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Old 05-14-2019, 09:00 AM   #1
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Weapons off the streets

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Old 05-14-2019, 09:48 AM   #2
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I've got a dangerous loaf of bread in the cabinet.

Be cool, man...don't rat me out.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:56 AM   #3
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Now, this loaf...

Is it one of them there sliced high capacity loaves?

I mean, who needs that many sammiches?
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:07 PM   #4
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Making the rounds.
I sincerely hope that was a tongue in cheek post of tools weapons swept up off the street.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:15 PM   #5
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Worse, it's England.

Where you have to be 21 to purchase a butter knife.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:19 PM   #6
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"I mean, who needs that many sammiches?"

I likes a good sammich.

Ham, american cheese, yellow mustard, all wedged between two slices of white bread (the bad-for-you kind.)

Fried bologna works too.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:30 PM   #7
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Knife crime is rife in certain parts of London despite it being illegal to carry a knife.

Those who do not wish to prosecuted for carrying choose something ostensibly legal and reasonable as a substitute. However, intent is all.

Incidentally, I'm surprised that the tweet came from police in the Regent's Park area.

It isn't a part of the capital I would associate with criminal mayhem.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:51 PM   #8
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Teeth are kind of dangerous. Are the Brits planning to make people give them up too? Oh, right, mostly they already have.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:53 PM   #9
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I saw one where they confiscated a bat'leth from a kid's house.

eta: here-- https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-47119509
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:42 PM   #10
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A rather late addendum.

'Operation Sceptre' is referenced in the tweet at the top.

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We launched Operation Sceptre in July 2015 with the aim of reducing knife crime and the number families affected by knife crime across the whole of London.
The launch was designed to coincide with new legislation that means that those convicted of carrying a knife for the second time will face a mandatory custodial sentence.
Operation Sceptre seeks to target not only those who carry and use knives, but also the supply, access and importation of weapons.

During phase six of Operation Sceptre in October 2016 we conducted the highest number of anti knife-crime activities on London boroughs since the initiative was launched and as a result took 399 weapons off the streets, the highest number since Sceptre began.

In total we have conducted 5791 Weapon Sweeps and 700 Test Purchase operations in shops that sell knives.
A total of 4565 stop and searches were conducted during those six weeks resulting in 793 arrests [from stop and search alone].

The operation has resulted in a total of 2294 arrests, 473 of which were for possession of a knife or weapon and the recovery and removal of 1435 weapons from the streets of London.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:14 AM   #11
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Get back to bludgeoning each other as the good lord intended.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:25 AM   #12
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...will face a mandatory custodial sentence.
They're gonna make the knife packers do janitorial work?

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