j17sparky (9th August 2011)
Oh yay, spread to Bristol too. Just in time for my move...
Hope it stays restricted to St Pauls, Stokes Croft, St Werburghs, Broadmead, Cabbots Circus and the centre!
I can't really articulate how angry these thugs are making me. I am a left wing hippy, as most of you already know, have engaged in protest and am not the world's biggest fan of the way the police behave sometimes, but this sort of thing makes me dig my heels in and support the police 100%, their transgressions forgiven.
j17sparky (9th August 2011)
Walking to the station this morning there were 3 AV stores trashed, a bike store and a hairdressers (really?) - all with there windows done in,looted,etc
The girlfriend is off today, so is gonna head right into Bromley town centre and see how bad it is there - give a hand in the clean up...
EDIT: meant to link some pics I took on the way to work http://twitter.com/#!/DominoHayward/...20971329560577
Last edited by Domino; 9th August 2011 at 09:04 AM. Reason: added pics/tweet
feeling of deja vu - was working at Tottenham College at the time of the riot in 1985. Scary stuff.
The current government HAS to make cuts. Alright, these cuts are going to affect a lot of people, and people aren't going to be happy about all of them, but can you seriously stand there and tell me Labour should have served another stint? I'm not happy with a lot of the things the Tories are doing, but I'm a lot happier with them at the helm instead of a government that thinks money grows on trees (and all my family have voted Labour for as long as I can remember).
and forgive me but its absolute bullsh!t the people saying "oh these poor deprived areas are struggling and this is peoples way of acting out". get to f**k. i grew up in hackney, we were poor, i didnt loot or steal and wouldn't if i were living there now. these are not "poor deprived local youths who yearn for a football pitch to play on" these are scum who deserve a truncheon around their head.
i say drop in a couple of squadrons fresh back from afghanistan or iraq, still hungry for a fight. lets see how these idiots deal with men and women who would shoot you because you stole that alarm clock tea maker and not bat an eyelid.
Forget Police helicopters, We need to go COD style... Bring in the UAV's, Chopper Gunner, an AC-130, and attack dogs and some RCXDs just for good measures!
mattx (9th August 2011)
Just hope they get some real justice served to them.
Whats that? Playstation 3 and Flat Screen TV for your Cell? NO, here is a pile of rocks and a hammer, hit those with that for 18 hours a day and we will give you something to go with your bread and water.
Last edited by JJonas; 9th August 2011 at 09:12 AM.
Anyone see Holmes have a right go at Theresa May this morning on Sky News... well said Holmesy!!!
May: We Police this country through cooporation with the local community...
Translation: We don't have enough police to deal with this...
Agreed. We don't know all the facts, of course, but stealing a 42" TV seems an odd way of commemorating a dead man.
Routine Blackberry interception has got to be high on the list of whatever new laws will slip in when this dies down...
Simple equation: fewer police + rubber bullets = job done
One thing that will come from this is that there is a massive amount of photographic evidence of the crimes. Hours of CCTV footage, journalist photos, mobile photos etc...
There'll be a lot of arrests from this. I'm just hoping the courts don't do their usual wishy-washy 'community order' or 50% off for good behaviour nonsense with their sentencing.
three words that will sort this
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