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#UK Riots

# uk-riots - Monday 18 June, 2012

Column: The Young and the Angry need to take themselves to task
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Young and the Angry need to take themselves to task

Jun 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 110 Views 110 Comments

Lisa McInerney is a fan of The Secret Millionaire reality TV show – but it has alerted her to a section of disillusioned First World youth who won’t take any blame for their actions.

# uk-riots - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Rioter gets 11.5 year jail term for starting riots fire
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# London Riots

Rioter gets 11.5 year jail term for starting riots fire

Apr 11th 2012, 9:39 PM 3,855 Views 18 Comments

Gordon Thompson, 34, stole a laptop from the House of Reeves department store before setting fire to a sofa.

# uk-riots - Friday 2 March, 2012

Two men convicted of 'Good Samaritan' robbery
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# London Riots

Two men convicted of 'Good Samaritan' robbery

Mar 2nd 2012, 3:10 PM 3,581 Views 8 Comments

A Malaysian student was robbed as he sat stunned and bloodied after being punched in the London riots.

# uk-riots - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 6:00 PM 6,118 Views 8 Comments

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

# uk-riots - Monday 26 December, 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

Dec 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 2,351 Views 3 Comments

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

# uk-riots - Monday 5 December, 2011

Study finds anger with police fuelled England's summer riots
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# Riots

Study finds anger with police fuelled England's summer riots

Dec 5th 2011, 1:04 PM 861 Views 6 Comments

A major study by the Guardian newspaper and the London School of Economics has shed light on the causes of the unprecedented riots in English cities in August.

# uk-riots - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Street gangs not to blame for UK riots, analysis shows
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# UK Riots

Street gangs not to blame for UK riots, analysis shows

Oct 25th 2011, 12:55 PM 497 Views 5 Comments

Most of those who joined the violence and looting were from Britain’s most deprived areas, suggesting that poverty could be at the root of problems.

# uk-riots - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

UK riots: Appeals of men jailed for 'encouraging disorder' rejected
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# UK Riots

UK riots: Appeals of men jailed for 'encouraging disorder' rejected

Oct 18th 2011, 3:50 PM 308 Views 5 Comments

Two men in their 20s who were jailed for four years each for encouraging criminal behaviour through Facebook – which never actually took place – have had their appeals rejected.

# uk-riots - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Social network chiefs meet British government, police over riots
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Social network chiefs meet British government, police over riots

Aug 25th 2011, 4:56 PM 225 Views 7 Comments

A spokeswoman for the Home Office said there was “no suggestion” that the sites would be closed down.

# uk-riots - Thursday 18 August, 2011

More than one thousand people now charged in London riots probe
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# Riots

More than one thousand people now charged in London riots probe

Aug 18th 2011, 10:03 AM 254 Views 1 Comment

A significant milestone is hit amid concern about sentences being handed down for those who did and didn’t actually take part in the rioting and looting.

# uk-riots - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Two men get four years' jail for creating pro-riot Facebook pages
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# UK Riots

Two men get four years' jail for creating pro-riot Facebook pages

Aug 16th 2011, 10:02 PM 1,075 Views 44 Comments

Two men who posted messages encouraging others to loot their home town are given four years’ imprisonment each.

London police used BlackBerry messages to foil attacks
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# Riots

London police used BlackBerry messages to foil attacks

Aug 16th 2011, 3:38 PM 316 Views 3 Comments

Police were sent to areas at high risk of rioting and looting after detectives checked through the messages of handsets taken from people allegedly involved in the violence.

Former FBI, NASA man tracks laptop thief
# Riots
# Riots

Former FBI, NASA man tracks laptop thief

Aug 16th 2011, 11:48 AM 1,600 Views 24 Comments

Greg Martin’s MacBook Pro was stolen during the London riots last week – but tracking software helped him photograph the alleged thief as they used it.

Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight
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From The Daily Edge
# Splash Mob

Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight

Aug 16th 2011, 11:21 AM 750 Views 8 Comments

Social networks are under scrutiny from UK police after they were used to organise looting in last week’s riots.

Teenage boy charged with murdering pensioner in London riots
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# Riots

Teenage boy charged with murdering pensioner in London riots

Aug 16th 2011, 10:18 AM 551 Views 4 Comments

Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was attacked as he tried to put out a fire started by rioters near his home.

# uk-riots - Monday 15 August, 2011

MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data
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# Riots

MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data

Aug 15th 2011, 9:12 PM 648 Views 13 Comments

The Guardian says the UK’s electronic interception centre has also been asked to try and find those responsible for starting riots.

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble
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# Opinion

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble

Aug 15th 2011, 7:00 PM 81 Views 6 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, while it might not seem obvious at first, the psychology behind street rioters is not dissimilar to that which drove the markets, the bankers and property developers into a speculation frenzy.

# uk-riots - Saturday 13 August, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
From The Daily Edge
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Aug 13th 2011, 11:02 AM 2,438 Views 7 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures

# uk-riots - Friday 12 August, 2011

Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?

Aug 12th 2011, 10:01 AM 3,366 Views 64 Comments

In the wake of this week’s violence in England and David Cameron’s Commons speech yesterday, we’re asking for your views on curtailing social network use.

Cameron using Irish mercenaries to fight UK riots, says Libya
# Irony
# Irony

Cameron using Irish mercenaries to fight UK riots, says Libya

Aug 12th 2011, 9:59 AM 1,306 Views 15 Comments

A news caption on Libyan state TV claims “Cameron’s brigades” are being backed up by “mercenaries” from Ireland and Scotland.

Column: Riots show the worst in us, but also the best
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# Opinion

Column: Riots show the worst in us, but also the best

Aug 12th 2011, 7:51 AM 12 Views 6 Comments

As English cities struggle to recover from several nights of rioting, London councillor Mike Harris looks at the aftermath.

# uk-riots - Thursday 11 August, 2011

'Vigilantes' protect areas of London as David Cameron feels pressure
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'Vigilantes' protect areas of London as David Cameron feels pressure

Aug 11th 2011, 7:38 AM 972 Views 23 Comments

Cities across England were relatively quiet last night, but police have warned of a possible “catastrophe” should riots break out again.

# uk-riots - Wednesday 10 August, 2011