Skip to comments.London riots: live
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 ...
Unless these rioters are destroying only their own areas, the Brits are going to have to start killing these people.
Are these rioters Muslim or who?
Only description I’ve seen is “black youths.” Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.
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.
Not at all comparable. 53 people died in the 1991 LA riots.
This... is London
I expect the same thing to happen here if Obama is not re-elected.
There’s time yet. Go to the link and see the stuff coming is.
Funny, I was going to say that I expect the same thing if he IS elected again.
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!
Clicked on a fire shown on the google map and it displayed this text:
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.
23:41 Mon 8 Aug”
Hoods and masks don’t sound spontaneous.......
So be it.
this is a golden opportunity for the British people
to get rid of that family of parasites
that live in Buckingham Palace
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.
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.
Huge Sony Distribution Center set on fire.....No more jobs there.
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.
On election night I will be heavily armed just like last time. Just in case.
Hey, London progressives,
How’s that diversity working for you?
Brits must feel pretty hopeless not having many weapons. If someone tried to damage my house they would likely not walk away.
Some of those pictures look like they could have come straight out of 1940 during The Blitz.
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.
>Are these rioters Muslim or who?<
Well, they’re called “youths” by the BBC...
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.
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.
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.
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???
“violent disturbances in London, with arson and looting”
Why aren’t the police shooting them?
Let them try that in an armed society. Cowards.
Because unlike in America most police in “western” countries only carry radios and whistles and maybe a stick.
The city is getting burned down!
There are buildings that are absolutely gutted.
But the riots supposedly started BECAUSE a police officer shot an “unarmed” man? Please explain.
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.
Well, that might be the problem then in the “west”.
Give them guns and orders to shoot looters and arsonists.
I expect things will go harshly for the protesters when they encounter the newly formed neighborhood militias.
“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.
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.
An armed yute did kill an unarmed officer. Their version of SWAT found the guy and killed him. Thats when the riots started.
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.
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?
>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.
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
im not for anarchy but our 2nd amendment was designed to allow us to resist government tyranny [/philosophical rant]
Londons Afro-Caribbean communities.