London rioter: “We’re just showing the rich people that we can do what we want”

posted at 4:45 pm on August 9, 2011 by Allahpundit

Two clips to usher in night four of Droogfest 2011. The common thread is that in both cases you’re watching rampaging cretins behave in a quasi-civilized manner. In the first, two giggly girls chat calmly with the BBC about the “mad fun” they’re having; in the second, rioters handle a wounded boy gingerly … before proceeding to rob him. Maybe we can let the lot of them off easy with a modified version of the Ludovico technique.

If you missed it in Headlines this morning, read Brendan O’Neill’s essay on the riots as a byproduct of welfare-state decay. At the Corner, Iain Murray elaborates:

Another left-wing friend of mine in the UK has another interesting theory — that the particular targeting of electronics and clothes shops represents an explosion of consumerism. Stay with me, because I think he has a point and I’d like to explain why. Much of the British underclass has had easy access to credit over the past decade or so — and why not, when they are on a secure income stream of state benefits — and they have spent this for the most part on TVs, video games, and “chav” fashion. That easy credit — which I should emphasize was encouraged by the loose monetary policy of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair — has now dried up, so they are looking to take for free what they previously got for nominal sums. There is more evidence for that conclusion in this BBC recording of two girls saying that the riots were about taking what they wanted, for free…

I think what we are seeing in Britain is a conflation of two liberal dreams — that of the 1960s, in which parenting and tradition went out the window, and that of the 2000s, in which self-help was replaced by easy credit, benefits, and an all-mighty “health and safety” bureaucracy — together with the unfinished nature of the Thatcher revolution. Mrs. T enabled economic Thatcherism but was unable to finish the project of what I termed social Thatcherism, whereby a free society recognized the importance of what once were called manners.

The result is a feral underclass without any understanding of tradition from right or left.

O’Neill ends by laying into British cops for their paralysis, a ubiquitous critique in stories about the riots after three days of window-smashing. There are a lot of reasons for that. The police have in fact held back, only now considering water cannons and plastic bullets after millions in damage. The prime minister and the mayor of London were both on vacation when the riots began and Scotland Yard’s leadership recently resigned over the phone-hacking scandal, so for several days there’s been no one in charge. The Home Secretary, who was also on vacation, is prone to saying moronic things like, “The way we police in Britain is not through use of water cannon, the way we police in Britain is through consent of communities,” even as young degenerates ransack local communities without their consent. And of course it’s comforting in a moment of chaos to focus on the failings of the police, who are, unlike the rioters (oops, I mean “protesters”), accountable to the public. Build a better force and in theory you ensure this can’t happen again. In theory:

Business owners accused police of adopting a softly-softly approach which left their shops and businesses vulnerable to attack by baying mobs.

While police were criticised in some quarters for being far too slow to get to riot scenes, officers were accused by shopkeepers in Hackney of standing just yards away from looters as windows were smashed and armfuls of goods were scooped up…

Firearms units trained to use the rubber bullets are braced in case they are needed. It would be the first time ever the baton rounds have been used in British disturbances.

Mr Kavanagh said Scotland Yard was ‘not going to throw 180 years of policing with the community away’ as the prospect of using the ammunition for the first time at a British disturbance was raised.

Imagine how bad things could get if they did that. There might be riots.

There are many ways to measure the awfulness of what’s happening but chew on these two while you watch. According to residents in Birmingham, looters are literally stealing the clothes off of people’s backs, stopping them and forcing them to strip. The Daily Mail has a too-bad-to-check photo via Twitter. Beyond that, in the Middle East and elsewhere, there’s gloating going on both by authoritarian governments, who are mocking the Brits for not liquidating all of their troublemakers on the spot, and by the victims of those authoritarian governments, who are mocking the rioters for turning their “protests” into a pretext to steal DVD players. All of which is to say, this is a complete fiasco by any yardstick.

Onto the videos. I’ve included a third (audio) clip below as a little bonus; yes, that is indeed Hulk Hogan’s voice you’re hearing. Click the image to watch.

Hulk Hugan on UK Riots (mp3)

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Wow, Obama’s class warfare is reverberating across the pond.

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM

“We’re just showing the rich people that we can do what we want,” -Ernesto.

