Re: What is going on in England?
|Originally posted by Zharen |
You just had the Manchester incident, and now another one on the London Bridge? What is going on? ... How are the people in England holding up to this latest slew of violence?
Well I live in London Bridge and we're doing quite well, thank you. The day after the attack people were outside having barbecues in parks and courtyards, the pubs were more busy than on a standard Sunday, people were going for runs, etc. Takes more than 3 desperate losers to terrify us.
Honestly the police response was quite good, in my opinion. The police preventative measures, not so much... We'll have to wait and see more details to really know who, if anyone, fucked up. It's always going to be impossible to prevent these things fully, but it would probably be good to increase police resources, especially anti-extremism programs... However there is a limit to what can be done in a free society. Even massively increasing police resources is not necessarily a great solution at the margins.
Hopefully a wise analysis of the situation will be concluded and better countermeasures can be taken, with appropriate and proportionate response and resources, but I do worry about that... Seems slightly optimistic.