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From the BBC:

Uxbridge stabbing: Teen was killed at knife awareness course
5 hours ago

A teenager who was fatally stabbed in a council headquarters in west London was attending a knife awareness course.

Hakim Sillah was attacked in the youth offending service department at the Hillingdon Civic Centre in Uxbridge on Thursday.

The Met said a group had gathered at the venue when a fight broke out. The 18-year-old was taken to hospital but died an hour later.

A 17-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

 
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  1. Knife awareness course? I’d say he passed.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @Bardon Kaldian
  2. newrouter says:

    Deporting people might solve this problem. It is more fun though to ban stuff like metal, wood, ceramics and anything related to their manufacture.

    • Replies: @Another German Reader
  3. Ouch! Prison yard behavior becomes the norm. Like prison gangs becoming the norm in California, at least in many cities and neighborhoods. More news at 11.

    • Replies: @donut
    , @Richard B
  4. Shouldn’t that be knived?

    Etymology
    Attested since at least 1733. Knife (verb), which is now 150 times more [sic] common, is first attested in the 1860s. Related to knife (“short blade”, noun); compare strife (noun), strive (verb).

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/knive

    English used to have some class. Where did it go?

    Let’s compromise. Those who use knives can still knive, and those who use knifes can knife. Fair enough?

    As for Uxbridge, do not confuse it with Oxbridge.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uxbridge#Demography

    • Replies: @Haha
  5. If he was not aware of knives before he sure is now

  6. Patriot says:

    What changed in Great Britain?

    The British used to be so polite that comedians used to make fun of them.

    Why have knife crimes, acid-attacks, and child rape suddenly skyrocketed in GB?

  7. “Knife Fight breaks out at Knife Awareness course” seems like a headline from The Onion.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  8. Dr. X says:

    Solution to problem: ban white people from having knives.

  9. @ScarletNumber

    In the US, we regularly hear about shootings at “Stop the Violence” marches and such.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  10. anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Patriot

    It is a puzzlement.

  11. @Patriot

    Sorry, but it looks like you’re lost and have wandered into the wrong forum; but everyone on this site will be more than happy to let you know that the real reason starts with a J and ends with a W. And that’s also the reason for anything else they might not like in life and the afterlife.

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
    , @PSR
  12. Lot says:
    @Patriot

    “Why have knife crimes, acid-attacks, and child rape suddenly skyrocketed in GB?“

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/3643823/Enoch-Powells-Rivers-of-Blood-speech.html

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @AnotherDad
  13. donut says:
    @StillSteve2

    WW with some thoughts on prison :

  14. You’d have to have a heart of stone to not laugh at the death of Little Hakim.

  15. This happened in Boris Johnson’s parliamentary constituency.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    , @RadicalCenter
  16. Kronos says:
    @Father O'Hara

    I think he got the point…

    • Replies: @Richard B
    , @Escher
    , @Mr. Anon
  17. Felix M says:

    Is this an example of cutting edge humor?

    But seriously, rule #1 for knife awareness is surely: Don’t hang around guys with knives.

    Poor Hakim. RIP. Another victim of progressive insanity.

    • Replies: @ItsDave
  18. Must have been a blade-envy pissing match.

  19. El Dato says:

    Is there life in the afterknife?

    Meanwhile the UK amuses itself by implementing a scheme to register deactivated firearms:

    UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database: All that is needed is an email inbox, say civil servants

    The UK Home Office insists that a new law forcing it to create a new registration system for potentially millions of deactivated firearms and their owners will need neither a new database nor more public spending.

    Passed quietly into law last week by Parliament, the Firearms Regulations 2019 will make it a criminal offence to transfer a deactivated firearm to another person unless both giver and receiver register the transaction with the Home Office. It comes into force from 12 December – which also happens to be election day.

    The law was transposed from EU directive 2017/853, which, among many other things, makes it mandatory to register deactivated firearms with a state agency.

