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Old 08-09-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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Worried London riots

They ain't happy in Pomland that's for sure. Hope our London based members are ok.

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LONDON—British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament from its summer recess Tuesday and nearly tripled the number of police on the streets after three days of rioting in London blossomed into a full-blown political crisis.



Cameron described the scenes of burning buildings and smashed windows in London and several other British cities as "sickening," but refrained from more extreme measures such as calling in the military to help beleaguered police restore order.

Instead, he said 16,000 officers would be on the streets of the capital Tuesday night, almost tripling the number that were out Monday night.

"People should be in no doubt that we will do everything necessary to restore order to Britain's streets and to make them safe for the law-abiding," Cameron told reporters after rushing home from an Italian vacation to chair a crisis meeting at his Downing Street office.

A wave of violence and looting has raged across London since Saturday, as authorities struggled to contain the country's worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s.

Some 525 arrests have been made in London alone and dozens were arrested in other cities. Police announced Tuesday that plastic bullets would be "one of the tactics" available to officers to quell the riots.

http://www.boston.com/news/world/eur...sis/?page=full
Also, apparently these rioters are Democrats in disguise!

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Dozens of people attacked shops in Birmingham's main retail district, and clashed with police in Liverpool and Bristol.

"This is the uprising of the working class. We're redistributing the wealth," said Bryn Phillips, a 28-year-old self-described anarchist, as young people emerged from a store with chocolate bars and ice cream cones.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like the cops are pulling out all the stops. Stay safe people!
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:45 PM   #3
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Thank god they got the chocolate and ice-cream.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
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Biggest mover on Amazon.co.uk - baseball bats. This from a country that doesn't even play baseball!

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Old 08-09-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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Biggest mover on Amazon.co.uk - baseball bats. This from a country that doesn't even play baseball!

That's not a good sign.

What set the riots off? I thought I read something about the someone living in a low income housing project being killed by UK police. (Very vague I know) Or was that the 1985 incident?

Edit: Nevermind the last bit. BBC news website FINALLY came back online.

Mr Duggan, 29, whose death sparked the first riots in Tottenham, died from a single bullet wound, an inquest heard.
Mr Duggan, a father of four, was shot in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, north London, on Thursday, as specialist firearms officers attempted to make an arrest.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #6
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That's not a good sign.

What set the riots off? I thought I read something about the someone living in a low income housing project being killed by UK police. (Very vague I know) Or was that the 1985 incident?
From what I've read the Police claim he was a gang leader/drug dealer who got into a shoot out with them and was killed the rioters claim he was a father of 4...
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #7
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From what I've read the Police claim he was a gang leader/drug dealer who got into a shoot out with them and was killed the rioters claim he was a father of 4...
Might want to wait for the Police Inquest report on this JD. BBC is reporting the following:

No evidence as yet that the gun was fired.
No mention of a gang/drug link.
Duggan's firearm was NOT a replica and was illegal.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14459516

I'm going to wait for a few more facts to come in.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:53 PM   #8
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Lord Sugar needs to sort out this mess. 4th night in a row. From what I see they're just destructive youths looking for trouble and/or free stuff.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:22 AM   #9
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Bah! I was bloody piss off because of england vs netherland's match was called off. I really wanted to see how tom cleverly will peform at senior international stage. I hope he will be call up by capello some other times.

Now this is funny....
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:33 AM   #10
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Those dirty blagards.
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