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LONDON - Some of the text messages read like real-time rallying calls for rioters.

"If you're down for making money, we're about to go hard in east London," one looter messaged before the violence spread.

Others direct troublemakers to areas of untapped riches — stores selling expensive stereo equipment, designer clothes, alcohol and bicycles.

Most show a portent of even worse things to come.
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This is appalling, the worst part is they don't think they will get caught? Arrest them all and force them to do community service work 5x longer than normal.
Could they interrupt the service to curb some of the networking between rioters?
This is just thugs doing what thugs do but now with organization.

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Edited by Maxxa - 8/10/11 at 9:07am
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They might eventually get caught but, how many do you think will "benefit" from hitting that store/etc?

Sheep tend to not care about the grass they destroy...Why should a mob?
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I am sure this will be used as evidence to lobby for goverment monitoring of social media. These people are stupid. They are supposedly trying to make a point, but all they are doing is hurting others and themselves.
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I am sure this will be used as evidence to lobby for goverment monitoring of social media. These people are stupid. They are supposedly trying to make a point, but all they are doing is hurting others and themselves.
Right, the only point they are making is they need to be governed.
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kudos, heres to em continuing to riot
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Just more garbage for the media to make more money.

What is the title "Social media used to spread Britain's riots"; what is the article about? Some people using text messages to talk to people. Then they have to single out BBMS because they are dangerous and use encryption!
    
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kudos, heres to em continuing to riot
Cheers mate!

Too much for to long.
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BBM Broadcasts are social media now? and the quote from the article was actually printed on a flyer.

I think they'd use anything to communicate.
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Screw everyone that agree's with these riots, people have been killed, family homes destroyed etc just for kicks!..

The riots are "Cos they can" and now its going to turn into a race hate violence.
Thanks for the support of wanting the riots to continue /sarcasm.
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It makes me sad to be British
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