The riots in London and now elsewhere in the UK are being used by some as an excuse to call for a full on police state crackdown complete with curfews, martial law and the army roaming the streets killing people.
The most despicable of these drooling nonsensical knee jerk calls comes from Conservative MEP Roger Helmer, who suggested via his twitter account yesterday that it was “Time to get tough. Bring in the Army. Shoot looters and arsonists on sight.”
Shoot them allWhen other twitter users and reporters called Helmer out on his comments, he tweeted “Let’s try water cannon/plastic rounds first. But if the police lose control completely, tougher measures are called for.”