Category: Where are we as a society?

Let Them Wear Gucci – Tasnim Morrison

By , August 10, 2011 2:02 pm
Tasnim Morrison

Tasnim Morrison

The response of police and politicians alike to the spreading riots have been vacuous and condescending. Theresa May  praised police for risking their lives to protect Londoners and their property, a spokesman for David Cameron, who, from his holiday in Italy had clearly not seen fit to respond personally, said that those responsible, “will be made to face the consequences for their actions.” Nick Clegg described it as “needless, opportunistic theft which had nothing to do with the death of Mark Duggan.” In stark contrast to the politicians, eye witnesses and local residents attempted to make some sense of it all. They saw the events as the almost inevitable response to years of discontent and tension between police and local youths and a lack of dialogue between them and local people, and the fact that they feel that issues within their community have not been given an adequate response by police or government. Very good – but it doesn’t explain the looting spree. Continue reading 'Let Them Wear Gucci – Tasnim Morrison'»

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