The TV news provokes feelings of fear, outrage and terrible upset this week.
Interactive map of incidents
Why are there so many children and young people on the streets? It's the bigger picture of the micro-issues I face at work most days. No respect, large pockets of poor parenting. Are we powerless? I really feels like it. Our government can't do anything, the police force can't do anything. There are no social controls on the rioters.
These people are not rioting as a protest. If you want to make a political protest, you don't do it by setting fire to Miss Selfridges or by stealing mobile phones.
I'm sickened by the whole business.
Just found this picture. Don't know where it came from originally.