Skip to comments.London Riots: Official Calls for Blackberry Service to Be Shut Down
Posted on 08/09/2011 2:07:51 PM PDT by Nachum
Because BBM, which rioters are using to communicate, is not traceable by cops, PM David Lammy says its one of reasons why unsophisticated criminals are outfoxing an otherwise sophisticated police force.
LONDON What, you might wonder, is the modern urban guerillas rioting weapon of choice? A machete? You might think so. But for most of the youngsters looting and ransacking the streets of London for the past three nights, cement blocks, iron bars and supermarket trolleys seemed to do the job of smashing in shop windows just as well.
A balaclava? Perhaps. Per the multiple videos posted on Twitter and footage aired on British news networks through the night, some sort of facial covering appeared to be an essential style accessory.
But when it comes to the single item that the modern would-be looter simply cant do without, the answer, somewhat surprisingly, is a Blackberry.
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Remember how POS Hussein insisted on keeping his Blackberry?
Why don’t they just call the Military in, and basically warn people that the Military will be allowed to fire on the crowds? this is ridiculous pussy footing around like this and people getting hurt from these thugs and buildings burning.
During the Watts riots in California the media covered them. The police learned that if they shut down the media, the riots would stop. They shut down the media. Seems like they would learn.
May I ask why Blackberry phone calls are not traceable by English cops?
Seems as if it is an excuse for inaction to me.
Maybe the ugly truth is that the police force isn't "sophisticated".
You are not sophisticated or you would have shut this down already. Blaming things on communication devices is silly. From all reports, there is no police presence in these hot spots. There has to be a few soldiers left in your crumbling military to dispatch to put a stop to this.
Sure, shut Blackberry service for everyone, rather than fire plastic bullets (much less real ones) at the relatively small number of thugs committing the violence.
What I don’t get is .. if these ‘youth’ are so poor, despondent, hopeless, jobless, yada yada yada .. how can afford not only the Blackberries but the monthly service charge (in US it’s @ $30/mo just for the data package on top of the basic wireless rates)?
IOW, we need for Big Brother to snoop on communications to prevent crime.
Good to know that all of the poor youths in London have Blackberries.
Was the 16th century really that bad?
Here’s a better idea. Send in the Gurkhas.
Isn't it one of fundamental human rights in Europe?
Besides, the rules of Communism, as formulated by Karl Marx, are simple:
Obviously those "yobs" (rioters) don't have much of an ability to contribute, so they don't need to work. On the other hand, they have a few needs that the society must satisfy.
I guess the Cold War with USSR was much easier - the enemy was distant and well marked. Now you have Communists in charge of major countries of the West.
If real Communists took over, the yobs would be first against the wall.
“If real Communists took over, the yobs would be first against the wall.”
Along with the media sluts/whores.
The Firm and other scumbags on OHMSS set the Middle East ablaze. That was called "democracy" with capital D. Social media was hailed as the tool of democracy.
Now, the scum tastes their own medicine. And we have British fair play at display for what it is. Their scum are "unsophisticated criminals". Libyan scum are harbingers of democracy. Now they want to ban BB, their "democracy weapon".
Let BB alone and and demonstrate how the oldest democracy without written Constitution deal with social issues. Roll tanks on the streets, Chicom style. Fire on protesters, Syrian style. Or better, solve it British style. Like Britain did in the last two hundred years. In India, Persia, Ulster and elsewhere.
Britain, quell the riot and STFU. British "democracy" and "fair play" is a sham, as it ever was.
God Save the Queen, the fascist regime !