Here is something I wrote last year, regarding a real-life urban SHTF.
I’d really like comment and discussion about this one.
My comment: “They are already practicing.”
28 teens arrested in chaotic wilding assault along Chicagos Magnificent Mile
And remember this didn’t happen on the south side in some slum these was one of Chicago showcases.
It would be a little different here, since the police have guns, and if the London situation would have broken out here, people would have gotten shot.
I too fear the prospect of civil unrest however. Remember the OWS riots? The plan to blow up a bridge? Our government has addicted people to its handouts, and when the handouts can no longer be given, you’re going to have a lot of angry, poor youths and their parents out in force. We are raising the same feral youths as in Britain, the most recent example being the little shit who shot a baby in the face.
Just make sure you have a gun or preferably guns plural. When a mob of thirteen year old hoodlums start breaking into your house, you may just need an AR-15.
I contacted my son during those riots. He is considered upper class along with his wife who is upper class. He, nor any of his class were the least bit concerned about the rioting of the lower class. He said the rioters would get tired and hungry and stop. The upper class mainly does not live where the riots were. It was simply a minor inconvenience not to go through those areas until the riots stopped.
There were a lot of different town names in your post. London began as a place by the River Thames. It was no different than many small areas that had names. As London grew, all those small named places became part of the ever expanding London town. So, a number of the “towns” you listed are really the city of London. So, if you are in London and drive around, you don't know that you just went into or through another “town”. Those areas will have officials just as a small town here. Our small towns are defined, you know you are there, but, in London, you don't know it as city goes for many miles in all directions.
My son lives outside London in an area where mainly millionaires live. It is a genteel area with no, or few, lower class people. The police in that area went to help with the riots.
I say the above to point out the riots, that I thought were bad, were not a concern among the upper class. It was merely a nuisance that they knew would stop when the rioters got tired and hungry.
Some of you may disagree with my observations, but after many years of being there immersed in all the people, I believe what I wrote is true. Also, with my Texas accent, I was a novelty to their friends but would have gotten no where if I hadn't been the mother/mother-in-law. And, being an American was another strike against me. Being from Texas WAS a help as they still think we ride horses and wear cowboy hats every day with guns on both hips.
Damn near identical to what went down in L.A. after Rodney King.
Most of L.A. is suburbs though — the blacks basically trashed their own neighborhoods.
Seeing Reginald Denny attacked live was a real shock and frankly told me all I need to know about who the real racists are in our country.
Had I been a FReeper back then I would have probably been in better shape, had it spread to where I was.
But also being in L.A. meant I was prepared for Earthquakes so could have at least be OK for a week or so (in fact I did have to depend on myself for about a week when the Northridge Quake hit).