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Tottenham Riots spread across London/England

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Re: Tottenham Riots spread across London/England

A different perspective on the riots: http://www.hayibo.com/africa-to-send-troops-food-parcels-to-uk-as-riots-spread/
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Re: Tottenham Riots spread across London/England

Like it jelv Smiley
How about the idea of putting Daz in the water cannons - it stops coloureds from running Wink
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Someone sent me this by email today:

I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Like it Smiley Smiley Brits can always turn to humour in difficult times.
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Much is being made of the fact that looters in the Courts are not the young mostly black males predominately seen on early looting video footage !
This is because the Police only arrested opportunist looters after the first wave of looters had destructed and pillaged stores had gone, after the Police stood back and watched.
There may be some catchup, but I doubt many masked looters and rioters will ever be arrested.
There is a video showing a "rioter" wearing a black crash helmet in Manchester, hiding behind his girlfriend as a policeman threatens him with a baton !!!

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... otherwise you're gonna have dead people on your hands and one hell of an investigation.

Id call that a deterrent, if the Police announced, 'if this group/riot does not disperse in 10mins, here comes the gas ...' think people would consider the possiblity and give up you'd hope.
I am a socialist as much as the next person, have never voted Conservative, but when it come to each person in society doing what they can to contribute to it, if they are fine, but if they are causing massive amount of damge to the homes and property of others, nope I have zero tolerance.
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Can't find anywhere to confirm it but News24 saying that someone has been given 6 months for stealing a bottle of water.
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Re: Tottenham Riots spread across London/England

I saw that in yesterdays paper
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Boris Johnson has announced that the Notting Hill Carnival will go ahead as planned on 28th and 29th August.
It has also been confirmed this morning that the V Festival in Chelmsford will go ahead on 20th and 21st August.  I assume a similar decision will have been made for the other V Festival at Weston Park.
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A 68 year old pensioner who was attacked whilst trying to put out a fire in Ealing has died.  A 22 year old has been arrested.
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And what about Laura Johnson who is a millionaires daughter charged with driving a van which was full of looted goods ?
If found guilty bet she dosen't lose her home !
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Jenson Button Is meant to be coming to the streets of Manchester later this month too.
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McLaren's Jenson Button will journey to Manchester later this month to demonstrate a Formula One car as part of a three-day event organised by the British team's title sponsor Vodafone. Button's run will take place in the heart of the city on Monday, August 29, which is a public holiday in the UK. "Driving an F1 car through Manchester is going to be a unique experience for me," said the Briton. "There's a chance for the public to win some great prizes so I hope Manchester is going to be out in force and are looking forward to the bank holiday as much as I am."
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Can't find anywhere to confirm it but News24 saying that someone has been given 6 months for stealing a bottle of water.

Is that all?
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Some of the sentences seem very lenient.  What is the point of fining someone too young to earn or someone who isn't in work.  Also, what is the point in the referral orders being handed out? We need more custodial sentences.
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I will clearly state that I am not racist, but, if any of the rioters / looters are non-uk citizens they should be evicted from this country with no right to ever return.
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