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In our juxtaposition of the day, we have two slightly different views of London: So, which should we go with? (And, bouncing back from what, exactly?)
Bag’s Take-Away:Looks like fears about London’s Orwellian CCTV system are coming home to roost. If the riots were an expression of collective frustration over a boiling soup of complex problems, the disturbances are being framed by the surveillance state as a gang-action. Here, on a board, are their poster boys. Then, I’m wondering how they made their edit. Badass with a hoodie, you’re in? Also wondering (given how much 10 Downing denies race was a factor in the riots) about that ratio on the board of blacks/immigrants-to-whites (as either blame game or demographics of the underclass).
For a second pic on London’s riot politics (David Cameron doesn’t know graffiti), see this shot at The Bag.
(photo: AP caption: London Mayor Boris Johnson visits a Police CCTV Investigation Unit in London, that is gathering evidence of the London riots Monday Aug. 15, 2011. Britain must confront a culture of laziness, irresponsibility and selfishness which fueled four days of riots that left five dead, thousands facing criminal charges and hundreds of millions of pounds (dollars) of damage, Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged Monday.)