Crime Stats – London Now More Dangerous Than New York City

The crime rate in New York City was lowered under Giuliani’s broken-windows policy; vigilant police force and high arrest rates of offenders.

London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic.

The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.

Lower policing and silly stunts = higher crime rates

Criminal justice experts insisted rising crime in the UK, and particularly London, was more to do with the way the city was policed and blamed the reduction in neighbourhood patrols across the capital.

While both London and New York have populations of around 8 million, figures suggest you are almost six times more likely to be burgled in the British capital than in the US city, and one and a half times more likely to fall victim to a robbery.

London has almost three times the number of reported rapes and while the murder rate in New York remains higher, the gap is narrowing dramatically.

The change in fortunes of the two global cities has been put down largely to the difference in tactics adopted by the two police forces.

Both Scotland Yard and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) have just over 30,000 officers each and budgets of around £3 billion a year.

But in the mid-1990s spiralling crime rates in New York – sparked by the crack cocaine epidemic – resulted in radical a new approach being adopted by the city’s police department.

Under the leadership of Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and police commissioner, Bill Bratton, the NYPD introduced a zero tolerance approach to low level crime and flooded problem areas with patrols.

The force also put a huge amount of emphasis on community policing in order to build bridges between the police and members of the public.

As a result the murder plummeted from a high in 1990 of over 2,000 to a record low of 335 last year.

Low criminal offenses not investigated

Last week it emerged that Scotland Yard would not even bother investigating a large number of low level offences as part of a major cost cutting drive.

In addition a huge amount of police resources have been poured into high profile and politically sensitive cases, such as a the flawed VIP child abuse inquiry and the phone hacking inquiry.

At the same time crime rates in London have been creeping up and the latest statistics are likely to increase pressure of Met bosses to reassess their policing priorities.

Last year there were almost 70,000 burglaries in Greater London with more than 43,000 taking place in people’s homes.

Robberies have also increased in London dramatically, largely as a result of people having mobile phones stolen.

Rory Geoghegan, head of criminal justice at the Centre for Social Justice, said neighbourhood policing had a wide range of benefits.

He said: “By embedding proactive community policing, the NYPD is helping tackle crime, improving the quality of life and building better relationships with the community.  Telegraph

This Friday Morning – 3 Terrorist Attacks In Europe

France

Man attacks soldier at Paris Chatelet metro station

A knife-wielding assailant who attacked a soldier at a major subway location in Paris early Friday was quickly arrested, police said. No injuries were reported.

“The man was arrested,” Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly told Europe 1 radio following the attack, Reuters reported.

The suspect apparently shouted references to the Islamic State group while attacking the soldier, Reuters reported, citing French media.

The soldier was a member of Operation Sentinel, a task force assigned to protect prominent sites in the region following a recent surge in Islamic extremist attacks. He wrestled the suspect to the ground, the Reuters report said.  FoxNews

Chalon-sur-Saone two women attacked by a man with a hammer

Two women were injured after a hammer-wielding man assaulted them while screaming “Allahu Akbar” in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, according to reports.

The attacker, wearing all black, is still on the run, French media reports.

The two assaults happened near Place de Beaune, 15 minutes apart.

One of the two women is believed to have been hit in the back of the head.

Chalon-sur-Saône is a town in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, in eastern France.  Mirror

London

Update:  Police first held ‘refugee boy’, 18, arrested at Dover over bucket bomb two weeks ago but let him go, say neighbors – as officers finally raid home of MBE foster couple who took him in.  Officers arrested an 18-year-old suspected of plotting the attack in a dramatic swoop at the port of Dover on Saturday.  DailyMail

London terrorist injured at least 22 people, including boy, 10, by planting home-made explosive device fitted with timer on packed London tube train

Photographs show what experts believe is a ‘pretty unsophisticated’ bomb in a flaming white bucket inside a Lidl freezer bag with Christmas lights protruding out of the top – a type of fuse encouraged by ISIS in its online manuals and magazines.

Security sources have said the IED had a timer, indicating the bucket bomber left in on the train and fled before it exploded with police spotters watching back CCTV on the train and at Tube stations…

Witnesses to the explosion said there was a loud ‘bang’, a flash and then a ball of flame engulfed surrounding passengers on the ‘packed’ District Line train.

Luke Warsmey said: ‘The explosion was like a large match going off at the end of the carriage. People just started sprinting. It was every man for himself when that happened. The burn victims had severe leg injuries.

‘It was a very busy commuter train, young and old, school children going to their schools. I saw was nannies trying to look for kids, because of the rush of people just taking five and six year olds away from them and they were trying to look for them.’  DailyMail

Police have now identified the Parsons Green Tube train bombing suspect using CCTV, security services have said. [but fail to name him]

Officers are hunting for the terror suspect across London amid claims he could be armed and may have planted other explosive devices.

