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Programming note: This coming Friday Mrs. A and yr. obdt. will be heading to Missouri for a few days of sun, relaxation, fishing and boating at Lake of the Ozarks; so next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be some fulsome totty placeholders. Regular news posts will resume on Thursday the 27th, probably with some scenery from that event.
Moving on: The descent of the once-Great Britain continues apace; now British police are fighting domestic violence by handing out blunt-tipped knives, which will presumably make domestic abusers less stabby. Excerpt:
The latest example of how far the UK has fallen? It’s handing out blunted knives to the victims of domestic abuse to reduce stabbings.
Victims of domestic violence will have their kitchen knives replaced with blunt utensils to prevent their partners attacking them in their own home.
Nottinghamshire Police are piloting the scheme where around 100 ‘no point’ knives will be handed to victims who have either been threatened or attacked with a knife.
Police are concerned about the high level of knife-related incidents that happen in the home, and are hoping the new scheme has the potential to save lives.
Domestic violence knife crime makes up more than 17 percent of incidents reported to Nottinghamshire Police.
In 2018/19, out of 900 reports of knife crime, 159 were related to domestic violence.
Superintendent Matt McFarlane, the new knife crime strategy manager for Nottinghamshire Police, who is overseeing the scheme, said: “We do see a fair amount of knife related incidents in domestic abuse not just on the streets.
I mean, it’s almost like banning guns did nothing to reduce violence. Who would have thought?
Oh, wait, I did. So did a ton of other people.
Instead, bad people shifted over to a different tool to commit acts of violence. Now the British police are pushing these “knives” onto people to use instead. All I see are the scissors we buy for little children to use at school.
Oh, Britain, what happened to you? This is the land that gave us Jack Churchill, W.D.M. Bell, Horatio Nelson and T.E. Lawrence. Now you’re fighting crime by reducing your
citizens subjects to the level of kindergartners.
What’s next? Screwdrivers? Cricket bats? Pointed sticks? Bananas?
Meanwhile, Britain’s crime rate creeps ever upwards.
This, True Believers, is what you see in a nanny state run amok. And hang on to your hats, because there are plenty of pols who would put the same kind of insanity in place here.