April 4, 2012
The Met has a culture of racism. It is not to be tolerated, now that it has been proven to exist by a 21 year old turning on the recording function of his mobile phone.
This is the primary cause of disenfranchisement that led to the London Riots. There has been a lot of talk about the various causes but it was a police shooting of an unarmed black youth in Tottenham that started the protest which erupted into opportunistic rioting and looting in ensuing days, as the police were caught flat footed. They were unable to contain the violence that they were the primary cause of – extraordinary incompetence.
Justice is a balance. It is not achieved by force.