolerance approach to even petty crime as instituted in the 1990s by Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in London police now claim that investigating shoplifters, vandals, and other perpetrators of “low level” crime is now “not practical”.

This policy of turning a blind eye to some crimes contrasts with New York’s so-called ‘broken windows’ theory, which works on the assumption that widespread low-level disorder creates an atmosphere of incivility that engenders more serious crime — and therefore an emphasis is placed on policing low-level misdemeanours relentlessly.

Meanwhile, British police forces pursue the posters of “offensive” comments online, with a reported 3,395 arrests for social media use in one year.



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