How can we address youth violence?

We're focusing on youth violence at The Kickback next Tuesday, at a time when youth violence and violent crime as a whole in London has been plaguing the headlines.  The reported surge in gun and knife crime is being labelled as an epidemic, which unfortunately isn't a surprise to me, as I saw it heading … Continue reading How can we address youth violence?

Atop Olympus

Coiled in shadows, concealing agendas of fibs and fables – Venomous tongues, sibilating vowels and consonants forming non-existent meaning, Stinging media mouths; coughing up pretensions of protection, Vomited into open lips of the hungry, who consume but will never be full. Starving stomachs craving sustenance, yet rarely receiving; Writhing in pain, falling by the wayside, … Continue reading Atop Olympus

Not the New Normal

"Oh no, not another one," "It's happened again," And again. And again. And again. 15-year-old stabbed to death yards from school gates, Business studies student stabbed to death near university halls, Teenager stabbed in chicken shop, 16-year-old stabbed in the head yards from secondary school; Teenager stabbed, Teenager stabbed to death, Young person stabbed, Young … Continue reading Not the New Normal

Discussing Violent Crime at the Young People Insight Forum

"This youth on youth violence is crazy now.  It needs to stop."  This simple, yet impactful statement, was the reasoning behind this month's youth forum.  Far too many young lives are being snatched away by pointless acts, which leave a trail of heartbreak behind. On June 21st, we met in Project B to discuss violent … Continue reading Discussing Violent Crime at the Young People Insight Forum

Who Is To Blame???

When it comes to the issue of knife crime, there are a number of factors to consider, as it doesn’t usually come to one thing. As young blogger Naiya asks, who or what do you think is to blame?

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Hey Readers, 

I apologise for the delay, but I have been doing so much but if you know me then you know that I will always have something to say or something to write about so please bare with me 🙂 

If you read my last post then you would have noticed that I did say that I would be doing a continuation and be addressing some of the “theories” about who is to blame for youth crime and knife crime. On this topic I have so much to say, I could go on for days…

While I no longer live in London, I am still very familiar with what has been happening over the previous weeks in the terms of knife crime and what I would like to do is present you all with some ideas and theories as to why so many young people have turned to…

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Discussing Knife Crime at the Young People Insight Forum

When we met in Project B on March 15th for the third Young People Insight forum, careers was meant to be the point of discussion.  However, after learning about the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Mujaahid Wilson in Thornton Heath on the previous night, I decided to change the subject of discussion from careers to knife crime. … Continue reading Discussing Knife Crime at the Young People Insight Forum

The Life He Chose Review

Consequences.  Unfortunately, this is a word not taken into consideration by too many young people when making decisions or taking action.  Not considering the consequences of having sex without contraception.  Not considering the consequences of bullying an individual.  Not considering the consequences of taking someone's life with a knife. Consequences of bad decisions are at the … Continue reading The Life He Chose Review