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When Fun Turns Evil

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, Demonstration, England, Modern World, News, Parenting, Police, Teen Violence with tags , , , , on 31/08/2016 by floroy1942

Carnaval Notting HillIt seems people cannot go out and have a little fun these days without someone causing trouble. Last weekend was the Notting Hill Carnival to celebrate the Caribbean Culture in Britain, but as usual, somebody started causing trouble. Whenever there is a celebration or peaceful demonstration in Britain there is always someone who thinks it is an excuse to cause mayhem. What is wrong with these people?

Police Deal With An Incident

Police Deal With An Incident

During the Notting Hill celebrations 454 people were arrested on charges that included drug possession, carrying knives, assault, sexual offences and theft. During the Carnival  a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in Wornington Road on Sunday. His injuries were critical but are now non-life threatening. A 14-year-old boy was arrested. Three other males, aged 15 to 20, were also wounded in knife attacks on the opening day of the festival.

Medics were on hand to administer help to those who were injured or unwell from alcohol or drugs. Medical beds were even deployed at roadsides in some locations. Ambulance and first aid crews treated more than 1,000 people, mostly for alcohol-related injuries, 77 of whom needed to be hospitalized.

Arrest Of A Suspect

Arrest Of A Suspect

Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said “A seemingly growing number of people appear intent on hijacking this Carnival and turning it into a Bank Holiday battleground. The Glastonbury music festival had 40 arrests this year. Notting Hill had 10 times that amount. The organisers need to understand that this event cannot carry on regardless. I think many Londoners will wonder whether the significant amount of taxpayers’ money spent policing this event is frankly worth it.”

The carnival, founded in 1966 by West Indian immigrants following the Notting Hill race riots of 1958, frequently has involved clashes with police. Many local businesses have closed during the event since 1977, when police stormed the carnival amid looting of shops. The 2008 festivities ended in a street riot. Last year, police arrested 407 people, a record for an event where knifing’s committed by youth gangs have become a troubling trend.

In my view these same troublemakers are responsible for hi-jacking very many public events and demonstrations. I believe they are out to deliberately cause trouble, and use such gatherings as an excuse ‘to have a go’ at people and the police every time there is a gathering. This sort of thing is a cancer in Britain and it is spreading.

The Press On The G20 Riots

The Press On The G20 Riots

The country has had so many of these incidents over the past ten years, like the G20 riots in June 2010. There is without doubt a minority of youth in Britain who are looking for any excuse to cause trouble because it makes them feel good. Burning cars and buildings, attacking the police, and not forgetting looting shops.

G20 Destruction

G20 Destruction

Part of the problem is that the police always get blamed for ‘heavy handedness’  when they try to stop these attacks. It has been proven that police are provoked and when they hit back they are recorded on video camera’s or phones which is then distributed on the internet. During the G20 riots this happened in several cases, in particular with a teenage girl who deliberately baited a policeman until he smacked her across the face. She continued to bait him and eventually he hit her with his truncheon on the leg. The video went viral and the officer was suspended, all through no fault of his own.

Good Parent?

Good Parent?

Its for sure that things will never change now in Britain and the problem may get steadily worse For it is a fact that many children from poorer families in the U.K. are allowed to do as they please by their parents, because they cannot be bothered to control them and bring them up properly.

I am not saying that Britain is the only place where such things happen, but it does occur there far more than in other countries. You only have to look at the riots that took place during the last European Football Challenge to see how it is spreading.

Football In The Street

Football In The Street

It is very different from when I was a child, when people had respect for each other and children were brought up properly. We have entered an age where ‘anything goes’ and you can do what the hell you like. If you get caught, so what, you will probably only get a warning from the judge not to do it again and you will be free to carry on.

This is not what life is supposed to be about.

Roy.

The Government Finally Catches Up With Public Opinion (Well Sort Of…)

Posted in Al Quada, America, Australia, Britain, David Cameron, Extradition, News, Religion, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 15/11/2014 by floroy1942
David Cameron At The G20

David Cameron At The G20

During his trip to the G20 Summit in Australia David Cameron has finally said what he aims to do about young Muslim men who have gone to fight for the Islamic State (IS). To me this is not before time considering how long we have known about the problem. It is well known that some have been radicalized by I.S. and already returned to Britain, so we must hope the Police and Security Forces can keep track of them.

It has been reported in the press that some have regretted their decision and want to come home to mummy and daddy. These people should be investigated on a case by case basis before being allowed to return. I guess torturing and killing people, particularly innocent civilians, was not what they expected.

John Foley

John Foley

Why any normal Muslim youth would wish to join I.S., considering the sheer brutality of the group as witnessed on news channels across the world is beyond me. It must be said that many experts believe the beheading of John Foley and other westerners were staged, but it still does not excuse the hundreds of others who have been beheaded by I.S., for which there is plenty of photographic evidence. However, it indicates the power wielded by the radical Muslim clerics in our midst who daily preach Jihad in the mosques across our country and the rest of Europe which convinces these young men to join.

