London Riots: Hackney, Croyden, et. al. Part II; The Follow-up

Recently BBC has released their stats on the riots in London, which have come as quite surprising to me, if nothing else, quite revealing.

As of Aug 11, 2011, they are claiming that there has been more nearly 2500 arrests made all across England, 922 alone in London, with only 56 of them being charged so far.

Their stats show that nearly 70% of the people charged are between the ages 15-24. Simply astounding. Such kids getting so aggressive, which possibly explains the poor fellow that lost his life to a police bullet.

But, not all is lost to the mayhem, and like other silly riots, a great effort has been made by what would seem the more sophisticated part of the society to help aid in the rehabilitation. Continue Reading →

Vancouver Riots as Canucks Lose to Bruins

Canucks Stanley Cup Game 7 Loss Riot

On Wednesday, June 15th citizens of Vancouver took to the streets to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Vancouver lost. One would expect sad faces on Canucks faces, and happy ones on Bruins, followed by the shaking of hands of each team, which then was followed by various parades with the cup raised above the victors heads.

No doubt the parades will happen, and the players will congratulate each other, but what some people of Vancouver decided to do was attempt at destroying not only the city streets, but city culture, city security, respect for the city, and their own moral and respect.

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Read the full article at Chronicles of Times.

Images courtesy of Fotographix de Ned.