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Terrified Diners Recount How Armed Gang Stormed London Restaurant
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Posted on 08/09/2011 8:39:02 PM PDT by Leaning Right

Terrified diners in London told Tuesday how rioters brandishing baseball bats smashed their way into a top restaurant and forced them to hand over wedding rings, cell phones and wallets.

Staff at two-Michelin-starred The Ledbury, in the affluent west London suburb of Notting Hill, were forced to confront the gang of intruders with rolling pins and kitchen utensils Monday evening in a desperate bid to protect customers.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/09/terrified-diners-recount-how-armed-gang-stormed-london-restaurant/#ixzz1UanMjd5W

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: london; restaurant; riot
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Interesting how the restaurant staff fought back with kitchen utensils.
1 posted on 08/09/2011 8:39:08 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Thank God for the Second Amendment!


2 posted on 08/09/2011 8:40:28 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Sweden - one of the next Muslim countries)
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To: Leaning Right

I’m sure the constables will be arresting the kitchen staff in short order.


3 posted on 08/09/2011 8:41:06 PM PDT by mike-zed
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To: Leaning Right
A Clockwork Orange x 1,000.
4 posted on 08/09/2011 8:42:01 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Leaning Right
Interesting how the restaurant staff fought back with kitchen utensils.

Whereas, if they would have had a gun there wouldn't have been much of a fight.

But hey, they got the government they deserve, and all of the rules that go with it.

Coming soon to the U.S. if we don't wake the hell up.

5 posted on 08/09/2011 8:42:19 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Leaning Right

“He told me to take off my rings and grabbed my hand, trying to yank them off. His friend tried to help too, but the rings wouldn’t come off and I just yelled at him that I’d take them off myself. In hindsight, now that I know that gun control is so fierce in England and he only had bat, I should have held on to my rings better and maybe slugged him in the face.”


6 posted on 08/09/2011 8:43:02 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Freeper football "Free Men or Lickspittle". Ask me how and why!)
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To: Leaning Right

Apparently no one is able to read the signs...even though we are commanded to read the signs. Lawlessness is abounding for a reason.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 8:43:38 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Leaning Right

Forbid they pulled a Knife on the attackers!


8 posted on 08/09/2011 8:44:38 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: fwdude
Where's Jules when you need him

"WHAT'S FONZIE LIKE?"

9 posted on 08/09/2011 8:46:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mike-zed
I’m sure the constables will be arresting the kitchen staff in short order.

I had the same thought. After all, a civilized society can't have folks waving knives around.

Perhaps Prince Charles can spearhead an effort to register all knives in Britain.

10 posted on 08/09/2011 8:46:15 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: fwdude

Just my thoughts, my brothah.


11 posted on 08/09/2011 8:46:55 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Leaning Right

No forks? Give me a fork and I’ll take your baseball bat with it.


12 posted on 08/09/2011 8:49:11 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Leaning Right

Kitchen utensils, that would include butcher knives and meat cleavers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPZDYTjai5E


13 posted on 08/09/2011 8:50:25 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: unixfox
Whereas, if they would have had a gun there wouldn't have been much of a fight.

If the Bobbies had guns, this wouldn't have lasted but a couple hours and been done by now. Shoot the first few who didn't stand down days ago and the rest would have turned tail and gone home.

14 posted on 08/09/2011 8:51:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Leaning Right
In Green Lanes everyone's waiting outside with sticks and knifes, really - I can say this - with choppers and stuff.
15 posted on 08/09/2011 8:51:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Leaning Right

They should have listened to Enoch Powell.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 8:53:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Leaning Right

Hard to imagine the scene but we better prepare for it mentally....


17 posted on 08/09/2011 8:55:00 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Leaning Right

Couldn’t they just talk and negotiate with these poor misguided yutes?


18 posted on 08/09/2011 8:55:21 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: dfwgator

“COOL????”


19 posted on 08/09/2011 8:58:39 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Leaning Right

people who are stupid as dirt, not surprisingly end up
in a bad situation.

during riots, there are some places to avoid.


20 posted on 08/09/2011 9:00:47 PM PDT by 50gunsalute
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To: vladimir998

Yowza.

I got two words for them rioters:

Smith, and Wesson. I’ll see your Louisville Slugger and raise you two 158 gr. JHP slugs.

Schwiiiiinnnng batta, batta.


21 posted on 08/09/2011 9:00:54 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

CORRECTAMUNDO!


22 posted on 08/09/2011 9:03:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: vladimir998

“Thank God for the Second Amendment!”

In Texas, at a crowded restaurant, at least 5 people would have been packing. The problem for the yobs (as the British like to call them) would be figuring out just who those 5 were and disarming them. Since they are all concealed, the yobs are just out of luck...and bullets will fly. And in Texas, we take our shooting seriously and practice - innocents would be safe, only the yobs would have have to deal with caskets.


23 posted on 08/09/2011 9:06:11 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Leaning Right

If they had fryers, each kitchen staff should have loaded up multiple pans with hot oil. Nobody keep looting with a face full of hot oil. The only real distance weapon they had available.

By this point in time, if I had a restaurant or shop in the UK, I’d have a shotgun ready — gun ban or no.


24 posted on 08/09/2011 9:10:59 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Watching all this made me determine that the next time I travel I leave my valuables in a vault and take only fun costume jewelery and imitation gemstones.