Akzed on August 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM

What these thugs need is a dose of what our second amendment provides for. Too bad for Britons that they gave up that right.

Vashta.Nerada on August 9, 2011 at 4:48 PM

For a country that has castles, they need to adopt the castle defense.

Seriously, this sounds like it’s not going to end soon. When do the jihadist start rioting too?

Oil Can on August 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM

And pay attention to the astronomical rise in “wilding” and “flash mob crimes” here in the USA.

Drudge follows the incidents but you can also keep up with them here. These aren’t pillow fights.

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Firearms units trained to use the rubber bullets are braced in case they are needed

Problem number one. There are “firearms units” they have to call in to possibly, maybe, if the time comes, fire rubber bullets. Days after rioting begins.

According to residents in Birmingham, looters are literally stealing the clothes off of people’s backs, stopping them and forcing them to strip.

Problem number two. Try forcing some random person on the streets of, say, Texas or Georgia to strip naked. Forcible felony met with less-than-pleasant response.

amerpundit on August 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Rich people: “We are just showing the poor people we can do what we want.”

Bill C on August 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

This sort of reminds me of what happened last week at the Wisconsin State Fair. It could be coming here, sooner than you think.

idesign on August 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I’ve got normally lefty friends of mine in the UK flipping out about this whole situation.

To say they’re unhappy at the police response and the government making it illegal to own pepper spray, let alone firearms, would be an understatement.

teke184 on August 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Shoot To Kill.

singlemalt 18 on August 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Since they’ve “outlawed” guns in Britain, the common folk have no way to protect themselves from these bastards.

And only NOW are the police talking about using rubber bullets.

They should have been using jacketed hollow points 3 days ago!

GarandFan on August 9, 2011 at 4:52 PM

After the riots are long over, what will happen?

Small, medium and large businesses will be (rightfully) very wary to reopen, reinvest…or just invest period…in the riot zones. The lawful citizens who live there will then be punished afterward with fewer shopping options and reduced choices altogether as the areas sink into a slow, downward spiral of poverty. Of course, capitalism, corporate jet owners, racism, bigotry, greed, etc. will be held to blame.

As usual, Modern Liberalism punishes the law-abiding poor and less fortunate.

visions on August 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

True story. A friend of mine’s son and father almost went to the Wisconsin state fair on beat whitey night. This friend voted for Obama. They won’t be voting for him in 2012.

Bill C on August 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

This sort of reminds me of what happened last week at the Wisconsin State Fair. It could be coming here, sooner than you think.

idesign on August 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Hence, why I’m going shopping tonight.

I’ve got firearms already, but nothing that gets the gut response from a perp like racking a shell in a shotgun as of now.

teke184 on August 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

This is why bats are selling like crazy on AmazonUK. You rioters are gonna feel some Louisville Slugger action soon.

bloghooligan on August 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

lefty utopian paradise meets the jungle

windansea on August 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

now considering water cannons and plastic bullets after millions in damage.

I bet they’d find teargas and lead bullets much more effective at dispersing these thugs.

AZCoyote on August 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Rich people…

You should see the TV clips from the UK of simple hard working shop owners in tears from the destruction of their businesses, as well as the pain of all of their employees.

These goons should be packed into military transports and air-dropped into North Korea.

Shy Guy on August 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Rich people: “We are just showing the poor people we can do what we want.” – Bill C on August 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Rich people? Good grief these are just shop owners trying to make a living, the honest way. What the heck are they being taught in Great Britain these days?

SC.Charlie on August 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Yes, HULKSTER, this IS what they want for their lives. Anarchy.

Tony737 on August 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

We’re just showing the rich people that we can do what we want

When the rich do what they want, and flee the country forever – who will you rob then?

Rebar on August 9, 2011 at 4:56 PM

“We’re just showing the rich people that we can do what we want”

Good résumé enhancer.

Electrongod on August 9, 2011 at 4:56 PM

leftism is a cancer

rob verdi on August 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

The wolves are attacking the sheep. Not a sheepdog in sight.

Opposite Day on August 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

hmmmm.

This is Englands Rodney King. That is all I see.

upinak on August 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Hey, the cop murdered someone and this is the price you pay. We deserve to riot and burn. Get over it.

