Just a quick point. It seemed as if the riots first began because of the death of Mark Duggan who was shot by Police. This may be true, but since then, it has turned into a bunch of animals causing havoc. This has nothing to do with police brutality or government cuts but it is all to do with the lack of morality in our society.
98% of the youth probably haven’t encountered direct brutality from the police, nor have they been unfairly treated, yet they see the police as an evil entity. Do they not know that the police go out everyday and protect society? What would happen to the country if the police stopped working for a few days? Of course some police do abuse their powers, but that shouldn’t reflect on the whole police force.
These youth are frustrated. Some say because of a lack of jobs, deprivation and government cuts. That’s not true. The youth are frustrated because they have no sense of purpose in life.
All these thugs will soon be caught, the majority of it all is on camera. The worst thing, though, is that these idiots burning down businesses, shops and houses mean that innocent people are losing their livelihoods. If a Father or Mother loses his or her job, their only source of income, how are they suppose to feed their family?
The youth aren’t thinking about all of this. To be honest, this is the cause of the whole situation. Nobody is thinking. But we’re not trained to use our minds in this society, we’re trained to use our ego. And that is the root cause of all the problems.