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 ...
They’re just getting ready for soccer season, which starts soon.
The more liberal Britain has gotten, the less will the government has to deal with the invasion of immigrants who care nothing for the British culture. Hell, the majority of them come there to get on their welfare system.
Originally I think not. From what I gather it’s more youths from multicultural neighborhoods that “suffer” from not “having things”.
In the meantime the riots are spreading to Birmingham and Liverpool and there are reports of it becoming more racially oriented.
Who the hell knows. I say they need to call in the Army.
Clapham Junction Riots & Looting 8/8 9.30pm
Have you seen the movie `Children of Men’? It had some intense scenes of close quarters street fighting between British soldiers and—I don’t really know how to describe them ... “disgruntled foreign guests”?
Both using fully automatic weapons, the British using armored vehicles. Nobody sane wants that, they need to stamp this out now. On the subject of those not sane, the children of Allah are sitting by and watching closely how all of this plays out.
Clapham Junction Riots & Looting 8/8 9.30pm
Here’s the perfect accompanying video as you watch the London updates:
The Clash, “London’s Burning”
Race rioters tend to burn down their own neighborhoods.
These are not “freedom fighters” or citizens “rising up to restore liberty”. These are thugs, muggers, arsonists, and looters.
“Lee - mass mugging at a Wetherspoons. Police were called but they didn’t pick up”
No more cops left.
These same goons attacked the Wisconsin State Fair. PC is rearing it’s ugly head. Enough handouts. People have to work.
Even if he is reelected, there will be riots when both terms are over and he has ot leave. Either way, there are going to be riots, so frankly it’s best to get this out of our systems now than later. We cannot keep placating this insane minority.
That’s a stretch. The royals are to the British like our American movie stars. They mean nothing, but are fun to watch.
Not these days. These days they are going into the wealtheir areas, much like they did last year when they decided to flash mob protest into luxury hotels and go after luxurious restaurants.
About five SAS paratroopers per riot scene ought to put a quick end to things.
Creepy,,,but food for thought.
The dead man, an illegal weapons and drug dealer, was armed and shot at police who returned fire. The police who went in to apprehend the man, shot back, killing their attacker.
Got it now?
Shoot the bastards and stack their dead bodies like firewood.
Bingo. You won’t see this crap here much beyond their own neighborhoods. People watched the Rodney King riots and the Korean Shopkeepers, and they took notes.
Trevor Reeves, owner of the furniture store torched in Croydon tonight, told Sky News his life had been ruined tonight. The firm was established in 1867. “It has just provided my family and the 15 or 20 staff and families that were supported, it’s just completely destroyed. Words fail me. It’s just gone, it’s five generations. My father is distraught at the moment. It’s just mindless thuggery.”
“I was just reading reports on the BBC web site and the British Home Secretary says these riots are “totally unacceptable”.”
10 seconds wasted.
Spewing useless, safe condemnatory platitudes, while heads could have been busted.
22.50 Earlier tonight Turkish and Kurdish shopowners in the Stoke Newington area of North London were guarding their premises with baseball bats. There are reports now of "hundreds" of young turkish men chasing a group of young black men down nearby Kingsland Road, Hackney.
22.20 The Telegraph's Josie Ensor reports she was chased by a gang of 30 men who pelted her with stones near Bethnal Green station, East London. She escaped down a side street. A gang of vandals broke the windows of an Islamic bank in Whitechapel but were chased off by a rival gang of 100 Muslim youths who are standing guard outside the East London Mosque. Local shops have been attacked.
Maybe sharia wouldn't be such a bad thing........no, no, what am I thinking??
>>After the riots the second shoe will drop - people will NOT choose to vacation in Great Britain.
They’ve got the Olympics coming to London in 2012. They’ll still have burned out building scattered about from the sounds of it.
I think it’s clear that the Majesty of the Queen should listen to their legitimate grievances.
From The Telegraph's live coverage:
01.37 IoC's Jacques Rogge is advising London 2012 Olympics organisers to not parade the Olympic torch through London boroughs.
Doesn't that lend itself to a rather obvious solution>?
If the bullet was police issue, the family has said it will sue.
According to Sky "the C019 firearms officer has said that he never claimed Duggan had shot at him.
The firearms officer is understood to have told investigators that he opened fire because he believed he was in danger from a lethal weapon. Two shots were fired, it is understood; one hit Duggan and one missed, lodging in another officer's radio."
According to the Sky article, the weapon Duggan had "carried in the minicab was a handgun which at one point had not been capable of firing a replica, a starting pistol or a collector's weapon. But the firearm had been converted as many illegal firearms purchased on the street are into a lethal weapon capable of carrying live ammunition."
Haven’t done much digging, honestly, but I have yet to see that info. WHere did you come across that? I’m only half paying attention to the news out of London at the moment.
How many people died in the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination riots all over the country? I know about a dozen were killed in DC. I fled to my father’s place in the country for 3 days.
Read it in the Telegraph; linked to the Brit paper through the Drudgereport two days ago.
I have reports that the ‘Africans’ in the crowd were Somalian Muslims... along with other Muslims taking the opportunity ...
another link ... same story ... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2760679/posts
Gotcha, will look into it then. I wasn’t sure if it was conjecture, satire, or real. I hadn’t decided how in depth I wanted to get with the London issue. Maybe it’s of more interest than I originally thought.
According to liberals, it is a righteous display of frustration at society’s grotesque abuse of such youths, and, therefore, implicitly an appropriate defense before any liberal judge.
You might want to try the archive at Drudgereport, and see what comes up for two days ago. I found it shortly after the incident happened, and looting had broken out.
I never expected it would expand to what it is now.
“was armed and shot at police who returned fire”
It appears this is incorrect. See post 79 for link- the officer claims that he never said the suspect shot at him, only that he (the officer) was in fear for his life. The bullet found in police radio appears to have been police issue. Looks like this may have been a case of friendly fire.
Note to all Brits-don’t sell drugs and wave modified starter pistols at armed police.
This is horrific; this is like rioters in New York deciding to torch Sothebys or Christies, destroying generations of hard work and priceless objects.
This will eventually either eclipse the news of the global and U.S. economy or deepen the problem.
Wouldn’t surprise me.
No, they won’t and that will be a smart thing since Britain costs way too much these days to really bother with. There is plenty of places to go, but really, why bother then if there is high prices and a high risk of getting caught up in riots?
The Chinese must laugh at this; they know how to deal brutally with any unrest and they would deal with these rioters in short order, no?
Unbelievable. This guy was apparently mugged and injured, and some bystanders help him to his feet, and then steal the contents of his backpack, while he is so befuddled and stunned, all he can do is submit.
This looked like mixed races, too. The guy who initially began ransacking looked like a white thug to me. But the black guy who “helped” him up, just dug in with gusto.
That would be helpful.
*Black* in Britain is not African descent. It refers more to middle easterners.
My son has some British friends on other internet forums and tells me that the Brits HATE the muslims. If these are muslims rioting, while the country will technically not do much, I wouldn't be surprised to find the people fighting back.
Let them try. We’re armed.