News Ticker >
[ December 8, 2019 ]

WATCH: Sacramento State Democrat (white) student beats up College Republicans (black) president

[ December 8, 2019 ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is the BIGGEST threat to Jews in the world today, Nazi-hunting Simon...

[ December 8, 2019 ]

WATCH: Two teens beat, tase Israeli tourists in Brooklyn robbery

[ December 8, 2019 ]

House Dems overwhelmingly reject motion to condemn illegal immigrant voting

[ December 8, 2019 ]

Blundering Biden’s latest: Stacking spaghetti sauce supermarket howler

[ December 8, 2019 ]

Joe Biden Refuses to Explain What He Meant by Calling African American Children ‘Roaches’ in...

[ December 8, 2019 ]

Bill Barr Indicts 8 For Illegally Funneling Foreign Money To Adam Schiff And Multiple Dem...

[ December 8, 2019 ]

Sanders Aide Fired After Antisemitic, Homophobic Remarks Revealed

[ December 8, 2019 ]

Trump on Boycott of Jewish State: Americans will not stand for it

[ December 8, 2019 ]

TEN More Jihadis Arrested in Pensacola US Naval Base Islamic Terror Attack, 3 DEAD, 8...

Sadiq Khan’s London: Police Install Knife Arches, Residents Board Up Homes for Notting Hill Carnival

98

Sky News is reporting that hundreds of shops and homes have been boarded up ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival, as some anticipate a path of destruction in the wealthy neighborhood on Sunday and Monday. Businesses fitting the barricades have reportedly doubled in the past decade as workers spent Saturday preparing the area for the worst. It comes as police said metal-detecting knife arches were to be installed for the first time for this year’s event, which is expected to see more than a million people pass through west London.

How long before Mayor Khan urges Londoners to convert so as not to offend the Muslim population?

A knife arch in use at Vauxhall station in London

Khan’s London: Police Install Knife Arches, Residents Board Up Homes for Notting Hill Carnival

By Liam Deacon, August 23, 2018;

London police have secured extra stop and search powers and deployed knife detection arches and extra armed officers equipped with acid attack kits for the Notting Hill Carnival, as homes and shops in the area board up fearing damage.

Just days before a million people turn out for the annual event, the capital’s violent crime wave hit the grim milestone of 100 homicide probes for 2018, with robberies, sexual assaults, and acid attacks also up.

Some 13,000 police officers are being deployed to Europe’s largest street event over the bank holiday weekend – around 450 more than attended last year’s carnival, which was marred by hundreds of arrests and a large number of violent incidents in which 28 officers were injured.

There are 6,100 on-duty officers for Sunday’s “family day” and almost 7,000 officers, some from the Metropolitan Police’s newly formed Violent Crime Task Force, for Monday’s event, which the force hopes will “combat the threat of violent crime”.

After a massive rise in violent crime and knife attacks in the capital in recent months, the force also said new knife arches would be deployed, as well as “specialist assets” from the Force Firearms Unit, Dog Unit, and officers from the Mounted Branch.

The statement adds: “For the first time, knife arches will be in place at certain locations, to deter those who may be planning to come to the event, armed with an offensive weapon.

“The use of knife arches is a tried-and-tested method of deterring people from carrying knives, as well as detecting those who choose to do so.”

Police officers are seen on duty on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 26, 2018. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Superintendent Elisabeth Chapple, a Met Police spokesperson for the event, added: “The sheer number of people coming to Carnival and the relatively small geographical area, means that it is a challenging environment to police.”

The Met has also activated “section 40” powers in the area for the period of the carnival, increasing officers’ powers to stop and search people suspected of violence or crime.

Notting Hill Carnival Gold Commander Dave Musker said police officers “worked tirelessly to develop an appropriate and proportionate policing plan… [but] given the intelligence picture and incidents of violence I have seen across the city over the last week, I have made the decision to authorise this order as an additional preventative measure.”

Boarding is erected on the front of a residential property ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival on August 24, 2018 in London, England.

The extra police measures come as reports suggest the number of businesses in the Notting Hill area fitting barricades has doubled in 10 years as the event has grown in size.

Workers spent Saturday fortifying the area, covering windows and doors with wooden boards and blockading doorways, yards, and alleys to stop carnival attendees urinating in them.

“Let no one be in any doubt that if you have the intention to come to Carnival and be involved in crime or violence, my officers will robustly and proactively target you to keep Londoners safe,” added Musker.

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.


Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Contribute Monthly - Choose One

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

Pin It on Pinterest