Not disagreeing, but the the cops shot a suspected drug dealer and gang member. The family came out and said he was unarmed, but didn't deny the gang or drug mentions.
At the risk of generalising, almost all young blacks in London belong to some outfit or other. The "suspected" drug dealing bothers me a bit: was it an allegation or for real? And it is true that blacks undergo more arbitrary stopping and searching than the rest of the population.
Cops kill a criminal and people riot.
Well, okay ... though even I feel compelled to say that young blacks are deliberately being criminalised by the police.
This is about mob mentality, theft, criminal behavior and pure animalistic behavior. And the police as so weak it is pathetic. These criminals are destroying peoples shops, their livelihood.
I agree. Even if it starts with a legitimate grievance it quickly takes on the new dimensions of robbing, looting and arson with the grievance being used to justify the vandalism and violence. An Israeli friend of mine was pointing out today how relatively peaceful the protests in Israel have been.
Take off the gloves, break out the dogs and put this riot down.
Maybe it will be necessary. But it will change London, maybe the country. Towards a more authoritarian country, with greater powers of surveillance and detention.
In my opinion, multiculturalism and mass immigration have been a dismal failure. Because of violence-prone minorities, the texture of the country has to change.
Apologise for such an equivocal answer but reality can be confusing and messy.