Friday, August 12, 2011

What is it about the UK?

The response by London police to the riots has been ineffective to the point of idiocy. They failed to respond quickly to the violence, and until recently have come off as pretty weak. Now, it seems, they're cracking down -- on the civilians who dare to stand up to the mob!

From the article:
They were particularly energetic in their confrontation with “vigilantes” in the predominantly white working class North London district of Enfield yesterday where a significant number of men, some of them allegedly members of the infamous fan club of the Millwall soccer team, had gathered to protect the community. Police in riot gear moved in force to disperse the crowd, displaying far more determination than they had shown against the rioters.

So the Brits have disarmed their law-abiding subjects. The cops have a monopoly on the lawful use of force, but have been loathe to use it. And now if their undefended subjects dare to defend themselves against the wogs they're threatening them? WTF??

Oh, and this is great, too: David Frum found this gem:
Senior police officers quickly made clear their anger with ministers. “David Cameron blamed the police for not having a crystal ball and not anticipating the most serious set of circumstances ever seen,” one senior police source said. “The confidence of the police leadership in the government is at an all-time low. Cameron dumps on the police when it suits him, to deflect blame from himself.

Oh, the arrogance. Jesus wept!

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