Skip to comments.We don't do water cannon, we rely on consent ( Theresa May, Home Secretary UK)
Posted on 08/09/2011 5:14:02 AM PDT by expat1000
Vigilantes were forced onto the streets last night to protect their homes and businesses after police failed to materialise at many of the scenes of looting and violence which swept across London.
As officers lost control of the streets locals were forced to take the law into their own hands, arming themselves with sticks and chasing looters away from their properties.
In Dalston and Hackney, north-east London, Turkish shopkeepers and their families fought back against looting youths, before spending the night standing shoulder-to-shoulder in an attempt to deter further attacks. One man said: 'This is Turkish Kurdish area. They come to our shops and we fight them with sticks.' Despite increasing calls for the police to get tough with the rioters, Home Secretary Theresa May today sparked anger as she appeared to dismiss the notions that water cannons and even the Army could be used to ensure violent scenes are not repeated tonight.
As police were slammed for appearing to let looters run riot under their noses, Mrs May instead advocated a more softly-softly approach.
She said: 'The way we police in Britain is not through use of water cannon. The way we police in Britain is through consent of communities.'
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forced to take the law into their own hands, arming themselves with sticks
Thank God if it comes to this here we won’t be defending ourselves with sticks!
...yeah we see
She is right, actually.
And since the cops are the flash point for the rioting anyway, maybe they should stay off the street.
No reason for cops to gun people down during a chase, esp if the person is just trying to get away. So the cops were wrong to gun down the criminal in the public street and should have simply arrested him at a different time, when they could cuff him and put him in a paddy wagon as opposed to summary execution.
This riot is actually in response to police brutality let’s not forget. Yeah the riot is bad, but the government thugs get the blame for instigating it.
What in the hell is “consent of communities”? How does THAT protect anyone??? This is among the most stupid comments I have ever, EVER, read.
..not if the UN and the little, boy king gets their way
Leave it to the recent immigrants to stand their ground when home-grown p#ssies have abdicated their responsibilities.
Korean immigrants guarding their property in Los Angeles during the 1992 riots:
“consent of communities” is government by the people, fo rthe people and of the people.
It is the definition of true power and authority. Ask any Romanian.
I was watching the BBC last night on the local propaganda b.s. (aka PBS), and they were covering it like a storm moving from neighborhood to neighborhood.
What in the world are these “youths” rioting about? It does not seem to still be related to some shooting incident of several days ago. My G**, I worry about this happening here soon. We already have seen those Flash Robs going on in several cities. This rioting in GB is just a step beyond that. And we have a country of unemployed, angry people right now. Here, however, at least the police can be more aggressive. I feel sorry for the poor people in England who are frightened each night about these riots in their towns where the police cannot use real force.
Way to go, Turks!
I live in Berlin, Germany, in a heavily Turkish populated area. I get the feeling the same would happen here.
The German polizei aren’t as wussified as their UK bobby counterparts, however, and if this kind of nonsense started u here, there’d be some busted heads.
But like you said, “Leave it to the recent immigrants to stand thier ground when home-grown p#ssies have abdicated their responsibilities.”
Kudos to the Turks....keep up the good work!
What are they rioting about? Read this:
Note to self ... when TSHTF, make friends with Kurds.
I want what she’s smoking.
mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm........
Lock and load, boys and girls. It’s going to get interesting.
BTW—Iffen you haven’t got ‘em by now.................
They've got to get her out of there before she lets them burn down the whole city!
Home Secretary Theresa May will resign and get appointed as a Czar of interior behavior here in the U.S.
How much money does this maggot b*tch make? How much tax-payer money is spent on her benefits? How much pension will she get? How much gilded medical care?
Are there any PEOPLE left in “Great” Britain... or are they all a bunch of SHEEP?
This fool just basically gave the green light to every looter within the sound of her voice, or image on TV (or “telly” as our British cousins are fond of saying) to continue on with their “wealth redistribution” scheme.
This is fuel on the flames.
Well, apparently many in the “Community” aint’ consenting any more!
Are you serious? Or just being ironic? If the former, then you are well and truly clueless. If that latter, your comments are in very bad taste, at least from the viewpoint of all of the victims of this "youth outrage" (which is a total crock -- these are loser thugs taking advantage of a situation to grab all they can).
Or even Turks in general.