    The EU directive 2017/853 only says something about “declaration to national authorities”; making a lack thereof a criminal offence is a purely UKasian interpretation (aka “transposing a directive into national law”).

    In the UK’s case, this will be the Home Office – and the government department reckons it can register hundreds of thousands of objects along with hundreds of thousands of individual owners and tens if not hundreds of thousands of transactions per year without spending money or procuring a database to keep track of everything it’s being told.

    Anonymous commenter writes:

    A law no one will know about

    Unless you go searching for it. So you’ll potentially be in breach because it was “quietly” passed.

    I’m confused where I stand with my blank firing pistols now. I got one before the stupid UKARA came in and then discovered you don’t need the UKARA if they are at least 56% a bright colour, which is fine. But nothing stopping me respraying them if I wanted to just display them. But would that respraying been deemed illegal even if there were to never to leave the house?

    I have 2 Glocks and 1 Beretta. I don’t have any blank ammo and they meet the UK standards so can’t be converted to fire live ammo. They aren’t even the correct metal apparently for live ammo, so even if you tried they’d blow up in your hand.

    The partner doesn’t know I still have them, she hates them and doesn’t want them in the house (they aren’t fucking real). Can’t sell them easily so was even thinking of taking them to the location station and they can get rid. However, recently having seen the documentary where Ross Kemp went round with a local guy that was collecting knifes off the local yuff, to hand into the police, it seems even that is pointless.

    They went to one police station and it was closed, went to the other and the bin box was taped up. Went to the desk and the guy, who was a civi said he couldn’t take them and needed an officer of which there were none. “Take them to another station” which was miles away. Eventually, because Ross was there, they convinced him to take them under the idea it’s fucking better the police take them now, than he drive round in his van all night with them looking for a fucking station that will take them!

  20. eah says:

  21. Corollary to the old axiom about gun fights:

    “Always bring a gun to a knife awareness course.”

    BTW, by name, that bloke Hakim Sillah sounds just like a character straight out of Charles Dickens, don’tee Guvnah?

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  22. ItsDave says:

    If the people running these courses can’t ensure a safe environment, the state shouldn’t be allowed to compel anyone to attend the courses.

    Vioctim’s family should get right in there and sue the people running the course, defund it altogether and bring it to a halt before it leads to more deaths.

  23. ItsDave says:
    @Felix M

    he’d have been ok if he’d had his own knife, but disarmed he was just a victim waiting to happen, like the rest of us.

  24. LondonBob says:
    @jimmyriddle

    Boris Johnson should be able to hold his own constituency but it would be funny if changing demographics saw him win the election but lose his own seat.

  25. Anonymous[407] • Disclaimer says:

    To quote Oscar Wilde, “It would take a heart of stone not to laugh”.

    (Sorry).

    But seriously, the ancient town of Uxbridge, formerly in the western extremity of the now defunct county of Middlesex, was once upon a time true blue Conservative suburban 1930s Orwell ‘middle England’.
    But, due to proximity to highly enriched Hounslow, Ealing, Southall etc, that’s all rapidly changing. Boris Johnson, the British PM is the local MP. Due to demographics, his position is now tenuous. Labour is putting up an ethnic against him and is campaigning there assiduously.

  26. Strange, somehow this knife violence overwhelmingly happens to Caribbean/African/Arab/Pakistani youth, who are 2nd/3rd gen immigrants.

    In other Western countries the same migrants’ children also seem to have the same problem-set too.

    It seem there is a correlation between migrants, who are being able to adjust to Western countries’ societies and their homeland’s ability to transform rapidly from agriculture-based societies to modern industrialized countries.

  27. @newrouter

    If handle out citizenship easily, you cannot deport the children of migrants anymore…

  28. Ano says:

    Poor Hakim,

    Wherever his ancestral homeland was, even if a war-torn sh*thole, chances are it’s safer than Londonistan.

    Just ask London’s Somalis.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7077579/Somali-parents-London-send-children-Africa-knife-crime-epidemic.html

    PS: Youth Offending Service Department

    Considerate of the British taxpayer to provide government offices where youths can go to offend.

