John Rehill writes for The Bradenton Times.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011
The London Riots: Put on Your Seatbelt Main Street
Dateline London: Over 1,200 arrested; 16,000 police, and the violence just moves to other towns. Children as young as 9 years old are being arrested by police. Prime Minister David Cameron says, "If you're old enough to throw a rock through a window, you're old enough to go to jail." Are the London riots a harbinger of things to come? Those watching the carnage both nearby and worldwide cry out: How can these young people just run through town smashing and breaking everything-don't they care about the things they are destroying?