Just read an article by Ejos Ubiribo in the Guardian– an excellent, yet moving account of how after the tragic death of her brother, she channeled her energies into combating and exploring the different facets that enable gun crime to destroy inner city London communities. I found this paragraph the most poignant:
“Sir Ian Blair, acknowledges that gun crime represents the biggest problem in Britain after terrorism. But millions of pounds and hours of police time are put into countering terrorism, and the government is unwavering in its commitment to see off this threat. Why aren’t the same resources, the same commitment, given to countering gun and knife crime? Given that so many perpetrators are also victims, the government’s knee-jerk reaction of stauncher law enforcement is never going to be enough”.