Wednesday, 10 August 2011

London riots - Heed lessons of a society’s breakdown | Irish Examiner

London riots - Heed lessons of a society’s breakdown Irish Examiner

This week’s rioting has been the worst in Britain since those in Brixton and Toxteth 30 years ago. Following a public inquiry into the Brixton riots of 1981, Lord Scarman concluded that the under-representation of minority communities in the police service was a significant part of the problem. Much progress has undoubtedly been made in that area, but it too early to determine whether it was sufficient.




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