His crude bomb hidden in a builder’s bucket could have killed dozens but failed to properly detonate and sent a ‘wall of fire’ through the carriage at Parsons Green injuring at least 22 people including a ten-year-old boy.

A timer is understood to have been found on the device, suggesting the terrorist had got off at an earlier stop.

Terrified passengers were seen covered in blood with scorched hands, legs, faces and hair – others suffered crush injuries during a ‘human stampede’ as they ‘ran for their lives’ in west London at 8.20am.  DailyMail

 

London: Native English Speaking Five-Year-Old White Christian Girl Placed In Non-English Speaking Muslim Foster Homes

The five-year-old girl’s cross was removed by the Muslim foster home.  No one in the Muslim foster homes spoke English.  The five-year old English speaking girl was encouraged to learn Arabic.  She was told that Christmas and Easter are stupid.  That European women are alcoholics.

The parents of a Christian five-year-old forced to live with Muslim foster carers allegedly ‘begged’ a council to allow her to live with her grandmother.

The Government has been urged to examine the case, which has seen a scandal-hit council place the girl in two Muslim households in the past six months, against the wishes of her family – who repeatedly asked that she be placed with family friends or relatives.DailyMail

This vulnerable young girl is still in a Muslim foster home.

The girl lived with her first carer, who is believed to have worn a niqab outside the family home, for four months. Her current carer wears a burka, which covers her face entirely, when she is out in public with the child.

This was done deliberately.

It’s not the first time Tower Hamlets has been embroiled in scandal. In 2014, a leaked government report suggested the mayor Lutfur Rahman had links to Islamic extremist groups, including one seeking to set up a Sharia state in Europe…

In April this year, an Ofsted inspection at Tower Hamlets council found ‘widespread and serious failures in the services provided to children who need help and protection’.

The council’s children’s service was rated as inadequate and found to have an ‘entrenched culture of non-compliance with basic social work standards’.

This is child abuse.  Tower Hamlets council in East London needs to be closed, fully investigated, staff fired…

A white five-year-old girl told her mother Christmas and Easter are ‘stupid’ and European women are alcoholics after being fostered to two Muslim families, it was claimed today.

The child, who is a native English speaker, also refused to take back her favourite meal – spaghetti carbonara – because it contained bacon – which Muslims do not eat.

The child, who is a native English speaker, spent the past six months in two Muslim households after being placed into foster care in Tower Hamlets, east London.

She was forced to live in Muslim foster homes where nobody spoke English and her carers took away her Christian cross and encouraged her to learn Arabic, according to The Time.

Local authority reports describe how the little girl sobbed and begged not to be returned to her niqab-wearing carer’s home, telling a social worker: ‘They don’t speak English.’

The reports detail how the child was ‘very distressed’ and claimed the foster carer had removed her Christian cross and encouraged her to learn Arabic.

The two placements were made by the scandal-hit Tower Hamlets borough council against the wishes of the girl’s family.

Local authorities are required to give due consideration to a child’s religion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background’ when placing them into a foster home.

The girl’s mother is said to be horrified by the circumstances her daughter has been placed in.

A friend told the newspaper: ‘This is a five-year-old white girl. She was born in this country, speaks English as her first language, loves football, holds a British passport and was christened in a church.

‘She’s already suffered the huge trauma of being forcibly separated from her family. She needs surroundings in which she’ll feel secure. Instead, she’s trapped in a world where everything feels foreign and unfamiliar. That’s really scary for a young child.’  DailyMail

 

Dearborn, Michigan Islamic Preacher Who ‘Inspired’ London Attacker

Ahmad Musa Jibril was born and lives in Dearborn, Michigan.  He vanished after the London attack.

In April 2014, ICSR researchers found that 60 percent of foreign fighters in Syria followed Jibril on Twitter. CounterExtremism

Ahmad Musa Jibril, 46, from Dearborn, Michigan, is a U.S. citizen whose online preaching is said to have inspired one of the London attackers. Khuram Butt was reported to have followed Jibril online, prompting one associate to warn authorities when he started speaking about the American preacher.

The American preacher of hate watched online by one of the London terror attackers was called ‘fanatically anti-American’ by prosecutors – and even photographed posing as a ‘mujaheddin’ – a jihadi warrior.

Ahmad Musa Jibril fled his Dearborn, Michigan, home in the aftermath of the mass murder attack so quickly that he left his sandals on the deck. His mother and sister who live a few blocks away had also vanished. DailyMail

Ahmad Musa Jibril has fled his home so fast he left his flip flops behind.

One of the London terrorist attackers, British police revealed Monday, was Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a British citizen born in Pakistan who had been investigated by police and MI5. A second attacker was Rachid Redouane, 30, also known as Rachid Elkhdar, and according to police a Moroccan or Libyan. At this writing, police have not revealed the name of the third attacker, but it is now apparent where he got his motivation to kill.

