The United Kingdom Home Office unveiled their new effort to crackdown on violent crime across England and Wales this week; introducing new ‘Knife Free’ boxes of Fried Chicken throughout the country.
“We are rolling out our #KnifeFree chicken boxes in over 210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage. They use real life stories to show people how they can go #KnifeFree,” posted the official account of the Home Office UK.
The boxes are apparently normal fast-food containers with the words “#KnifeFree” included on the packaging.
We are rolling out our #KnifeFree chicken boxes in over 210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage. They use real life stories to show people how they can go #KnifeFree. pic.twitter.com/vrG4WWa56v
— Home Office (@ukhomeoffice) August 14, 2019
A UK Member of Parliament demanded strict new policies to crackdown on violent crime throughout the United Kingdom earlier this year; calling for the implementation of a “GPS tracker” in every knife sold in the country.
“Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc,” tweeted MP Scott Mann.
Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.
— Scott Mann (@scottmann4NC) March 14, 2019
Mann’s comments come as the UK struggles to clamp down on knife crime across London and beyond as homicide rates soar to record levels across the country.
KNIFE CONTROL: UK to Ban Home Deliveries of KNIVES, BRASS KNUCKLES, ACID
The UK government unveiled its new “knife control” measures Sunday following months of escalating violence and skyrocketing murder rates; banning all residents from having knives delivered to their homes and preventing sales of “acid” to anyone under 18 years of age.
The new legislation -expected to be voted on within weeks- also bans the possession of so-called ‘Zombie Knives,’ elaborate stabbing weapons that can be over one feet in length as well as brass knuckles.
“This government has always stood for law and order and to tackle violent crime effectively, robust legislation and powerful law enforcement must be in place,” said the UK Home Secretary.
“That’s why we will introduce a new offensive weapons bill that includes a new offence of possessing acid in public without good reason, prevents sales of acids to under 18s and stops knives being sent to people’s homes when bought online,” added the official.
The escalating murder tally means the homicide rate in London has risen by 40% in just three years; the stark opposite to New York City’s crime statistics which have fallen by nearly 90% since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s harsh crackdown in the 1990s.
BLOODY BRITAIN: UK Launches ‘KNIFE FREE’ Campaign to Curb Stabbings
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.
— Office of SYPCC (@SYPCC) April 5, 2018
Going knife free can be a brave and difficult choice – but your life will be better for it. pic.twitter.com/bbT9YNTMus
— Office of SYPCC (@SYPCC) April 6, 2018
— Office of SYPCC (@SYPCC) April 7, 2018