….Ernesto

Knucklehead on August 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

scary times…via drudge, its here already with those flash mobs…

cripe…

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Napoleon knew how to deal with such things… “Give them a whiff of grapeshot”

Worked, too.

ajacksonian on August 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Wha ever! I do wha I want!

Fallon on August 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Rich people? Good grief these are just shop owners trying to make a living, the honest way. What the heck are they being taught in Great Britain these days?

SC.Charlie on August 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

What’s being taught here by Obama.

Electrongod on August 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

teke184 on August 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

I have a leftist friend in London who is just plain scared. I’ve spared her a harangue about the endgame of the welfare state – for now. Maybe she’ll figure it out.

Also it looks like some soccer fans and other locals are asserting themselves in some neighborhoods. Could be some football hooligan vs. yoot confrontations.

And plastic bullets have apparently been authorized.

forest on August 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

OT: is steve e or madison con around re: the WI recall vote? any word on how the voting has gone thus far?

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

As usual, we are trying to answer “Why” did they beat up
people, rob and loot, turn over cars, ruin other people’s businesses, terrorize citizens and burn cars and buildings.

I, for one, do not particularly care about all the various
answers. They did all this because they do not have a sense of right or wrong and did not fear any
consequences would be coming their way.

Shoot them with real bullets for all I care. Put them in
prison for 10 years. Then they and others that aspire to
“have a little fun” will think twice.

Amjean on August 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

How long are “conservatives” like Allahpundit going to go along with this charade? How can you write a post about this and not bring up race? Are you honestly that naive or does talking about blacks upset your sensitivities?

lowandslow on August 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Remember when lefties said that violence never solved anything?

crosspatch on August 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Be prepared.

Key West Reader on August 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

scary times…via drudge, its here already with those flash mobs…

cripe…

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Been here since late 2008. Check the linkd I posted upstream. There is horrible, horrid black on white crime going on in this country and the media, in most cases, are silent.
Imagine if it were white on black crime.

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

What the heck are they being taught in Great Britain these days?

SC.Charlie on August 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Thing is, they aren’t being taught ….. they are being indoctrinated.

Hmmmmm, Hmmmmm, Hmmmmmm.

Jerome Horwitz on August 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Wherein Brits learn the value of the firearms they no longer have.

FloatingRock on August 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

How long are “conservatives” like Allahpundit going to go along with this charade? How can you write a post about this and not bring up race? Are you honestly that naive or does talking about blacks upset your sensitivities?

lowandslow on August 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

They all look sorta white, black, brown to me.

Now, if you want to talk about the flash mobs in the USA, well then? You have a point.

Key West Reader on August 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM

True story. A friend of mine’s son and father almost went to the Wisconsin state fair on beat whitey night. This friend voted for Obama. They won’t be voting for him in 2012.

Bill C on August 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I live a few miles from the fair. The mob attack has really woken up a lot of people. Thank god we now have concealed carry.

idesign on August 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM

“Give a man a fish and he will riot for more free fish.” – Treacher

catmman on August 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

good linky….holy macaronies….

pure evil

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Perhaps some of these folks should see a muzzle-flash mob?

catmman on August 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

V is for Vendetta…..

portlandon on August 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

They all look sorta white, black, brown to me.

Now, if you want to talk about the flash mobs in the USA, well then? You have a point.

Key West Reader on August 9, 2011 at 5:03

And you would be wrong. This started out as black violence do to the Duggan shooting from black communities. And while it’s spreading into others it’s still primarily blacks in these mobs.

lowandslow on August 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Been following for months. People have to wake up to what might happen here in our cities. 50% unemployment in the black community and Obama getting whipped in ’12 might be the spark that causes urban unrest.

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Maybe this will lead the British people to reassess their firearms prohibition.

FloatingRock on August 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Crazy. Absolutely crazy.

Terrye on August 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM

When people are told their entire lives that “the rich” don’t deserve the money they have and that it’s only “fair” to tax that money away from them and give it to “the poor,” and, in fact that that pretty much defines “justice” then what do you expect?

We are raising entire segments of our population whose morality has been shaped by politicians & community organizers spewing this kind of nonsense.

If your neighbor has no right to his own posessions and it’s only just that you get to take them from him then why is it wrong to rob him to accomplish that justice?

29Victor on August 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Saw a post an hour ago from my Facebook buddy Mac, who lives in Texas but is on tour in England this summer with the band he used to be in. He reports there are a lot more cops out tonight.

Del Dolemonte on August 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM

V is for Vendetta…..

portlandon on August 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Remember, remember, the 5th of November.

BTW, the 11/5/2012 is on the day before Election Day.

teke184 on August 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

“That was a real kick and good for laughs and lashings of the old ultraviolence.”

Alex

connertown on August 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Caution: La Raza might be getting motivated.

Rovin on August 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

OT: is steve e or madison con around re: the WI recall vote? any word on how the voting has gone thus far?

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

A post in another HA thread said Egg was watching the polls, so keep an eye out for him to post after they close.

Might be worth checking out Althouse’s blog as well.

Del Dolemonte on August 9, 2011 at 5:12 PM

I blame inflammatory class warfare rhetoric.

forest on August 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM

29Victor on August 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Oh to be poor……and uneducated/ill-informed:

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Rich Man, Poor Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkebmhTQN-4&sns=em

Rovin on August 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Next up, looting tax.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

“Duh, Time flies so fast when you’re havin’ a good time.”

Actually the Brits do deserve a good deal of mocking. A left wing, socialistic government and their version of Obamacare and the virtual disarming of law-abiding citizens brought them to this. There is a deep sickness out there and Doctors Glock, Colt and Smith & Wesson should be made available to provide the cure.

MaiDee on August 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

London rioter: “We’re just showing the rich people that we can do what we want”

UltimateBob (a practitioner of his 2nd amendment rights) to rioters:

Let me show you what happens if you dare to try that sh!t on me.”

UltimateBob on August 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

OT: is steve e or madison con around re: the WI recall vote? any word on how the voting has gone thus far?

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

My question too cmsinaz……

Now back on topic. I heard this little twit in England saying this on the Michael Berry show this afternoon (950 AM in Houston). WTH is wrong with these skreweled kids (hat tip, Rush)? They are listening to the moron Odumba$$ and his policies. As Rush/Michael Berry said, Odumba$$ is trying to get everyone to hate everyone else, i.e., the rich/jet owners/bankers/whiteys/business owners/teaparty/need I go on? He’s playing the “hate everyone but us” game and these fools are drinking the koolaid…..God help us.
Firearm-check
Ammo-check

sicoit on August 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

That strutting bastard in the second video needs a hard lesson between his eyes, preferably with a fist wrapped tightly around a roll of quarters.

If you think this can’t happen here, it already is, to a certain extent. The recent incidents in Milwaukee and Philly, among others, should tell us to be prepared to protect ourselves, our families, neighbors, friends, and our property — with force as needed.

Allah is right; the remark about policing with a community’s assent is completely asinine when the community about which you are speaking is approaching anarchy with alarming alacrity.

hillbillyjim on August 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Now now, I’d be modern and civil about it all here. I’d just ‘wing’ them in the forehead.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

This is what happens when the government runs out of other peoples money.

Gird, boys and girls, gird.

BobMbx on August 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Remember when lefties said that violence never solved anything?

crosspatch on August 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Honestly, no I don’t.

They have always believed in using force to get what they want.

UltimateBob on August 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Business owners accused police of adopting a softly-softly approach which left their shops and businesses vulnerable to attack by baying mobs.

Yea…liberals are constantly claiming how wonderful Britain is due to the fact that they don’t allow the overall public to own guns….
………because you know…the police will protect you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14456050

…..seeing the police running backwards is not my idea of “feeling protected”…..

Thank God for the Second Amendment.

Baxter Greene on August 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Let’s see now. Private citizens are not allowed to own weapons for self-defense in Great Britain. So law-abiding citizens are reduced to depending on the State to protect life and property. But the State also doesn’t carry weapons, and is furthermore reluctant or slow to use other law enforcement measures to protect life and property. And this is supposed to be a good thing?!

Law abiding citizens reduced to sheep. They can’t defend themselves. They can’t defend their property. And if they do, they are the ones hauled in on charges.

Until and unless the rioters protestors are shown that the personal cost is far greater than whatever benefit they might derive, they will not be stopped. My brothers and I could be terrors in the back seat until we realized that our father meant it when he said, “If you boys don’t straighten up right now I’m going to turn this car around and straighten you up myself when we get home.” When he turned around and did what he said he’d do, it dried up our taste for terror in the back seat of the car. Law abiding citizens in Great Britain need to stop being sheep and dry up the rioters’ taste for terror.

Harrell on August 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

My only recommendation would be lethal, and overwhelming force.

After that, the neighborhood(s) these thugs come from will be banned from receiving government handouts for at least a century.

darwin on August 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Now now, I’d be modern and civil about it all here. I’d just ‘wing’ them in the forehead.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Home-made mercury rounds. All you gotta do is nick’em, then it won’t be long. An eternity for them, though.

BobMbx on August 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

These looters are the direct result of state sanctioned abuse of parenting.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

This is the fruit of leftist entitlement and multicultural policies.

darwin on August 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

hillbillyjim on August 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

assent consent

close enough

hillbillyjim on August 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

“We’re just showing the rich people that we can do what we want”

And now the rich people will show youse how they deal with yawl…

Sadly, this is what we can expect in Soetoro’s America – well done Barry…

karra on August 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

People have to wake up to what might happen here in our cities. 50% unemployment in the black community and Obama getting whipped in ’12 might be the spark that causes urban unrest.

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

You can put it in the bank that as the election draws closer the Left will drop hints all over the place that American will implode with racism if Obama is defeated.

rrpjr on August 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

When you and the state has chosen that you can live irresponsibly its just no problem to decide if you can’t have anything (even if by your own choice) then no one else should be allowed to either.

Aren’t socialist states supposed to be utopias?

Childish is what you’re supposed to be, isn’t it?

Speakup on August 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Isn’t in wonderful how ernesto and other lefty scum have indoctrinated these “yutes” that all of their problems are caused by shadowy, impossible to reach “rich people”? That way, when they can’t hurt those nebulous “rich people,” they just riot and assault ordinary shopkeepers.

Awesome. Just awesome.

Good Solid B-Plus on August 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

This is why bats are selling like crazy on AmazonUK. You rioters are gonna feel some Louisville Slugger action soon.

bloghooligan on August 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Babe Ruth swung a 47 ounce Hickory Bat. It’s heavy but if you have the strength Hickory is the way to go.

For aluminum you want to find one stamped “

This is why bats are selling like crazy on AmazonUK. You rioters are gonna feel some Louisville Slugger action soon.

bloghooligan on August 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Babe Ruth swung a 47 ounce Hickory Bat. It’s heavy but if you have the strength Hickory is the way to go.

For aluminum you want to find one stamped “

This is why bats are selling like crazy on AmazonUK. You rioters are gonna feel some Louisville Slugger action soon.

bloghooligan on August 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Babe Ruth swung a 47 ounce Hickory Bat. It’s heavy but if you have the strength Hickory is the way to go. If you are going to swing a bat get one that will last & won’t crack on the first use like Ash can.

For aluminum you want to find one stamped “WS137″ alloy. It’s a stronger bat & will stand up to repeated use.

Also consider a “fungo” bat – it’s light but strong & designed for repeated use but won’t make you tired.

batterup on August 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Aren’t socialist states supposed to be utopias?

Speakup on August 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

They are! The rich folks we just stole this wine from will bring in more wine for us to steal. It is our gawd given right to steal it and their gawd mandated task to supply it.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Whoa don’t know how that stutter happened, sorry.

batterup on August 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Caution: La Raza might be getting motivated.

Rovin on August 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Armed by Eric Holder (TM)

Key West Reader on August 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

2216: LBC radio are reporting around 2000 people moving from Eltham to Lewisham to “reclaim the streets”. Developing – updates to @gazthejourno and @thewestlondoner on Twitter please.

This is what happens when the ‘authorities’ under-react.

forest on August 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

I’ll bet Jugeared Jesus has raised his opinion of the UK just a notch since the time he returned the Churchill bust.

Just a silly notion that I can get past.

hillbillyjim on August 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

The Home Secretary, who was also on vacation, is prone to saying moronic things like, “The way we police in Britain is not through use of water cannon, the way we police in Britain is through consent of communities,” even as young degenerates ransack local communities without their consent. And of course it’s comforting in a moment of chaos to focus on the failings of the police, who are, unlike the rioters (oops, I mean “protesters”), accountable to the public.

To paraphrase our illustrious President, this is what happens when police bring billy clubs to a gun fight.

Firearms units trained to use the rubber bullets are braced in case they are needed. It would be the first time ever the baton rounds have been used in British disturbances.

Firearms units…are braced IN CASE they are needed? Aren’t they ALREADY needed? Shouldn’t this be a wakeup call that British police should ALL carry guns, as American police do, so that police are not weaker than the criminals?

It would be reasonable to believe that the “community” of looted shopkeepers would “consent” to arming the police to protect their shops, instead of relying on Lloyd’s of London to rebuild them…

Steve Z on August 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Armed by Eric Holder (TM)

Key West Reader on August 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

And disarmed by American’s without cops.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 5:25 PM

2216: LBC radio are reporting around 2000 people moving from Eltham to Lewisham to “reclaim the streets”. Developing – updates to @gazthejourno and @thewestlondoner on Twitter please.
This is what happens when the ‘authorities’ under-react.

forest on August 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

They want Sharia law.

Key West Reader on August 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Lloyd’s of London to rebuild them…

Steve Z on August 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

At thrice the monthly premium! Da rich people deserve it!

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Imagine if it were white on black crime.

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

We don’t have to imagine it. We know what the media coverage would look like. Remember the Duke lacrosse case, where a black stripper (falsely) accused a bunch of white college guys of gang-raping her? There was non-stop media coverage for weeks, along with organized protest marches and death threats against the falsely-accused guys. The MSM instantly assumed the guilt of the white guys and called for swift and severe punishment. Even after it became clear that the guys were innocent and the accuser was a mentally-deranged whackjob, the MSM continued to invite idiot “analysts” like Wendy Murphy to come on t.v. and slander the white guys.

AZCoyote on August 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

good point…

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Del Dolemonte on August 9, 2011 at 5:12 PM

thanks DD

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Firearm-check
Ammo-check

sicoit on August 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

ditto

cmsinaz on August 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM

The Home Secretary, who was also on vacation, is prone to saying moronic things like, “The way we police in Britain is not through use of water cannon, the way we police in Britain is through consent of communities,”

To paraphrase our illustrious President, this is what happens when British cops bring billy clubs to a gun fight.

One might believe that the “community” of looted shopkeepers would “consent” to the use of force to protect their shops, instead of waiting for Lloyd’s of London to rebuild them.

Shouldn’t this be a wake-up call that ALL British police officers should carry guns, as American police do?

Steve Z on August 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Muslims and blacks in a society where being white condemns you. Defenseless and in fact well aware that they will be arrested and punished if they try, while the looters will get nothing if caught.

pat on August 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Oh yes, and did y’all see where IfreakinRAN “asked” England not to subdue the “protesters” (BS)? okie dokie then…..

sicoit on August 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

V is for Vendetta…..

portlandon on August 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Have you learned nothing?!

Shy Guy on August 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

I have a feeling this is going to happen here after Obama loses re-election… and I also have a feeling that the One won’t condemn it.

El_Terrible on August 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

rrpjr on August 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Absolutely correct. All Along Obama was planning on playing on white “guilty conscience” to re-elect him. Now he has a second barrel armed and ready-extortion and blackmail.” You saw what happened in England.If you don’t re-elect me, my people will kill you.” Hey, that sounds sooooo Chicago!!!~!

MaiDee on August 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Just try it over here. We’ll just show the rioters that gun owners can do what they want.

MadisonConservative on August 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM

I blame the Queen…

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Seven Percent Solution on August 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Shouldn’t this be a wake-up call that ALL British police officers should carry guns, as American police do?

Steve Z on August 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Yes, and it should be a loud wake-up call to the liberal idiots that allow their police to be sued and held liable for damages over the drop of a hat.

Hell, they (the ‘bobbies’) are reasonable to be afraid to do anything out of fear some moronic judge will give their life’s work to some degenerate in an alleged court of law.

hillbillyjim on August 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM

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