( Daily Wire ) An epidemic of stabbings and acid attacks in London has gotten so bad that London mayor Sadiq Khan is announcing broad new “knife control” policies designed to keep these weapons of war out of the hands of Londoners looking to cause others harm.
The “tough, immediate” measures involve an incredible police crackdown, a ban on home deliveries of knives and acid, and expanding law enforcement stop-and-search powers so that police may stop anyone they believe to be a threat, or planning a knife or acid attack
Khan announced Friday that the city has created a “violent crime taskforce of 120 officers” tasked with rooting out knife-wielding individuals in public spaces, and is pumping nearly $50 million dollars into the Metropolitan Police department, so that they can better arm themselves against knife attacks. He’s also empowering the Met Police to introduce “targeted patrols with extra stop and search powers for areas worst-affected,” according to a statement.
Sadiq’s London: Knife Crime, Gun Crime, Theft, Burglary, Rape, Homicide all MASSIVELY Up
Data from the Mayor of London’s Police and Crime Office — led by former lobbyist-turned-Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden — reveals a sharp uptick in violent crime in Khan’s first year.
From the years 2015/16 to 2016/17, homicides in London rose by 27.1 per cent. Youth homicide jumped 70 per cent. Serious youth violence was up 19 per cent. Robbery was up 33.4 per cent, while home burglaries rose by 18.7 per cent.
Theft went up by over 10,000 incidents in a year, up 33.9 per cent, and there were more than 4,000 additional knife crime incidents under Khan than under his predecessor, a rise of 31.3 per cent.
Rape in the capital rose by 18.3 per cent, while there were 2,551 incidents of gun crime, representing a rise of 16.3 per cent on the previous year.
Question to Democrat San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto : How did you find time to make that customized “Help Us We are Dying” t-shirt for your CNN interview with Anderson Cooper when Puerto Rico has no power?
Is it a gift from the DNC and Anderson Cooper acted as courier? Or is it a gift from CNN for their Trump’s ‘Katrina’ coverage.
The Twitter world is asking this question right now:
“Ma’am, the city is without power, thousands are suffering, what do we do?” Mayor of San Juan: “Get me a t-shirt printer and call CNN!”
Mayor of San Juan is worried about resources…yet has the time to make a t-shirt. Let that sink in.
Did @CNN print/provide this t-shirt for the corrupt San Juan mayor?
"Ma'am, the city is without power, thousands are suffering, what do we do?"
Mayor of San Juan: "Get me a t-shirt printer and call CNN!"
According to the Mayor of San Juan things are very bad there. People dying in the streets, no food, no water, no electricity. Yet somehow she was able to find time to have someone print a T-shirt that said "Help us we are dying"
Since Delvonn Heckard filed a lawsuit in early April, four other men have come forward to publicly accuse Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexual abuse. All claim Murray abused them decades ago as teenagers.
The fifth man — Murray’s younger cousin Joseph Dyer, 54— is the latest accuser, saying Murray repeatedly molested him as a teenager in the 1970s when the two shared a bedroom in Dyer’s mother’s home in the Long Island town of Medford, New York.
Murray has vehemently denied the accusations as some have called for him to resign.
Here are the five men who have come forward.
Ed Murray’s accusers
Delvonn Heckard, 46, is a college student and recovering addict who lives in Kent. Heckard says he was a 15-year-old drug addict on Capitol Hill when he met Murray in 1986. Heckard claims Murray paid him for sex more than 50 times over about a four-year period in his teens. He also filed and withdrew a civil lawsuit against Murray in 2017, but says he plans to refile. Heckard filed a tort claim against the city of Seattle in July 2017.
Jeff Simpson, 49, is a public roads-crew worker who lives in Gladstone, Oregon. He is also a recovering addict. Simpson met Murray while he was growing up in a Portland group home for troubled children in the late 1970s, and later lived with Murray as his foster son. Simpson claims Murray began sexually abusing him when he was 13, and later paid him for sex over several years in the early 1980s.
Lloyd Anderson, 52, of Navarre, Florida, is a retired restaurant worker and a registered sex offender. Anderson knew Murray while growing up in a Portland group home for troubled children in the late 1970s. He claims Murray paid him for sex on several occasions beginning when Anderson was 16 or 17.
Maurice Lavon Jones, 44, of Seattle, is in King County Jail on drug charges. He says he was a drug-addicted street prostitute in the late 1980s when he was introduced to Murray by Heckard. Jones claims Murray paid him for sex on at least two occasions when Jones was a teenager.
Joseph Dyer, 54, is a dialysis technician and a nursing student. Dyer’s location is being withheld by The Seattle Times at his request. Dyer is Murray’s first cousin, once removed. He says Murray repeatedly molested him in the mid-1970s when he came to live with Dyer and his family in Medford, New York, before Murray left town amid accusations that he molested a boy at a Catholic group home.
A younger cousin of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has become the fifth man to accuse the longtime politician of sexual abuse.
[…]“I am announcing my resignation as mayor, effective at 5 p.m. tomorrow,” Murray said in a statement. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public’s business.”
“I’m proud of all that I have accomplished over my 19 years in the Legislature, where I was able to pass what were at the time the largest transportation packages in state history, a landmark gay civil rights bill and a historic marriage equality bill.
Joseph Dyer, 54, said he was 13 years old when Murray sexually assaulted him for a year while they shared a bedroom in Dyer’s mother’s home on Long Island, New York in the 1970s.
Democrat Mayor Ed Murray was accused of sexually abusing his foster son in a 1984 investigation. Child Protective Services also asserted “under no circumstances should Mr. Murray be certified” as a foster parent in the future.”
An Oregon child-welfare investigator concluded that Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son in the early 1980s, leading state officials to assert that “under no circumstances should Mr. Murray be certified” as a foster parent in the future, according to public records obtained by The Seattle Times.
The investigation by Oregon Child Protective Services (CPS) of Jeff Simpson’s allegations determined them to be valid — meaning the agency believed Murray sexually abused Simpson, the records show.
“In the professional judgement of this caseworker who has interviewed numerous children of all ages and of all levels of emotional disturbance regarding sexual abuse, Jeff Simpson has been sexually abused by … Edward Murray,” CPS caseworker Judy Butler wrote in the May 1984 assessment.