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The Economist: “Send for Supercop” – Kenneth Ellman responds

From Kenneth Ellman,, Newton, New Jersey 07860 USA

In reference to the article “Send For SuperCop”, as is usual in Western nations such as Great Britain who have multi day rioting it can only occur when the government and citizens there allow it. Great Britain has vastly more brute force in aid of its democracy and law, than is required to have immediately stopped all the rioting and attacks upon British safety and community. If the order was given to stop the riots and looting with full authority and power, it would have ended that very same day, or sooner. The order was not given and so the criminals controlled the streets, to the terror of Great Britain. One can only wonder as to why? Particularly why anyone would care at all as to the motivations of the criminals and rioters. As is usually the case such persons engage in this behavior for both fun and profit. No one seriously believes that these criminals attacking the very foundation of society were somehow doing these acts against their will or due to some unhappiness?? Much enjoyment and pleasure and wealth is gained for those who engage in such behavior, it is their lifestyle. Only the blind do not want to face that it is the duty and obligation of an elected government in a democracy not to understand people but to protect its citizens and enforce the law. The law is made by the people and the law of the people must be enforced for the good of all. Without this law you have nothing. How sad to see England fall to such lows. More extraordinary is the announcement of the Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron that he was going to consult with an American ex policeman, William J. Bratton so as to learn what to do. After we all stop laughing, the citizens of Great Britain should then demand the resignation of David Cameron not for the rioting per se, but for his statement that somehow a former American Policeman is needed to save this remnant of the Empire. Such an embarrassment.
Great Britain has within its own means and domicile, those of knowledge and courage to eliminate such crime and attacks without any delay. It is not needed to go to the United States to find a competent Police commander. Nor is the British military devoid of such men. ENGLAND, needs to look into itself to see how it could allow such debasement of its civilization and law and raise up those of its own to confront and deal with this. The weakness that Great Britain has is a weakness of its own choosing as it can easily correct this when it shall decide to do so. Social Services and Social Aid Programs can always be implemented. They may or may not be of use. But the law of Great Britain must never be made subservient to criminals who seek to destroy and overturn it.
Amazing, just amazing. I say to Prime Minister Cameron that I know of a dog that barks very loud and can bite too, right here in the United States. Such dog can control the criminals in England. But I wonder does England, the land of Winston Churchill, not have any lions left in its whole domain?? Has England forgotten what it can do and now needs to import American Police, as if American does not have its own law enforcement nightmares?

It makes me dream of the Iron Lady. Kenneth Ellman,, Box 18, Newton, New Jersey 07860