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Riots: example of 'Problem Reaction Solution' & IPCC admit 'Public Misled'

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« on: August 13, 2011, 08:58:07 am »

The Independent Police complaints Committee found that they misled the public on the death of Father of Four - Duggan. Notice that this is Scotland's National rag, from Riot-Free Scotland, published the weekend after the riots,  and they only mention London, omitting mention at all of Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester, all major UK cities. Reflects the parochial, provincial and entirely insular mindset of the Scot's Media on this matter.

London Riots: Public misled on death that led to riots.

Published Date: 13 August 2011
Mr Duggan was a passenger in a minicab which was apparently stopped by police near Tottenham Hale Tube station.

A non-police issue handgun, converted from a blank-firing pistol to shoot live rounds, was recovered near the scene.

The bullet lodged in the police radio was a police-issue bullet consistent with being fired from a Metropolitan Police Heckler & Koch MP5, the IPCC said.

An inquest into Mr Duggan's death, which opened at North London Coroner's Court in High Barnet on Tuesday, heard the father of four died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

On a visit to riot-hit Salford yesterday, Mr Cameron tried to calm a row over the police response to the unrest.

Senior police officers, angered by criticism from politicians, stressed it was their decision to change tactics and increase officer numbers that restored calm to the streets.

Mr Cameron said: "Clearly there was a need for more (police] on the street, there was a need to change tactics.

And I think it's right that police took those decisions and changed those tactics, and increased the number of police officers.

"Where I think the government and the police worked well together was through the Cobra emergency planning committee … it helps the police by showing that there was political backing for the changes they wanted to make."

Scotland Yard faced criticism over its initial handing of the rioting.

Mr Cameron told the Commons on Thursday that "far too few" officers were deployed when the trouble first started, and said officers initially treated the violence "too much as a public order issue" rather than as criminality.

Metropolitan Police Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin said yesterday criticism of the policing operation was being made by people "who weren't there", in an apparent dig at senior figures, including the Prime Minister and Home Secretary Theresa May, who were on holiday when the trouble started.

"Former New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said he was in talks with the UK government to become an adviser on calming the violence after an invitation from Mr Cameron.

An example, I believe, of possible confirmation of the new 'Essential Relationship', Cameron Expounds since just before the Riots kicked-off
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— Prov 29:2

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LONDON (AP) — Former New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said Friday that that he was in talks with the British government to become an adviser on calming the violence there.

'Bratton said he received a phone call from Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday asking him whether he would consider becoming a consultant for British police.

"This is a prime minister who has a clear idea of what he wants to do," Bratton told the AP in a phone interview. "He sees this crisis as a way to bring change. The police force there can be a catalyst for that. I'm very optimistic."

Bratton said he thanked Cameron for the opportunity. He also said he would continue speaking with British officials to formalize an agreement.

Bratton has also served as police chief in Los Angeles and Boston and has built a reputation for helping quell gang influence. He is now a private security firm executive.

Meanwhile, Police in London said Friday they have charged almost 600 people with violence, disorder and looting over deadly riots in Britain's capital.

Across the country, more than 1,700 people have been arrested. Courts in London, Birmingham and Manchester stayed open through a second night to deal with alleged offenders.

Hundreds of stores were looted, buildings were set ablaze and several people died amid the mayhem that broke out Saturday in London and spread over four nights across England.

Victims include three men in Birmingham run down by a car as they defended their neighborhood. Police are questioning three suspects on suspicion of murder.

And detectives opened a murder inquiry after a 68-year-old a man found in a London street after confronting rioters died of his injuries late Thursday. A 22-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder.

Police, meanwhile, hit back against claims they were too soft in their initial response to the disorder.

Prime Minister David Cameron said officers had been overwhelmed at first, outmaneuvered by mobile gangs of rioters. He said “far too few police were deployed onto the streets. And the tactics they were using weren't working.”

That changed Tuesday, when 16,000 officers were deployed on London's streets — almost three times the number of the night before. Cameron said the extra officers will remain on patrol through the weekend.

Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, acknowledged that police had faced “an unprecedented situation, unique circumstances” — but said it was police themselves, rather than “political interference,” that got the situation under control.

“The more robust policing tactics you saw were not a function of political interference,” he told the BBC. “They were a function of the numbers being available to allow the chief constables to change their tactics.” '

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"When the righteous become many, the people rejoice; but when anyone wicked bears rule, the people sigh".
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