London Riots: 215 Arrests


Tottenham and Brixton Riots are ragin

• 27 people have been charged so far. Of those:
• 17 charged with burglary (non-dwelling)
• 5 charged with violent disorder
• 3 charged with theft
• 1 for going equipped
• 1 for proceeds of crime act offences
• 2 cautioned
• 23 bailed
• 136 people are still in custody at this time

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There is a special tragic awfulness to riots that erupt from people consumed with anger for injustices unacknowledged and grievances unheard. Such violent outbreaks are almost always met with a blunted, heavy handed justice that far outlasts the riot and quite often births more injustice.