As Twitchy reported earlier, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Metropolitan Police are taking knife crime in and around the city very seriously, even kicking off a social media campaign about living life #knifefree. In case you missed it, here‚Äôs an example:
Remember, it‚Äôs never too late to change your life. You are full of potential, and there are always options open to you ‚Äď even if they aren‚Äôt clear in the moment. #knifefree pic.twitter.com/2m3Lh0KDbG
‚ÄĒ Office of SYPCC (@SYPCC) April 7, 2018
On Monday, Twitchy showed off some tools (including pliers and a file) that British police had safely taken off the streets and disposed of as part of Operation Sceptre, an effort started in 2015 to combat knife crime and rid the streets of dangerous tools.
That got Twitter sleuths looking for more, and they dug up gold with this photo from last fall of even more dangerous weapons found by authorities with the Barnsbury Police.
‚ÄĒ Barnsbury Police (@MPSBarnsbury) September 21, 2017
‚ÄĒ Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) April 10, 2018
Not a parody account. https://t.co/YMRJiWhW3r
‚ÄĒ Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) April 9, 2018
You've got to be kidding. Ah, no. They're quite serious. https://t.co/cNGndOZ2KJ
‚ÄĒ Crewe Luc ?? (@CreweLuc) April 9, 2018
Your grandmother's flower club has been warned. https://t.co/mrFCpZ1qRj
‚ÄĒ Happy New Bear Raposa (@AlphaRaposa) April 10, 2018
It doesn't have a blue checkmark. But look for yourself ‚ÄĒ this is a real Twitter account of a real police force in the U.K. https://t.co/abqBfm0QKZ
‚ÄĒ Ezra Levant ?? (@ezralevant) April 9, 2018
A global hold-my-beer moment if ever there was one. https://t.co/mzHehkAfri
‚ÄĒ Deus Ex Mushina (@MushKat) April 10, 2018
‚ÄĒ Jack (@Mr_Fastbucks) April 10, 2018
The UK has gone full stupid.
Never‚Ä¶.EVER‚Ä¶go full stupid.
‚ÄĒ Allen Ray (@2CynicAl65) April 10, 2018
In the wrong hands there tools can do serious damage to someone's garden.
Turn in these weapons and save a plant's life! https://t.co/JHugyWTLZN
‚ÄĒ An Oath by Any Other Name (@OathAlliance) April 10, 2018
Garden tools are tearing apart families and ruining communities every second of every day!
Please contact your local police department to have them confiscate these killers! #WeaponSweep https://t.co/Emp2pGdcUa
‚ÄĒ Sexy Pineapple ?? (@SydneySuxx) April 10, 2018
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Ask your local police department about living #spadefree.
‚ÄĒ DJSmith (@davidjacksmith) April 9, 2018
Sensible garden tool control. https://t.co/yw8N5v1FJL
‚ÄĒ Native Patriot ?? (@shrlyujst) April 10, 2018
Good work, guys! Keep it up! https://t.co/69VUnbQWKk
‚ÄĒ Jubal E. Harshaw (@alimhaider) April 9, 2018
Will you offer a buy back program to get these dangerous gardening tools out of gardens? https://t.co/WgtajFZJBE
‚ÄĒ DJ‚ĄĘ (@blaubok) April 9, 2018
We don‚Äôt think they have buy-back programs for gardening tools yet, but there are ‚Äúknife surrender bins‚ÄĚ located at police stations and around London ‚ÄĒ check out the details at Operation Sceptre.
‚ÄĒ Dr Jane Ruby ?? ‚Ě§ÔłŹ (@DrJaneRuby) April 10, 2018
‚ÄúIf it ends up in the wrong hands.‚ÄĚ
The most honest statement to date about who/what is actually to blame for violent crime. https://t.co/n4DAGkdJgM
‚ÄĒ Tom Crowe (@TomCrowe) April 10, 2018
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Here‚Äôs one of those knife disposal bins we alluded to above, just in case you‚Äôre walking down the sidewalk and feel guilty carrying that garden trowel:
My favorite picture of England ever. pic.twitter.com/MhjO0JJdxf
‚ÄĒ Lone Ranger Danger Zone (@mecantyping) April 11, 2018
BEYOND PARODY: Britain's knife control crusade actually gets STUPIDER [pics] https://t.co/NKdIYM1z6M
‚ÄĒ Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 10, 2018