While Cameron’s new measures may well help to keep those radicalized young men out of the country, it remains to be seen how effective the new measures will be. Many have already landed back in the U.K. and some have been arrested for plotting terrorism, so I am holding my breath hoping the government can prevent a new wave of atrocities on British soil.

Before They Fled: Jihadists Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana (circled) Hand Out Food To The Needy In Cardiff Last Year.

Before They Fled: Jihadists Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana (circled) Hand Out Food To The Needy In Cardiff Last Year.

It is said the new measures, which include taking away the passport of those wishing to leave or refusing entry to those returning from Syria and Iraq, will be introduced to Parliament next month and could become law by January. Well, lets hope so!

Mr. Cameron also said, “We must confront this extremism in all its forms. We must ban extremist preachers from our countries. We must root out extremism from our schools, universities and prisons.”

Hate preacher Anjem Choudray

Hate preacher Anjem Choudray

In my view however, the main focus of attention should be deportation of the radical clerics that abound in mosques across the country, and refusing entry to those who wish to come here.  After a ten year long battle we finally got rid of Abu Hamsa and Abu Qatada, but there are many more on the streets of the country like Anjem Choudary.

I believe the Police should be infiltrating mosques and recording the hate speeches of those who will radicalize their ‘flock’. With this evidence a Judge can immediately order the offenders deportation and to hell with European Law.

The End Of Anwar al-Awlaki

The End Of Anwar al-Awlaki

International figures like Anwar al-Awlaki among others were actually invited by university officials to speak at seminars in Britain’s universities. He was eventually killed during a drone strike on September 30th 2011. Makes you wonder who’s side they are on. Perhaps if one of them was stabbed to death and almost beheaded by a radical in the street like Lee Rigby, they might discover the harm they are doing.

It is only by taking strong and effective measures that we can stop the spread of radical ideas within Muslim communities who would normally live in peace in our country.

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse

Cameron was correct when he said that radicalism is even creeping into our schools, hence “The Trojan Horse” scandal, which is I believe only the tip of the spear.  I am afraid he and I do disagree on one point, for when he said “We must continue to celebrate Islam as a great world religion of peace,” I think he was wide of the mark. The religion of Islam is in general one of peace, but like all religions it has been twisted by many of its fanatical followers to become a symbol of intolerance, hatred and barbarity across the world, as testified by the actions of groups like al Quada, the Taliban, Boko Haram and the Islamic State among others.

The UN Needs To Take Action With A Multi-National Force

The UN Needs To Take Action With A Multi-National Force

There can be little doubt that the whole world is facing a major crisis with terrorism, and it is the whole world that must come together to remove this menace once and for all time. I have said in previous posts that the U.N. must start taking positive action to stamp out the radicals in Islam instead of ‘condemning’ the actions of people like I.S. and Boko Haram etc. If this means forming an international military force to wipe out these people one country at a time then so be it. If such action had been taken against bin Laden after 9/11 we would not be facing the horrors of today.

Roy.

Whatever your religion, may you live in peace.

Met Police Exonerated in ‘Kettling’ Case

Posted in Britain, Demonstration, England, Justice, Police, Police Complaints, Riot, Teen Violence, UK with tags , , , on 20/01/2012 by floroy1942

Much has been said and written about the Metropolitan Police (Met) tactic of ‘kettling’ protesters when a demonstration turns violent as with the G20 protests in 2009. ‘Kettling’, i.e. the containment or corralling of protesters into a small area during violent demonstration used by the ‘Met’ on several occasions, has proved  to be very effective.

Well Done Lads!

It has however resulted in a storm of protest in itself which resulted in a High Court ruling in April 2011 that stated the police went too far and was labelled “unjustified force”. Thankfully this ruling has now been overturned in an appeal by the Met. It’s good to know there are some level-headed people in the Justice System.

Lord Neuberger

Appeal Judge Lord Neuberger ruled that kettling “was justifiable on the ground that containment was the least drastic way of preventing what the police officer responsible for the decision reasonably apprehended would otherwise be imminent and serious breaches of the peace”, adding: “there was no valid basis for concluding that [Met Chief Superintendent Michael] Johnson’s decision to contain the Climate Camp at 19.00 on 1 April 2009 was unlawful”.

As a law abiding citizen, I fully concur with this ruling, for surely it is better to have violent protesters bottled up in a side road than allow them to run rampage down the High Street causing havoc, as happened during the riots of last year. To me it is basic common sense that you do not want malcontents smashing shop windows, setting fire to cars and terrorizing the population in a huge swathe across the city. Rather that they be contained in a small area where they can do less harm and the damage is restricted to a small area.

When you consider the numbers involved in this sort of behaviour these days the police are usually stretched to the limit when trouble breaks out, last years riots are a prime example of this. The tactic of ‘kettling’ takes some of the pressure off the police, for when the movement of these people is severely restricted less police are required to contain them.

