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Calling the Labour MP for Australia Mr Davis… Mr Davis, your constituents need you

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A group of Kiwis deported after the riots on Christmas Island last year are scared Australia might extradite them to face charges.

Newshub understands police have stepped up their monitoring of the 12 men — and one says he was told Australian police want to talk to him over his alleged role in the riots. Read more »

Martyn “Che” Bradbury Riot Day Bingo (Exclusive to Whaleoil)

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It’s Riot Day tomorrow and Whaleoil is bringing you the Martyn Bradbury Riot Day Bingo Game!  All you have to do is watch the news coverage, live or delayed, on the day.  As you hear or see any of the items, you can mark them off.  If you fill your card:  BINGO! Read more »

Martyn Bradbury’s TPP riots results in advice to nearby businesses to stay closed

Martyn Bradbury has been talking up riots for this week. Chris Trotter has attempted to mitigate the actions of Bradbury, but the fact he is mentioning the potential of violence suggests that some on the left are planning for it.

Such is Bradbury’s ill-informed ranting that businesses are now being advised to stay closed on February 4.

Auckland Council workers are being told avoid the city centre if they can during demonstrations against the TPP.

Several protests and hikoi are expected to march up Queen Street and end at SkyCity, where the agreement is expected to be signed.

Auckland Council has advised staff that if they can work somewhere other than at their headquarters near SkyCity, then they should.   Read more »

Key’s missing the main point – Kelvin Davis has been saying there would be riots

Mr Key told reporters this afternoon he had been advised that there could be a small number of New Zealanders involved in the riots. None were believed to be injured.

The New Zealand detainees are awaiting deportation under a controversial law change in Australia which cancelled the visas of anyone convicted for a sentence of more than one year.

Some were waiting on the outcome of appeals to the Australian Government.

In a statement released this afternoon, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Control said the rioting had been led by a group whose visas had been cancelled. It did specify which countries the rioters were from.

Mr Key said today: “My concern would be that like a riot at any Corrections facility, there can and may well be consequences as a result.

“These are people who theoretically are staying on Christmas Island, choosing not to come back to New Zealand because we know under the advice we’ve had from the Australian Government they could do that.

“Now the risk is they actually damage their own appeals because they undertake other criminal activity while they are there.”

There were no riots.  None.  Then Kelvin Davis went over and started talking riots.   And repeating it.  And constantly highlighting and repeating it.

As Key has said, there is no point in rioting at a facility that’s trying to deport you when good behaviour is needed for your application to stay to succeed.  Read more »

US Media Blackout of refugee riots in Sweden

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Bookstore in Stockholm suburb had its windows smashed by rock-throwing immigrants.

Cars were torched and buildings burned but a media blackout is in place in the U.S., which plans to step up its own importation of Muslim refugees under President Barack Obama’s recently announced plan.

Sweden, seen by many American progressives as the model of multiculturalism and tolerance, has been experiencing increasingly violent unrest involving immigrants in its three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo.

Sweden, along with Germany, make up Europe’s two most generous welfare states. They are also the most welcoming of Islamic immigrants, more than a million of which have flooded into the continent this year from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and North Africa.

…Hundreds of cars were torched, shops had their windows smashed, a police station was set ablaze and fire departments kept from a major blaze by rock-throwing mobs in May 2013. Violent protests erupted again in 2014 and then in late September 2015. The latest violence has included grenade attacks in clashes between Turkish and Kurdish immigrants, who have carried over their ancient rivalry inside their new adopted country of Sweden.

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The alienated poor?

Many on the left are claiming the looters and rioters are the “alienated poor”. Funny how the alienated poor co-ordinated their rioting via Blackberry phones and other smart phones. Now it turns out that some aren’t the “alienated poor” at all.

They were, some said, the alienated poor, those without hope, lashing out in rage and despair. But as the accused London rioters started appearing in court they included university students, a wealthy businessman’s daughter and a boy of 11.

At the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, London, custody vans queued in the street and paperwork poured across every spare surface. They had been working all night. ”Have you been home yet?” asked a dazed-looking court official to her colleague.

By the end of the day in London, 805 people had been arrested in connection with violence, disorder and looting and 251 had been charged.

Here in court you could clearly see the face of the riot: stripped of its hoods and masks, handcuffed to burly security guards, dressed in white prison T-shirts. And it was rather different from what many had been expecting.

Among the accused was Laura Johnson, 19, daughter of a successful company director. She lives in a detached converted farmhouse in Kent, with extensive grounds and a tennis court. She is an English and Italian undergraduate at Exeter.

Before that, she attended St Olave’s Grammar, the fourth-best state school in the country, where she studied A-levels in French, English literature, geography and classical civilisation. On Wednesday, at Highbury, she was accused of looting the Currys superstore, in Charlton, of electrical goods worth £5000 ($7800).

The case was transferred to Bexleyheath Magistrates Court where she was placed on bail with a strict curfew. A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: ”I wouldn’t expect someone from … here to be accused of this.”

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Fighting back against looters with photoshop

Andrew Sullivan blogs about interesting ways to fight back against looters:

Photoshop them. I love this one, but there are others, well worth a look.

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Neutering the Police

It seems to me that the continuation of the UK riots comes about because of the long term neutering of the police by liberal panty-waists. That has led to the Police being timid.

The question that hangs over British policing is this: have the number of investigations, inquiries and tragic mistakes left the force fearful of disapproval, of being accused of insensitivity? Have they lost their determination to act swiftly and resolutely?

The European experience is instructive. It is true that no police force gets public order right all the time.

Last year the French police had to deal with wide-scale protests over pension reform. Certainly in Paris they deployed large numbers of CRS riot police and gendarmes. Often the numbers of police overwhelmed the protesters. The impression given was that the police wanted to intimidate protestors from starting unrest.

At demonstrations they employed snatch-squads: teams of up to 10 men in plain clothes who went into a crowd and pulled out those they regarded as “les casseurs” – “the breakers”.

Again they were pro-active when demonstrations ended. One night I watched them swamp La Place de la Bastille. They liberally and sometimes controversially used pepper spray and tear gas but they psychologically had the upper hand and those who might have had riot in mind dispersed.

Hit them hard, with overwhelming force, soon breaks their resolve to throw stones.

What emerges is that there is never one answer to unrest. What does appear important is the mindset of the police officers and their units. In order to be bold and assertive they need to be confident, and confidence grows from public and political support.

For part of the battle on the streets is psychological. A mob smells uncertainty. In Hackney yesterday young men attacked shops within sight of police lines. They felt the streets belonged to them. That, too, is the lesson from Europe. History or controversy weighs heavily on forces facing unrest.

There is no excuse for rioting. It should be crushed without mercy. Violent civil disobedience must be met with force. Perhaps we could loan the UK government Crusher to sort out the rioters.

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Dealing with rioters

via Andrew Sullivan.

It seems that the British public are sick and tired of the Police acting like a bunch of pansies and are taking their own precautions.

Just check out the movers and shakers on Amazon’s UK site in the sports section. The purchase of regular wooden baseball bats is up 3,263 percent in the last day. I don’t think baseball has suddenly had a boom in Britain. Top of the list: the Rucanor aluminum version, up 6,500 percent. 7 of the top ten sports increased sales are for weapons.

The UK has all those battle hardened Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, why don’t they use them to rumble a few scum rioters?

Meanwhile the citizenry will defend themselves with what they can obtain.

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