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  • - We all know that knife crime in the city of London

  • is at nightmare proportions,

  • up 50% since our current mayor took office.

  • And I've heard some stories from first responders

  • that are just hard to believe.

  • I heard from an ambulance driver that said

  • he responded to a scene and saw three teenagers,

  • all victims of multiple stab attacks.

  • And they said it was something like a war zone.

  • Something that they had post-traumatic stress disorder

  • on the back of witnessing it.

  • This is happening in the greatest city in the world,

  • in the capital of Britain,

  • and it's happening because we lack leadership

  • in making the tough decisions necessary

  • to keep our streets safe. (ambulance siren wailing)

  • Now, I just spent two and a half hours

  • speaking with Peter Blakesley on "London Real."

  • Now Peter spent 21 years at the Met Police.

  • Many of those years at Scotland Yard working undercover.

  • He also hosted a show on Channel Four,

  • where he would go and surveil people digitally.

  • He was known as the Chief,

  • and hunt down, in this case, civilians and celebrities

  • to show the use of digital technology.

  • And I said, "Peter, what's the solution?"

  • He said, "Brian, we know what the solution is.

  • It's more police on the streets, period."

  • Now back in 2008, 2009, because of austerity measures

  • they took 20,000 officers off the streets.

  • But according to a Deloitte and Touche study,

  • in 2019, they're a management consultant,

  • they concluded that we needed to put 20,000 officers

  • back on the streets.

  • But not only that,

  • we need to empower these officers digitally.

  • And this is what I spoke to Peter about.

  • There is still so much mass efficiency,

  • or inefficiency, in the police force because of paperwork.

  • And I'm talking about physical paperwork

  • still going on between all the officers.

  • On top of that, we need to empower them

  • to use digital technology, body cams,

  • and use more of the surveillance that Peter uses

  • in his every day shows.

  • I also asked him about encouraging members

  • of the public, like you and me,

  • of recording our own interactions with police.

  • There's a new app, where that can go straight to the cloud

  • so it can't be tampered with.

  • And Peter said, "Brian, we welcome that.

  • We welcome the public filming our interactions

  • because it holds us accountable,

  • but we need leadership in the police force

  • to hold those officers accountable at all times

  • and for their actions."

  • And so again, this comes down to true leadership

  • and we're seeing a complete lack of it in our current mayor.

  • And we need to really make these changes

  • because our children are dying in the streets,

  • every single day.

  • I talked to friends of mine who live globally

  • and they say, "Brian, what is going on with your city?

  • This is London, the city of culture, the city of greatness.

  • And you've got kids being stabbed in the streets?

  • It's unacceptable."

  • And I agree.

  • We've gotta make these changes,

  • we gotta get our city back,

  • we've gotta protect our youth, and make our city safe.

  • So please let me know your thoughts.

  • Help me share this video.

  • Maybe we can finally hold our elected officials accountable

  • and leave me your comments below.

  • Tell me, has your life been affected by knife crime?

  • Do you think this is the solution,

  • more officers on the street?

  • Do you think we can find a way to make it happen?

  • Do you think we can allow or get more leadership

  • in the police force and in our government?

  • I'm curious for your thoughts.

  • Thank you so much.

  • Leave me a comment below.

- We all know that knife crime in the city of London

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OUR CHILDREN ARE DYING - KNIFE CRIME IS UP 50% - HOW 20,000 OFFICERS WILL TRANSFORM LONDON POLICING

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/14
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