Posts tagged: Riots

Damned Lies

Don’t you just love statistics. The latest figures for Manchester show that the riots and looting earlier this summer actually lead to a reduction in crime. Let me explain.

In the past, if a burglar was caught having broken into ten houses, it was recorded as a single incident — one criminal = one crime. Read more ›››

No S**t Sherlock

I’m not sure how much this ‘advice’ is costing us, but here’s a definite contender for the ‘Specialist Subject: The Bleedin’ Obvious’ award for 2011. From the opening paragraph of this Telegraph report:

Bill Bratton, the former New York police chief, said many young people, especially gang members, had been “emboldened” by over-cautious policing tactics and lenient sentencing policies.’ Read more ›››

Riotous Assembly

Cape Argus Cartoon

I was browsing the Cape Argus website to read their take on the Dewani extradition order when I came across the cartoon on the left. It’s a stark reminder of how the rest of the world views the recent anarchy in the light of the Olympics.

But more to the point, it’s the first time that I’ve really seen that the silly logo is made up of the number 2012, rather than a silhouette of Lisa Simpson doing something unmentionable. Read more ›››

Riotous Clichés

I don’t think David Cameron’s holiday in Tuscany has done his political clichés much good, commenting today on the rioters:

If you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face the punishment.” Read more ›››