  29. Jake says:

    Diversity is our great strength!

    Now let’s get pack to damning heterosexual white males and non-Liberal white Christians for all the sins of the world so the Yank WASP can be proven saintly prescient in having declared the Negro to be Numinous.

  30. PSR says:
    @Reality Cheque

    Sorry but you are grossly misspelling ‘Mohammedans.’

  31. Richard B says:
    @Kronos

    I think he got the point…

    Rimshot!

  32. Richard B says:
    @StillSteve2

    Prison yard behavior becomes the norm. Like prison gangs becoming the norm in California, at least in many cities and neighborhoods.

    That’s exactly right.

    Society in the West in general and the US in particular will will look like a Prison Yard where everything is about race.

    The only thing is, it doesn’t look like Whites will adapt to that model very well.

    So they’ll be wiped out.

    In fact, that’s a preocess well under way.

    When it comes to racial self-preservation Whites organize like blacks swim.

    They simply could not do it if their lives depended on it. And they do.

    So, they’re being wiped out.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  33. Escher says:
    @Kronos

    Did the assailant fly off the handle?

  34. @jimmyriddle

    Where an Iranian man is contesting the parliamentary seat, and polls suggest that he could unseat BoJo. I’m sure that there is no connection between the people who would vote for the Iranian and the people who are stabbing and throwing acid.

  35. Rurik says:
    @Patriot

    Why have knife crimes, acid-attacks, and child rape suddenly skyrocketed in GB?

    also, until recently, we never knew just how racist the people of Britain (Sweden, New Zealand, etc…) were!

    The people of Iceland aren’t racist like that. You don’t hear of most of the people of Finland saying racist, Nazi-type things, like ‘there’s too many immigrants coming into England’.

    Something must have happened in the last few decades to turn the British into racist, knife-wielding assholes.

    But what could that have been?!

  36. RobUK says:

    His friend, of course, blamed the police for not searching everyone before allowing them to enter.

    Because, of course, black men wouldn’t object to the police assuming they were carrying weapons and so searching them anyway, right?

  37. Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie

    He has been in the Met for 28 years, worked in homicide for almost a decade and personally worked on over 50 murders.

    I have three children and as a parent it does hit home. You look at your kids and you think ‘what would I do if I lost one of mine?’

    Unlike gun crime, it is difficult to stop the supply of knives. I go into my kitchen and there are a number of potentially lethal weapons kept there. I would hope that none of my kids would go out with one.

    With the availability of knives, it’s about making people – in particular young people – aware that carrying a knife, or using a knife in violent circumstances has enormous consequences.

    Because if someone carries a knife and stabs somebody else, they may not intend to kill them, but that is the reality of what can happen.

    Regularly we get reports a victim suffered a single stab wound. An artery has been cut and the victim bleeds out really, really quickly and dies. That’s the reality.

    You might be carrying a knife as you are worried that someone is after you and you might want to protect yourself. But that is not the way to go about it. Carrying a knife and using it will not protect you from prosecution.

    Carrying and then using a knife shows you are intending to cause someone serious harm and that comes with a hefty prison sentence. If that person dies, that will result in a life sentence.

    That life sentence is not just for the offender either. Families and loved ones of victims are subjected to a life without a child or a sibling or a partner.

    And the offender is also someone’s child or sibling or even a parent and their incarceration will be a loss to those around them as well.

    If someone you know carries a knife, they should be made to think about why are they doing this and what is the worst that could happen. What’s the worst case scenario?

    London is safe compared to other cities, but if we can stop people carrying and using knives, through education, diversion or intervention, we are going to make things safer and I will be a much happier man.

    https://www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/skc/stop-knife-crime/the-reality-of-carrying-a-knife/

    Reminds me of this guy:

    • Replies: @El Dato
  38. Neoconned says:
    @Patriot

    You know the answer without typing it…..either way this crap writes itself.

