1. If you enjoy the forum please consider supporting it by signing up for a NES Membership  The benefits pay for the membership many times over.

  2. Dismiss Notice

Formerly GB: Cops handing out blunt knives to domestic violence victims to reduce stabbings at home

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikeyp, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. mikeyp

    mikeyp NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    9,881
    Likes Received:
    8,236
    Location:
    Plymouth
    I was going to add to the Merry Old England thread but this needs it's own thread.

    Formerly Great Britain: Police handing out blunt knives to domestic violence victims to reduce stabbings in the home

    es, you read it right. And no, it is not a joke.

    Victims of domestic violence will have their kitchen knives replaced with blunt utensils to prevent their partners attacking them in their own home.

    Nottinghamshire Police are piloting the scheme where around 100 ‘no point’ knives will be handed to victims who have either been threatened or attacked with a knife.

    Police are concerned about the high level of knife-related incidents that happen in the home, and are hoping the new scheme has the potential to save lives.

    Police handing out blunt knives to domestic violence victims to reduce stabbings in the home

    Here is a picture of such knives:

    [​IMG]


    Police hand out blunt knives to domestic violence victims to reduce stabbings

    Victims of domestic violence will have their kitchen knives replaced with blunt utensils to prevent their partners attacking them in their own home.

    Nottinghamshire Police are piloting the scheme where around 100 'no point' knives will be handed to victims who have either been threatened or attacked with a knife.



    p:nth-of-type(2)","sizes":[[8,8]],"hideOnSensitiveArticle":true,"relativePos":"after","additionalClass":"in-article","name":"div-gpt-ad-vip-slot","type":"VIP"}" data-gpt-placeholder="" data-response-start="1860.310000134632" data-type="gpt" data-requested="2760.265000164509" data-google-query-id="CImz-6vM5uICFYJ5YgodtDsFuQ" data-timer-slot-rendered="5089.335000142455" data-rendered-width="8" data-rendered-height="8" data-response-end="6658.060000045225" style="background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; overflow: hidden; z-index: 1; font-family: "Open Sans", sans-serif; height: 8px; max-height: 8px;">
    Police are concerned about the high level of knife-related incidents that happen in the home, and are hoping the new scheme has the potential to save lives.

    Domestic violence knife crime makes up more than 17 percent of incidents reported to Nottinghamshire Police.

    In 2018/19, out of 900 reports of knife crime, 159 were related to domestic violence.

    Superintendent Matt McFarlane, the new knife crime strategy manager for Nottinghamshire Police, who is overseeing the scheme, said: "We do see a fair amount of knife related incidents in domestic abuse not just on the streets.

    [​IMG]
     

  2. EddieA

    EddieA NES Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2014
    Messages:
    1,268
    Likes Received:
    635
    Location:
    On an island in the sun
    Before you know it, the second generation of "blunt knives" will be out.
    They'll look like motorcycle brake levers, with big round knobs on the end.
    Sad.
     
    cams and PeterC like this.
  3. June4th

    June4th NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,845
    Likes Received:
    2,092
    Location:
    SE MA
    Stabbers will simply turn to slicers and hackers, and before you know it, British people will be biting vegetables and their meat whole.
     
  4. mibro

    mibro NES Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2013
    Messages:
    11,249
    Likes Received:
    7,422
    Location:
    Mass.
    You're not wrong.

    Sometime you need the point on a kitchen knife. It's possible to do a better job with the blunt knives than the UK fuzz did. You could still have your point and shield it.
     
  5. deerdad

    deerdad NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    727
    Location:
    Gill, MA
    I guess the obvious question here is why are the attackers not in jail? Sometimes you just want to belt someone in the head with a 2x4 when they come up with a brilliant idea like this.

    Greg
     
    Sparkey, xjma99 and xtry51 like this.
  6. 308rifleman

    308rifleman

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    406
    Location:
    Down the rabbit hole, somewhere in Paradise.
    You will be surprised what a blunt point bread knife can do. While I was drinking beer at Molly's (Toulouse Street, downtown New Orleans) one day, I watched a drunk guy try to quarter his Reuben sandwich with this type of knife and he sliced two of his fingers badly. An ambulance took him to the ER.
     
  7. June4th

    June4th NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,845
    Likes Received:
    2,092
    Location:
    SE MA
    Poor Brits, they'll have to learn pen and pencil tricks now.



     
    Miater likes this.
  8. JackOfAllTrades

    JackOfAllTrades

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    361
    Meat cleavers don't have a pointy end so they must be safe, right?
     
    xjma99 likes this.
  9. cams

    cams NES Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    6,821
    Location:
    Boston
    Every time I read one of these all I can do is shake my head and laugh at the sheer absurdity of it all, thinking it must be a joke. What an embarrassment.
     
