England riots: Government mulls social media controls

By Archean ยท 72 replies
Aug 11, 2011
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  1. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    The government's just brought in a US "top cop" to try and stem our gang culture.

    Talk about a pie in the face.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    A US cop? Hell they can't control their own country's gangs, let alone help any one else. :rolleyes:

    Just wanted to share this.
  4. I linked that exact video earlier in this thread. It is very frustrating to watch. It makes me want to go vigilante on their sorry arses. Too bad that kid wasn't packing a weapon instead of a wallet. Maybe he would have gotten to play Duck Hunt with all of those chumps.

    The crime rate in the U.S. is supposed to be one of the worst, if not THE worst, in the world.

    This is what I am saying about the monetary system. Everything is oligarchical when money is your god, and let's face it, money is the most prevalent idol on the face of the globe today. The monetary system is nothing more than a slightly advanced version of the original food chain model nature developed for us millions of years ago.

    We cannot expect decent behavior out of the majority of people when they are being bombarded with data that reveals to them their own financial inadequacy on a daily basis. Those lacking a better moral example are bound to become criminals.
  5. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Oh, sorry about that. I didn't realize it was a link. And I see that Leeky also said something about it, just didn't realize it was the same thing. But hey, now I know that a backback is called a rucksack over in that territory, lol. Learn something new every day :p
  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    The guy who robbed that kid has been arrested and put in front of the courts, so good news there.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    Cool, I hope that justice will be done, not only in this case but also involving all the other looters.
  8. No problem. I was just putting the reference in there for others.

    GOOD. I say we strip him down, hang him upside down by his big toes and balls, and proceed to whip him with long strips of wet bamboo.
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Shooting him would be better. :haha:
  10. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    No, that would do him a favour.

  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    What kind of parties have you been going to? :haha:

    But yeah, he'll most likely be made an example of considering he's now being viewed as a staple of what's wrong with British society.

    Holy smokes, I wouldn't like to live under your rule; The death sentence for stealing? Yikes! :D
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    I would rather feed him to some hungry Loins, swift but painful :p
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    The manner in which he did it was an absolute disgrace. Only a rapist, murderer, or sex offender is worse in my books.

    But yeah, in reality its a harsh punishment... Maybe a proper hiding would be more suitable.
  14. Whilst I fantasize about the methods employed by Di Renjie, logically I maintain the more civic views of one Carl Sagan. I cannot help but want to hurt him after seeing him behave as he did on that video, though I aspire to the contrary.

    If I were in charge of his remuneration he would be thoroughly taught to emulate something or someone much more dignified, nothing more. If he proved incapable he would be segregated from society by whatever means deemed fair, ethical, and practical. I would not punish for the sake of my own satisfaction, if I could provide the will to deny my temptation. The scales of justice are blind and foolish at best. I think practicality is more sane for an attempt at a functional society, no matter how difficult the impulse toward a retributive affair.

    I'll shush now. :blush:
  15. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    I'll settle for a stiff prison sentence (in which he'll probably get a good hiding anyway). After all, this isn't Iraq or Iran.
  16. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I was thinking the same thing... He'll no doubt be the soap boy. :haha:
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    But I heard that there wasn't much room left in the UK prisons?
  18. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Last I heard they were overcrowded beyond capacity and we needed more prisons. So god only knows where all these people are going to go. They'll probably get a slap in the wrist once our media has its teeth into something else and the government are in the clear again.
  19. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    How about sending them to Afghanistan ? I think it is just like sending someone to jail. ;)

    On a more serious note, I would never support letting these people go without any punishment. But you are right, media usually have very short attention span, and once they find something new/more 'tabloidish' they simply forget about older stories.
  20. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I think forced conscription for offenders is a way forward, but I'm no so sure if our military forces would suffer for this. Its hard, dangerous work especially for those deployed to "hot zones", and you need to trust those stood beside you.

    Most our military are there because they want to be there, because they want to fight for our country, and for a bigger cause. You couldn't say that about people doing that as a punishment.

    Losing a loved one because of conflict is bad enough, but to lose a loved one because they were forced to fight for something they wanted no part in would certainly open the doors to even more rioting and anarchy I feel.

    I am however a great believer of second chances, and I do feel that some of these people could, and would benefit from the order and strictness of military service. It would also give them something worth believing in to fight for as well, so its a tough call. You can't change everyone, but I feel some could be transformed into better people given the right guidance.
  21. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    Do you think that Mark Duggan was killed because he was black?

    I was reading this article earlier on, I think the author did raised some valid points.
  22. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    Sadly, it's in all of us. Look at some of the violent thoughts of retribution littered throughout this very thread. Sure, there is a difference between thinking something and acting on it, but violence starts with a simple thought that someone takes too far. We can't sit in judgment of those folks.

    This is the problem with human society as a whole. We will never have enough, and, we will never stop. It's humiliating to be a part of a society that claims to be civilized, yet can act so ugly towards each other.
  23. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Personally, I find the "black" thing absolute rubbish. It always comes up when a black or asian person comes in contact with the police in some way where people feel there was "special circumstances". According to the IPCC (independent police complaints commission), he had a loaded gun...which obviously isn't good if you're standing in front of armed police.

    There are plenty of white examples in the past: Leeky might remember a guy a good few years back in his 50s walking home with a chair leg in a carrier bag under his arm...They shot him, and no one played a racial card there (no riots followed either)
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

  25. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

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