London and New York City have a lot in common: both are cultural epicenters for their respective countries. Both have world-class shopping for people who fret over how to spend all that extra cash. Both have skyrocketing rent and stupid taxes. But today, London, the capital city of the Old Country (said with a snooty accent) surpassed New York for violence. Specifically violence resulting in death.
London overtook New York in murders for the first time in modern history in February as the capital endured a dramatic surge in knife crime.
Fifteen people were murdered in the capital, against 14 in New York. Both cities have almost exactly the same population.
London murders for March are also likely to exceed or equal New York’s. By late last night there had been 22 killings in the capital, according to the Metropolitan police, against 21 in the US city.
Also, both London and New York City think banning all the guns will solve all the crime. Granted that’s probably not the politically correct way to describe their gun policies, but it’s how I’m describing their respective gun policies.
London’s muckity mucks still think putting a kibosh on social media will solve the stabbings. But I can’t believe a proliferation of cat and cooking videos are the cause of the problem here. Social media is a great tool for spreading information (or misinformation). Or tips on violence. But the spreading of those tips on acting out your violence isn’t the problem so much as the motive or cause behind the violence. Sound fair?
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Maybe London is surpassing New York for stabbings (and acid attacks) because the Christian extremists are out of control. In fact I heard a rumor that over Easter weekend, some Episcopalians formed lines around their churches waiting for tea and crumpets. So high were the tensions to get the Earl Gray soaked in lukewarm water, people actually insulted each other’s preferences in rugby teams. This led to harsh exchanges of words, culminating in mom jokes of the “she so tubby” variety. No word on if Queen Elizabeth’s wrinkly tochus was offered as mocking fodder.
Meanwhile, peaceful migrants of the Allah-worshipping variety are screaming “Allahu akbar” all over town, thrusting knives and splashing acid, but if you dare speak of this, you’ll be banned from entering the country. See also Tommy Robinson GOES OFF on Islam to Bystanders LAUGHING at London Attack.
No, New York isn’t doing so hot either. But they’ve sucked for a long time.
At least these English Stabby McStab Faces aren’t making Nazi jokes with their pugs. Then Jolly Olde England would really be in trouble. Read Count Dankula Convicted for Hate Crime Over Teaching Pug Nazi Tricks.