I have said many times that a forum such as this is great for getting things off your chest and the word "cathartic" springs to mind.
Yeah, I wanted to hang the little fuckers who trashed my industrial unit a few years ago, hanging was too good for those who broke into the health centre I was on the board for, and as for the diddycoys who nicked my trailer.....
However, in the cold light of day I would want society to exact its revenge by the terms laid down in law. Anything more would of course be a success for whichever flavour of fascism you may ultimately subscribe to.
Hence 999 makes a contribution above that hopefully expresses the anger although hopefully not the solution.
Ian Mather, who in real life avoids confrontation, believe me, seems it is important to try to keep this debate in the real world and has confronted irrational anger by pointing out heartfelt feelings and honest debate don't always sit well together.
The justice dealt out after the riots has been swift and severe. My only question is that just because lots of people had their property trashed at the same time, how does this compare to an average month? Why doesn't our justice system support victims so seemingly effectively the rest of the time?
Perhaps politicians influence the judiciary after all. For God's sake don't tell the ruddy Ministers they have that power. They are much safer when impotent.