Is it just me, or has there been an absolute explosion of knife crime, particularly in London, over the past 18 months?
Our best response to the problem? Cut back on Stop and Search. Theresa May started it, Amber Rudd has dutifully continued it. Apparently we should not be doing so much Stop and Search. I really don’t get that, as EVERY SINGLE KNIFE used to stab, slash, kill or injure somebody else has almost invariably been carried through the streets by somebody, somewhere at some time.
Am I alone in thinking that we should make the streets too hot to carry knives? Better detection, more prosecutions, fewer Cautions and better sentencing.
The Police can, and hopefully will, do their bit, but how can we highlight the problem? How do we get the message across to the public that knife crime is at an unacceptable and unsustainable level?
Enter Alfie. “Who the devil is Alfie?” I hear you ask.
Alfie is Alfie Bradley, an innovative sculptor from Shropshire, possibly better known for making a gorilla out of spoons. He is currently making...
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