Brixton violence and looting (7th Aug 2011)

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by dozi, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Four children, yes.
     
  2. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    The general feeling is that a gang of armed people tried to rob the car (there were several instances of this in Croydon, including an elderly woman who was dragged from her car) and then a car chase ensued (two cars containing a total of 9 men chasing the car Trevor was in) ending in Trevor being shot dead. I've only got these details third-hand though.
     
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  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Quite possibly. Did you see that video of the person dragged off their scooter? Was on the news today. First time I'd seen it
     
  4. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I didn't, the radio reports are bad enough. I find stuff like that really distressing.
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Not nice at all. Not like he was scooter-jacked (if that's a word) in a little quiet side road, it was in full view of loads of people :mad:
     
  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    If u go on there website u can choose a colour and size. A friend of mine has got one ( the Cameron one) and they are well made. All for a good cause.:D
     
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  7. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    I might send some to my family in Ireland
     
  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  9. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    One of them who was jailed was clearly pissed when he did it as he deleted it next morning. What next bring back hanging for rioters?

    One T shirt Sabcat dont do is the Clapham yummy mummy favourite "Looters are scum".
     
  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I have an a friend who was born in Stockwell but moved further South later on. A lot of people come and go from Croydon and Brixton/ Stockwell as they still have family here.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/13/uk-riots-two-arrested-suspicion-murder
     
  11. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    To put Sabcats humourous T shirts in context here is a Naomi Klein piece. Argentina had mass looting of supermarkets after the Government imposed austerity package on ordinary people around 2001.

    Argentina's mass looting was called el saqueo – the sacking. That was politically significant because it was the very same word used to describe what that country's elites had done by selling off the country's national assets in flagrantly corrupt privatisation deals, hiding their money offshore, then passing on the bill to the people with a brutal austerity package. Argentines understood that the saqueo of the shopping centres would not have happened without the bigger saqueo of the country, and that the real gangsters were the ones in charge. But England is not Latin America, and its riots are not political, or so we keep hearing. They are just about lawless kids taking advantage of a situation to take what isn't theirs. And British society, Cameron tells us, abhors that kind of behaviour.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/17/looing-with-lights-off
     
  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I got another one of Brixton furniture shop on the corner of Gresham Road/Coldharbour Lane burning down in 1985 (in the Guardian 19/8/11)
    The article can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/3no5hbg
     

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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The guy who ran the hardware shop behind the furniture shop wrote to me a while back and described their experiences on the day and said they were lucky to emerge more or less unscathed.
     

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