All of you must have heard that protests have taken place in London over George Floyd’s murder. First of all, this has taken place in America. Why are British people protesting? Secondly, how come there was no outrage over knife crime, where hundreds have been killed? Knife crime rate is highest in London out of all citizens, where almost every day a teenager is murdered. Yet, such news is only published in the newspapers. There is no outrage on news channels or social media. This raises the question that is murder only wrong if it is about race? Will there be no outrage if a white person murders a white person or if a black person murders a black person? Just because it is not controversial enough?
Already, England has less young people and knife crime is affecting the youth- mainly teenagers. Knife crime has reduced the population of the youth even more. The youth is the future of our country. Those teenagers were still studying and had dreams regarding their career. The youngest victim was 14 years old- he wanted to be a boxer.
England didn’t take knife crime seriously enough. There were not enough police officers, no stop and search for knives and no police officers standing on the streets.
There were shocking cases like a student being stabbed outside his school gate for refusing to do drugs and in another case, the ambulance waited for the police for 20 minutes, whilst the wounded man was lying on the road.
Knife crime also takes place in broad daylight. People were stabbed at 9 am whilst they were on their way to university and at 2pm outside the school gates.
Hundreds are still waiting for justice. If not protests, at least this should be mentioned on the news channels.
The boy in the third picture was murdered outside his school gate at 2 pm just because he refused to do drugs.