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Journalists Won’t Mention Most UK Rioters Are Black

By Jerry A. Kane

Mark Duggan, the man whose shooting death by police is said to have triggered the current rioting in the United Kingdom, was black, as have been most of the rioters. The Tottenham riots stemmed from community leaders protesting his death.

“What’s so depressing about tonight’s outbreak of public disorder is that it indicates that little or no progress has been made when it comes to relations between the police and the local African-Caribbean population, particularly the local youths.

Tonight’s disturbances … were triggered by the death of a 29-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Operation Trident officers on Thursday night. Protests by community leaders were followed by outbreaks of disorder …”

Duggan was shot by police in a shootout. He was a passenger in minicab from which shots were fired. Evidence shows that somebody in the minicab shot at police, and police returned fire killing Duggan. Either he was a tragic victim of circumstance caught up in a crossfire, or he shot at the police and received his just deserts.

But either way, the police did not shoot him down in cold blood. So why then did community leaders stage the angry protest that subsequently led to the Tottenham riots?

Problems cannot be addressed unless people are willing to tell the truth. As with so many other things in this country, we stick our heads in the sand and refuse to speak out about it.”—Katharine Birbalsingh

A lawless people will always use righteous indignation as an excuse for committing criminal acts and horrible atrocities.

“And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew 24:11,12

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see These riots were about race. Why ignore the fact? and The disturbances in Tottenham tonight are profoundly depressing.

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