    TLB and xjma99 like this.
  10. Super99Z

    Super99Z NES Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,800
    Likes Received:
    2,423
    Location:
    South Shore
    All this means is getting stabbed is going to hurt A LOT more.
     
    xjma99, xtry51 and Randy Lahey like this.
  11. StevieP

    StevieP NES Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    7,870
    Likes Received:
    2,968
    Location:
    Gone to Carolina in my mind...
    They going to outlaw screwdrivers?
     
    Miater and xjma99 like this.
  12. Randy Lahey

    Randy Lahey NES Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    12 parsecs from Kessel
    It’s okay, there are special licenses to own pointy knives available for bona-fide registered chefs who are able to meet the rigorous standards of the application process. /sarcasm
     
  13. Dadstoys

    Dadstoys NES Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Messages:
    12,740
    Likes Received:
    6,574
    Location:
    North Shore
    I think the Germans put something in the drinking water over there in the 40's
    That level of stupidity can't be a natural development.
    I could kill you with that, no problem.
     
    xjma99 and Randy Lahey like this.
  14. June4th

    June4th NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,845
    Likes Received:
    2,092
    Location:
    SE MA
    Sarcasm not needed: UK judge calls for ban on pointed kitchen knives to reduce stabbing deaths

     
    Miater and Randy Lahey like this.
  15. Randy Lahey

    Randy Lahey NES Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    12 parsecs from Kessel
  16. cams

    cams NES Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    6,821
    Location:
    Boston
    America in 30 yrs if we don’t rid ourselves of PC crap and snowflakes.
     
    Randy Lahey and Super99Z like this.
  17. GoodWillHunting

    GoodWillHunting NES Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Masslandia
    I don't know about this. "No-point knives" doesn't roll off the tongue like "pointless knives" [laugh][laugh][laugh]
     
    xtry51 likes this.
  18. peterk123

    peterk123

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    499
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    They will be banning pens next. Do you know the damage you can do with those pointy things?
     
  19. 308rifleman

    308rifleman

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    406
    Location:
    Down the rabbit hole, somewhere in Paradise.
    xjma99 likes this.
  20. 556USER

    556USER NES Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2018
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    211
    Location:
    Northshore MA
    Where's my grinder?
     
    xjma99 likes this.
  21. Radtekk

    Radtekk NES Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    5,085
    Location:
    Chelmsford MA
    You asked...

    grindr.com
     
    Miater and 556USER like this.
  22. seanc

    seanc

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,729
    Likes Received:
    485
    Location:
    northbridge, ma
    This is how you get acid attacks.
     
    xjma99 likes this.
  23. MisterHappy

    MisterHappy NES Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    19,654
    Likes Received:
    4,323
    Location:
    On the 16 yard line, shootin' for the Lewis!
    In the current version of the Arthurian Legend, Excalibur was a Nerf sword.
     
    xjma99 likes this.
  24. Broccoli Iglesias

    Broccoli Iglesias NES Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    18,266
    Likes Received:
    5,340
    Location:
    Suckachusetts
    Because they are probably oppressed muslims living with entitled white people. Cant jail the poor minority.

    All those butter knife jokes are becoming a reality.
     
  25. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27,072
    Likes Received:
    11,668

    Nope, nuttin' sharp. this will have to do

    [​IMG]
     
    Randy Lahey likes this.
  26. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27,072
    Likes Received:
    11,668
    acid.JPG the leftist mentality over there....
     
  27. DarkRyu

    DarkRyu

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2014
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    NH
    So I guess having your throat slit with these knifes will make you less dead o_O
     
    xjma99 and KVX like this.
  28. mikeyp

    mikeyp NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    9,881
    Likes Received:
    8,236
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Butter knives are a no no

    [​IMG]
     
    Randy Lahey likes this.
  29. fshalor

    fshalor NES Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,254
    Likes Received:
    981
    Location:
    Portland, ME
    Parts of America in the next 5. Maybe less.

    Other parts: maybe never.
     
  30. xtry51

    xtry51

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    19,648
    Likes Received:
    7,377
    Location:
    NH (CT Escapee)
    I'm confused how someone can be so stupid to think that you can't stab someone with a round point knife. Especially a male attacking a female.

    I'm 100% sure I'd have no problem stabbing someone to death with a butter knife if I wanted to. Hell I have a nice metal pen I could peforate someone with if needed.

    I love how this is a problem because IN GB YOU APPARENTLY DON'T ARREST PEOPLE WHO BEAT AND STAB THEIR SPOUSE.
     
    MaverickNH, xjma99 and cams like this.

Share This Page