SNOWFLAKE coppers are no longer releasing photos of knives handed in during amnesties — in case they scare the public.
The barmy ban has already been brought in by two forces, with more expected to follow.
Police sparked outcry by announcing a barmy ban on releasing images of seized knives[/caption]
But it has sparked an outcry on social media from the people it is meant to “protect”.
Dave, from Kidlington, Oxon, wrote: “Maybe they should show pictures of cute woodland animals.
“Or something so everyone can imagine the world is just lovely.”
While another critic posted: “Snowflakes 1, common sense 0.”
The ruling by Thames Valley and Surrey forces comes during a week-long nationwide amnesty.
The drive is aimed at ridding the streets of blades amid a knife-crime epidemic.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “We have made the decision to stop publicising images of seized knives to help reduce the fear of knives and knife carrying in our local communities.”
But one Brit blasted: “I would have thought all the violence on TV and in films would scare people more than a picture of some knives.
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“This decision, in one word, is pathetic, and the same word applies to the snowflakes who are scared when they look at it.”
Another wrote: “The next logical step would be to stop calling them knives, I guess.
“That would be the ultimate measure in stopping the knife crime.”
Thames Valley Police say they hope the move will reduce ‘the fear of knives and knife carrying in our local communities’[/caption]
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