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What causes riots? That’s not a question you would expect to have a simple answer. But today, Marco Lagi and buddies at the New England Complex Systems Institute in Cambridge, say they’ve found a single factor that seems to trigger riots around the world.
Root Causes For London Riots: Sky's Ed Conway Analyses Social and Economic Reasons For Unrest | BusinessBy Ed Conway, economics editor
Riots often occur in reaction to a perceived grievance or out of dissent. Riots may be the outcome of a sporting event, although many riots have occurred due to poor working or living conditions, government oppression, conflicts between races or religions. Rapid urbanization has led to the rise of urban riots , often inner city. John F.
Location of verified riots, up to 6.00am 9 August 2011 British leftie, Brendan O’Neill , takes an unsympathetic view of the UK rioters in this article, London’s burning: a mob made by the welfare state . He dismisses popular explanations like racism, characterising the rioters as “welfare-state mobs” who are destroying their own communities. Painting these riots as some kind of action replay of historic political streetfights against capitalist bosses or racist cops might allow armchair radicals to get their intellectual rocks off, as they lift their noses from dusty tomes about the Levellers or the Suffragettes and fantasise that a political upheaval of equal worth is now occurring outside their windows.
A man looks into a looted flower shop in west London: While the riots were triggered by the police killing of a 29-year-old black man, many Britons see other causes behind the widespread unrest. REUTERS/Toby Melville hile 16,000 police officers managed to keep London (mostly) calm Tuesday night, the riots and looting that have swept through England's capital since Saturday are now moving north to cities like Manchester.
On April 29, 1992, a jury announced a not-guilty verdict for four white police officers who were videotaped beating Rodney King, a black man, in Los Angeles, CA. Within hours, protests and demonstrations turned violent, and by 8 p.m. that night, full-scale riots had broken out and were spreading throughout Los Angeles. Fires, looting, shootings and beatings raged though the city until May 2, when the presence of the U.S. National Guard, Marines and other federal troops combined with public pleas from politicians, store-owners and even Rodney King himself quelled the violence. In the end, 54 people were killed, and more than 2,300 were injured.
Three days of rioting across London since Saturday have once again raised the question of “why?”.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales. It is independent, making its decisions entirely independently of the police, government and complainants. Read more about what we do . IPCC Welsh website re-launched Our new Welsh website is now live. The site includes the following information in Welsh:
“Veredicto sobre los disturbios: la gente necesita 'participar en la sociedad’” titula The Guardian , tras la publicación de un informe que analiza las tensiones sociales que se manifestaron en agosto de 2011 . Según la Comisión sobre disturbios, comunidades y víctimas , un órgano independiente creado por el Gobierno … varios factores contribuyeron a avivar los disturbios, entre ellos, la falta de oportunidades de la gente joven, una deficiente atención por parte de los padres hacia sus hijos, el fracaso del sistema de justicia para rehabilitar a los delincuentes, el materialismo y la desconfianza hacia la policía.
Laura Johnson outside Inner London crown court, where she was found guilty of burglary during the summer riots. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images A millionaire's daughter was warned she could be jailed after being convicted of driving looters on a late-night crime spree at the height of last summer's riots.
Riots in London and around the country saw widespread looting and buildings set alight. Dozens were left homeless after a night of riots on the streets of Tottenham after a peaceful demonstration on 6 August over the death of a man who was shot by police turned violent. Here is a timeline of what happened, starting with most recent events. 00:22 BST - The Metropolitan Police say 1,103 people have now been arrested in connection with the riots and 654 people have been charged.
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore- And then run?
Hello everyone, You have probably reached this page after reading an article about our study “Social Media Censorship in Times of Political Unrest – A Social Simulation Experiment with the UK Riots” (published in the journal Bulletin of Sociological Methodology , vol. 115, n. 1). This post will provide some background information. Read the study
Trust in politicians – or the lack of it – may have played a significant role in determining whether people were prepared to take part in rioting, according to a new paper co-authored by Dr Sarah Birch from the Department of Government at the University of Essex. With Dr Nick Allen from Royal Holloway, University of London, she analysed existing survey data to assess the major reasons given by politicians and others for the rioting – which included socio-economic deprivation and lax personal moral values. They found both factors did play a role in accounting for illegal behaviour. But their most striking finding was that respondents’ views on the trustworthiness of politicians also influenced their attitudes to committing crime. So, the researchers say, politicians have been quick to condemn the rioters should also look to their own morals, and to the personal examples that they set to others, as they search for a potential cause.
Sam Francis is in Loughborough Junction Brixton, where he witnessed 30 youths, faces covered, being chased into the station by two police officers. Police vans and cars were also in pursuit, and block... Sam Francis is in Loughborough Junction Brixton, where he witnessed 30 youths, faces covered, being chased into the station by two police officers. Police vans and cars were also in pursuit, and blocked the youths inside the station. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/08/london-riots-third-night-live 22:36 Mon 8 Aug