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    Londons Burning

    BBC News - London riots: Looting and violence continues

    Police have condemned a wave of "copycat criminal activity" across London in a second night of looting and disorder following riots in Tottenham.
    More than 100 people have been arrested as officers were attacked, police vehicles damaged and shops looted and damaged in parts of London.
    Disorder spread to Enfield, Walthamstow and Waltham Forest in north London and to Brixton in the south of the city.
    Some 35 officers have been injured over the two nights of rioting.
    Three officers were hurt when a vehicle hit them as they tried to make an arrest in Waltham Forest, east London.
    Clashes broke out in Enfield, north London, on Sunday evening where shop windows were smashed and a police car damaged.
    Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London and Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, described the scenes of the last two nights as "disgusting and shocking" and said the police did a good job.

    He added: "Obviously there are people in this city, sadly, who are intent on violence, who are looking for the opportunity to steal and set fire to buildings and create a sense of mayhem, whether they're anarchists or part of organised gangs or just feral youth frankly, who fancy a new pair of trainers."
    Talking about the impact on the capital's image, one year ahead of the Olympic Games, he said: "It's pretty rotten for London, it does not look good.
    "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
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    Hope you all stay safe.

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    I was at the first Tottenham Riots, back in the 80's and now my son has been at these ones. Nothing like keeping it in the family. Mind you he's fighting fires not fighting hooligans.

    I told him to be careful, and that I'd like a Blu Ray Player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    I was at the first Tottenham Riots, back in the 80's and now my son has been at these ones. Nothing like keeping it in the family. Mind you he's fighting fires not fighting hooligans.

    I told him to be careful, and that I'd like a Blu Ray Player.


    Talk about carrying on the family tradition! Hope your son stays safe.

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    Prayers to all the Officers injured and hope everyone stays safe over there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    I was at the first Tottenham Riots, back in the 80's and now my son has been at these ones. Nothing like keeping it in the family. Mind you he's fighting fires not fighting hooligans.

    I told him to be careful, and that I'd like a Blu Ray Player.



    Prayers for your son and all his compadres in the fire and police services.
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    Deleted as I can't get the video to work.
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    Well i got back from France on Sunday.
    Thought I had effectively retired as I am on leave till my actual finish date.
    It seems the "disaffected youth" (aka thieves and hooligans) have other ideas. just been put on standby for duty in Birmingham tonight!
    Actually having sat with my blood pressure steadily rising at the news and so called commmunity leaders I am itching to get in there!!
    Definitely time to bring out the naughty stick!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    Definitely time to bring out the naughty stick!!
    Tell them I also said behave.
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    Stand down they don't want this old war horse let loose, not required, I was actually looking forward to getting the chance to have a go for all the people like me who see these looters as little more than scum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    Well i got back from France on Sunday.
    Thought I had effectively retired as I am on leave till my actual finish date.
    It seems the "disaffected youth" (aka thieves and hooligans) have other ideas. just been put on standby for duty in Birmingham tonight!
    Actually having sat with my blood pressure steadily rising at the news and so called commmunity leaders I am itching to get in there!!
    Definitely time to bring out the naughty stick!!
    Naughty stick, LOL!

    Coming out of retirement one last time to save the day, huh? Good luck, and stay safe.

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    An article from September 2010 in the Guardian newspaper

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/sep/...k&type=article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    An article from September 2010 in the Guardian newspaper

    m.guardian.co.uk


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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    An article from September 2010 in the Guardian newspaper

    m.guardian.co.uk

    Home secretary, eat your words madam.

    Home secretary or Homely secretary ? An idiot , by any other name....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post


    Well he did, and by jove he is!
    More than that, the Judge will CAUTION YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    More than that, the Judge will CAUTION YOU!
    Oh yes, they don't mess around here. That caution follows a very stern talking to.
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