Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time to stop making excuses for thugs

Looters try to kick in the window of a jewellery shop in Birmingham on Monday night
Looters try to kick in the window of a jewellery shop in Birmingham on Monday night

I have been astonished at the ignorance displayed by some people interviewed in the aftermath of the London riots.

They argue that these teenagers are socially excluded, affected by government cuts, bored and frustrated, and with few prospects.

This argument has no credibility: these youngsters wear Nike trainers, Adidas hoodies and communicate with one another on their BlackBerry devices and iPhones. We should all condemn this type of criminality rather than making lame excuses for these thugs.

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