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Forum topic by Hartmann posted 08-12-2011 03:29 PM 1065 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 08-12-2011 03:42 PM

I can completely understand people being frustrated and agitated at not being able to find jobs (especially kids who just graduated from University after studying hard and now trying to begin their lives). Rioting and destruction are not the ways to go about it.

Sad to see people lowering themselves to this.

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#2 posted 08-12-2011 03:47 PM

What was amazing was seeing how many of the looters appeared to be KIDS, from the ‘burbs.

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#3 posted 08-12-2011 05:00 PM

One of our LJ members, David Fisher, (aka bluekingfisher), is a serving police officer with the Metropolitian Police force in London, and I haven’t heard anything from him in over a week or more. We got aquainted on here several months ago, and have been emailing each other with ww talk, building projects, etc., etc. I just hope he’s ok, and didn’t get in harms way with all the riots and looting. Several police officers were injured, and I hope he wasn’t one of them….It looked like a war zone over there.

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#4 posted 08-12-2011 05:02 PM

Neil, google the list of people arrested. You may be surprised by the demographic. I won’t post it here for fear of appearing biased.

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#5 posted 08-12-2011 05:56 PM

I don’t see where the 16 year olds beating people to death has anything to do with their not being able to find jobs.
Group/herd mentality is amazingly destructive – we saw the same from the LA riots. People take to the streets and get caught up in the commotion – and suddenly formerly stable people are setting cars on fire.

They should have gone with the china solution and rolled in the military – - parents would have been making damn sure their kids were home by 10PM the past few nights – rather than going feral.

Just as the BBC reporter interviewing rioters still whooping it up at 9AM the next day drinking stolen wine – - ”We are showing the rich and the police that we can do whatever we want”
And close the interview HOPING to do the same activities the next night.
Not that they want jobs or benefits were cut, or any other kind of even social justice – - they state they just want to show that they cannot be controlled nor have any requirement to belong to a civil society. NOBODY interviewed even mentioned the police shooting that supposedly started all this.

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#6 posted 08-12-2011 06:13 PM

I believe that sooner or later those riots will be over here. However, there will be one difference. The poor people who are trying to protect their homes, shops, and businesses over here will have guns unlike the British victims over in the UK who could only protect their property with whatever inadequate weopons that they could come up with.

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#7 posted 08-12-2011 06:36 PM

Riots such as this one are very rarely a true expression of rage and frustration. In most cases they are the result of a few unprincipled opportunists who purposely transform an incident into a free shopping expedition—-with few fireworks and a bit of maliciious, destructiive fun thrown in for good measure. It’s all about the looting, folks. I’m from Louisiana—-lots of the people who refused to evacuate New Orleans prior to Katrina did so with that in mind: they knew that with a mandated evacuation in place they would have the free run of the city for a couple of days. The storm took a nasty turn and suddenly they were ‘victims’.

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 07:08 PM

Opportunist Looting. i Manchester, there are so many imiges of looters, the police say they will be identified and the police will come or them. Parents are giving up their children to the police so their council provided housing is not at risk of being lost.

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