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Akala
Hip Hop Artist, writer, educator. Immovable & Hip Hop Shakespeare Company / Bookings: sam@diplomatsofsound.org / Press/General Enqs: info@hiphopshakespeare.com
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Akala Jun 15
Replying to @calabashfest
Yo was amazing again this year. If you ever get a chance go, one of the best literature festivals in the world.
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Akala Jun 15
I'm doing a reading from at Kingston book shop (hope road branch) next Tuesday at 5pm. Kingston Jamaica that is btw
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Akala Jun 15
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Akala Jun 14
It's a national station, hence the name change. At least keep up and be correct if you are going to be sarcastic, that way it's actually funny.
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Akala Jun 14
The question we have to ask is why so many people in Britain care so little about people in North Wales, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Glasgow etc who all get killed more often than Londoners.... clearly the frequency of actual killings is not the issue for many.
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Akala Jun 14
The murder ballad pre-dates rap music by a few centuries, but why let facts spoil anything
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Akala Jun 14
Stabbing was also frequently said to be an 'unBritish' form of crime committed mostly by Irish immigrants....
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Akala Jun 14
Funnily enough at the turn of the last century right wing virtue signallers did blame youth violence on 'penny dreadfuls' (violent kids stories) so there is suprising continuity
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Akala Jun 14
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
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Akala Jun 14
Britain has free primary and secondary education, universally available tertiary, free public libraries and universal internet access and people still choose to buy social darwinian horseshit without a simple, easy fact check...
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Akala Jun 14
Wales too. Ireland has a better murder rate than London (not by as far as you might think though) but still some killing happens. Not sure how, without a lot of black people and drill music murder should cease.
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Akala Jun 14
Incidentally the murder rate in Wales as a whole in 2016 was almost as bad as London too. All the drill artists must have moved to Wales that year....
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Akala Jun 14
So even in these new good days for Scotland the murder rate in the country as a whole was almost identical to the gang war zone that is London. But who needs facts, eh.
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Akala Jun 14
I presume the article does that (though does not explicitly say), either way every year from 2005-2010 was higher than every year from 2011-2017
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Akala Jun 14
Yep, higher than London historically and for last year but apparently NY is the more apt comparison....
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Akala Jun 14
Replying to @akalamusic
If that article is correct Londons murder rate last year was lower than Berlin's *that famously tough city*
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Akala Jun 14
Replying to @akalamusic
There were 116 murders in London last year (excluding terror attacks) in 2005 there were 180, for example....
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Akala Jun 14
Replying to @akalamusic
I'd be interested to see how many years since 1948 London has had the highest murder rate by county in Britain. My guess is very few but thats just a guess, going to make it a research project...
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Akala Jun 14
Replying to @akalamusic
Equally it would seem murders in London are not out of step with other EU capital cities... still a big issue of course but facts are better than slogans
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Akala Jun 14
Not *entirely* sure why people have felt the need to compare London's murder rate to NY when its not been the highest in England and Wales
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