Thus bleated the senior policewoman who is apparently in charge of knife crime in the Met, when questioned on Today about the latest fatal stabbing, in East London.
Sadly she didn't get the incisive John Humphrys, but the oh so nice Mr Stourton.
She kept repeating that "we need a holistic approach."
Who is this "we"? Not the father interviewed on the programme, who said firmly that he wanted police out on the streets. I didn't hear him mention social workers once. So who is this "we"? Are the local community crying out for "a holistic approach"? That nice Mr Stourton didn't ask.
Second, in this holistic approach, what would the role of the police be? She briefly said they were looking at safer neighbourhoods, which sounds kinda fluffy. But maybe the role of the police, even in a holistic approach, is to take these people off the streets and get them banged up. That nice Mr Stourton didn't ask.
However, as we know, only one in 58 police officers is out on patrol at any given time, despite an increase in officer numbers.
She sounded wholly uninspiring. If she is typical of modern senior police - and how else would she have got promoted? - one can understand the despair of police bloggers like David Copperfield and Inspector Gadget.
I suspect her "we" is the meetings she calls of people like her who she thinks could contribute to a "holistic approach". Never mind the local community, who probably think some deterrent sentences might be a good start.
Roll on election of local police chiefs, as advocated by the Taxpayers Alliance. The police would then have to listen to their public. After all, we pay for them.
I bet she'd never get elected to any senior post. Which demonstrates the vested interest of the police in their cosy system.