Skip to comments.British Looters Are Still "Queuing Up" As They Wait Their Turn To Rob Abandoned Stores
Posted on 08/09/2011 7:09:11 AM PDT by blam
British Looters Are Still "Queuing Up" As They Wait Their Turn To Rob Abandoned Stores
Megan McArdle, The Atlantic
Aug. 9, 2011, 9:37 AM
Riots broke out in Tottenham this weekend after a 29 year old suspect gang member was killed by police (apparently carrying guns, though my memory is that most British police do not); friends and family, who said that the police fired first, gathered at a police station, and the explosive situation eventually turned violent.
The British police are under fire for failing to control the resulting looting. Which offers up a jarring but almost charming note from an otherwise sobering story:
"The Metropolitan Police said it was focused on containing violent disorder in Tottenham on Saturday night, which left dozens of officers injured and saw squad cars, shops and flats burned to the ground. But its tactics meant gangs of youths were free to break into stores at nearby Tottenham Hale retail park and in Wood Green, with looters forming an orderly queue in broad daylight to steal from a sports shop."
It seems nothing, not even a riot, can conquer the British queuing instinct. They would form an orderly line at the gates of hell.
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The Police should do like the Koreans shop owners did in LA.
You Loot, We Shoot.
Shoot ‘em. Just give a 3 minute warning that any looters still in the area in 3 minutes will be shot on sight.
Step 2: Asking the government to “aid” in rebuilding those areas when the store owners leave.
But the UK need not worry, mosques will appear on those abandoned sites, and we all know how peaceful the builders of those abominations are.
Wood Green , Islington , and other areas of North London were such different places when I used to hang out up there during my many visits to London from 1976-84 . Sad ...
Picturing a monty python skit where looters take a number to wait in the “Looter” queue.... then being turned away for waiting in the wrong line... “Sorry, you’re in the “Looters Getting Shot In the Head by Storeowner” line.
“I say we pull out and nuke ‘em from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.” — FO Ripley
If they are going to line up, one .303 round should take care of several looters.
Where are all the Enfields? Disarm your "subjects" and this is what you get.
Wonder what the Brits (if they are any left) think of our 2cd amendment now?
The site of unarmed, helpless victims lining up to be robbed, beaten and molested by marauding gangs of thugs is coming to a city near you. Lock and load my firends...
Didn’t Democrat Mayor Daley stop the riots in Chicago at the 68 Democrat convention by giving a shoot-to-kill order to the Chicago police?
The English government confiscated handguns years ago didn’t they?
Per Wikie, handguns outlawed except black powder. No semi-auto rifles/shotguns.
Apparently a failing of education...only the government has the authority to loot!
The socialists taught them about entitlement and wealth redistribution, now they are just self implementing. LOL!
Hey, rioters—go and riot and burn Buckingham Palace—The British don’t seem to have the stomach to stop you anymore. Maybe its your turn to bring Sharia Law and Order to London! If the English are too wimpy to rule, let them step aside and let real men—Arab Men— rule this new conquest for the Caliphate.
The rioters are not Muslims. Muslims have been killed trying to protect their shops from the rioters.