When TSHTF, you’ll be glad to know that your Turkish homies have got your back.
As I responded to an earlier post, I live in a predominantly Turkish neighborhood here in Berlin. And yeah, when they like you, they’ll go to the wall for you. They’re really into loyalty.
If the native Britons started using guns to go after the rioters you can be sure Mz. May wouldn't hesitate to call out the Army to kill those racist white men.
If the cops hadn’t been brutal, this situation wouldn’t have developed.
If the politicians hadn’t been craven, there would be jobs.
This is a reflection of bigger problems. So, NWO, ARE YA HAPPY NOW
Her statements simply defy belief:
“She also urged parents to keep tabs on their children and for the support of local communities to help police do their jobs.”
If she is not fired within the next few days there is truly no hope for the UK, not that there is much now, anyway.
This riot is actually in response to police brutality lets not forget.I read and re-read your post #4 to make sure you weren't trying to be sarcastic. I'm pretty sure you're not. If you are, I advise you to put a /s tag in the future, especially when your sarcasm -- if that's what it is -- is really too subtle to discern.
And if you're not being sarcastic, if you actually believe the mountain of bull sh*t you posted in #4, then you are beyond help.
Either that or you're blind, which, if that's the case, I apologize. But really, if you are blind, you should ask a family member to describe the pictures in this thread to you. Even a blind person shouldn't be posting the mountain of bull sh*t you posted in #4.
This is a SHOPPING RIOT, you f*ing moron. It's a TIME TO GET PAID riot. It has as much to do with "police brutality" as the 9/11 attack had to do with ending world hunger.
If you are not blind, and if you are not being sarcastic, you are hands down the stupidest person who has ever posted on FR.
That’s the logic of Barack Obama and his AG, Eric Holder.
This post is a f’ing joke right??????
We will never have that problem here.
Arming ourselves with sticks, I mean....
If the native Britons started using guns to go after the rioters you can be sure Mz. May wouldn't hesitate to call out the Army to kill those racist white men.Ding!
We have a Winner!
We will never have that problem here.Yes. Thank God you are right.
Arming ourselves with sticks, I mean....
Even with our current maggot muzzie marxist WH resident, we seem to be making progress on 2nd amendment rights, not going backwards. (Am I wrong?)
nope not being sarcastic and not a joke.
Cops shouldn’t gun down criminals on the street. They got what they deserve.
Police brutality has gone way too far.
And now you all want government agents to arm themselves to the teeth to fight citizens. Yeah of course it now is just looting.
But the flashpoint was the cops gunning someone down.
You are unbelievable
OK, I see. It would be "clueless" then.
So, NWO, ARE YA HAPPY NOW
Oh, and a kook too.
Thank you. Basically, I had never heard the term used before. Simply did not know what the heck it was. Thanks again for the education.
So please explain how it is that Turkish shopkeepers have to pay for the ALLEGED misbehavior (and that’s all it is, you know, ALLEGED... or do you in your infinite sh*t-head wisdom believe all police are guilty as charged the INSTANT they are charged?) of a few cops?
And don’t address your answer to me, sh*t-head. Address it to the Turkish shopkeepers who are out on the streets defending their lives, their families and their properties.
(I’m specifically mentioning the Turkish shop-keepers because I’m 1000% sure that a sh*t-head like yourself wouldn’t give a f* about ethnic British [they are all inherently evil to you, I’m sure], so I’m trying to find some common ground in that stinking turd-filled brain of yours.)
Open your eyes before you open your mouth next time.
The Brits need to wind a few entrails on a bobbin.
Rioters need to be shot down.
AppyPappy, that’s the best suggestion I’ve heard all day.
yldstrk should go back to DUmmieland.
You can’t just identify someone as a criminal and then gun them down.
Notice and opportunity to be heard, right to confront the witnesses against you, right to trial......
I cannot believe some of what I am reading here.
You want government to gun down whoever it identifies as criminals without a trial? Would that make you feel safe in your bed at night?
THINK , people THINK
what like in Syria?
Yeah, it’s a horrible situation. Arrests for criminal destruction of property, robbery, assault, OK but not armed government action against your own people.......
but you are actually recommending the British government shooting them down in the street?
How is that different than what happened in Iran
Yeah, everyone wants it to wind down
But this is a very sticky wicket