Why the Mask?

In my opinion, we should be grateful to the police for greatly restricting the freedom of these idiots bent on destruction, instead of constantly complaining about them. The police are in the front line against these agitators who want to destroy something because they themselves cannot have it, and they don’t care whose business, car, or home is destroyed in the process. 

I am well aware many people these days would rather cheer on the thugs, providing that is the incident is not taking place in their street! But how attitudes would change if it was their shop that got smashed or their car that went up in flames. Oh how fickle we are!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peaceful Protest?

It is a proven fact that most of the violent types who turn up at demonstrations have no interest in the original protesters agenda, but are there purely to ‘have a little fun’ at everyone else’s expense. To the violent fringe of todays’ youth the opportunity of smashing a few shop-fronts, setting fire to few cars and more importantly, having a go at the police, is like a holiday in the Caribbean. They love it!

Neither we, nor the police, can stop these maggots from oozing out of the woodwork every time there is a legitimate protest somewhere in the country, but we can ensure our police force has the necessary power to crack down hard on them when they do.

In conclusion may I add, that there is nothing wrong with peaceful protest. We have seen many in which a minimum of police presence is required and there is no violence committed by anyone. To those who wish to protest in this lawful manner I say, good luck, and may you be successful.

Roy.

I’m Glad I’m Not a Policeman

Posted in Britain, Demonstration, England, Human Rights, Justice, Police, Police Complaints, Riot, Summit, Teen Violence, Teens, UK with tags , , , on 16/04/2009 by floroy1942

There has been a furor over the tactics used by British Police to deal with protesters at the G20 Summit in London. Cries of ‘Excessive Force! – ‘Police Brutality’ abound. I ask if it is really justified.

Two videos have been seen on the television news. The first showing a man being hit with a truncheon and pushed to the ground. He later died. A second video has recently been released where a Police Sergeant is seen ‘back-handing’ a female protester, and then striking her on the leg with his truncheon. Both incidents are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Complaints Division. The two officers in question have been suspended.

There is in fact a darker side to both these incidents that the media and politicians seem to have conveniently forgotten.

The man who died, was seen earlier on CCTV footage staggering as though drunk, and at one point he deliberately blocked the passage of a Police Response Vehicle and had to be manhandled out of the way by police when he refused to move.

From the footage, shown only once on the News by the way, the man was obviously drunk and in an antagonistic mood, so I have to wonder if the later film was edited to show the police in the worst light. In view of the man’s obvious condition and mood, I wonder how much provocation there was for him being hit. There is incidentally no proof at this time, that his death some forty-five minutes later, can be attributed to his altercation with the police.

As to the video released the other day, It appears clear to me that the young “lady” in question was deliberately harassing the Police Sergeant in an effort to get a reaction out of him. Even after he supposedly back-handed her she came forward again screaming abuse at him, and I think again, to get the desired reaction.

It has been stated that there are an increasing number of video camera’s being used by hard-core protesters to film events as they happen. Personally, I think this is deliberately being done by many, in concert with others who do their best to bait the Police into taking action that can later be described as police brutality.

The amount of abuse and attacks on the police at protests are rarely filmed, and when they are, no-one ever sees them. They are not sensational enough for the media to show or print.

Knowing people as I do, I can imagine the police have to restrain themselves to a degree you or I could not. The stress of the moment can be so high it is difficult not to strike out at some bitch or hooded low life who is constantly swearing at you and calling you all the names under the sun.

The police today, in any country, have a hard enough time as it is without these entrapment tactics by protesters. Too often they are pilloried by the media, and to make it worse, receive condemnation from M.P’s who do not take the trouble to find out the facts before opening their big mouths.

Everyone knows that many of these people are professional protesters who go from one to the other, sometimes without even knowing what they are protesting about. They are rabble-rousers and troublemakers, and are usually the ones that start the violence in the first place because that is how they get their ‘kicks’.

It would benefit these idiots enormously if the police’s hands were tied as a result of the incidents that happened at the G20. When they come under fire for supposed ‘heavy-handed tactics’ and are subsequently told to refrain from any action that could be wrongly interpreted by the media, the ‘protesters’ have free reign to do as they wish, knowing the police can’t touch them. Then of course, there would be complaints because the they didn’t do their job. As a ‘Copper’ you just can’t win!

It is without doubt an amazing coincidence, that within hours of it being announced on the television news that the two constables had been suspended, the Police Complaints Division was inundated with a further 145 complaints of police brutality at the demonstration. I wonder how many were justified!!!

It is sad that the police have to a great extent lost the publics confidence over the years. I am the first to admit that sometimes they do get it wrong, and there are bad ‘coppers’ out there just as in any country, but the majority are doing a job you or I would not even think of doing, and they deserve better treatment from us, the general public.


Here’s hoping you never need a policeman in earnest!


Roy.

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