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Originally posted by hillynilly
A Footlocker store was one of several shops looted in Brixton
That footlocker took a beating!!!
then it burned..
The only time I would go back to a footlocker
any ways would be if it was getting mobbed raped....
That stores notoriously over priced.
MY GUESS IS TOO MUCH PUBLICITY OF THIS COMBINED WITH THE EXPECTED STOCK LOSSES WOULD CAUSE DEVASTATION WORLDWIDE
The Reunion's line-up to discuss Brixton offered five people – Brian Paddick, then a police sergeant, later a controversial Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police; Darcus Howe, the black "thinker"; "Red" Ted Knight, who led Lambeth Council at the time; Alex Wheatle, now a novelist and then a young rioter; and Peter Bleksley, then a junior policeman caught up in the riots.
Their selection was a parody of BBC bias. We were not reminded that Knight declared, in the aftermath of the riots: "We want to break the Metropolitan Police." He was probably the hardest-Left of all the Labour leaders in London. Sue MacGregor said admiringly that he had been banned from public office for five years because he had refused to accept Tory cuts. That is a propaganda way of putting it. A more accurate one would be to say that he was banned because his council refused to perform its legal duty to set a budget, thereby making itself unable to function
...................Who was missing? There were no women witnesses. A woman might have given an interesting account of the lawless neighbourhood where sexist young West Indian men, often dealing drugs, ruled the streets through intimidation. There were no shopkeepers – the people with whom Mrs Thatcher, to much mockery, sympathised. One of them could have explained how they were looted, burnt out, and in some cases, assaulted. There were no policemen defending the force's actions (though Paddick inserted the odd, bleating qualification to the general tide of denunciation). And there were no ordinary white (or indeed, black) residents of Brixton present to describe the fear, crime and disorder that had come to the once-peaceful community because of poorly planned mass immigration.