This is a very depressing posting...
I just want touch on the recent/ongoing riots in London today. We can all agree that they are nonsensical and without any justification.
Time will tell, but I think that a lot of the rioters are doing it for the thrill and with criminal intentions and sadly, they are using social media to be highly mobile. It saddens me so much as London is an amazing city with so many opportunities for everyone who wants to take them.
Part of the problem us that our justice system is too weak on criminals. A police officer friend says that most people he arrests have dozens of convictions and don't care. A slap on the wrist is all they get.
And the Police are working with one hand tied behind their backs - give them water cannons, tazers and guns if required. Get this sorted and cut out the crap that Theresa May was spouting this morning about consensual Policing.
I hope that they spend a good long time tracking these thugs down and throwing them in jail. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if we see some vigalante action if this is not resolved.
The thing that really scares me is that there are thousands of young men, many who have nothing to demonstrate about, thinking it's appropriate to steal and terrorise people. Is there such a large evil underclass in the UK that is selfish, angry, bitter and without morals?
We will see what happens next...