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Forum Post: Londoners, are Angry at the Verdict.

Posted 6 months ago on Jan. 10, 2014, 11:54 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Mark Duggan’s killing sparked the 2011 summer riots, the largest ever in Britain. Over two years later, on Wednesday a judicial inquiry concluded it was a "lawful killing" despite contradictory evidence given by his killers: the police.

“It is a shocking and perverse verdict because the jury agreed 9-1 that Mark did not have a gun in his hand," London resident Hannah Dee told Occupy.com on the night of the verdict. "They shot an unarmed man but said that was a lawful killing – so there is obviously a huge amount of anger and shock.”

Dee is from the group Defend The Right To Protest, which has campaigned alongside the Duggan family for justice in the 29-year-old's murder. She stood beside them outside Tottenham police station on the evening the verdict was announced, as Duggan's family and the Tottenham community mourned. Many feared the decision implied growing police power in the city.

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 months ago

escalated from peaceful protests into riots that swept the nation.


I firmly believe that the above is the polarizing factor. I don't think many people have the capacity to not include it.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 months ago

Can we get a witness?

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 months ago

Good question.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 months ago

I doubt it.

[-] -2 points by twerkie2 (-13) from Palmas, TO 6 months ago

No justicie no peace

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 months ago

puppet labels are good for keeping a rolling forum on track

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 months ago

Exactly how I feel about trolls, puppets, bots and multiple IDs.

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