According to Daily Caller reporter Saagar Enjeti, Ahmad Musa Jibril, an Islamic preacher in Michigan, helped radicalize the attacker. Jibril was “well known on YouTube for preaching sermons that appear to lionize Islamic terrorists fighting in Syria.” He is a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent who earned a degree in Islamic law from Saudi Arabia. As Enjeti notes, Jibril appears to have problems adhering to U.S. criminal law as “a convicted fraudster who at one time owed nearly a quarter of a million dollars in restitution to the U.S. government, and served nearly 7 years in prison.”

According to Newsweek, “Jibril preaches a Salafist version of Islam, one of the most conservative strands of the religion and the ideology from which members of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda derive their beliefs.” Based in Detroit, Jibril enjoys “a substantial following” online, with nearly a quarter million “likes” on Facebook, more than 40,000 on Twitter, and 16,000 subscribers on YouTube. He is described as a “subtle, careful, and nuanced preacher” and that comes across in videos like this one.

The London attacker, said the Newsweek report, “is believed to be a homegrown jihadist, from the east London suburb of Barking. The Detroit News cited a friend of the attacker who said “He used to listen to a lot of Musa Jibril. I have heard some of this stuff and it’s very radical. I am surprised this stuff is still on YouTube and is easily accessible. I phoned the anti-terror hotline. I spoke to the gentleman. I told him about our conversation and why I think he was radicalized.” The Detroit News also provided more detail on Jibril’s criminal record.

He and his father Musa Abdallah Jibril were convicted on 42 counts of bank fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. In the course of these proceedings, the government uncovered a family album with photos of Ahmad dressed as a jihadi, and photos of young children with firearms and “playing at holding each other hostage and aiming the weapons at each other’s heads.” Investigators also found that in 1996 Ahmad Musa Jibril sent a fax to CNN claiming responsibility for the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and warning “here will be a series of bombings that will follow no matter how many lives of ours are taken.”

Long before the London attack, Ahmad Musa Jibril showed up in “Michigan Jihad,” Evan Kohlmann’s, October 23, 2003 report on Frontpage. At the Jibril’s Dearborn home, FBI agents confiscated firearms, computers, cell phones, and blank passports. Even so, Jibril and his father were released on a $10,000 bond pending trial. Over the previous decade, the Jibrils “have consistently endorsed violence and extremism in lectures to Muslim student groups here in the U.S. and likewise on their self-fashioned Internet mouthpiece, AlSalafyoon.com.”  Full article at FrontPageMag

Video: The London Bridge Massacre (David Wood)

Video:  The London Bridge Massacre (David Wood)

On June 3, 2017, three jihadis drove a van into pedestrians walking across London Bridge. After fleeing the van, the jihadis proceeded to Borough Market, where they stabbed a number of people. As usual, British politician Theresa May is calling such violence “a perversion of Islam.” But does May’s plan for dealing with Islamic violence make sense? Let’s take a closer look.

U.K. – Third Terrorist Attack In Ten Weeks

Man hunt launched for three terrorists as men with ’12in hunting knives stab pedestrians’ after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van amid reports of explosions.  DailyMail

The UK is not fine.

Will the politicians continue to play see no evil, speak no evil,hear no evil, to appease and not offend terrorists?

Acknowledge and name the problem.  Then decisive action must be taken.  Or continue allowing the maiming and killing of the country’s citizens and the country’s children.

Seven people are feared dead after three men with 12-inch hunting knives reportedly stabbed pedestrians after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van on London Bridge.

The men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, reportedly jumped out of the van and began ‘randomly stabbing people’ along Borough High Street in central London at 10pm.

The car, believed to be a B&Q vehicle, was reportedly veering in an ‘S shape’ at 50mph onto the pavement across the bridge and has driven towards the Shard and is south of the river.

‘Rapid gunfire’ was heard in the London Bridge area as armed police are thought to have shot shot dead two of the men, with a search underway for the third man.

One woman said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge amid reports that at least seven people have been stabbed, leaving bodies ‘strewn’ on the road in central London. One of the casualties is reportedly a police officer.

Armed police have responded to reports of stabbings in nearby Borough Market and shots have been fired, Scotland Yard said. DailyMail

 

Video: Live Sky News

Judge Orders Boy, Seven, To Live With Father After His Mother Raised Him As Her Daughter

gender-signsThis mother even registered her son with his GP as a girl.  The court litigation began 3 years ago after the father raised concerns about not having contact with his son.

A seven-year-old boy who was ‘living life entirely as a girl’ has been removed from his mother’s care and ordered to live with his father following a High Court ruling.

Mr Justice Hayden said the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had caused her son ‘significant emotional harm’ by trying to raise him entirely as a girl.

