Riots: the copycat syndrome

If you have been watching the riots in England from afar then you know as much about them as me. Despite living in London and travelling across parts of London I have not see a brick thrown on anger or any burnt out cars and shops, although they are all very evident from the television pictures. It seems that the media, in particular the television and radio news, are revelling in the fact that they can report these disturbances. They have been trotting out experts to analyse the causes of the disturbances and the lessons to be learned.  Continue reading