‘Over 170 people were arrested over the two nights of rioting, and fires gutted several stores, buildings, and cars. The disorder spread to other neighbourhoods as well, with shops being looted in the chaos.’- http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/08/london_riots.html
‘Fresh violence flared around the UK last night as police were braced to use plastic bullets for the first time on the British mainland in a belated bid to reclaim the streets.
After three days of humiliating mob rule, senior officers finally acted to halt the feral thugs responsible for the orgy of violence, arson and looting’- The Daily Mail
‘The courts are handing down prison sentences to convicted rioters that are on average 25% longer than normal’- The Guardian
The News on YouTube This is a news report at the beginning of the riots. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUEK0x1tw70– this is a link to Panorama on the August riot- worth watching!
Funny Moments in Riot This man ‘riots’ This man tries to throw an umbrella at the police.
Jamie Stocks: ‘The police were very irresponsible he (Mark Duggan) didn’t even have a gun’
Kristy Flavour: ‘I think some people use the riots as an excuse to line their own pockets, steal and act violently, some probably even though what happened to stir the violence.’
Levi Huntingdon : ‘I was surprised that the economy could sink that low n the current climate to involve those selves in such horrific incidents.’
The Riots hit Facebook Facebook had many groups made about the riots:
'August riots- destroying the area you live in coz your a stupid twat'
'Name and shame the scum involved in the August Riots'
'The Awkward moment when your friend asks what month the August Riots were'
'Proud to not have been part of the August 2011 riots'
'London Riots 2011- cheapest ever August Sales'
The Good, the Bad and the Prison Sentences Did anything bad come from the riots? What kind of prison sentences came from the riots? Did anything good come from the riots? ‘Voluntary scheme will start next year and is aimed at 100,000 children in danger of 'falling through the cracks‘- The Guardian ‘Public order offences are leading to sentences 33% longer than normal and those convicted of assaulting police officers have been jailed for 40% longer than usual.’