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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Our very dear @Domino lives and works in London! and the ever wonderful @Soulfish also works in Central London but escapes to the south coast on nights. I am sure we have many more than those two but they are the instant 2!
    Wasn't too bad around me last night. Lots of looting, and apparently a stand off between a bunch of kids and police near a local pub, which then got trashed.

    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
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    feeling of deja vu - was working at Tottenham College at the time of the riot in 1985. Scary stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Just wondering if this wonderful government of ours will still continue their plans to reduce police numbers.....
    ... or continue spending like Brown and his cronies. Ask me, and the common sense thing to do when in debt is to spend more money. Hey - we can't afford to pay our personal loan, I know let's get another one to help us pay it.

    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    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.
    i have to agree. the police get a lot of bad press but at times like this, police or not, these scum would be looting regardless. this has gone way past being about a supposed family man shot (again reports on that conflict as some reports say he was a drug dealer), this is now about opportunistic scumbags thinking now is the best time to cash in and get a new tv or 17 left footed shoes and a pair of trackie bottoms.

    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.

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    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!

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    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.
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    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...

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    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...

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    Simple equation: fewer police + rubber bullets = job done

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    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.

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    three words that will sort this

    shoot
    to
    kill

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    three words that will sort this

    shoot
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    Get a grip FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    Get a grip FFS.
    sorry, maybe we should all hold hands and pray for the rioting to stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    sorry, maybe we should all hold hands and pray for the rioting to stop.
    Yeah because the only options are killing people or praying.

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