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.