“YOU’RE A REGULAR RIOT, ALICE”

12Aug11

THAT’S WHAT JACKIE GLEESON TOLD ALICE BEFORE HE’D SAY “BOOM TO THE MOON”, SHAKING HIS FIST AT HER IN RESPONSE TO HER COMMENT ABOUT JACKIE’S GIRTH.

IS LONDON BURNING? WELL ENGLAND (ALL OVER) HAD REGULAR RIOTS…Fortunately, all the disorderly yobs were British a few nights ago and not Irish; at least all was tranquil in leafy Rathgar, Dublin, where we reside.

British cops are poring over photos and videos attempting to identify and subsequently incarcerate the crims responsible for the rioting and looting in London, Manchester and other hotspots. British youth when hammered get ugly and violent – and that’s not the Irish style. Here its comradeship, friendship, with a little Irish nationalism tossed in. Drink here is a comfort, not an incitor. (Hic).

Of course, many of the looters were out and out criminals, taking advantage of an opportunity, even if they did not create it in the first place. Many were criminals in training – 15 year olds, on some sort of looting training course – like the marines at boot camp.

As most of you know, we do not have a TV, but it’s events like last week that could push me over the edge. (Not saying I would have walked into a smouldering TV shop and stolen one, mind you.) Now we view events on the internet- and so shall we at the next calamity.

Take a look at the crim below…

Twit and Twitter: ‘Looter’ posts photo of himself and his booty online as police say tweets were used to co-ordinate riots

  • Young looters are using BlackBerry handsets to send messages which police can’t trace
  • Police pledge to track down people using the internet to incite violence

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Last updated at 8:21 PM on 8th August 2011

 

Rule number one about pulling off a successful heist is that you don’t tell anyone – and you definitely don’t post a picture of yourself online with all the stolen goods.

Unfortunately, this rule was lost on one hapless opportunist, who posted a picture of himself on Facebook with various items – suggesting that he stole them from vandalised stores during the week’s rioting.

It was one of the more astounding posts that police claim encouraged violence and theft across the capital over the weekend and early this morning.

Police also say sites such as Twitter – as well as BlackBerry handsets – were used to co-ordinate attacks on police and tell potential rioters where to find violence hotspots.

Don't show your Facebook: A brazen Londoner posted a picture of himself with items still in their packaging. Police say such postings encouraged other people to join in the lootingDon’t show your Facebook: A brazen Londoner posted a picture of himself with items still in their packaging. Police say such postings encouraged other people to join in the looting

BlackBerry handsets, owned by more than a third of British teenagers, allow users to send one-to-many messages to their network of contacts, connected by BlackBerry Messenger PIN codes.

Unlike conventional texts or calls, as well as Twitter or Facebook, many BlackBerry messages are untraceable by the authorities.

Hundreds of people on Twitter posted pictures of a burning police car and evidence of looting, with many showing their approval of the violence and vandalism and encouraging others to join in.

Police say that many of the tweets have pictures of the violence in a show of bravado, and have now warned that identified Twitter users could face arrest for inciting violence.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh confirmed officers were looking at the website as part of investigations into widespread looting and rioting.

 

A two-minute film of a police car being trashed by rioters was posted on YouTube to a rap soundtrack. The clip finished with the words: ‘The enemy isn’t your own people, the enemy is the police.’

Looter: Pictures put on Twitter showed some of the rioters using shopping trolleys to carry away stolen items including TVs and mobile phonesLooter: Pictures put on Twitter showed some of the rioters using shopping trolleys to carry away stolen items including TVs and mobile phones

Police are scrutinising tweets and messages on internet forums and could press charges if they consider they amount to incitement to riot.

Metropolitan Police Commander Adrian Hanstock said: ‘There has been some speculation on social media sites and we are actively posting accurate information to correct this.

‘What we would ask for is if anyone has information about those who committed these offences or anyone intending to, then please let us know.’

Police say there was clear evidence of rioters co-ordinating their attacks using the social networking site, stirring up emotions against the police and urging others to join in the violence.

Tweets reported specific locations of clashes with police. One, from a user calling himself ‘English Frank’, seemed to be encouraging rioters to kill police officers.

 

Stirring up emotion: Pictures of burning police cars were put on sites such as Twitter and YouTube, with many comments revelling in the damage caused and carrying anti-authority sentimentsStirring up emotion: Pictures of burning police cars were put on sites such as Twitter and YouTube, with many comments revelling in the damage caused and carrying anti-authority sentiments

The tweet read: ‘Everyone up and roll to Tottenham f*** the 5-0. I hope 1 dead tonight.’

Another Twitter user, ‘Sonny Twag’, tweeted: ‘Want to roll Tottenham to loot. I do want a free TV. Who wudn’t.’

Yet another, ‘DannyWonders’, tweeted: ‘Jewellry Shop In Green Lanes Getting Robbed Right In Front Of My Eyes<looool get involved!’

Shops selling luxury goods were the obvious targets of the looters. Police said the majority of opportunistic thieves were young – aged in their teens and early twenties.

Mobile phone and jewellery shops were damaged and plundered amid the violence, and at least one Twitter image showed a young man wheeling a trolley full of looted goods.

Looting quickly spread in Tottenham, with high-street giants Currys, Argos, Comet and PC World the most popular among thieves.

One jerk posted snaps of his loot on facebook…see below

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023667/London-riots-Looter-posts-photo-booty-Facebook.html#ixzz1UpCg0Dpp

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