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Housing Minister Grant Shapps has told the BBC he wants to extend measures that allow councils to evict tenants found guilty of looting or violence.
Several local authorities have said they will seek to evict social tenants who are convicted of being involved in rioting across English cities.
Mr Shapps said councils had powers over those who caused trouble locally.
But he said he wanted to extend that to include those who travelled to take part in the violence.
Precisely as we reported yesterday on the back of numerous eyewitness reports, it has now emerged that police were ordered to stand down and let London burn during the first few nights of rioting, an action that quickly led to a frightened public to demand troops on the streets, rubber bullets, water cannons and curfews.
On Tuesday we highlighted the “lackluster police response, with numerous reports from the public that police stood back and allowed looters to pillage both large department stores and private small businesses for hours on end.”
According to eyewitnesses to the initial riots in Tottenham, police were seen “standing back and allowing rioters to cause havoc,” a trend that continued during subsequent nights before Prime Minister David Cameron ordered 10,000 extra police officers to patrol London last night.
This has now been confirmed by sources within Scotland Yard who said police were ordered to “stand and observe” even as brazen acts of violent crime were committed against both people and private property, a directive which prevented them from arresting any of the troublemakers.
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“They had apparently been told to try and contain any violence but not to haul away offenders who would instead be identified through video footage later,” reports the Daily Mail.
The decision to order police to stand down is being explained as a reaction to public outcry following the death of Ian Tomlinson, a newspaper seller who was killed by riot cops during the G20 summit in 2009.
However, as we have exhaustively documented, authorities routinely allow chaos to spiral out of control, even to the extent of hiring their own provocateurs, in order to manipulate the public into demanding greater police state measures that ultimately only serve to oppress legitimate dissent against the state.
The police’s inadequate response quickly led to calls for martial law, curfews and the use of water cannons on streets in England for the first time, a power that Prime Minister David Cameron has now authorized.
Britain’s most widely-read newspaper The Sun ran a poll today which found that two thirds of Brits support the use of rubber bullets to deal with rioters, while 33 per cent supported the use of live bullets.
“Curfews are backed by 82 per cent, using tear gas got 78 per cent support and Tasers 72 per cent,” states the report.
Originally posted by Lynda101
This is what this whole situation has been orchestrated about. The olympics are coming up and the government wants to portray peaceful, quaint country in need of investment, but dripping with low paid workers well under our control.
Troublemakers have been pulled out of the woodwork and will be safely concealed by the time the games get under way and laws will be in place to truss up the public's right to protest or even say boo. Our police, whom we have all seen in action as PC Smellie so aptly demonstrated beating that little woman, will get even more violent towards any one legitimately protesting or simply being there.
The second thing that purely demonstrates how stupid our politicians are is that if you knee jerk and evict trouble makers you will simply end up creating illegal shanty towns being slowly set up because they have to live somewhere don't they? We all want that scenareo do we?
This has arisen because of no hope for many in this country. You can't flood it with so much immigration and then wonder why we have no jobs and our kids have not prospects. Its our kids who are the victims of these policies.
Originally posted by Trolloks
It scares me, if this goes through you will be constantly threatened by the state to comply or loose your house.
Also, its double speak, they have been saying that something needs to be done to make sure this culture, who wanted to riot and loot, does not occur again and we must prevent it.
So, make them homeless? So that they're constantly on the street? This will just increase muggings, stabbings, burglary's, and what not. Not only is this a stamp on our freedom, its also risking the rest of the public. Crime will just sky rocket.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
reply to post by EvanB
Ok explain to me how having homeless criminals will help society.
Originally posted by stumason
These are supposed to be safety nets that have been abused by the underclass of workshy cretins for far too long.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
All sorts of draconian ideas being thrown around in the commons debate, from more cctv, governments right to remove videos from you tube and controlling social media.