As crime rates soar, UK cop responds with ‘stop and pray’ baloney

As crime rates soar, UK cop responds with ‘stop and pray’ baloney October 18, 2018

Amidst reports today that knife crime has hit a record new high in England and Wales, Lee Russell, Executive Director of the Christian Police Association, said that believers across the country have a role to play in combating an epidemic of violence.

If you hear a siren or hear a blue light – stop and pray for ten seconds. Pray for those people who are responding to someone in need and pray for the person who’s called as they’ll be vulnerable.

It doesn’t cost anything for us to spend those ten seconds praying.

Meanwhile, its reported here that the first in a new series of “prayer walks” aimed at reducing violent crime got underway in north London on Sunday.

Christians gathered outside Tottenham Town Hall at 4pm, hours after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park three miles away.

The knife attack in Seven Sisters Road at around 3am on Saturday brought the number of violent deaths in the capital to 58 so far this year.

Organiser of Sunday’s march, Nims Obunge MBE, above, from the Peace Alliance said:

I’ve never seen a need to call the Church unto the streets the way I do now; we have had such unprecedented levels of violence in our communities.

Describing the impact of prayer, Obunge said:

We have seen through scripture that prayers work, we’ve seen in our practical lives that prayers work.

Obunge said further prayer walks are planned for east, south and west London in the coming weeks – ensuring each of the city’s 32 boroughs is prayed for.

Explaining why Christians must reach out to people affected by violent crime, he added:

We need to let them know ‘you can be forgiven, you can express forgiveness to others, and you can experience the power and the love of God’. The Church is well equipped to do this.

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  • Agent Cormac

    How on earth do you ‘hear a blue light’? Probably the same way god ‘hears’ prayers – it doesn’t actually happen.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    We have seen through scripture that prayers work (Circular logic), we’ve seen in our practical lives that prayers work.(BULLSHIT. PURE BULLSHIT). No scientific study on prayer has shown any positive effect. If anything there has been slight NEGATIVE effects when ill people KNOW that they are being prayed for , they seem to do WORSE.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    If I heard a blue light, I would sit back and enjoy the rest of the trip. And I would make sure to later thank the person who shared the shrooms with me (;

  • Cozmo the Magician

    I am wondering how long before the ammosexuals here in the US use this ‘crime wave’ as a way of showing that gun bans don’t stop violence. Oddly this rise seems to coincide with rising bigotry brought about by ‘brexit’ and other BS happening along with the rise of other bigoted ‘conservative’ movements. It aint just the US that is seeing this shit. Trump is just PART of the problem.

  • How on earth do you ‘hear a blue light’? Probably the same way god ‘hears’ prayers – it doesn’t actually happen.

    That’s just what they call ambulances and emergency vehicles in the UK. Guess why.

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  • Agent Cormac

    Yes, I know – I’ve lived in the UK for all my 58 years. But if it has a siren, what else is it going to be other than an emergency vehicle? Sorry, we’re probably descending into semantics here.

  • Götterdämmerung

    An ex chief constable lives in my village with whom I’m friendly. He is an atheist and says the christian thing is quite rife in the Police force along with Freemasonry. Most forces have a Police chaplain being paid for by us who conduct prayers and cajole their colleagues to partake. The religious believe they are doing god’s work by arresting criminals, I wonder if they have any bias when arresting pedo Priests.

  • Michael Neville

    Is it true that all British brothels display a blue light by the door?

  • Michael Neville

    Prayer, it’s the very least anyone can do.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Only the catering establishments, during delivery.

  • Vanity Unfair
  • TheBookOfDavid

    we’ve seen in our practical lives that prayers work.

    Please tell us Mr Obunge, which violent crimes were interrupted by means of prayer, and which cases were solved through prayer? This should be worth a laugh.

  • Jim Jones

    > … and you can experience the power and the love of God’. The Church is well equipped to do this.

    No, no it isn’t. All you will experience is wishful thinking. I’ll buy a lottery ticket – I won’t win, but my chances are better.

  • Jim Jones

    Only when they’ve just made a fresh pot of tea.

  • 1859

    Praying – is an act of desperation on one’s knees. …Or using a teaspoon to fight a lion.

  • Jim Baerg

    Synesthesia?

  • Broga

    Total twats. Why hasn’t it worked after 2,000 years. Isn’t that a long enough trial.