Gun Crime

UK NEWS: MET POLICE WARN GIRLS ON HIDING GUNS

Via BBC News Young women are being warned not to hide guns for their boyfriends, brothers or male friends in a new campaign by the Metropolitan police. It is aimed at the growing number of teenage girls in London who, the Met says, are being persuaded to store weapons for male gang members. Police are primarily targeting black girls aged between 15 and 19. People caught hiding a gun for someone else can expect to receive a five-year prison sentence. The series []

DISARMING BRITAIN SEASON: SHOULD THIS BILLBOARD BE REMOVED?

The Billboard below, promoting Channel 4’s Disarming Britain season, which takes a look at the current rise in violence on Britain’s streets, was brought to my attention today by photographer Lloyd Best. Best (a black man) say’s he walks past this Billboard on a daily basis and finds it offensive. He is currently in the process of getting the authorities to remove the billboard from the public’s view. I am interested to know what your thoughts are on this matter? Is the billboard offensive? should it be removed ASAP?

UK MUSIC: INVIZIBLE CIRCLE – ‘THESE STREETS’

Unlike the negative track, ‘You’ll Get Wrapped’ featuring Lethal B and Ghetto, which was subsequently thrown under my ugly file, ‘These Streets’ approaches the subject matter of gun crime and the escalating violence on Britain’s streets, in a constructive and sensible fashion.  The video/track is part of a new weapons awareness campaign, and the artists featured are part of the Leeds based Hip Hop collective, Invizible Circle. Anti-Gun campaigner Pat Regan who sadly is no longer with us, appears towards the end of this video. Rest In Peace Pat.