"i’ve seen the systemic causes of knife crime unfold before my eyes" says youth mp athian akec
The 16-year-old student and Camden Youth MP writes for i-D about why the government's new campaign is a coldhearted response to knife crime when the root causes, austerity and racist policy, prevail.
can the morley's knife-free campaign make a difference?
Morley's chicken shop recently gained attention for using their place in south London's community to create conversation about an issue affecting its young customers. Ciaran Thapar went for some wings and a chat with regulars about the campaign.
akala talks to i-D about the relationship between racism and violence
"It seems like some people wish to use this problem, which is affecting a very specific demographic of teenage black boys in London, as well as others all over the country, as a way of demonising black people as a whole."
the people fighting to end knife crime for good
The UK is experiencing a knife crime epidemic. Kids are dying, the violence is being normalised. Youth worker and writer Ciaran Thapar speaks to those working to end it now.