The police task force aimed at getting illegal guns off the streets is probing the shooting up of an SUV in London's busy downtown area Thursday night...When will people come to understand that biased, one-sided reporting such as this and this only creates more insurgents? No effort was made to gather any perspectives in either story apart from the police interpretation of the supposed shooting. If we're not willing to listen to the demands and grievances of people who feel strongly enough about their issues to be capable of menacing someone with a pellet gun or repeatedly shooting a stolen SUV, then why are we surprised when the militants among them strike back?
The brutal police-state tactics of Operation Disarm are only radicalizing the youths of the insurgent community, driving them to commit these acts of desperation and revenge. That this is happening in relatively nice parts of town is a testament to a widespread tacit support for the insurgency's goals among ordinary Londoners.
We need to withdraw. We need to withdraw now.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Posted by Mike on Saturday, May 12, 2007