The judge said the woman had been ‘absolutely convinced’ that the youngster ‘perceived himself as a girl’ and was determined that he should be a female.

She dressed him in girl’s clothes at all times and registered him at the GP as a girl.

Detail of the case emerged today in a judge’s ruling following a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

Judge Rules –  Mother has caused significant emotional harm to her son.

The judge added: ‘I was also left in no doubt that (the mother) was absolutely convinced that (the boy) perceived himself as a girl.’

Mr Justice Hayden said his ‘overwhelming impression’ was that the woman ‘believes herself to be to fighting for (her son’s) right to express himself as a girl’.

His mother told me that was ‘living in stealth’ by which was meant that he was living life entirely as a girl. He dressed, at all times, like a girl and, it transpired, had been registered at a new general practitioner’s as a girl

He said the woman had told him how the boy ‘expressed disdain for his penis’.

The judge added: ‘I consider that (the mother) has caused significant emotional harm to (her son) in her active determination that he should be a girl.’

Doing better with his father

Mr Justice Hayden said the boy’s father was shocked when the youngster moved in with him and his partner.

But he said the boy had settled down well in his father’s care.

‘I have been told that (the father) and his partner were shocked when they first saw (the boy) by the extent to which he appeared to be a girl, both in appearance and in mannerism,’ said the judge.

‘However, what is striking is how well (the boy) has settled down.’

The judge added: ‘I have noted from reports that (the boy) has become interested in Power Rangers, SpongeBob, Superheroes and is constantly finding new interests.

‘It is striking that most of (the boy’s) interests are male-oriented. I am entirely satisfied, both on the basis of the reports and (the father’s) evidence at this hearing, that he has brought no pressure on (the boy) to pursue masculine interests.

‘(The boy’s) interests and energy are entirely self-motivated.’

He said the boy’s father had shown himself to be a ‘natural and instinctive father’.

In his report, the judge also raised concerns about the local authority’s handling of the case. DailyMail

This does great harm to children and transgender programming of children is child abuse.

The American College of Pediatrics Rules Transgenderism Of Children Is Child Abuse

Cross-Sex Hormone Treatment In Children Proliferates Across United States Despite Lack Of Medical Evidence

Woman Killed And Five People Injured In Knife Attack In Central London

Update: Woman killed in Russell Square attack was an American.

A Norwegian national of Somali origin has been arrested on suspicion of murdering an American woman and injuring five others, including Britons, in what was described by police as a “spontaneous attack”.

Speaking outside Scotland Yard headquarters, Metropolitan police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said there was no evidence that the 19-year-old suspect had been radicalised or was motivated by terrorism and reasserted the view that “mental health issues” played a significant role. The Guardian

There have been news articles on ISIS targeting the mentally ill and very young.  Not clear if that is what happened here.

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A woman has been killed and up to six people have been injured in a mass stabbing in the centre of London.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that at least six people were injured in the incident at Russell Square. A statement said a woman was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A man has been arrested and police say a Taser was discharged by one of the arresting officers.  The police statement said: “Terrorism is one possibility being explored at this stage.” The Guradian

Update:

The woman who died was in her 60s, police said.

Of the five people who were injured, one is female and four are male. There is no confirmation of the severity of their injuries.

The man who was arrested is 19 years old. He is in police custody in hospital, having been Tasered by an officer at the scene of the knife attack.

No names have been released by investigators.  The Guardian 

Arch Of Triumph Unveiled In London

A marble 3d replica of the Roman Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, destroyed by Islamic State militants last year, has been erected in Trafalgar Square in London.

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Standing 5.5 metres tall in the British capital’s Trafalgar Square, the Egyptian marble reproduction was recreated by Oxford’s Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA), whose conservationists used photographs of the monument, 3D printers and computer-guided stone cutters to make a near-identical copy of the original…

The 3D-printed arch, which cost about €125,000 and whose installation comes during World Heritage Week, will remain on display in London until Thursday, after which it will travel to Dubai and New York.

But the IDA hopes to return it to Palmyra next year and put it on permanent display near its original site. France24

London Arrests Disrupt Public Beheading Terror Plot By ISIS

London photo4 men that had returned to the UK from Syria were arrested for plotting to beheld innocent people in public in London.

London police arrested four men Tuesday in an ongoing terror investigation. On “The Real Story” today, we learned that the alleged plot involved beheading people on the streets of London.

Authorities said the men, who are in their early 20s, were arrested after warrants were executed at various addresses. One of the men was tasered, but did not require medical attention, FoxNews.com reported.

Gretchen Carlson talked to UK Telegraph defense editor Con Coughlin, who confirmed that the plot was to behead innocent people in public, citing Scotland Yard and intelligence officials.

Coughlin said the plot involved jihadists who had come back from Syria. He likened the horrific plot to the brutal public murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in May 2013.

Online:  London Terror Arrests Disrupted Public Beheading Plot