The Metropolitan Police commissioner has opined that social media is behind the rise in violent crime among young people.
According to Cressida Dick, ‘there’s definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go from slightly angry with each other to ‘fight’ very quickly.’
The use of ‘incredibly abuse’ language is one of the features of social media Ms. Dick claims ‘rev[s] people up’ and leads to them engaging in violent activities.
However, as I have previously written:
The real reason for increasing crime is that the number of police officers is sharply declining, and [that those officers] who remain spend their time filling in paperwork in offices rather than patrolling the streets where the crimes actually take place (when was the last time you saw a ‘Bobbie on the Beat’?).
Similarly crimes which truly effect the lives of many up and down the country are simply ignored by the criminal ‘justice’ system on a daily basis (look at the de facto legalisation of marijuana).
Despite this, officials shall continue to blame things other than their own impotence (social media, in this case) on the increase of violent crime. Whilst they do this, and until they face up to and respond to the facts, matters shall only get worse.
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