Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

London riots: live
The Telegraph ^ | 08/09/11 | various

Posted on 08/08/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT by dep

Rolling coverage of the third night of violent disturbances in London, with arson and looting reported at several locations across the capital.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anarchy; arson; blacks; capital; civilunrest; destruction; disturbances; london; looting; minorities; riot; riots; socialism; violent; yutes
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-343 next last
news as it is coming in, updated every 90 seconds. things are very, very bad in great britain tonight, like the l.a. riots but in every city.
1 posted on 08/08/2011 6:26:56 PM PDT by dep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dep

Unless these rioters are destroying only their own areas, the Brits are going to have to start killing these people.


2 posted on 08/08/2011 6:28:45 PM PDT by johniegrad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep

Are these rioters Muslim or who?


3 posted on 08/08/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT by ICCtheWay (S)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ICCtheWay

Only description I’ve seen is “black youths.” Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.


4 posted on 08/08/2011 6:31:23 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ICCtheWay; dep

It started in a black neighborhood, that is, mostly people from the Caribbean or from other formerly British colonies with a high African population.

Looking at the photos, I’d say it’s spread to other black areas, and also now involves some Muslims (at any rate, people who look as if they could be Pakistani or Arab) and a fair number of young white anarchists, just taking advantage of the disorder to make it worse.


5 posted on 08/08/2011 6:36:01 PM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: dep

Not at all comparable. 53 people died in the 1991 LA riots.


6 posted on 08/08/2011 6:36:15 PM PDT by iowamark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep

This... is London

7 posted on 08/08/2011 6:37:03 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep
news as it is coming in, updated every 90 seconds. things are very, very bad in great britain tonight, like the l.a. riots but in every city.

I expect the same thing to happen here if Obama is not re-elected.

8 posted on 08/08/2011 6:39:41 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

There’s time yet. Go to the link and see the stuff coming is.


9 posted on 08/08/2011 6:39:41 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: dep

BBC live/streaming:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675


10 posted on 08/08/2011 6:42:56 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe

Funny, I was going to say that I expect the same thing if he IS elected again.


11 posted on 08/08/2011 6:42:56 PM PDT by stentorian conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dep

Don’t the Bobbies have some mounted patrols? Police on horseback would really get into those crowds and disperse the scum that are looking for a fight.

Of course, I would not mind if the police declared martial law in some of those areas! Those business people are loosing their future at the hand of filth!


12 posted on 08/08/2011 6:44:52 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("A man may be a fool and not know it, . . . but not if he is married." - H. L. Mencken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep

Clicked on a fire shown on the google map and it displayed this text:

“East Dulwich
Updated 2 hours ago
Tom Whitehead, the Daily Telegraph’s Home Affairs editor, reports a group of around 30 hooded and masked youths have targeted East Dulwich, smashing windows at a pubm, pharmacy and convinience store.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8687177/London-riots-live.html
23:41 Mon 8 Aug”

Hoods and masks don’t sound spontaneous.......


13 posted on 08/08/2011 6:44:55 PM PDT by ransomnote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe
I expect the same thing to happen here if Obama is not re-elected.

So be it.

14 posted on 08/08/2011 6:48:16 PM PDT by fhayek (sarcasm, in case you weren't sure)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dep

this is a golden opportunity for the British people
to get rid of that family of parasites
that live in Buckingham Palace


15 posted on 08/08/2011 6:49:34 PM PDT by 50gunsalute
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Jazzy

Many of the “youths” are armed with machetes. You’d be surprised at how quickly a machete can turn a horse from an asset into a liability.

Also, no, they’re not spontaneous. They’re organized in “flash mob” fashion not on twitter but on the Blackberry network of all things. One of the papers has even seen the schedule of where and when they’ll be on Friday night.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 6:49:52 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: dep
Reaping what has been sown over 3 decades of creating grotesquely unequal society,with alienated young copying ethos of looting bankers. --John McDonnell, MP via Twitter

Jody McIntyre, the student activist was filmed being pulled from his wheelchair by police officers during the student demonstrations, tweets: "I would suggest young people hit the streets tomorrow with three central demands." His demands include Cameron and Clegg's resignation and the disbanding of the IPCC.

This is the left's version of democracy. When the vote doesn't go your way, riot.
17 posted on 08/08/2011 6:50:09 PM PDT by yup2394871293
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yup2394871293

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2760679/posts?page=81


18 posted on 08/08/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT by silentknight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: All

Very telling when it says the fire brigade is running out of fire engines.

When it happens here, our fire departments will not respond due to being fired upon.

Prayers for Britain tonight.


19 posted on 08/08/2011 6:52:42 PM PDT by Molon Labbie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep

Huge Sony Distribution Center set on fire.....No more jobs there.


20 posted on 08/08/2011 6:53:37 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 50gunsalute

Or now they could switch to the metric system. Or change their flag. Or, hell, adopt a different official religion. Decide to return to middle English as their language.

But none of these things has anything to do with this rioting, as neither does your suggestion. I’m sorry you don’t like the royal family, but it has nothing to do with this.


21 posted on 08/08/2011 6:53:43 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe

On election night I will be heavily armed just like last time. Just in case.


22 posted on 08/08/2011 6:54:49 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dep

Hey, London progressives,

How’s that diversity working for you?


23 posted on 08/08/2011 6:54:57 PM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Molon Labbie

Brits must feel pretty hopeless not having many weapons. If someone tried to damage my house they would likely not walk away.


24 posted on 08/08/2011 6:56:13 PM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote

Some of those pictures look like they could have come straight out of 1940 during The Blitz.


25 posted on 08/08/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: dep


26 posted on 08/08/2011 6:56:44 PM PDT by SkyPilot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep

If they are armed with machetes, then the police should open fire with sidearms!

