Mini-riots, stabbings and shootings over trainers is nothing new in the USA. As usual, the tradition has now reached these shores.
Maybe if the police had stop-searched more angry-looking youths for knives in central London, this wouldn’t have happened?
Oh but wait, people don’t like it when we stop-search angry-looking youths. It causes riots apparently.
Well, whoever is responsible for turning up the heat over stop-search to the point where police officers feel that it is no longer an option; I hope you are happy now. This also goes for the bench, who have spectacularly failed to deliver any of the so-called ‘tough sentencing’ for knife crime promised to us by the increasingly hapless government.
As the general anarchy and violent criminality which inevitably follows recession and Tory governments, what a fantastic time to cut police numbers, reduce police wages and pensions and hand over responsibility for law and order to former page 3 girls.
You couldn’t make it up.