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May 25, 2008

UK Teens dying in "Knife Wars" [krakatoa]

Tragedy of course, when anyone is murdered, especially when they are young, and the violence is particularly senseless.

A TEENAGE actor who appears in the next Harry Potter film was stabbed to death trying to protect his younger brother from an assailant outside a club in Sidcup, south-east London, early on Saturday.

Robert Knox, 18, who appears as Marcus Belby alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, became the 28th teenager killed in Britain this year, and the 10th in London to die from stab wounds.

Apparently this a growing phenomena:

The latest murders bring to 14 the number of teenagers killed in the capital this year. Last year 26 were killed: 16 were attacked with knives, nine died in gun incidents and in one case the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

I'm sure that is a typo -- obviously nobody could have died in a "gun incident" since guns are, of course, outlawed. Q.E.D., my dear chaps.

I can't help but wonder if perhaps the cause of violence isn't in the implements of destruction.

Crazy-talk, I know. Knife bans are truly the only sensible step to take.

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Actual quote from article: Doctors say knives are too pointed

Update: Dead Career Sketch offers up the following PSA for Brits who want to learn to defend themselves.


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