and yes they are mindless thugs (look at the video of a group of them robbing a man who had been injured). if you want to protest over this mans death, protest. in the same sense if you wanted to protest over student fees, protest.
but if your sole intention is to loot, riot, cause harm and destruction, you are a thug, a criminal and closer to savage animals than humans (so yes, it is dehumanising them, but from their actions they have done that themselves)
I'm not saying what they are doing is right, far from it, but I think people need to be reminded that these are still people. Uneducated, and by the sounds of the two teenage girls the BBC have interviewed, mind bogglingly self centred, but surely we have to ask why they have these views, and not just shoot them because of those views.
Stay safe peopleHackney violence brewing... Town Hall cleared. Hatton Gardens said to start at 2pm. #Londonriots
Somebody give Domino a shout. from Twitter
Office Workers in #BROMLEY have been told by Police to go home, trouble is starting there.
Domino (9th August 2011)
There is great international outcry at countries like Syria using their army to suppress rioting; how would the headlines look if we were to resort to the same. My late father-in-law (ex soldier) said the problem with using the army on the streets is they are trained to defeat their enemy using all means possible, including incapacitating & killing people. He argued that Northern Ireland was a case in point; soldiers fighting civilians with one arm tied behind their backs. Also, the terrorists were keen to describe themselves as an 'army' until the british army took them on as an 'army' & started killing them....
The situation in London & other cities is being caused by a relatively small number of people with an agenda..... theft, criminal damage, hatred of the police & the establishment amongst others. They are not freedom fighters, or soldiers, they are criminals & should be dealt with by the police.
Last edited by broc; 9th August 2011 at 02:44 PM.
For god knows what reason, it's kicking off in Wellingborough. Town centre being closed down. We've just been booted out of school to secure the site. Joy
Watch out for looters carrying armfuls of headbangs and bracelets from Clares Accessories.
nephilim (9th August 2011)
Last I checked this was an organised Yob Launch to Loot and nothing more, to keep the Cops so busy that they can do what they want and how they want. Big difference really, the yobs are starting this war not people who are protesting. In other countries people are being forced to silence their anger when they simple want to protest, where as here they are physically threatening people, breaking in to shops, threatening peoples lives and lively hood and not actually protesting anything. One video on the mail had a girl say "We getting our taxes back init"....... yeah very big difference from some one who probably never worked.
Big difference from some one sticking "No Cuts" on their shirt to some one wearing a hoody threatening a kid for his IPhone.
MK-2 (9th August 2011)
Just had our local comunity support office (proper copper) tell us that entire force are on call to help with situation around the country should need arise
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