Monday, August 08, 2011

Absolutely Appalling...

You see, I was supposed to tell you all about the excitement of my experience at Amsterdam Pride, but I have to delay that for another time, instead I wanna express my ANGER on what those thugs did (and still happening) around London tonight! Seriously, this is getting totally out of control (as I'm watching BBC live), and I just can't understand why people can get so stupid!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Those thugs" you refer too are angry because the police shot dead a father of four. SHOT DEAD. I say more power to "those thugs". If it's OK to have police abuse unbridled power to KILL inocent citizens, those same citizens have a right to use whatever means neccessary to be a check on this abuse. Even if it means that it all must burn. There lives depend on it.

Paul Manke said...

Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups!

PR8 said...

No, I totally DISAGREE with the FIRST comment. The riot, looting and stealing outside Tottenham (not to mention cities outside London e.g. Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester) has absolutely NOTHING to do with the guy who shot dead by the police, they are justCOPYCAT, taking "advantage" to cause unnecessary trouble! This is a completley POINTLESS ACT! No matter how angry they are, they have NO RIGHT to break into shops or burn places down to the ground!

PR8 said...

THUGS ARE THUGS! End of story...

Anonymous said...

I would just write this in reference to the comments from PR8,
your comments make no reference to the injustices at the hands of the police. You make no mention of the RIGHTS of the man who was shot and his RIGHT to live. Yes there are alot of copycat actions going on but there is a base for why this whole thing started and you make no mention of that. Your lack of comment about it is almost a dismissal of it. As long as that is the case, actions like whats going on now will continue. Thugs are thugs that true, buy they have the same rights to life as gays and anyone else.

glen0330 said...

But what good does it do to burn buildings in your own home town? That's only destroying your own home. These guys/gals would be irate if someone burned/destroyed their own homes and businesses. They also know "en masse" they have a good chance to get away with it. Would they do it as an individual? Hell no. They want to show off to their peers. Police need to adopt a "shoot first, ask later" attitude.

PR8 said...

RIGHTS? Okay, let's talk about RIGHTS. So if my sister is shot dead by a policeman accidentally, does that give me the RIGHT to rob your flat and burn it down?

To me, the whole riot thing has absolutely nothing to do with human right. These are just a bunch of selfish greedy immoral opportunists who 'uses' Duggan's death to cause trouble (looting and vandalising) aross the country. Do they really concern about the death of Mark Duggan? I seriously doubt so.

On top of that, the family of the Mark Duggan, who was shot by police on Thursday said they did not condone the rioting in Tottenham on Saturday night.

"Please don't make this about my brother's life, he was a good man," his brother Shaun Hall said.

PR8 said...

Also, not having money is not a reason to riot and loot. Get a bloody job!

Anonymous said...

Only a few months ago I was watching a reality TV show (the shame!) following policemen and women from other countries working with our police to learn from, "one of the most respected forces in the world" (that is a direct quote). The officers were shocked by what the British police would let people get away with on the grounds that locking them up wouldn't help the situation. After one, albeit very serious, incident, the police are being portrayed by some as routinely depriving people of their rights. Serious mistakes were made and unlike some countries we have an independent authority to investigate. We are so lucky to have the country we have, even with all its faults; so it hurts to see it like this. Sorry to go on too long! Love the blog.

Anonymous said...

Well I for one support the thugs and the street violence. I agree with the comments from the first anonymous above. Your right that it's not about Duggan, it's in fact bigger than him. He's gone. But for the rest of us that are here, if we can be killed by a unbridled police,then violence is our only choice.

PR8 said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS! How can anyone possibly support/tolerant thugs and street violence? I'm simply speechless.

Also, the shooting case is still being investigated and I'm 100% sure the police didn't 'murder' Duggan mindlessly like those teenagers destroying their communities AND their own future.

Ace said...

These riots have nothing to do with the killing of that guy by the police, something I'm sure the first poster would realise if he wasn't blind to the situation as it currently stands.

How is looting shops for trainers or £1,000's worth of electrical equipment bringing attention to the shooting or fighting for their rights? The answer is it's not, if anything it detracts from the original issue and is a simple show of human greed at its worst.

Also, an innocent man was shot and has died during the riots, is this the justice that was deserved?

It's a sad time to be a human being really, if this is what has become of a gift of 'intelligence'. I'm just thankful that things haven't escalated in my town of Southampton. (Although there are rumours of a massive riot being organised via BBM for friday :/)

Sorry to go on so much, but I just can't believe that people can condone this.

To end on a more positive note, I love your blog and stay safe!

PR8 said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH ACE! You are an absolutely ace!

welshy22 said...

pr8 and ace are absolutely spot on! i am ashamed of being british write now!

Anonymous said...

The destructive looters are just that. No matter what the reason things happen every day to all of us bad. That is no way to settle things for anyone all of us did that the whole world would be chaos . The term IF is pretty vague in the posts . My father always told me when I was small and would say what if.. What if the Moon was purple?
My hopes go to the suffering innocent people

Bryan Choong said...

I am reading this and watching this from the other end of the world.

First, in any society, you have your rights to voice your outrage towards injustice. However, if in the process of doing that, you caused damage and destroy others' property and livelihood, then you have no moral grounds. You are stealing someone's rights to live a peaceful life. These are the same people who live in the same community you live in, you buy your groceries or books from and the same people who suffer the same pain you claimed the authority inflicted on you. Burning down someone's shop or car that has nothing to do with the problem makes you a criminal.

Second, I do not live in UK but it does appear that this is not an social issue that just happen overnight. It is a long term structural issue. It might be useful for law enforcers to step back and get the local people who resolve the issues at a community level. Let people work out the ways to heal the community.

Westernstock said...

These are people that are forgetting the basic humanitarian and christian principle: Do not do what is good for yourself, but rather what is good for the other. Or, do as you would be done by. If we put the other first, in true respect, this would not happen, no matter what mistakes others might have made. An injustice does not validate one another, never mind any number of others.

Anonymous said...

London & England need our prayers and whatever outreach we can muster to help heal this terrible mess. It's time to get beyond reactions and bad feelings and start doing spiritual and material things that are positive and constructive. "tis better to light just one little candle than to sit and curse the darkness..."

luv 2 all

pav