Skip to comments.We don't do water cannon, we rely on consent ( Theresa May, Home Secretary UK)
Posted on 08/09/2011 5:14:02 AM PDT by expat1000
Vigilantes were forced onto the streets last night to protect their homes and businesses after police failed to materialise at many of the scenes of looting and violence which swept across London.
As officers lost control of the streets locals were forced to take the law into their own hands, arming themselves with sticks and chasing looters away from their properties.
In Dalston and Hackney, north-east London, Turkish shopkeepers and their families fought back against looting youths, before spending the night standing shoulder-to-shoulder in an attempt to deter further attacks. One man said: 'This is Turkish Kurdish area. They come to our shops and we fight them with sticks.' Despite increasing calls for the police to get tough with the rioters, Home Secretary Theresa May today sparked anger as she appeared to dismiss the notions that water cannons and even the Army could be used to ensure violent scenes are not repeated tonight.
As police were slammed for appearing to let looters run riot under their noses, Mrs May instead advocated a more softly-softly approach.
She said: 'The way we police in Britain is not through use of water cannon. The way we police in Britain is through consent of communities.'
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And............the evidence against him presented in a court of law and the jury that decided he deserved the death penalty immediately??????????? Or does that not matter.
Was the dead guy in possession of a firearm?
Was the gun the dead guy’s or the cabbie’s?
And the law that authorizes harming them as opposed to arresting them?
There was a firearm in the car, in which there were the dead man and another person, the driver. That’s all we know for certain as yet.
No Cap I wouldn’t offer them a cup of coffee, in fact.
I could shoot someone threatening me with harm or I could wait for the po po to demonstrate their legendary courage and arrest the rioter. However, you know when you need the po po in a second, they are minutes away, and at any rate, they are more interested in making a report than in tackling a rioter, so don’t expect them until the event is overwith.
Yeah. True. the rioters are criminals. But where is the law that says you can harm them? You can arrest them adn take them to trial.
You are right; all I know is what was reported by our integrity filled journalistic corps. Same as you.
You would shoot them , but the police can’t?
So do I understand you correctly that you are advocating mass murder of rioters?
what if the rioter requires the consent of police surrender?
what do they do play simon says to the death?
If you allow the government to put down a riot by harming rioters, no one’s rights are safe including yours.
Act like feral, rabid animals and we will PUT YOU DOWN like feral, rabid animals.
Nope you are wrong
So, in your scenario, riots cannot be put down by any means that have teeth.
So the riots, in short, cannot be put down.
Which means total anarchy: Murder, robbery, rape, arson, looting.
And you are okay with all that.
what are you babbling about , first you say anarchy is not “allowable” then you say citizens can overthrow a government...your thoughts are all jumbled up
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