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A campaign warning girls not to stash or carry guns for their boyfriends was launched by London police Wednesday.

 

The hard-hitting adverts, which are aimed at 15 to 19-year-olds of African and African Caribbean heritage, are designed to combat a worrying growth in the number of young women being arrested and convicted of possessing weapons.

 

"This year's campaign has been designed to tackle an emerging and concerning trend," said Detective Chief Superintendent Helen Ball, head of Trident, the Metropolitan Police unit that investigates gang shootings.

 

"Those who store and carry guns for others are partly responsible for the crimes committed with those weapons. The consequences for them, their families and their friends are not worth thinking about."

 

Police said Trident officers had charged 12 women with possessing a gun so far this year of which seven were teenagers. That compares with 13 charged last year and two the year before.

 

One recent case saw a 16-year-old girl from southeast London charged with possessing a gun with intent to endanger life and with supplying a firearm after a 9mm Browning self-loading pistol with one round was found in her bedroom.

 

The four-week campaign, which has the strap line "Hide his gun and you help commit the crime," will run on radio, in cinemas and on billboards.

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Wasn't so long ago that the police were told to stop spot checking African and African Caribbeans as it was harrassment. Even though the black on black crime had soared.

 

Soft on Crime. Soft on the causes of Crime........B.Liar

 

( Is Cherie Blair Jonathen Kings half sister? )

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A campaign warning girls not to stash or carry guns for their boyfriends was launched by London police Wednesday.

 

The four-week campaign, which has the strap line "Hide his gun and you help commit the crime," will run on radio, in cinemas and on billboards.

 

The trouble with these type of 'promotions' is that they can end up popularising the issue.

Remember the ads of the drug taking young man who ended up a pin up?

 

The practice of 'hiding his gun' may even increase if it's percieved as being the 'in' or 'done' thing.

The girls at present doing this are probably a minority of those who are hanging around with gang members. So a better way of dealing with this would be to give those caught a really heavy jail sentance, this type of 'news' would spread by word of mouth and get the message across quicker and more effectively to the target group. Without the general public being forced to see, listen to and pay for this depressing campaign.

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