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David Cameron, the British prime minister, says curfew measures and restrictions on social media websites will be considered following days of rioting in London and other English towns and cities.
Cameron said authorities were looking at ways of stopping people communicating via social media websites if they were suspected of plotting "criminality and violence".
He said face coverings could also be banned if criminality was suspected and said authorities were considering whether wider powers of curfew for police were necessary. Current levels of policing will remain in place until the weekend, Cameron said.
A possible role for the army in preventing and tackling further rioting was also being discussed.
To look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via social media when "we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality"
Plans to look at whether wider powers of curfew and dispersal orders were needed
New powers for police to order people to remove facemasks where criminality is suspected
Courts could be given tougher sentencing powers
Landlords could be given more power to evict criminals from social housing
Plans to extend the system of gang injunctions across the country and build on anti-gang programmes, similar to those in the US
He said the government would meet the cost of "legitimate" compensation claims and the time limit for applying would increase from 14 to 42 days
A £10m Recovery Scheme to provide additional support to councils in making areas "safe, clean and clear"
A new £20m high street support scheme to help affected businesses get back up and running quickly
Plans for the government to meet the immediate costs of emergency accommodation for families made homeless
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
the young people have realized that they have power, and all it will take is someone being shot or beaten because of a curfew, and they'll be a repeat. next time it will spread farther and cops will be targeted.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by Misoir
No one has a problem with standing up to the thugs, but the talk of increased government security over social networks and even calls for more cctv by one member of the house. These are knee jerk reactions to the problem and risk the civil liberties of the majority of good British citizens.