Tag Archives: Riots

On the route from London to Rio


The news reports from Brazil in the last few days have reflected something of a transition, to my ears at least. The voices that our media have captured as they attempt to explain the  unrest on the Streets have distilled down … Continue reading

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Three months later…….


Three months after the London disturbances, another gang came to have fun in London last night intending to create some headlines. They consumed large quantities of alcohol and appear to have had a good time. These were not the rioters of August many … Continue reading

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How to avoid offence


In the context of a Summer of disturbances in some of our major cities we in Sussex are grateful that the copy cat actions did not reach our County boundaries. Some early indications of trouble were picked up in Crawley and … Continue reading

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How blind is our Justice System?


Our courts have been kept busy this Summer handing out a range of punishments to those who have broken our laws in many places. It is vital for the well-being of society that we have confidence that crimes are dealt with appropriately. Sentencing … Continue reading

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We need Policing not Politics


The coalition Government came to power with a long list of ideas and proposals that were intended to change the way in which services are delivered in local communities. Many of these were inspired by good intentions but few appear to have been thought through adequately. One … Continue reading

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Benefits a safety net, not a reward for being good


At the time of posting over 219,000 people in the UK have signed an e-petition requesting that the Government withdraws benefits from any of the rioters who have been convicted for offences committed in London in recent weeks. The threshold for the Government to consider … Continue reading

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Can we let the public Decide?


A great deal of attention is apparently being paid to the views and feelings of the British public in the court sentences being meted out to those involved in this months riots. During Tuesday evenings Newsnight on BBC2, two MPs spoke to justify taking public opinion into account and … Continue reading

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The last 10 days have been a difficult time for many of us in a number of ways. Not everyone has the certainty of a regular holiday, so sympathy for Boris and Dave who under some duress (particularly on the part of the … Continue reading

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