If feel so bad for the civilians who have had to surrender to these thugs, while the police exercise very poor judgment in the feeble attempts to suppress the violence.


27 posted on 08/08/2011 6:57:05 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("A man may be a fool and not know it, . . . but not if he is married." - H. L. Mencken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: ICCtheWay

>Are these rioters Muslim or who?<

Well, they’re called “youths” by the BBC...


28 posted on 08/08/2011 6:57:20 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: dep

It’s amazing to think that some LP party hack can talk about 30 years of “inequality” after well over a decade of LP control within that time along with national health, council housing, and other socialist policies that have been part of the UK’s national fabric for the better part of a century. Would it be banal to compare these sorts of people with Hitler? No! Like Hitler, they are motivated by the belief that they have been wronged, but when they see an opportunity they cannot be appeased. They must be fought and defeated decisively.


29 posted on 08/08/2011 6:58:06 PM PDT by yup2394871293
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Jazzy

The police don’t *have* sidearms. They could caution them to desist from their activities, though. In a respectful way that observes the miscreant’s dignity.


30 posted on 08/08/2011 7:00:23 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: dep

Riots...stock market...it’s happening just like Glenn Beck said it would.

Hold onto your hats, we are in for a rough 10-15 years, if not more.


31 posted on 08/08/2011 7:01:48 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

Ping


32 posted on 08/08/2011 7:02:46 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: johniegrad

'Where are the black people?' asks Sherri Shepherd as The View hosts discuss Royal Wedding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UfYwqHajTo

33 posted on 08/08/2011 7:03:37 PM PDT by SkyPilot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dep

Well, I would say that facing off against mobs of thugs with machetes requires a visit to the armory before heading out to the streets! These bastards are not going to respond to “harsh looks” and oral warnings from the constabulary. How far are the police going to let this go? Are they going to let this continue up to the point that the gangs approach Buckingham Palace???


34 posted on 08/08/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("A man may be a fool and not know it, . . . but not if he is married." - H. L. Mencken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: dep

“violent disturbances in London, with arson and looting”

Why aren’t the police shooting them?


35 posted on 08/08/2011 7:05:00 PM PDT by tumblindice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep

Let them try that in an armed society. Cowards.


36 posted on 08/08/2011 7:06:55 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tumblindice

Because unlike in America most police in “western” countries only carry radios and whistles and maybe a stick.


37 posted on 08/08/2011 7:08:23 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: waus

The city is getting burned down!

There are buildings that are absolutely gutted.


38 posted on 08/08/2011 7:08:44 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: LukeL

But the riots supposedly started BECAUSE a police officer shot an “unarmed” man? Please explain.


39 posted on 08/08/2011 7:10:45 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("A man may be a fool and not know it, . . . but not if he is married." - H. L. Mencken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Yep, arson is cause for deadly force. I am truly amazed that there have been no fatalities yets except for the ne’er do well Master Duggan.


40 posted on 08/08/2011 7:10:59 PM PDT by Molon Labbie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: LukeL

Well, that might be the problem then in the “west”.
Give them guns and orders to shoot looters and arsonists.
Problem solved.


41 posted on 08/08/2011 7:11:03 PM PDT by tumblindice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe
I expect the same thing to happen here if Obama is not re-elected.

I expect things will go harshly for the protesters when they encounter the newly formed neighborhood militias.

42 posted on 08/08/2011 7:12:28 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Jazzy

“Are they going to let this continue up to the point that the gangs approach Buckingham Palace???”

Absolutely not! they would protect buckingham palace and it’s occupants with deadly force if needed. It’s the regular brit on a sidestreet they don’t give a flying fornication about.


43 posted on 08/08/2011 7:13:55 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Jazzy

I am guessing it was because they were serving a warrant for a person who was known to be armed. But for the most part officers in many countries go unarmed.


44 posted on 08/08/2011 7:14:44 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Jazzy

An armed yute did kill an unarmed officer. Their version of SWAT found the guy and killed him. Thats when the riots started.


45 posted on 08/08/2011 7:16:05 PM PDT by eastforker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: dep

And there is this from the article link...

>Residents told to evacuate homes in Clapham Junction and Croydon

I’d evacuate all right...clip after clip of evacuation until the scum sucking trash was piled high.


46 posted on 08/08/2011 7:18:40 PM PDT by soycd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep
I was just reading reports on the BBC web site and the British Home Secretary says these riots are "totally unacceptable". Wow.....such strong language. That should put the miscreants in their place.

Reports of rioting are coming in from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

If Her Majesty's Constabulary can't straighten out this mess and anarchy spreads, I'm wondering if the Muslims might step in and start to enforce their own version of law and order in their own areas.

The British public might rather welcome this, if it is the only alternative to anarchy.

Is this how sharia comes to the UK?

47 posted on 08/08/2011 7:21:02 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dep

>Latest

>02.57 A 26-year old man is in a serious condition in
hospital after being found with gunshot wounds in Croydon.

Let’s hope this victim is a looting loser and if so the shooter spends some more time at the range.


48 posted on 08/08/2011 7:23:41 PM PDT by soycd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tumblindice
hmmmm....

if we ever take up arms against our government to restore our liberties, the government run media will call the freedom fighters thugs and criminals and they will be shot on sight

just sayin'

im not for anarchy but our 2nd amendment was designed to allow us to resist government tyranny [/philosophical rant]

49 posted on 08/08/2011 7:23:56 PM PDT by KTM rider ( with citizenship you get indentured servitude)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: ICCtheWay

London’s Afro-Caribbean communities.


50 posted on 08/08/2011 7:24:07 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-343 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson