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Mari
08-08-2011, 03:48 PM
heard about in on the news...

is everyone ok?

please stay safe :hug2:

chief
08-08-2011, 06:58 PM
we a couple of hors away from london,
so we all ok mari thanks:hug2:.
it is awful though:thumbsdown:

katycoco
08-08-2011, 10:46 PM
We Live about 40mins drive from london, but some of my collagues live in the effective areas.

its not good.

Kate

ukwdwnut
09-08-2011, 12:33 AM
im about 25mins from london by train, and the latest area i heard on the news to be affect is only 20mins by car from here. i think its disgusting what they are doing, its nothing to do with what happened its just sheer criminality now thay are just jumping on the bandwagon to cause trouble and destruction. why are they rioting in birmingham?? has nothing to do with what went on in london on saturday, they are all just mindless yobs and it makes your blood boil :madflames::madflames::madflames:

Isafari
09-08-2011, 02:16 AM
Still in Florida and not seen any TV....will have to go Google this.

Johnie
09-08-2011, 02:34 AM
Still in Florida and not seen any TV....will have to go Google this.

I've been home doing homework and have no idea what's going on either

Dawn
09-08-2011, 06:47 AM
Apparently a man shot at police so they shot him and now the whole world has gone crazy.

It's just pathetic.

Tink
09-08-2011, 07:39 AM
It just seems so very frightening to me. We've had riots in this country, so I am no stranger to the destruction, terror and looting. Somehow though, with it happening in London it seems so very brutal and sinister.

I guess part of that is because of our general concept of the dignity and respect for others with which we view the British.

I hope everyone is safe, and that your police can get things under control quickly. Mob power is absolutely horrifying to me.

ukwdwnut
09-08-2011, 10:43 AM
They are saying now the gun the guy who was shot was carrying could not possibly fire a bullet, so what was lodged in the policemans radio??

Skywatcher
09-08-2011, 02:01 PM
In the middle east they riot for basic human rights.

Here they riot for a free HD ready 42 inch plasma.

Utter scum , there is no political agenda here other than vandalism and petty theft. My brothers mate owns a blakberry and just had a message saying 'riot this friday 9pm Southampton city centre' so its being coordinated by someone.

The problem is we live in an age where our police are utterly toothless, if they raise their voices they will be 'reported to the police complaints dept' and the stupid workshy chav layabouts know this and take full advantage.

I can see vigilante groups taking to the streets before long to try and address the balance and this will lead to gawd knows what.

By no measure am I a violent person but this sends me right over the edge - the people being hurt are honest decent people who work hard to pay their way - last night a cafe was smashed into just so they could get biscuits - then torched

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :madflames::madflames::madflames::madflames:

Wendy
09-08-2011, 02:21 PM
It's ridiculous, and why has it spread to Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol :unsure: just because certain members of the community feel like it I suppose :hopmad:

I feel sorry for the people that are affected, by the mindless looting and vandalism :madflames: 28 families have lost their homes in one area, people have had their businesses burnt to the ground and a 26 year old man was found dead in his car. Fire engines can't attend fires unless the police have made sure it is safe because they are being attacked :(

I wonder if these mindless idiots realise the damage they are causing, not just to the areas affected but to the country as a whole :hopmad:

The England and Netherlands game that was to take place at Wembley tomorrow has been cancelled and local clubs have cancelled games tonight.

Next year the Olympics are here - what must the rest of the world think :sigh:

I haven't been this angry about something for a long time - things need to change and the sooner the better as far as I'm concerned :yes:

chief
09-08-2011, 03:21 PM
i cant believe how out of control it has got. i am worried now it has affected birmingham too:madflames: i am woried for the police officers too:unsure:

ukwdwnut
09-08-2011, 03:24 PM
i think its about time the government got strict with thins kind of thing. when caught send them to army camps and get them to train with the army for 6 months and make them work hard too

i bet they wouldnt be so big if they were stuck on the front line in afghanistan, they would brick it after a night. put the s***s up them like they are to locals and see how they like it

Slowhand
09-08-2011, 04:12 PM
i think its about time the government got strict with thins kind of thing. when caught send them to army camps and get them to train with the army for 6 months and make them work hard too

i bet they wouldnt be so big if they were stuck on the front line in afghanistan, they would brick it after a night. put the s***s up them like they are to locals and see how they like it

Totally agree Mick. :yes:
It just shows how "brave" those idiots are, hiding behind their hoodies!

Mari
09-08-2011, 04:45 PM
:hug2: to you all

I really hope it stops soon

And what is being said here is that these riots are different from the ones in Greece, Chile, etc.. in that, in the other riots, young people were actually fighting for SOMETHING, whereas in this case, they are just looting and destroying...

it is very very sad ... I really hope it get sunder control soon, so no more innocent people lose their businesses and homes

Wendy
09-08-2011, 05:23 PM
I feel sorry the families of the police that are all being called in to deal with these idiots, I hope them and Mairead's hubby stays safe :fingers:

Sam
09-08-2011, 10:28 PM
I'm with Mick, these low life waste of spaces should be given a taste of the military and some discipline.

