Post Tagged with: "London riots"

August 17, 2011 06:27

Two Facebook users who urged people to join in UK riots online are jailed for FOUR years

The sentences were longer than for similar offences committed ‘in isolation’ because of the need to send a message about the consequences of such ‘outbursts of criminal behaviour’.

August 17, 2011 06:21

Paying the price for dependency – Sowell

What is different today is that there has been — for decades — a steady drumbeat of media and political hype about differences in income, education and other outcomes, blaming these differences on oppression against those with fewer achievements or lesser prosperity.

Moreover, there has been a growing tolerance of lawlessness and a growing intolerance toward the idea that people who are lagging need to take steps to raise themselves up, instead of trying to pull others down. – Washington Examiner

August 10, 2011 06:26

Are England’s Riots A Sign Of Things To Come Here?

[I]t’s no coincidence that these riots are happening as the global economy hangs off the edge of a cliff. Income inequality in England is greater than at any time since the 1920s. And this rioting began in one of the poorest parts of London – Tottenham, where unemployment is devastating. – CNN Cafferty file

August 9, 2011 15:13

London rioters: ‘Showing the rich we do what we want’

Two girls who took part in Monday night’s riots in Croydon have boasted that they were showing police and “the rich” that “we can do what we want”.