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UK Riots.

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Chrona

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« on: (22:08:39/08-09-11) »
A lot of noise coming from Canterbury High Street tonight but we haven't got it bad yet. I hope any fellow UK Shadowrunners, gamers, their friends and families and generally everyone not dumb enough to riot are safe.


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« Reply #1 on: (22:19:40/08-09-11) »
+1 to Chrona. May all you UK Runners keep your heads down and noses clean for the time being.

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« Reply #2 on: (22:26:45/08-09-11) »
+1 to Chrona. May all you UK Runners keep your heads down and noses clean for the time being.

Thank FastJack!

I never thought I'd like a KE riot squad to be nearby.


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« Reply #3 on: (22:38:38/08-09-11) »
Someone check under the House of Lords for kegs of black powder.
Si vis pacem, para bellum

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« Reply #4 on: (01:02:57/08-10-11) »
If they get too close, grab a boombox, get on the roof and start playing some Bob Marley.
Even the worst rioter can't stay mad while No Woman No Cry is within earshot.


I hope.

So what's starting this riot?
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Chrona

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« Reply #5 on: (02:55:21/08-10-11) »
If they get too close, grab a boombox, get on the roof and start playing some Bob Marley.
Even the worst rioter can't stay mad while No Woman No Cry is within earshot.


I hope.

So what's starting this riot?


I suggest just googling it, I don't want the thread to become an ethical debate

Critias

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« Reply #6 on: (03:06:47/08-10-11) »
The short version (and as neutral as possible) is that someone got shot by police, and other someones are mad about it.  There's more to it than that, but it's the easiest way to say it without too many details and debates popping up (hopefully).

Stay safe, everyone.  A mob's an ugly thing, no matter how noble-minded they might have started out.

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« Reply #7 on: (06:16:25/08-10-11) »
WE seem to have been alright in Leeds, they just sent huge numbers of riot police at them before any gatherings got too big.

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« Reply #8 on: (09:14:50/08-10-11) »
Bite my tongue... I can't resist linking to music here though.  Something lighthearted, and something a little heavy hearted and historic, but both awesome tunes.

http://youtu.be/EHJmPcILfg8

Burning Down the House
Talking Heads
(One of the first ever digital sound recordings and a LEGENDARY concert)

and

http://youtu.be/N-LB94Kwlws
April 29th, 1992
Sublime



Stay safe, stay smart.
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« Reply #9 on: (09:47:48/08-10-11) »
Good friend fo mine works in Brixton, in (funny enough) community relations. Sent my a pic of some folks looting plasmas from a blockbusters. Just happy he and his husband are safe.

and of course being the bad human I am, every news report I see on the riots I hear Frankie boyle's voice going "Well hello HAckney!"

Ok, last thing - heard a riot joke (and it's not tasteless but maybe too soon so forgive):

Girl is is found in the rubble of a Tesco, covered in raspberry alco-pop.
Rescue workers pull her out, ask "Where are you bleeding from?"
"ROMFORD" she says, "Woss tha gotta do wiv you?"
"Which is better and which is worse,I wonder - To understand or to not understand?"
"Understanding is always worse. To not understand is to never carry the burden of responsibility. Understanding is pain. But anything less is unacceptable."

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« Reply #10 on: (12:16:37/08-10-11) »
If they get too close, grab a boombox, get on the roof and start playing some Bob Marley.
Even the worst rioter can't stay mad while No Woman No Cry is within earshot.

I hope.

So what's starting this riot?
Considering how violent "Dreads" can get today, I'm afraid that this won't work as well as you might think...  Old Jamaican friend of mine (As in an Old Jamaican Man) laments it...
Si vis pacem, para bellum

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« Reply #11 on: (13:08:03/08-10-11) »
Looks a bit similar to Paris in 2005 (and for mostly the same reasons).  I hope they don't last as long though.  Those in Paris took more then 2 weeks to calm everything down.
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« Reply #12 on: (13:08:53/08-10-11) »
See what happens when you start issuing policemen firearms?
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« Reply #13 on: (13:20:33/08-10-11) »
They shoot a guy who had an illegal firearm in a public area.
      In all fairness I really can't stand the IPCC, the general police corruption we see, or any of the rest of it. But we need time to get some of the facts of what happened. and armed police units (not your average bobby) are needed if we have illegal firearms in the country.

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