London’s burning

Mark Duggan was shot and killed by the police on Thursday evening, in Tottenham. An unregistered gun was recovered from the scene. The shooting and his ensuing death is under investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. This is the standard procedure for any officer-involved shooting, at least that is my understanding.

On Saturday evening at some point, the IPCC provided support to some friends and family members of the deceased as they formally identified his body. At 5pm a group of about 300 people turn up at Tottenham police station demanding ‘justice’ for Mr. Duggan and his family. A few hours later, Tottenham burst into flames, and London’s steady descent into lunacy began. Businesses were looted and razed to the ground, families lost their livelihoods and homes, and a police force caught by surprise struggled to respond.

It is Monday evening, and I have just finished speaking to my parents to make sure they are safe. Thank God they are.They live miles away from Tottenham, yet the violence has spread to their area. As well as to Wood Green, Brixton, Oxford Street and Ponders End. Fires are raging unabated. Where will it end?

I am not condoning the actions of the feral maniacal looting hordes that are currently holding sway over most of North London. It is my personal opinion that those found guilty of engaging in and perpetuating this mayhem should be conscripted into the army and sent to regions where they can let loose their thuggish aggression to their hearts’ content, against a commonly recognised army.

I am not blaming the police force, who due to political correctness and the fear of offending ethnic minorities, have effectively been emasculated and reduced to the role of holding the hands of offenders, whilst trying to read their manuals on how to peacefully disperse crowds intent on causing havoc. It is only in the UK that criminals are comfortable enough to steal from shops with uncovered faces in full view of the police and the world’s media. And why not? All they will get is an order for community service or an Asbo. Law-abiding citizens are afforded little or no protection by a drastically reduced force that is slowly being strangled by the amount of bureaucracy involved in processing simple crimes. Their human rights are flagrantly disregarded, it is all about the offenders.

The real losers in all this are the communities where the violence is erupting. Families have been displaced. House prices will fall, businesses would move out, jobs would be lost,  and they would be plunged deeper into the quagmire of economic deprivation they have tried to escape for years.

The truth of the matter is that we are currently reaping the whirlwind of the storm we have sowed. Parents are not allowed to smack their children, as it is a breach of their ‘human rights’. Teachers are not allowed to smack their pupils for the same reason. And when they grow up into hardened offenders who have neither fear nor respect of any authority, we are surprised?

Declare a state of emergency and roll out the troops. Oh, and conscript on the spot. That’ll put an end to this nonsense. I live in hope. Stay safe Londoners, and thanks for stopping by.


About Joxy

When I'm not cooking or thinking about cooking, then I'm writing, or thinking about writing. I love misdirection....nothing is ever what it seems!
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20 Responses to London’s burning

  1. Myne Whitman says:

    We have some family in the area and we have called to make sure they’re safe. You sometimes think this wouldn’t happen in places like London but here we have it. I like your suggestions to deal with the criminals, lol…

  2. It’s so sad that we have crippled our police force with bureaucracy and emasculated them with political correctness. These are the end times. May God have mercy on us all.

  3. Vera Ezimora says:

    Things have gone upside down. Imagine this happening in London of all places *smh*

    Funny how the street light managed to stay on, even while the building was on fire. Strong light.

  4. Lola says:

    Well said joxy!

  5. kitkat says:

    I’m jst getting the ull gist of the london riot now. I hope the rioters come to their senses and stop this madness. People and properties are being lost man!!

    • Joxy says:

      Hey Kitkat, I’m sure they would have by now, if they had any sense in the first place. They’ve spread their madness to other cities now, God help us all. Thanks for stopping by :).

  6. Ginger says:

    Justjoxy, how are you? hope safe where you are. The madness is spreading like an illwind, blowing no good. They should stop it before it gets to the Northeast. We have the have the highest indices for illiteracy and poverty. I dont want to imagine what could go wrong.

    • Joxy says:

      Ginger, I’m good thanks, how far? Water cannons and or rubber bullets would put a stop to all this lunacy. Unfortunately, I don’t see this happening as it would infringe upon the rioters’ ‘human rights’.

  7. Gospel Girl says:

    I echo your sentiments and am with you 200 % on this…. undisciplined kids, parents who cant say boo to a kid, teachers who shiver and shake with fear when the kids come in, police who are scared to be seen to be doing too much and being too tough hence they “coddle” the thugs who in turn seeing nothing is happening to deter them will continue to run rampage and cause havoc.
    My local shopping centre was mashed up….I am livid …. and so upset…its digraceful and they should do whatever is necessary to protect us, I’m even scared to go anywhere at night this whole week.
    Having said that, I also blogged about this…u can see it at

  8. Gospel Girl says:

    I wrote a long comment but it just disappaered… 😦
    But I definitely agree with you 250 % on this …. I am livid, my own local shopping centre was affected and the sheer damage and thuggery is disgraceful.
    Bring on the water cannons and plastic bullets….I think rights of law abiding citizens to live in peace without fear should trump the rights of thugs. #justsaying

    • Joxy says:

      Your comment has reappeared, and your agreement has increased by 50%, lol. Here’s hoping tough sentences are handed out to those found guilty……and thanks for stopping by :).

  9. os says:

    LOL! @ “It is my personal opinion that those found guilty of engaging in and perpetuating this mayhem should be conscripted into the army and sent to regions where they can let loose their thuggish aggression to their hearts’ content, against a commonly recognised army.”

    Well, well, that’s some recommendation.

    • Joxy says:

      Uttered in the heat of the moment…but now everything’s calm again, I still stand by it! Thanks for stopping by :).

  10. Kiru Taye says:

    Joxy, you’ve got a thought provoking piece and I agree with your stance. The society reaps the seeds it’s been sowing for a while. The whole ‘human rights’ move has overtaken common sense in my opinion.

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