Violent rioting and lawless looting has no good outcome
I don’t doubt that people are hurting in London neighborhoods. I have seen them struggling there, and I know people who work in the Council Flats assisting impoverished people. They are in constant struggle, fighting an uphill battle to find opportunity from which to break the cycle of impoverishment.
Many are immigrants, though as many are “life-long residents” who have adapted to living on social assistance. Engineering solutions to these problems requires responsible and competent leaders who are without the luxury of more time to produce a new way ahead.
“Grace of a grieving father speaks to a wounded Britain
By Martin Fletcher, NBC News correspondent
BIRMINGHAM, England - In these turbulent days in Britain, the grace of a grieving father shows the country how it can heal.
His friends told me what happened.
Tariq Jahan reacted quickly. Moments after a hit-and-run driver ripped through a crowd of Pakistani Muslims, he knelt over a victim, desperately giving him CPR and save his life. Until he heard these chilling words from a friend: “Tariq, your son is behind you."
He turned and saw. His 21-year-old son Haroon had been hit too, landing on his head after being tossed into the air.
Tariq Jahan held his dying boy in his arms and gave him CPR, in vain.
Haroon and two friends, brothers, also of Pakistani descent, were among a crowd of residents gathered in the streets to protect their neighborhood from thugs and looters.”