Monday, August 08, 2011

Appetite for Destruction

Ack Rioting, Ack Looting.....

I'm 8000 miles away from the looting and rioting in London and still it pains me to see people destroying the capital and surrounding areas.
And what for ? because a guy was fatally shot by Police. I understand this is not a subject to be taken lightly and i'm not saying what the police did was right, but how can these people think that this will help the family of said young man. 

as i said on twitter this is not the right way to honor a persons memory, no family wants their family members legacy to be "oh yea people started fires and trashed our neighbourhood for him/her"
this is an embarrassment to London, to the Family of Mark Duggan, and the police. 

by rioting and looting you are destroying things that people can't replace, small businesses and families can not afford to replace their belongings. And by destroying bigger chains you are only causing more work for our already overworked and underpaid Police, Nurses, Doctors, Firefighters etc.

what confuses me is how people can do this for one person. Believe me i don't want to be disrespectful but if you can do something for this one person, why cant you do something constructive like protest with this passion about things like police cuts, student tuition hikes, pay rates for nurses and soldiers. If you can burn London to a crisp imagine what you can do peacefully in numbers like this.

As i write this i am hearing reports that my beloved Liverpool is also now burning and Birmingham has also had problems, I implore you to stop what you are doing and think about the devastation you are causing.

i want to also quote some tweets from my timeline today...

RT @GWSFANY2211: @MissKellyO Kelly my aunty on 12 hour shift with police 999 calls. Tired and near crying, plz retweet so world can see police are trying xx

RT @stupidgirl45: Lots and lotof sirens heading up the high road into town. Hope all is okay

RT @stupidgirl45: Reporter on the BBC at Clapham Junction sounding incredibly distressed, apparently there is a fully burning building - that explains sirens

RT @yoursimplegirl: #Streatham Carphone Warehouse looted!

RT @EmmaK67: You're setting fire to the place your great grandparents put their lives on the line to defend. You little shits

RT @DaveGorman: Pretty hard to enjoy Edinburgh knowing what's going on in London.  Scared for those I love.

RT @magicmadge17: please HELP my country has gone MAD  im in fear of my life please MY army help me HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Violence is never the answer! please stop this now