Last Updated on September 11, 2019
Rarely a day goes by where violent crime in London isn’t reported.
London’s violent crime rates have soared in recent years.
Many blame London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, for the uptick in crime.
Khan has also come under fire for relatively lax approaches to tackling physical crime, but diverting funds to police online hate speech instead.
London’s murder rates, this year, are set to surpass last year’s total of 132 at the current rate.
Many shocking crimes have been recorded by social media users and passersby with smartphones, and are often seen going viral on social media.
The latest to do the rounds was a video of two young men armed with metal baseball bats furiously swinging at each other, in broad daylight, in front of horrified members of the public.
Connected to the filmed incident, the Metropolitan Police says the were called after reports that another twenty males were fighting with weapons in public.
A knife was also recovered from the scene.
Shocking footage of young men armed with metal baseball bats fighting in broad daylight yesterday evening.
Met Police say they were called just after 7pm to London Road after reports of 20 males fighting with weapons.
A knife was recovered from the scene. pic.twitter.com/r3dt5uMT36
— London 999 Feed (@999London) September 10, 2019
The hits have kept rolling in from the UK’s capital
In the past week, a gunman died after accidentally shooting himself when a bullet ricocheted from a car window and hit him.
A few days before that, two were shot at a fast food restaurant in London.
London was also named acid attack capital of the Western world.
Drawing attention to the root causes of the tremendous rise in violent crime, without couching a hypothesis in hard-left sociological terms addressing structural inequality or some post-colonialist fantasies, will see many concerned individuals painted as racist by the activists and the authorities alike.