25 posted on 08/09/2011 9:12:16 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa 61)
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To: Leaning Right

If that happened in Texas I doubt they’d leave in very good condition. This won’t be like it was at Luby’s. Lots of people carrying today. In fact, a woman who was at Luby’s got elected to the state legislature just to pass a concealed carry law. And she did it. Her parents were killed at Luby’s.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 9:14:32 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Cheetahcat

I was gonna say.....shouldn’t a sizable kitchen have lots of knives?


27 posted on 08/09/2011 9:14:48 PM PDT by sheana
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To: dfwgator

they need this guy

28 posted on 08/09/2011 9:16:37 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: ArmyTeach

Watching all this made me determine that the next time I travel I leave my valuables in a vault and take only fun costume jewelery and imitation gemstones.


Imitation gemstones could get you just as dead as real gemstones.


29 posted on 08/09/2011 9:18:20 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: ArmyTeach

Yes, don’t take anything you won’t willingly part with - and that includes the US and the lovely TSA. The new reality.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 9:19:33 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: One Name

Be prepared mentally and watch your surroundings. Look for the exits. Look for what may be a potential weapon. A commercial kitchen is full of lots of nasty weapons from a cleaver to a pot of boiling water.

Don’t be a victim and just beat the living crap out of any thug who tries this stuff. Then beat him again. Pick the leader and flash mob him or her. When one of them is lying in the street and his momma can’t recognize him, then the rest will think twice about trying this again.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 9:20:31 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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When one of them is lying in the street and his momma can’t recognize him, then the rest will think twice about trying this again.


Exactly. Go Medieval on the bastards.


32 posted on 08/09/2011 9:22:52 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Mark

Couldn’t they just talk and negotiate with these poor misguided yutes?


Go Medieval on the punks.


33 posted on 08/09/2011 9:24:36 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Leaning Right

BBCNews BBC News
by BreakingNews
Two men, injured when they were hit by a car in Birmingham, have died. A third is in a critical condition. http://bbc.in/p3HeqD
17 minutes ago


34 posted on 08/09/2011 9:26:16 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: vladimir998
Thank God for the Second Amendment!

I'm in Texas an I've started carrying EVERYWHERE now.

35 posted on 08/09/2011 9:27:54 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: unkus
A quote I always seem to remember on occasions like this:

“When things look bad, and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad-dog mean. Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win, that's just the way it is.”

36 posted on 08/09/2011 9:32:10 PM PDT by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives - the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: decal

“When things look bad, and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad-dog mean. Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win, that’s just the way it is.”


That’s right. Mad dog with rabies mean.


37 posted on 08/09/2011 9:36:33 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Leaning Right

The inbred soon-to-be-king would be appaled at cutting down trees for the knife handles or broomsticks...it causes Climate Change, you know...


38 posted on 08/09/2011 9:40:34 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

We need a ongoing live thread..


39 posted on 08/09/2011 9:43:46 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: Leaning Right
Looters in Britain line up to try on shoes and remove security tags at sport stores

"A cheeky sign posted on the window of a Subway outlet in Manchester."


40 posted on 08/09/2011 9:49:40 PM PDT by odds
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“I was gonna say.....shouldn’t a sizable kitchen have lots of knives?”

Maybe they lock the knives up over there.


41 posted on 08/09/2011 9:54:45 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: odds

Silly asses - they all should boil water for tea and have it ready in all the shops. Better yet, how ‘bout fish ‘n chips?


42 posted on 08/09/2011 9:58:02 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Leaning Right

How did these thugs get baseball bats? They don’t play baseball over there. Probably bought them at flea markets.

They need bat control. Don’t they have bat control over there? What barbarians!


43 posted on 08/09/2011 9:59:52 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: QBFimi
how ‘bout fish ‘n chips?

lol

44 posted on 08/09/2011 9:59:56 PM PDT by odds
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To: Leaning Right

“Interesting how the restaurant staff fought back with kitchen utensils.”

Fire extinguishers would work a treat too. Only a few seconds of juice though.


45 posted on 08/09/2011 10:08:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: decal

Respectfully not disagreeing with the sentiment (exception being in the case of “you’re not gonna make it”), but it is important to keep in mind a calmness of purpose. A coolness if you will.
Close combat training experts specifically address this need. You cannot think clearly in close combat if you are angry or cannot control your fears. In the face of high epinephrine (adrenalin), rational thought is impaired by the natural instinctive response to flee danger. Several websites deal with this,m as well as Mossad Ayoub’s training course, among many others.

A cool calm mentality, with training for automatic movements: fire full clip, rapid reload of new clip, eyes focused on target. In the case of edged weapons, control of your weapon as well as use of the local items at hand. This is just part of what is taught.


46 posted on 08/09/2011 10:10:32 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: unkus

Point...


47 posted on 08/09/2011 10:11:18 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa 61)
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To: Rocky

Several reports that local sporting goods stores have sold out of US made Louisville sluggers. Did not distinguish who was doing the buying though intimated that it was people defending themselves, and the shop owners making their own custom “choppers”— medieval like.


48 posted on 08/09/2011 10:12:35 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: ArmyTeach

Stay safe, ArmyTeach.


49 posted on 08/09/2011 10:16:54 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: ArmyTeach
Watching all this made me determine that the next time I travel I leave my valuables in a vault and take only fun costume jewelery and imitation gemstones

I will travel the way I always have, any where it is legal I will be armed.

50 posted on 08/09/2011 10:20:45 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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