"Blame the Knife" anti-crime initiative launched

In the US they blame the gun for all the crimes, so after an outbreak of stabbings in the UK the PM has announced a new policy to get tough on those who carry knives. Perhaps that not fair. They are going after some of the families behind these crimes.

He said stop and search powers would be increased, with more visible policing and 110,000 “problem” families with “disruptive young people” would be dealt with. These are children who have either been excluded from school, been in trouble with the law or identified as likely to be in trouble later on, Mr Brown said. Parents will be put on intensive courses to help them supervise their children. There will be more “community pay back sentences”, where young offenders have to “pay back for doing wrong”, with communities choosing penalties such as cleaning streets on a Friday or Saturday night or clearing up graffiti.
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