Wtf as if they need that many cops to regain order, I thought they were supposed to be cops, makes them look like pussys when they have to storm the
streets with their shields and numbers exceeding 11,000...
They should just drop the whole spartan idea and just bust out some shotguns with rubber bullets and that'll make people think twice about roughin up
the hood... i'd flip out if I seen my tax money going to flooding the streets with police....
The UK's cities are riddled with this disease of youth. It is a minority, but a bloody loud one. The effect these gangs have on the community is
devastating. They vandalise private and public property, they litter profusely, they use terrible language at unnecessary levels and they have no
respect for anything or anyone.
"There's nothing for them to do" is wearing thin as an excuse now. Granted there is not much to do for that age range, but then there never has
been, I know my generation made it's own activities. There's a simple right and wrong. What these youths do day in day out across the UK is plain
wrong. No excuse.
I hope they stop of their own accord.
Life is not Television, if any of them are reading this.
Ya know, the funny thing about this to me, is that the police in the UK seem to be on the right side of the law. I didn't see any bobbies beating
anyone and they all seemed to have their wits about them.
So I'm on the side of the police in this video.
It's sad that in America we have peaceful protests which devolve into the police acting like thugs.
Tell that to The Miners during The Miners Strike in 1982.
Police officers were used as agent provoceteurs to stir up trouble and instigate riots to further alienate The Miners from the public.
It worked very well.
The Police were used as a political tool to smash The Miners strikand to feed Thatcher's ego.
It devastated whole communities.
Or how about The Battle Of The Beanfield?
That this went unpunished and virtually unreported is a national disgrace.
Originally posted by Vowles
Hardly, The The Notting Hill Carnival is always trouble. Thats why there was around 11,000 police officers were deployed at the event
I'd put it the other way around: there were around 11,000 police officers deployed at the event - that's why there is always trouble.
That's not just a flippant remark - it does appear most of the violence was targeted against the police.
I'm white and used to live and work in Notting Hill and enjoyed the carnival. I was never attacked or threatened. The first riots there were
triggered by white racist youths attacking a mixed marriage couple. The Afro-Caribbean community became a target for racist gangs during the carnival
and some fought back. There was anger, hate and racism from both sides, but year-in-year-out institutional racism enforced by the Metropolitan Police
at that time (see Sus law) greatly exacerbated the tensions. There was also no doubt much
testosterone-fuelled, random, for the hell of it violent behaviour from disaffected young men both black and white.
Vowles - before trying to rekindle race hate, please pay lip service to the facts. Even Scotland Yard say the recent trouble was caused by young men
from outside Notting Hill using the event as a cover for their acts of thuggery and violence. I haven't seen any analysis of the racial mix or agenda
of the invading gangs.
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