WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

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WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Sick Bunny » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:36 am

Just in case you thought the Vancouver riot was bad... anybody keeping track of what's going on in merry old England? The police shoot a black crack dealer (or father of four and pillar of the local community, depending on who you ask... I suspect he was all of the above really) during a bungled arrest, and suddenly the whole country is rioting?

Jeez, what are these guys going to do after the 2012 Olympics, when they fail to top the medal table?
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Arachnid » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:04 am

Sick Bunny wrote:Just in case you thought the Vancouver riot was bad... anybody keeping track of what's going on in merry old England? The police shoot a black crack dealer (or father of four and pillar of the local community, depending on who you ask... I suspect he was all of the above really) during a bungled arrest, and suddenly the whole country is rioting?

Jeez, what are these guys going to do after the 2012 Olympics, when they fail to top the medal table?


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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Per » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:51 pm

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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby ukcanuck » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:14 pm

hey im not so homesick now, Vancouver has got no worries about black eyes over the Stanley cup riot compared to whats been going on around here the last three days.

It started over the shooting of the innocent crack dealer, but quickly escalated beyond that. waves of teenager have been ransacking whole neighbourhoods, destroying shops and property at will. The cops were caught with their pants down having only 3000 officers on the streets of a city with 8 million people. while they were busy trying to quell the riot in north london, kids in other parts of the city took advantage and ransacked businesses all over town.

90 percent of it were opportunists looking to cash in, but there is a deeper issue here where kids of racial minorities have zero upward mobility, there are no jobs, school is out of the question and no real future beyond selling weed in the parks. The best they can hope for is to rise up in a gang before they get shot or arrested. There is a sense of anger and disillusionment that they never will be apart of the dream of a better life, and at the same time they are hounded by the police at every turn.

The cops don't have limitations here like in Canada or the US who both have charters of rights The police don't need probable cause to stop and search and use they their power to harass and intimidate, and it always seems to be kids in general and black kids in particular who are the targets of the police.

now the only thing missing is a Stanley cup loss ....
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby rats19 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:19 pm

all very sad to hear UK...I just wonder if it is an underlying resentment towards the police, maybe things will change??
Dont know...just hope it doesnt get any crazier than it already is...good luck mate!! and to the country..

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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Jovorock » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:48 pm

ukcanuck wrote:
It started over the shooting of the innocent crack dealer,..

Since when is a illegal activity a innocent person? Crack dealers kill innocent people who are sick and have a addiction.

I feel bad for this guys family, but calling him a innocent person doesn't fly with me!
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Strangelove » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:58 pm

ukcanuck wrote:innocent crack dealer


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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby ukcanuck » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:07 pm

Jovorock wrote:
ukcanuck wrote:
It started over the shooting of the innocent crack dealer,..

Since when is a illegal activity a innocent person? Crack dealers kill innocent people who are sick and have a addiction.

I feel bad for this guys family, but calling him a innocent person doesn't fly with me!


I said it tongue in cheek, I agree with you a crack dealer hardly deserves any ones sympathy, however, one mans terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. the term has been put on the guy by the media anyway so I am not even sure if he was a crack dealer in the classic sense or what.
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby ukcanuck » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:09 pm

rats19 wrote:all very sad to hear UK...I just wonder if it is an underlying resentment towards the police, maybe things will change??
Dont know...just hope it doesnt get any crazier than it already is...good luck mate!! and to the country..

You are here i Vancouver now?


No I'm still in London :D
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Topper » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:29 am

We saw the same with Maggie's head tax.
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby the Dogsalmon » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:27 pm

[quote="Jovorock"][quote="ukcanuck"]

Crack dealers kill innocent people who are sick and have a addiction.


crack dealers help society by getting rid of the crackheads...they are not sick but pathetic assholes who deserve what they get...
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Sick Bunny » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:13 pm

the Dogsalmon wrote:crack dealers help society by getting rid of the crackheads...they are not sick but pathetic assholes who deserve what they get...

So the cops actually did society a disservice by shooting this guy?

Hmmm, perhaps that's why Tottenham rioted...
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Per » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:51 pm

Damn 'spurs! :scowl:
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:50 pm

the Dogsalmon wrote:crack dealers help society by getting rid of the crackheads...they are not sick but pathetic assholes who deserve what they get...


And people who sell pot keep 7-11's in business.

btw- any charges laid in England yet? I just heard that there hasn't been one single charge laid yet from the Vancouver riot. Appalling if true.
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Re: WTF London? You weren't even in the playoffs!

Postby Sick Bunny » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:33 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:btw- any charges laid in England yet?

Not just charges, it's jail sentences galore. At least they haven't wasted any time bringing the hammer down on those who got caught.
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