Tuesday, 9 August 2011

London Town is on FIRE

As you are all probably aware, this city, amongst others has been victim to rioting and violence since last Thursday.

Mark Duggan was killed on Thursday by police officers. This was what sparked all the trouble. For those who don't know, UK police officers don't carry guns as standard. There is a specially trained force, called CO19 who are called out as at where needed. They don't ride in cards randomly looking for people to shoot. They have to be requested to arrive to a scene where they believe someone is carrying a gun.

Mark was stopped in a cab on the way somewhere by the CO19 officers. A scuffle started and he was fatally shot.

Now I don't know the ins and outs of what happened, what he did and why he was killed but there must have been a reason why he was stopped by CO19. What started out as a PEACEFUL protest on Sunday by his family and friends which has escalated disgustingly.

Absolutely NOTHING good comes out of  having a gun. I don't care why you have it, the fact that you own a weapon that is capable of causing such devastation is enough reason to be questioned and shot if resisting arrest or attempting to shoot at the police..

People are stealing, rioting, stabbing, all in the name of this man who most likely was carrying a gun.

I walked down my road today, through the high street and almost burst into tears at what I saw. There are a lot of small businesses completely gutted. Some have been burned. I spoke to one of the owners who said insurance wouldn't pay out because this is an act of terrorism. She said she didn't know where she was going to start from.

If the youth have a problem with the police, why attack innocent people? Why take their livelihood and their homes away?  Please take a moment out of your day to pray for those people that have to suffer as a result of the death of this man. Its so sad to think that in less than a year, the eyes of the world will be on us. The eyes on the world are on us now, just for all the wrong reasons. 

xxPretty Lashesxx


  1. TERRORISM KE? this is Riot, burglary, Arson, & vandalism. 9/11 was terrorism there is a huge difference, so the insurance people should go and sit down and pay the poor people ojare.
    That is why i am always happy whenever people defraud insurance companies, all they do is take your money and wont pay when you need it.

  2. wow its so sad.
    I just pray that God will help them.

  3. I'll never understand riot mentality. You're upset about something gov't/police/etc are doing so in retaliation you terrorize citizens, flip cars over, set fires, and loot? What the hell kind of justification does one have for such behavior?

    I feel bad for those innocent people who are having their property and their livelihood destroyed. And also the fam of that Duggan dude because majority of these rioters are just taking advantage of the chaos

  4. I saw the news too. its really sad. especially for those who have to suffer the loss of their daily bread.

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  5. Hahaha,I just love insurance folks finding excuses from liability claims!

  6. awww my heart goes out to london and those that have been victims of the riot in any way at all. it's really sad :(

  7. There is just no logic to what is going on. I feel there is an agenda though and I wait to hear the conclusions and drastic measures that would be taken...

  8. Lashes,
    When you mix anger + laziness + apathy
    This is what you get
    Too many people feel the world owes them a living
    and Too many people feel they dont owe people anything

  9. That's how riots are,everybody suffers!

  10. No one has any problem with anyone- people just saw an opportunity to steal on a massive scale and they took it. It's so sad isn't it?

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  11. knowing london couldn't handle this makes me fear fear for Nigeria n all d rioting

  12. I believe the riots are over by now.. but my heart goes out to those who lost lives and property. I pray they shall be restored..

  13. Insurance companies and all their lies...how was that one terrorism. When did burglary and arson become terrorism.

    May the good Lord console those who lost anyone or anything to the riot.


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