Skip to comments.So where WERE the police? Shopkeepers mystified at tactics that left them defenceless
Posted on 08/09/2011 1:46:54 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Officers accused of inaction as looting mobs go wild Cameron leads calls for more robust policing Top Yard commander: 'We need to do more for London' All able-bodied officers and special constables called in Plastic bullets would be used for first time 'if deemed necessary'
Shopkeepers joined an increasing chorus of voices today demanding to know what the police were doing as swathes of London descended into chaos last night.
Business owners accused police of adopting a softly-softly approach which left their shops and businesses vulnerable to attack by baying mobs.
While police were criticised in some quarters for being far too slow to get to riot scenes, officers were accused by shopkeepers in Hackney of standing just yards away from looters as windows were smashed and armfuls of goods were scooped up.
Cypran Asota, who has run the Boots opticians for 25 years, told the London Evening Standard how he watched as the shop was destroyed.
Surrender! Powerless police let the mob seize the streets, looting shops and starting fires in their wake
London burns at hands of the mob as the PM finally flies home: Gangs armed with petrol bombs and poles on THIRD night of riots and cynical looting
Centuries of business up in flames: The family-run furniture shop razed to the ground by rioters' fire
We ran for our lives as thugs ambushed bus: Chaos across the capital as orgy of violence rages on
London-born Ferdinand calls for Army to patrol riot-torn streets of the capital
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When seconds count, the police are... ?
Yes, why is this burning permitted?
So, Londoners, how’s that gun ban working out for y’all?
Oy, and back when yer 'ad yer guns took away from ye' didn' ye'?
“...special constables called in Plastic bullets would be used for first time ‘if deemed necessary’ ....”
Sorta sounds like a liberal’s version of “I f*rt in your general direction.”
My gawd, the UK is turning into France!
Because, would you believe, guns are banned and police are unionized.
‘We need to do more for London’ All able-bodied officers and special constables called in Plastic bullets would be used for first time ‘if deemed necessary’
Only if they riot for more than a week, and burn down 3/4 of the city.
I hope we never reach that level. But THAT is where political correctness will take us.
City is burning down and they are “thinking” of using water cannons and plastic bullets.
I always wondered what it looked like when the barbarians won.
Intentional government set-up to keep citizens defenseless and at the mercy of the Marxists. Why do you think they can’t own guns and protect themselves? Hitler took the guns away also and condition cops into their worldview.
2nd Amendment is to protect personal property and family and England ditched Capitalism for socialism and collectivism years ago and destroyed their Common Law practices....makes them all serfs and slaves of the welfare class and immigrants, whom they are willingly supporting so those communists can destroy all their traditions and way of life...to create a utopia of serfs with no rights whatsoever.
The police sound fearful of doing anything—as if it is more desirable to avoid possibly inflicting some damage on a looter than to protect innocent people and their property.
The civilians can wait until the cleanup crew arrives. It's regrettable that the oppressors were so careless with matches as to burn down their own property. Any video to the contrary is a rightwing lie.
LOL! Good one!
It’s sad to see a once great nation go down the tubes...
Take notice America, as we are on the verge of the same destruction!
Isn’t this exactly what we’re seeing here?
Police only go after the soft or safe targets,
and anyone that is actually dangerous, or might put up a “PC violation” lawsuit, is ignored and let off.
“Take notice America, as we are on the verge of the same destruction!”
No, we are not. We use LRAD and tear gas......
>> Yes, why is this burning permitted?
Chickensquat politial correctness run amok.
Winston Churchill is spinning in his grave.
The police are part of the prosecution arm of the state. Their purpose is to prosecute those who contravene state law.
It is not their function to protect citizens of the state, though the police may choose to do this.