Monday, 11 November 2019

Modern Irony...

A boy aged 18 was stabbed to death in a fight while attending a knife awareness course in the town hall of the Prime Minister's constituency.
Hakim Sillah died as youths clashed 'in the blink of an eye' after a blade was brought into a Youth Offending Service office.
I thought these courses were pure theory, I hadn't realised they had a practical!
Yesterday it emerged that those attending the event were not searched for weapons despite council staff raising concerns about blades being smuggled into the building previously.
Staff said they had called for knife arches to be installed but nothing had been done.
Can't, can they? It'd be racist...
Friends of Hakim reacted with anger yesterday. Selina Clarke, 18, who went to school with him, said: 'I am more angry it happened in a knife crime meeting and they were so careless not to check.
'You would think they would do security checks, especially given the people involved in it. They cannot have been searched properly otherwise they would have seen the knife. It is so simple to put checks in place like a pat-down or a metal detector that could have stopped it.'
Make up your minds, folks. Is that 'discrimination' or isn't it?

H/T: Stephen Brown brings us this great homophone blunder too:



Mark In Mayenne said...

I hadn't realised they had a practical. Pure gold.

Just Trevor said...

Well, he was certainly made aware of knives, so job done.

Just Trevor said...

'Of Dutch origin'.

Yes, he looks like your typical clog-wearing tulip grower.

Ted Treen said...

Did they do a POST mortem on the deceased mail?

OK, I'll a) get my coat; and b) attend a bad-taste awareness course.

Ed P said...

A pity is wasn't chain-mail to deflect the blade

OK, I'll get my coat too.

MTG said...

For the past two months, West Yorkshire police have consistently lavished taxes on an array of knife displays, tool shows and knife awareness courses, across towns and villages within the Kirklees boundary.

Yet many local residents, myself included, would never be so uncharitable to withhold support for the concept of plod coming down hard on knives.

JuliaM said...

"Pure gold."


"Yes, he looks like your typical clog-wearing tulip grower."

I'd have asked him for some Edam to prove it!