"Up to 1000 people a month are victims of knife crime in London, according to alarming new statistics. They show that around 400 a month are being injured in attacks - many of them seriously - while others are being threatened. In the first 4 months of the year, 11 people were murdered in knife attacks. Four teenagers have been stabbed to death so far this year'."
And the Home Secretary's reaction?
Why? Because according to May it's racist, as a disproportionate number of criminals (including the ones who use knives) are black. Fine - now that they can carry knives around with them more often without fear of being stopped and searched, they will be able to stab even more rival gang members in future. As for the innocent, they should just get out of these ghettoes fast. May doesn't give a damn for them - after all, the real reason for scaling back the searches is the planned reduction is police numbers.
Telling the press that you're fighting racism, however, scans better and just might encourage a few middle class lefties - the kind who feel guilty about being white - to vote Tory at the next general election.