UK NEWS: MAYOR’S £700K TO CUT YOUTH CRIME

Mayor Boris Johnson

A £700,000 funding package has been announced by the mayor of London to help tackle knife and gun crime among young people.

The money will fund projects which hope to steer youngsters away from violent crime, said Boris Johnson.

The announcement follows a spate of high-profile deaths of young people in London. So far this year, 21 teenagers have been killed violently in London.

The mayor said he hoped the money would raise aspirations among youths.

The new funding will be put into two programmes – Calling The Shots, run by The Boyhood To Manhood Foundation, and Watch Over Me, run by the Kids Taskforce.

Speaking at the Brixton Road Youth Centre in south London, Mr Johnson said: “Everyone knows what the root causes of youth crime are and everyone knows what the solution is.

“It’s a question of how we get from here to there. It’s about giving young people boundaries and discipline.”

Continue Reading…..

Boris also hung out with the kids at the Brixton Road Youth Centre and played ping pong with them while the press flashed away…..

5 replies »

  1. OKay .. so i guess the root problem of knife crime /gun crime /youth violence must stem from south london and the black commnunty!!!!

    now… that i know that boris .. thanks for showing the rest of england where the problem comes from….
    ….. ahem….. ok …..
    NOW TELL THE WORLD HOW MUCH BALLET GETS IN FUNDING EVERYYEAR!!!
    .. GO ON ….!!!
    FROM THE LONDON ARTS BOARD ,FROM THE GOVERNMENT..
    AND 700.000 IS SUPPOSED TO DO WHAT????

  2. I didn’t want to be the first to say it, but when i saw the figures I nearly busted a gut laughing. They are taking the p-ss.

    “£700,000 funding package”, Ken must be choking on croissants.

  3. Sorry but this is too ridiculous, I wonder if the same person who put together the budget package for GUNCRIME, did the 2012 Olympics. budget…Just slightly over budget lol !!!

    It’s a joke….£700K is not even a drop in the ocean to start tackling this very sad problem.

Follow MAD NEWS UK on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow me on Twitter

Instagram

Instagram

Archives

%d bloggers like this: