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The best and the worst

The best people I met on my tour around the city centre were those who had come to help clear up. This is a photograph of the volunteer clean up crew.
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Thanks to the efforts of the city council's staff who started work at 6am most of the mess had been cleared up by this point.

The aftermath of the worst is really looking at the attempts to steal a cashpoint machine.
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All we had was an attempt to loot things. This does not warrant dressing up as anything more than this.

I am now updating my earlier post following meeting with The Chief Constable, other Police Officers and The Deputy Prime Minister.

The looting and vandalism (which is a concentration on looting and "free stuff") is done by ill disciplined youths who are out to get a small amount of money and get up to mischief. Nothing more should be read into it or the other events other than the event in Tottenham which was the catalyst. It is not as technically driven as people think although there is some organisation going on. It is not the serious gang members because the amounts of money involved are generally not worth the risk of being caught and punished.

I support the police strategy of maximising arrests and prosecutions.

Although we do need to find jobs for people generally (not only for young people) that is not related to these acts of theiving. The government needs to back parents and schools in creating a disciplined environment and ensure that the criminals involved are caught and punished.





Comments

Jake Maverick said…
...funny thing, when stuff like this happens in far eastern countries it's calledd a revolution, but over here it's a 'riot' done by 'criminals'....why is that? Bit racist isn't it?

If it weren't for the REAL criminals over here having all the power there wdn't be a problem....i.e. until immunity from prosecution for certain segments of so called 'society' is removed...

it's not even possible to kill a non physical entity....
"Green Credit for Green Purposes" was our proposal to the Treasury Select Committee in 2007 to create jobs - at the time in response to the Stern review on climate change. See http://bit.ly/3U6jCc

The principle is the same for ANY work programme, no matter which age group: the government should print its own money instead of borrowing or using taxes for its income stream.

If the ratio between Cash by governments and Credit by banks was back to where it was after WWII (nearly 50/50), the gap between rich and poor would not continue to widen. Now Cash is a mere 3% in the estimated supply of Credit as "money".

More on http://publicdebts.org.uk/problems/ - as "money" at the root of all rioting.
Jake Maverick said…
four years jail for TALKING?

you break into peoples homs and attackthem in their beds in early hours of the morning, you not only rape, murder, torture and steal not only with impunity you're nearly always promoted for it....yet you still pretend t be too stupid to know why the peasants are revolting? lots more to come I think....

I'm into my eleventh year now of it....dnt think there is anything else you can do to me personally! what is wrong with you 'people'...?

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