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    London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675
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    Mark Dougan was killed by the police on Thursday, in questionable circumstances. And now London is seeing riots like it hasn't seen in 50 years! It hasn't seen this much fire since the Blitz!

    And now rioting is starting in other cities. People are angry and unhappy because no one can or will give any decent answers! Who is going to calm the people down? The crooked ex-commissioner of police who is being done for bribery and corruption? I don't think so.

    The violence is not a good thing, but the fact that the people are finally reacting to a country that no longer wants the best of even cares for the people IS a good thing. I wish it had never come to this but as many people here are saying it is about bloody time. Our government is shot and the people in power are just corrupt and twisted.

    I can't wait to see how the government is going to stop this. I can't even tell who is in charge, but lets be honest who really wants to take responsibility for this mess?

    *sigh*
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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    I just saw some lady stealing groceries out of a convenient store. Not exactly what I think of as having enough of their govt. I say this because we did the same thing in LA here. People just acted like complete and utter morons because they could get away with it.
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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    I agree. There is a lot of people just rioting for the sake of rioting, and looting and grabbing because they can.

    Its scary stuff. X
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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    Quote Originally Posted by FantasyWitch View Post
    I agree. There is a lot of people just rioting for the sake of rioting, and looting and grabbing because they can.

    Its scary stuff. X
    When it happened in LA we had curfews etc. How's it going there?
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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    At the moment?

    More riots in Enfield (about 20 miles, I think, from where the original shooting took place) and there has been deaths. Its getting worse with no sign yet of anything cooling down. I seriously blame a lack of leadership in the government and police force. No one is going to listen to a Mayor who wouldn't even come back from his holiday early until last night when someone was killed.
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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    I'm still pretty shocked about this. I didn't know it was happening until I checked Twitter last night and saw what Jamie Oliver was saying about the windows being smashed out in his Birmingham restaurant.

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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    Its spread. Now in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol.

    Over 16,000 police are to be deployed in London to stop tonight being a repeat. Doubt it...
    That isn't a police force, its an army! x
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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    And here I hide in my little corner of the world. Sheltered in a cave, windows and doors not letting in any light. Not ready to face anyone, for any reason.

    You could almost imagine that I'm in the middle of that unbelievable mess. People getting hurt, everywhere you turn, and not a damn thing you can do about it. Very, very sad. I pull my blanket up, just a little tighter. And it's not riots, going on here, that give me the same reaction.

    I can only hope peace returns, soon. And that people come to their senses. My heart is in a shambles.




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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    One summer, when I was a kid, there were race riots in the neighborhood. I remember my mother showing me a place to hide in the basement "in case anyone came in", and telling me how I was to stay motionless and not come out no matter what I heard. No one came in. They stayed out in the street breaking bottles and fighting, but it all stuck with me for life.

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    Re: London's Burning (Riots in London over police shooting)

    It's a pointless waste of time, the rioters are fighting for justice against the police, who are obligated to arrest them because they're being violent, then the rioters are like 'this isn't fair, more rioting' which then leads to more arrests and so on... They'd have so much more effect by bombarding parliament with paperwork, because lets face it, no-one is going to want to do that. Not saying that they particularly want to deal with angry rioters, but it's harmless.
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