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Jordan Blackshaw, 20, and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan, 22, will spend the next four years in jail for their activities surrounding the London riots, "despite both being of previous good character," according to the U.K. Telegraph.
The paper said Blackshaw created a Facebook event called "Smash Down Northwich Town," and Sutcliffe-Keenan set up a page called "Warrington Riots" that invited people to cause chaos on August 10 between 7-10pm.
The Prime Minister defended judges today after two Facebook users who tried to incite rioters to destroy their local towns were jailed for four years.
"I think it's right that we should allow the courts to make decisions about sentencing," said Mr Cameron.
"They decided in that court to send a tough sentence, send a tough message and I think it's very good that courts are able to do that."
"What happened on our streets was absolutely appalling behaviour and to send a very clear message that it's wrong and won't be tolerated is what the criminal justice system should be doing," he said during a visit to Cheshire to promote new enterprise zones.
The punishments were also welcomed by Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary.
Blackshaw, of Northwich, Cheshire, set up an event entitled "Smash Down Northwich Town", and Sutcliffe-Keenan, of Warrington, created the page "Let's Have a Riot in Latchford".
Originally posted by ararisq
Is there a crime that they were accused of violating or is this just a 'message' sort of like putting the head of a horse in someone's bed?
Originally posted by JohhnyBGood
reply to post by Death_Kron
So if I start organising a mob to come and ransack your home then burn it down afterwards - how easily will I get off?
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
Call me a cynic but I think's there's some politics at work here. Racial tensions are high in the UK right now, and coming down hard on two white kids might be a way to show the minorities that the UK government is not prejudiced.