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How has no one been killed yet in all this ****?
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I half feel like rioting at some of the posts on this thread.
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Utter madness! I wonder what percentage of people doing the rioting don't know the reason for this "protesting" and are just kicking off for the hell of it.

This isn't protesting. This is semi-organised violence, vandalism and looting. The current beeb live texts is saying that the hundreds of youths in Woolich high street include some with hailers who are organising the looting and there's even folk handing out scarves to cover their faces. Frown

How has no one been killed yet in all this sh*t?

No idea. Think it's a matter of time with all the fires blazing, either that or somw stupid kid will get too close to a car they've set on fire. Also a good chance that in their greed and high, fghts will break out between youths and we'll see injuries there.
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I half feel like rioting at some of the posts on this thread.

Which ones?
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675
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The middle class sweeping generalisations about (a) the working class and (b) bankers. just riles me for some reason.
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The middle class sweeping generalisations about (a) the working class and (b) bankers. just riles me for some reason.

Wonder why Rolling Eyes Yeah annoys me too when people are so determined that everything has to fit into predetermined boxes of explanation.
Yeah an element of this is due to a disgruntled sector of our society
Yes there are a lot of youths who are classed as 'working class' and 'poor' who are struggling with the recession
However, they're not the only ones struggling to find or keep jobs. The recession has effected the majority of working age people in the country as well as most pensioners.
The bankers etc earn horrendous amounts yes, but even then their a fairly small minority of the working populace. Yes it should be changed but I hardly think if you asked most of the looters roaming London tonight they wouldn't go into a speel about the socio-economic climate and the recession and recent downturn in the stockmarket as an explanation for why they're stealing anything from electrical equipment to shoes/clothes and money.

A lot of the 'younger' youths i.e the mid to late teens have probably been in some ways following their usual routine. Hang around on the streets and round the shops with their bikes etc. Having a laugh, drinking and pretending to be tough Shrug I see it in my neighbourhood as well, especially with the lighter nights in the summer. In some ways this is just something to do for some of them. They get the high of rebelling, the danger. They know that everyone is watching, that the news are focusing on what THEY are doing and that even the politicians are payig attention. It's heady stuff and for those many that won't get pictured or arrested then it's their 15 mintes of mass fame.
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There's apparently been a 'non-fatal' shooting at the Croyden looting. Not police. Resturants have been looted and their tills and alcohol taken from them in Ealing-by the sounds of it while there were still staff there! All the currents blogs/tweets and reports are sating that people are seeing very little police presence just now with a lot of residents worried. -How much would it really take for some of these groups to decide to start o houses? There's so many that there wouldn't be much homeowners and neighbours could do.
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Croyden looks like the set of an apocalyptic film! The businesses and shops destroyed and burned! How can so many youths/adults think this is alright?!!!!!!!!! A car of bbc reporters etc were driving through there and had the back window of their vehicle smashed in by a group.

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I read one report that said the looters had time to try on clothes and sneakers before they leftwith bags full. its just disgusting.All those poor shop keepers will be the losers
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Why loot JD Sports? If you are going to act like a neanderthal, go for Comet or designer shops for goodness sakes.
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I read one report that said the looters had time to try on clothes and sneakers before they leftwith bags full. its just disgusting.All those poor shop keepers will be the losers

Yeah and the police seem to have disappeared and keeping low profile. Though with this number of people there isn't much the police could do with what they have right. If the police try and do anything then they will be mobbed and there are too many sites to cover with the manpower they have.
There's another building suddenly on fire opposite the Debenhams at Clapham junction, really quickly and there's flats above it and might still be poeple in it! This is ridiculous! Mob mentality at it's worst! How can these people still think this is fun and a good idea?! How can they not have some sort of a remorse or guilt over this?
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I wonder at what point this sort of situation warrants Martial law.
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I wonder at what point this sort of situation warrants Martial law.

I asked my dad about that. The problem is for that to be brought into effect them there would ahve to be a vote of no confidence in the government (sounds good but alternative is probably as **** and the economy would dive further) and dissolved.
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What does your Dad do?
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