The August 2011 riots in London are instigated by an odd coalition of rich spoiled liberal brats, immigrant Muslims from north Africa instigated by Jihadists and leftist “social-justice” aka “give me all you’ve got” radicals. Unfortunately, a number of media reports refer to rioters merely as “Blacks.” Talk about painting a group with an undeserved offensive racist broad brush! Yes. We must defend the easily offended Muslims, even if at the expense of slandering other racial/ethnic groups. It is not so much that these uncivilize Muslim immigrants and leftist radicals give Blacks a bad name, it is the lazy, sloppy politically naive media reporting doing the dirty work.
The solution to the rioting, if London and British leadership were not AWOL: Deport Muslim immigrants. Problem 50% solved. The other 50% of the problem can then be solved more easily by demanding kahunas of the police departments. Right now they actually fear entering the domains of the greatest offenders. Many neighborhoods are off limits to law enforcement. Bad idea.
Yes, some “civil rights” may be violated. But hey, those who don’t respect the civil rights of the majority don’t deserve civil rights for their minority. My personal civil rights should be removed the moment they conflict with the civil rights of my family, neighborhood, or city. The same standards should be applied to the misused civil rights of street gangs, ethnic groups, and religious supremacists. If these violent protestors want justice so bad, social or otherwise, give them justice. In other words, enforce the damn law everywhere.
We need more common sense and less pandering to lawlessness applied to these situations.
Update - August 9:
Government gloves come off – water cannon and plastic bullets, oh my!