I was listening to the radio today and there was the usual do-gooders going on about the people who have done this are desperate and unhappy with their lives and are feeling as though nobody cares about them. Get a b....y grip, desperate my bum, if they were so desperate then they would be looting for food not trainers and plasma TVs.

There is no respect for anything or anyone. We bleat on in this country how hard it is, we are living in poverty, you want poverty go to Somalia. They haven't got food to feed their children let alone mobile phones, playstations, tv's in each room, blu ray players, good cars and enough money to go out and smoke dope and cigarettes.

We go on about human rights of these poor kids, go to the arab states for human rights, especially the girls.

It's claimed that this all started because of that lad being shot. As it turns out he didn't fire his gun, but was he or was he not carrying a gun? We know the consequences in this country for carrying a gun, SO DON'T DO IT.

I don't believe the police should be able to go in like a bull in a china shop, lets face that poor man Ian Tomlinson who pushed over by the policeman and died later after the G20 protests never deserved that. But at the same time they have to be able to do something, not have to stand by and watch an innocent man be battered or yobs setting fire to cars.

Now it's starting to happen up here in the North West, first Liverpool now Manchester when is going to stop. Unfortunately with so many arrests made I feel that there will be very few convictions and even if they do what will they get a fine that won't be paid. The best thing to do is to hit them where it hurts, stop their benefit or if they are underage, stop the parent's benefits, that'll make them think twice. Or go to their houses and take items to the value of a percentage of what it is going to cost to clear this up. Better still send them into the military for 2 years. As an ex PTI I would love to get my hands on them.

Sorry rant over, it just makes me so mad. Its the poor innocent people caught up in it I feel sorry for, so many of lost their businesses, homes and valuables and for what?.:madflames::madflames::madflames::madflames: :madflames:

ukwdwnut
09-08-2011, 11:47 PM
totally agree with you sam :yes:

the guy was holding a gun but how are the police to know it couldnt fire, if you brandish a weapon then you take whats coming to you.

the punishments should be severe and show we mean business. forget sending them to holiday camp prisons, send them into the military. get the prisons cleared out of tv's etc anything that makes a prisoners life cushy and make it what it should be a b****y sentence for doing wrong. im sick and tired of this countries judicial system pussy footing around these people, they know darn well they will get off or just a teeny fine and a slap on the wrist.

if i found out my 21 yo michael did anything like this he would be frog marched down to the police station so they can deal with him, as i hope and law abiding parent would do. but i know he wouldnt do anything like this as he was brought up properly with love, discipline and knowing what is right from wrong as was lauren and i can truly say im very proud of them both. not these benefit scrounging morons who cant be a***d do do a stroke, whose kids are out all hours, they dont even know what they are doing or where they are, out of sight out of mind :madflames::madflames::madflames::madflames::madfl ames:

mumof2
15-08-2011, 07:50 PM
I feel sorry the families of the police that are all being called in to deal with these idiots, I hope them and Mairead's hubby stays safe :fingers:


Thank you Wendy, and everyone else who sent their support :hug2:

He spent most of the week up there coming back on Friday, and others went up there for a further 5 nights/6 days so are still there now. Cancelled rest days and annual leave, along with longer shifts are ordered until further notice - so even though this madness appears to have ended the effects still go on.

I have no words to describe the sorrow and anger at what these people have inflicted on others, I have family close by to some of the areas and thank goodness they were safe.

I was sick to the back teeth of all the do-gooders making excuses for this thuggery, trying to analyse why they were acting that way....

There ARE no excuses. None. :madflames:

Kate
16-08-2011, 06:15 AM
Absolutely Mairead, no excuses whatsoever - and im disgusted that they even think theres a reason for their behaviour. Even saying they should be ashamed of themselves is too tame.

Sam
16-08-2011, 08:28 AM
Please let your husband know that the police have got a lot more support than they realise. The papers and mp's seem be blaming the police for not dealing with it better - well everyone I speak to feel the police did the best they could, including those friends and family members caught in the middle of it all. It's comical to think that a bunch of crooks like the mp's can have the cheek to criticise, how would they deal with it?

mumof2
16-08-2011, 09:14 AM
Please let your husband know that the police have got a lot more support than they realise. The papers and mp's seem be blaming the police for not dealing with it better - well everyone I speak to feel the police did the best they could, including those friends and family members caught in the middle of it all. It's comical to think that a bunch of crooks like the mp's can have the cheek to criticise, how would they deal with it?


aww thanks Sam, that's sweet of you :hug2:

I agree, it was comical watching the MP's wandering around trying to look as though they were important. Cameron spouting on and Clegg telling the world how he spent FIFTEEN minutes talking to the victims.....good for you both, that really helped didn't it! :thumbsdown: