links for 2008-05-30

Video of the day

Today’s video -created by you out there – is a two parter.
Stemming from a street robbery, the drama in dramatic fashion.
As Shahtime explains on the film’s YouTube host page: ‘Starring Ashrak, Juned & Ana, 2 thugs try jacking a teen for a damn phone, teen fights back and gets away.’
Written by Shahed, directed by Javed.
Part I: Ride Wiv It


Part II: Ride Wiv It (Vengeance)

Boy, 16, in custody over Camden shooting

ITN reports that police are questioning a 16-year-old boy suspected of murdering Sharmaake Hassan, 17, who was shot in the head in Camden on Saturday.

Hassan, the 15th teenager to die as a result of knife and gun crime in London this year, died in hospital on Wednesday. Believed to have been a member of The Money Squad gang, Hassan was found guilty at Thames Youth Court last month of possessing and offering to supply cannabis.

The arrested teenager is being held at a north London police station.

The ITN report added that the local authorities tried to ban alleged gang members from Camden at an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Asbo) hearing a fortnight ago.

links for 2008-05-29

Another day, another death

Sharmaake Hassan, 17, was found in Gilbeys Yard, Camden, last Saturday.
He’d been shot in the head.
After being taken to hospital suffering severe injuries, he died yesterday.
So far, police have arrested no-one over the incident.
Since the beginning of the year, 15 teenagers have died in London as a result of similar attacks.
How many more?

New knife crime campaign

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The goverment has launched a new campaign against knife crime today. The £3 million budget makes the point that if you carry a knife, you’re more likely to have it used against you in a fight.

The campaign pulls few punches in showing the effects of stabbing. And Met Police chief Sir Ian Blair makes three points pretty plain:

  • We’re more likely to be stopped and searched now
  • If found with a knife, we’ll be prosecuted
  • Jail time is definitely on the cards

Sounds like now’s the time to lose the knives. Your thoughts?

links for 2008-05-28