So its the Polices's fault for the riots then!!

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  1. Rioters blame police for unrest


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    Disturbances in Tottenham, north London, followed the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan in August

    Deep-seated anger and frustration towards the police was a significant factor behind the August riots, a study into the causes of the unrest has found.

    Analysts who studied 270 interviews with people who took part in the disturbances said distrust and antipathy towards officers was a key driving force behind why thousands took to the streets.

    A complex mix of other political, social and economic grievances also contributed to the unprecedented trouble, according to the research conducted by the London School of Economics (LSE) and The Guardian.

    Out of those questioned, 85% said policing was an "important" or "very important" factor in why the riots happened. It was second only to poverty, which saw 86% of rioters class it as one of the main causes of the four consecutive nights of unrest during the summer.

    LSE appointed experts analysed 1.3 million words from first-person accounts of rioters who took part in the disturbances, as part of the project called Reading The Riots. A database of more than 2.5 million riot-related tweets was also used as part of the unique research.

    It just about sums it up, the riotus arrseholes have to blame others for their problems, the ***** should have been shot on site!!

    According to the data, 80% of rioters said government policy was an "important" or "very important" cause of the riots, with unemployment scoring 79%, the shooting of Mark Duggan scoring 75% and social media - which is believed to have helped facilitate the spread of the trouble across the UK's cities - scoring 74%.

    Other major factors included media coverage, greed, inequality, boredom, criminality, moral decline and racial tensions, the study found Poor parenting and gangs were also said to be an important cause of the trouble, which led to the deaths of five people and saw more than 4,000 arrested.

    Analysts said the view that the police were "the biggest gang out there" was a reoccurring theme among rioters. Complaints against officers included claims of incivility during everyday interactions and the carrying out of unnecessary stop and searches. Only 7% said they thought police did a good job in their area.

    Some rioters also alleged they had been beaten up inside police vans and "stitched up" over crimes they did not commit. Two-thirds of those interviewed said they had been cautioned by police or convicted of an offence in the past.

    The riots broke out in Tottenham, north London, on August 6, following the fatal shooting by police of Mr Duggan, 29. It then spread to other parts of the capital and other English cities including Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester and Salford.
  2. 'Criminal Chavscum hate the Police' shocker.
  3. Well they would blame the police wouldn't they? They're hardly going to admit, even to themselves, that they're just a band of thieving toerags. Though I had to smile at how the excuses seemed to have been drawn fron the pages of the Guardian Book of Liberal Handwringing.
  4. Of the 800 odd who were prosecuted, 40% odd were black or half-cast and 13% were non citizens. Can't argue with the facts but not sure what one can conclude from them.
    It happened so there must be a failure in our society that needs to be addressed.
  5. What a load of ******* bollocks from a bunch of *****. The people in Tahir Square and in Benghazi were angry and distrustful towards the police, so they either protested peacefully and/or attacked the police. They didn't go around stealing widescreen ******* televisions.

    And it's not about poverty either, if they really were wanting of the basics of life then they'd have been stealing chickens, bedding, baby food and light bulbs, not ******* X-Boxes.
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  6. Of course it was the fault of the police,the bankers didn't do it,the government didn't do it,the rioting scumbags didn't do it,Arrsers didn't do it,so by the process of elimination it can only be the Police as always.After all it is a Police State we live in.The Police are responsible for everything including the bad weather I am having at the moment.Someone needs to get a grip and place the blame firmly where it belongs,,,with the thieving workshy scumbags who terrorized our cities in August.At one time rioters and looters were shot,transported or given long sentences of Preventive Detention...

    And headlines like this do not help........

    UK Riots: Hatred Of Police Drove Thousands To Violence, Guardian/LSE Report Claims
  7. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Here we see young citizens protesting against police oppression. That'll teach the nasty police, eh?


    And here they take direct action against an undercover police officer disguised as a Malaysian student by breaking his jaw and then mugging him.

    Yep. It was all the fault of the police and the young citizens should get an apology and compensation.
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  8. I do think that rioters should be shot on site, at least they gas badgers because they are classed as vermin!!
  9. criminal scum don't like being arrested by the police I'm shocked.

    mind you usually the pondlife by the time they end up in court have forgotten why they were nicked and just think their being picked on.
  10. Batton guns and flame throwers. 5 minutes notice to get the **** out of dodge and then a full truncheon charge. Plenty of warning and the chance to do one, may be i'm being a bit soft.
    No, **** it just shot on site.

    'Its the polices fault' thieving chavie scum bags in blame avoidance shocker.
  11. They have been told from an early age that they are entitled to 'self esteem' and it is the one lesson that seems to take root. Indeed they esteem themselves so highly that nobody else, property owners, passers-by, anyone, gets a look-in. Policemen are about the only people left who say 'no' to them when they want something.

    The riots were a taste of what happens when they realise that they have the upper hand over the police, and it's a taste we will experience more and more in the coming years. I hope the police meet the next outbreak with a very robust ROE, including the use of baton rounds as a second resort rather than a last.
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  12. According to one Halfwit I work with its all Maggie Thatchers fault and Camerons.
    You would never know he was a former Miner.
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  13. Of Course Bliar & Broon managed this country fantasticaly....FFS
  14. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Quote - "Other factors identified by the study include: media coverage, greed, inequality, boredom, criminality, moral decline and racial tensions".

    Sorry? You trashed Foot Locker and PC World and nicked all the swag you could carry as a protest against criminality and moral decline? Riiight. Will you be ******* for virginity next?
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  15. The Police did play a part, but not the one they're saying. They held back. Or more accurately, weren't sent in hard and early enough to nip it in the bud, which is why it escalated. This was not the fault of the Police on the ground, but the ones at the top. Inspector Gadget said that they were standing around watching it get worse, whilst waiting for the word to go.
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