July 8, 2008
I go online to check my email and on the Yahoo homepage I can’t help but notice the headline in small print about another teenage death from stabbing this year, the 19th to date. Kids killing kids over a cross word, an ill look, a heated argument or in this case, a school blazer. There were more than 14,000 stabbings in the UK last year. Knife crime has now eclipsed terrorism as the police’s number one preoccupation. Another article I read recently suggested that knife carrying has “entered the DNA of British teenagers today”. It’s enough to make one weep.