The Brits Make An Example Out of Looters

They are NOT fucking around.

The Guardian:

In Manchester a mother of two, Ursula Nevin, was jailed for five months for receiving a pair of shorts given to her after they had been looted from a city centre store. In Brixton, south London, a 23-year-old student was jailed for six months for stealing £3.50 worth of water bottles from a supermarket.

The Crown Prosecution Service also issued guidance to prosecutors on Monday, effectively calling for juveniles found guilty of riot-related crimes to be named and shamed. Those dealt with in youth courts are normally not identified. The youngest suspects bought before the courts last week in connection with the riots were an 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.

That is not a joke.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old is charged with killing a guy:

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of an Ealing pensioner who was attacked as he tried to stamp out a fire during the London riots. Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, died in hospital just before midnight on Thursday after he was attacked in Spring Bridge Road in Ealing, west London, during last Monday's unrest.

The teenager has also been charged with violent disorder and four separate burglaries of commercial premises, and his mother has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Again, they are not playing around.

How about this interview with West Indian writer and broadcaster Darcus Howe on BBC? He gets completely destroyed by the woman asking him questions when he dares to suggest the "youths" were pushed to react this way based on government behavior.

Remember how it started.

Or there's always James Madison to the Virginia Convention to ratify the Constitution June 6, 1788:

Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations; but, on a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power, by the majority trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions, which, in republics, have, more frequently than any other cause, produced despotism. If we go over the whole history of ancient and modern republics, we shall find their destruction to have generally resulted from those causes.

Is this making sense to all of you yet?

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