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^That's how you do it ftw!
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I'm not happy with these riots at all. Those idiots need to be put down, they are destroying their own communities. I'd say it's time to send in the army, the police can't stop this fast enough.
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They are destroying their own communities which they themselves have been destroying for years, resulting in the middleclass being taxed to fix this mess up. These people are nothing but ruffians using the situation of a dead crack dealer for wanton destruction. People's homes and business have been destroyed by this riot, but the scum of society doesnt know the work it takes to build something only destroy.
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Originally Posted by Katharine Birbalsingh
What colour is Mark Duggan? Mark Duggan is the man who was shot dead by the police on Thursday in Tottenham. The Tottenham riots last night were sparked when people protested his death. This morning, I first heard of the riots on the radio, then on the television. I read articles on the internet. But oddly, no one would say what colour Mark Duggan was. No one would say the unsayable, that the rioters were, I suspect on the whole, black. Then, finally, Toby Young’s Telegraph blog post on the riots was published. Is Toby Young the only journalist out there who will dare say that these riots are about race?


Still, one paper did carry a photo of Mr Duggan. When I saw the photo, it confirmed what I knew instinctively: black youths once again have set London alight.


Some of the black kids I used to teach will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified. A number of adults would agree with them. Everywhere I read that the protest was understandable because “people are very angry”.


I’d like to know what they’re angry about. Mark Duggan is dead. He was shot by the police in a shootout. Duggan was in a minicab and shots were fired from both the cab and the police elsewhere. A police officer was hurt in the incident and a bullet was found lodged in a police radio. Either Duggan was shooting at the police or the driver of the minicab was. Either Duggan was in the wrong place at the wrong time and his death is a terrible tragedy – he was caught in the crossfire – or he shot at the police and the police defended themselves. Whatever the explanation, the police did not kill this man in cold blood.


Yet, a friend of Duggan who gave her name as Niki, 53, said marchers had wanted “justice for the family” and “something had to be done”. She said some of them lay in the road to make their point. “They’re making their presence known because people are not happy. This guy was not violent. Yes, he was involved in things but he was not an aggressive person. He had never hurt anyone.”
I wonder what “involved in things” means? I also wonder whether the police officer who was hurt at the scene believes Mark Duggan never hurt anyone. “Something had to be done”? She makes it sound as if the police are killing black people every other weekend and finally someone decided to take a stand.


At school I remember watching a presentation given to the kids by Trident, the Metropolitan Police Service unit set up to investigate and inform communities of gun crime in London’s black community. I didn’t know what Trident was then, and it struck me that all of the photos of people shot (the idea was to scare the kids) were black. So at the end, I approached one of the policemen and asked him what percentage of those involved in gun crime were black. I kid you not, but my question made this thirty-something white man who was, after all, trained to deal with the black community and its issues, turn pink.


He explained that about 80 per cent of gun crime took place in the black community. I smiled uncomfortably. But no, he said, it was worse than that. Then he told me that 80 per cent was black on black gun crime, and that of the remaining 20 per cent about 75 per cent involved at least one black person: black shooting white, or white shooting black. I pushed to know more. While he kept saying his stats were crude and he didn’t have scientific numbers, on the whole the whites who were involved in these shootings tended to be from Eastern Europe.


Was any of this ever mentioned in their presentation? Of course not. Just like the news about the Tottenham riots doesn’t mention race either.
Problems cannot be addressed unless people are willing to tell the truth. As with so many other things in this country, we stick our heads in the sand and refuse to speak out about it.
These riots have resulted in a murder. That's the game. These criminals and murderers need to be put down. Last I checked execution is a deterrent that ensures this mob won't murder anyone else.
Edited by Senator - 8/10/11 at 8:08am
    
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They are destroying their own communities which they themselves have been destroying for years, resulting in the middleclass being taxed to fix this mess up. These people are nothing but ruffians using the situation of a dead crack dealer for wanton destruction. People's homes and business have been destroyed by this riot, but the scum of society doesnt know the work it takes to build something only destroy.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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The Chinese government would know how to deal with idiots of this caliber.
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Bring the military in.
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I see this getting locked fast. But someone at work last night said something about the British having that "stiff upper lip" and they dealt with problems with dignity, not rioting. I laughed cause it didn't seem to be working but I didn't know what to say because this stuff is very bad and I'm not British.
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English police are full ofcrap they playing at, they dont want to use water cannons because there afraid too hurt people, bunch of pricks the british government and all this stupid crap about human rights?? whats there problem, sort yourself out.
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I don't live in the UK nor London so I cannot really comment as to why they are doing this or that. Either way it is wrong, as violence is not the answer especially when trying to get some sort of valid point or concern across.

Send in the troops, round them up. Line them up against the wall and let the people and peoples families they have hurt do a little " riot " control of their own. Sad to see such nonsense, really is.
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Breaking news! Top scientists say "if you get hungry, you should probably eat soon"

Here I am, thinking everyone just used 3G for porn on their phones all day.

Get used to seeing more and more riots world wide, finally people around the world are taking a stand...I've been wondering myself how long until we see more in north america.
Edited by Sylon - 8/10/11 at 8:22am
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