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This is my little boy. He's not a
headline. He's not Joshua, stabbed
to death in a club, a statistic.
He's my little boy.
didn't really look up to anybody
myself. Watching the kids go through
the same now, something needed to.
There is nothing around here for the
kids. The age group has just been
We took over the old school
building, a very busy youth centre.
Full every night. I was in there for
18 years and it was valuable. For
the funding has been cut, it is so
Over six or seven years, seeing the
young people just getting more and
more fed up, just walking about in
gangs and that.
We are so used to all the stuff that
is happening, petrol bombings and
stuff, messing in people's houses.
People are getting murdered. I don't
even see police, I don't see no one.
Seven, nearly eight, years of
consistent cuts have devastated the
police service. One obvious thing as
police officers have disappeared
from the streets, from safer
neighbourhood team some proactive
patrol. There are very few police
We are one of the wealthiest
countries in the world and cannot
provide basic security services. You
get burgled, please might come four
or five days later. You are
resulted, police do not have time to
investigate. People are being left
or to their own devices.
There was nobody to talk to these
kids in their area. We have about
the kids to train. We started
charging them, some of them could
not afford it. We have seen a
massive improvement in their
We have a service to help young
people after school I was, reduce
crime, reduce anti-social behaviour.
Why can't that be something the
Government would like to give back?
This is not right. The public pay
the money underfunding is not going
into the police. As a police
officer, we cannot do our job at the
moment because we have not got the
I feel so strongly about that, that
is why I have left.
The cuts are
causing so many young people to lose
their lives. They have no one to
turn to. The social workers have
been cut, the family centres have
been cut. What support is therefore
It may happen to a young person I am
very close with, and I feel for me
the impact of that will have me feel
like I want to withdraw from my job,
it would make me feel I have not
done enough for the young people. I
could do a lot more, but without the
resources you are fighting a losing
When you lose a child, it breaks you
and leaves a void in you that cannot
be filled by anything.
I sometimes stop and think to buy
remember what his skin felt like?
You know? -- sometimes stop and
think, do I remember what his skin
felt like? Do I remember what he
felt like? His hair, his hands? I
had to reassure myself I remember.
# No help from the system, swear
that they missed, left him alone.
# Only friend that you have lives a
life on the road, nowhere to go.
# He walks with a knife and hides it
# We have heard it all a thousand
times, now we are drawing down the
# We rise together.
# We rise together.
We need a change, we need somebody
new leading this country, and it is
not going to be the Government in
power at the moment, because they
are failing us. It is not rocket
science. You are cutting everything,
people are dying.
I was a Tory voter and it rips your
heart out when you see people
elected to represent a country and
they look after their own interests.
If a new Government is the way it
will change, a new Government it has
Jeremy Corbyn -- Jeremy Corbyn has
come and he is all the things we
have needed for so long.
He wants good things for the
country, especially my kind of
people, working class, on the bottom
of the spectrum. We need Labour, it
is as simple as that.
# We rise together. We rise