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LONDON MAYOR: Forget Murder Rate, Focus on Wikipedia GENDER GAP

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.12.18

As the murder rate and rampant violence continues to spread across the United Kingdom, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is opting to focus on another pressing issue: the gender gap of editors on Wikipedia.

Khan urged all Londoners to “help us redress this gender imbalance” Tuesday morning, pointing out that the “vast majority” of editors are men and that only 17% of the database’s biographies focus on women.

“The vast majority of Wikipedia editors are men – and just 17% of its biographies are of women. We’re calling on Londoners to help us redress this gender imbalance and ensure women’s stories are fully represented online http://bit.ly/2JwShsT  #BehindEveryGreatCity,” he tweeted.

Khan’s war against the gender imbalance of Wikipedia comes as the murder rate in the UK capital surged over 44% in the previous three years; surpassing the homicide rate of New York City for the first time in recorded history.

Read Khan’s op-ed piece, titled “Why we need to close Wikipedia’s gender page gap,” here.

BLOODY BRITAIN: Three Teenagers SHOT, One DEAD in UK Capital

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.07.18

The escalating crime wave sweeping the UK capital continued over the weekend; with three teenagers shot as London’s murder rate soars and violence swirls out of control.

According to Yahoo News, two teenagers were gunned down in “broad daylight” in the British capital, just a day after another young man was shot and killed.

The victims were between the ages of 13 and 17 years-old.

“No firearm has been recovered and there have been no arrests, with officers investigating whether the incidents were linked,” writes Yahoo. “The incident came just hours after a 17-year-old boy was shot in Southwark, south London, on Saturday evening and died at the scene.”

The UK capital’s stunning crime wave made international headlines last month when Britain’s largest city saw a murder rate higher than New York City for the first time in recorded history.

Mayor Sadiq Khan has repeatedly called for a crackdown on knives and other weapons, but the escalating use of firearms raises new security concerns throughout the UK where guns are effectively banned from the public.

BLOODY BRITAIN: UK Launches ‘KNIFE FREE’ Campaign to Curb Stabbings

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.10.18

Days after Mayor Sadiq Khan announced his new proposals to help curb knife violence in London, cities and towns around the UK are cracking down on knife ownership; particularly among the nation’s youth.

The Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commission launched a new online campaign called #KnifeFree this week; highlighting Britain’s teenagers who voluntarily agree to live a “knife free” life and offering advice on those wishing to avoid knife violence.

“Find positive activities to channel your energy and help you avoid dangerous situations. This will also help you meet others living knife free. #knifefree” writes the Commissioner’s official social media account.

“If you find yourself in a confrontation, you have a choice – pulling a knife can escalate the situation and put you in serious danger. #knifefree” says another post.

h/t Twitchy

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