A Peaceful Protest On August Riots Essay

1625 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
What started as a peaceful protest on August the 6th, 2011; two days after the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by the Metropolitan Police; the day changed for the worse when outbreaks of public disorder occurred in Tottenham and then escalated to other parts of London and other cities. With 16,000 police officers guarding the streets (Evans L, 2011,accessed 2011), a total of 187 police officers were injured and five civilians killed during the violent clashes. So with saying that, has Policing the community improved since the 2011 London riots? This essay will consider the reasons why it has improved and also where it has not improved to an extent in some areas.

The Police and the Government tried significantly hard to turn around what happened five years ago, for example as soon as tension went down, they reviewed what happened and decided to make big changes. Following the London riots the government set up the Riots Communities and Victims Panel. This was setup to investigate the causes and how to make sure no further disorder spirals like this in the further future. The panel not only looked into ways to stop further disorder, but also how to tackle it now. Page 55 of the Riots Communities and Victims final report suggests that they worked close with schools and local authority to see how they could influence the younger generation. (Singh 2012, p55). This has improved the way policing is in the community as it has looked into where they went wrong and challenged it.…

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