What Has Thursday Brought Us.

Hi,

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So here we are on the fourth day since the London riots began,

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By Wednesday we were already seeing the first of the arrested rioters being charged and brought to the Magistrates court in London.

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A boy of only eleven was reported to have attended court with his mother.

He was accused of theft from Debenhams.

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Following him into the dock were other people, among whom was a man said to be a teaching assistant, who had admitted his offence and was released on bail.

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Last night the Magistrate’s in cities such as London, Birmingham, and Manchester were working throughout the night to try and deal with the large number of criminals brought before them as a result arrests made due to the rioting.

Those accused have not only been the aimless youths, there have been many people included who would formerly been thought of as respectable, including one 19 year old woman who is said to be the daughter of a millionaire.

She was reported as having been arrested after stealing electrical goods worth thousands of pounds.

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A great many people seem to have been told that they cannot be dealt with by Magistrates Courts, and so will be sent on to hearings at the Crown Courts.

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At present the police are finding out the identities of rioters by using images taken from surveillance cameras and information on Twitter etc.

Many people must be ruing their behaviour as they wait to find out if they will be identified eventually.

It seems that many normally law abiding members of the public were been carried away by the mayhem going on around them and got carried away by the mob instinct, obviously, in the heat of the moment, forgetting everything but the excitement of joining in with the mayhem.

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A new idea has now been mooted.

It is thought that identified looters, who live in council housing, should be evicted.

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I doubt that it could possibly be done given the rules everyone has to play by these days.

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Distressed people, who own their own houses, cannot easily get rid of squatters without a terrible cost in time, legal fees, stress and possible destruction of their property.

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Travellers who build illegal camps, containing many hundreds of people, cannot be easily evicted either because it takes many years, millions of pounds and usually ends up with it being against their ‘human rights’ to move them on.

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In general, people who obey the rules in our present society are getting angry and frustrated to see others doing just as they please and actually getting away with it no matter who it hurts.

This in itself is probably weakening the strength of the ordinary person’s urge to good behaviour in general, and probably helps explain why so many unlikely people are being found to have been involved.

In my opinion it is discipline that keeps a society working together.

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There are rules and everybody keeps to them, even if they do not want to, because there is set punishment if you don’t.

That is what makes a civilised society work.

If people see law breaking down and other members of society getting away with illegal and anti-social acts, then they in turn ask themselves why they should obey the rules if nobody else does.

This eventually destroys acceptable behaviour and leads to total anarchy.

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Anyway, at present, the unrest seems to be under control.

J,

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Others are trying to cope with the injuries that they have received from the mobs.

One man was attacked by rioters in Ealing.

They robbed him of his possessions and left him lying injured on the pavement.

He is now seriously ill in hospital, but unfortunately there is no way to identify him because he had no phone or wallet left in his pockets, which could have helped.

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Another young student of 20, has been left with a broken jaw after an incident in Hackney.

He had been lying bleeding in the street when a gang of young men came up and helped him back to his feet.

Unfortunately they used this as an opportunity to steal his property from him.

 

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