  39. @donut

    Life presents many opportunities to walk into an ambush, spiced with occasional raids. Don’t walk into ambushes and when the raids come, get into a defensive position and yell for help.

    Counterinsurgency

  40. El Dato says:
    @Lot

    …. and it took 50 years from that racist speech to now, when one finally can have good knife awareness courses where you can actually get knifed.

    Next, Becky beatdownz awareness courses! Rape awareness courses! Grenade awareness courses!! Civil defense awareness courses!!!

    • Replies: @Cortes
  41. El Dato says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Jul 29, 2019: 2 mothers killed in drive-by shooting had worked to stop gun violence in their neighborhood

    (This sounds like a possible way at implementing a roach motel / death trap for gangbangers, actually)

  42. Mr. Anon says:
    @Kronos

    I think he got the point…

    But he didn’t make the cut.

    • LOL: Svevlad
    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  43. Mr. Anon says:

    London Teen Knifed to Death at Knife Awareness Course

    This is really going to make it difficult for the authorities to roll out the subsequent course offerings: Meat Cleaver Awareness, Tomahawk awareness, and Chainsaw Awareness.

    The vics name was actually “Hakim”? “Hack’em”?

  44. El Dato says:
    @Joe Stalin

    London is safe compared to other cities, but if we can stop people carrying and using knives, through education, diversion or intervention, we are going to make things safer and I will be a much happier man.

    The preconditions are no longer extant.

    The only way to get through this is to learn how to disable an assaillant w/o using weapons.

    It can be done.

    Wasn’t China/Japan big in inventing new methods to kill that could be used by peasants not allowed to carry weapons under penalty of death?

    “I’m sorry judge, he impaled himself on a ‘Stop’ sign”

  45. Haha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I thought knife was singular, with knives being the plural spelling. As in “I have one wife and that is one too many. But my neighbor, Mohammad, has three wives and is trying to acquire one more.”
    I remain open to correction on all of this: wife, wives, knife, knives.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  46. There’s a word for a nation that allows foreigners to settle, pays them to do nothing, allows them to rape and pimp out native children and forbids any mention of this, nor the stabbings or acid attacks or assaults or terrorism carried out by the foreigners against the native population.

    The word is ‘conquered.’

  47. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Richard B

    When it comes to racial self-preservation Whites organize like blacks swim.

    I’d be tempted to ROTFLMAO, but it isn’t funny. It’s the truth.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  48. @Haha

    I thought knife was singular, with knives being the plural spelling. As in “I have one wife and that is one too many. But my neighbor, Mohammad, has three wives and is trying to acquire one more.”

    He came to knive it wealthily in Uxbridge?

    I remain open to correction on all of this: wife, wives, knife, knives…

    How many were going to St Ives?

  49. Richard B says:
    @Anonymous

    I’d be tempted to ROTFLMAO, but it isn’t funny. It’s the truth.

    Yep! Exactly! Barring a miracle – and it would take one – it’s going to stay that way.

  50. Cortes says:
    @El Dato

    The grenade awareness course is delivered in Swedish:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43667367

    • Troll: Father O'Hara
  51. @Mr. Anon

    He should’ve cut…the class.

  52. I’m betting everyone in that class – excepting Hakim – had their knife awareness enhanced.

  53. Ed says:

    First known color vid of London, taken in 1924. Doubtful anyone in the vid would recognize the city today beyond cultural landmarks

  54. @Lot

    Has any speech every opened with as clear and cogent a statement of political theory/reality:

    The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature.

    One is that by the very order of things such evils are not demonstrable until they have occurred: at each stage in their onset there is room for doubt and for dispute whether they be real or imaginary. By the same token, they attract little attention in comparison with current troubles, which are both indisputable and pressing: whence the besetting temptation of all politics to concern itself with the immediate present at the expense of the future.

    And man has Powell proved to be prescient.

  55. @Jake

    …so the Yank WASP can be proven saintly prescient in having declared the Negro to be Numinous.

    Also known as the Exeter Hall “Noble Savage” concept.

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