[googlead tip=”patrat_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”]As a result of Monday evening London riots, which shortly spread to the other cities, Metropolitan Police took drastic actions.
Groups of people began attacking officers, wrecking cars with wooden poles and metal bars, and looting shops, this was the London image yesterday in the evening. Violence then spread separately in other parts of the city.
Monday’s violence started in Hackney, Northern London, around 4:20 p.m., local time, after a man was stopped and searched by police, who found nothing.
As a result of the yesterday events, Metropolitan London Police took rapidly drastic actions.
About 16,000 police officers will be placed on London's streets in order to prevent a fourth night of disturbances
[googlead tip=”patrat_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”]About 16,000 police officers will be placed on London’s streets in order to prevent a fourth night of disturbances.
The Metropolitan Police has cancelled leave and drafted in support from 30 forces.
In most of the areas, stores and businesses closed earlier in a bid to avoid the kind of violence and looting that spread yesterday through London.
PM David Cameron promised to restore the order, recalling British Parliament on next Thursday in response to the “sickening scenes”, which prompted disturbances into the other cities.
Tuesday afternoon, David Cameron met officers in the Metropolitan Police’s Gold command in Lambeth before speaking to emergency service personnel in Croydon.
The PM condemned the “sickening scenes of people looting, vandalizing, thieving, robbing”.
David Cameron sent a message to the rioters:
“You will feel the full force of the law. And if you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face the punishment.”
The Parliament recalling will allow Members of the Parliament to “stand together in condemnation of these crimes and to stand together in determination to rebuild these communities”, PM said.
[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]The Prime Minister has shortened his vacation in Tuscany (Toscana, Italy) to discuss the unrest, which first flared on Saturday after a peaceful march in Tottenham over the deadly shooting of Mark Duggan by police.
PM David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, outside a caffe near Siena, Italy, where they have been in vacation during the last weekend London riots
According to BBC, the Metropolitan force has released what it says will be the “first of many” CCTV images (closed circuit television network) of rioting suspects. In the meantime, 32 persons have appeared in court charged with offences such as burglary and criminal damage during the previous riots.
Among those people were a graphic designer, college students, a youth worker, a university graduate and a man signed up to join the army. Some gave non-London addresses. 18 people were remanded in custody.
Until now, 563 people have been arrested and 105 charged in connection with violence in London.
Stephen Kavanagh, Deputy Assistant Commissioner said the use of plastic bullets, which never before used to deal with riots in England, would be “considered carefully” in case of future disturbances.
He also added: “That does not mean we are scared of using any tactic.”
Officers believe some rioters used BlackBerry Messenger to organize violence.
In this matter, two 18-year-olds were arrested in Folkestone, Kent, and a 16-year-old was being questioned in Glasgow on suspicion of inciting violence through internet social networking sites.
According to the BBC News, the developments related to Monday’s disturbances included:
Violence and looting reported across London, including in Hackney, Croydon, Clapham Junction, Peckham, Lewisham, Stratford and Ealing
3 people being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was injured by a car in Wembley, north-west London, while trying to stop suspected looters
Buildings set alight in several areas, including Croydon where part of the Tramlink service was suspended
In Birmingham, 138 people were arrested after scores of youths smashed windows and looted shops in the shopping area
West Midlands Police said a police station in Holyhead Road in Handsworth, Birmingham, was set alight
Up to 200 youths with masks roamed through Toxteth in Liverpool, while Bristol police said they dealt with outbreaks of disorder involving about 150 people
A Nottinghamshire police station was attacked in the St Ann’s area and 200 tyres were set alight in the street
Police dealt with “small pockets of disorder” in the Chapeltown area of Leeds
The Association of British Insurers said the damages will most probably cost insurers “tens of millions of pounds“.
Highbury Corner Magistrates Court has dealt with a large number of cases arising from the riots in north London.
Those who appeared this afternoon were all male and generally in their 20s, although there were some youths.
Charges were most commonly burglary and criminal damage. There were a large number of guilty pleas entered.
The magistrates said that their powers of punishment were insufficient in the light of the fact that the offences were committed during a riot, which amounted to a “substantial aggravating feature”.
A significant number of those charged were said in court to be of previously good character and had simply been drawn in to the offending.
In one defendant’s case, a lawyer described his client as offending in “a moment of madness”.
However, the force has drafted in special constables and community support officers to ensure five times the usual number of officers for a Tuesday will be on duty. Similar staffing levels will be maintained over three days.
Meanwhile, Scotland Yard said a 26-year-old man found shot in a car in Croydon, amid rioting in the south London town, had died in hospital.
Tuesday evening has brought the news of a disturbance in Salford, Greater Manchester, where 70 to 80 young people are in a standoff with police, and West Bromwich where youths smashed stores windows.
[googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”stanga”]Riots have spread across England capital on a third night of violence, with disturbances flaring up in other cities – Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol.
In addition to the regular street police officers number, another 1,700 were deployed in London, where stores were looted and buildings were torched.
The British PM, David Cameron has returned earlier from his vacation to discuss the unrest, which first flared on Saturday after a peaceful protest in Tottenham over the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by police.
The British PM, David Cameron has returned earlier from his vacation to discuss the unrest
At least 400 people have been arrested following the street violence across London over the last three days, the London Metropolitan Police said.
According to Scotland Yard, 69 people had been charged with offences.
Steven Kavanagh, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner told to BBC Breakfast
“It was a shocking and appalling morning for London to wake up to”
“The Met (Metropolitan London Police) was stretched beyond belief in a way that it has never experienced before.”
When asked at what stage he would consider bringing in the Army, he responded by saying “all options are being considered”.
3 people have been arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was injured by a car in Brent, Northwest London, while trying to stop suspected looters.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]The PM David Cameron will chair an emergency meeting in Downing Street 10 as Britain faces the worst night of rioting in the last 20 years.
He’s shortened his summer holiday and flown back from Italy to deal with the escalating crisis.
David Cameron will meet Home Secretary, Theresa May and Acting Scotland Yard Commissioner, Tim Godwin before chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency planning committee (the Government’s emergency committee) at 9 a.m., local time.
Asked why the PM had now decided to return from his vacation, after previously saying he would not, a Downing Street source said:
“The situation has become more serious.”
For David Cameron this situation could be a key moment that shapes how his premiership is seen.
A failure to maintain safety on the streets is seen to be a government failure and he can’t afford for there to be a fourth night of disturbances.
Although Downing Street says David Cameron had been monitoring the situation on “an hourly basis” while on holiday, he appeared well behind the curve of public anger at the rioting.
On the other hand, David Cameron must be aware that some in his own party and in right-leaning papers will be ready to cite the riots as evidence that the prime minister is not sufficiently focused on law and order.
The BBC Daily Politics presenter, Andrew Neil, writing on Twitter, said the riots were the prime minister’s “first real crisis”,
adding “now we will find out if Mr. Cameron is composed of the stuff of leadership”.
England riots mapping
Police have struggled to curb the wave of mob violence, which began on Saturday night in Tottenham, Northern London, when a peaceful march against the police deadly shooting of a local man, 29-year-old Mark Duggan, turned into a chaos.
Birmingham was the first city, after London, where rioting has erupted in, with store windows being smashed and shops being looted during what police described as “mindless thuggery”.
Birmingham was the first city, after London, where rioting has erupted in, with store windows being smashed and shops being looted
A police station in Handsworth, about 3 miles out of the city centre, was later reported by police to be set ablaze.
Among the shops damaged in the city centre were a McDonald’s restaurant and an Armani store at the Mailbox shopping centre which was looted.
According to the police, about 100 people had been arrested, many of them young people.
11 people have been taken to a number of hospitals in the city.
The riots started during the early evening. At 23:45, local time, West Midlands Police confirmed the police station in Holyhead Road was on fire and also reported some of its cars had come under attack on Holyhead Road.
Ambulance crews said they had been called to 24 incidents – mostly treating people who had been assaulted.
Injuries included cuts and bruises to the head and a dislocated knee.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]Police urged parents to contact their children and get them to return home.
West Midlands Police said 4 people were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, 4 for violent disorder and one for a breach of the peace.
West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe said she still had a significant number of officers in Birmingham city centre.
“There is still outbreaks of violence and looting of shops is still taking place.”
“We will continue to make arrests while this mindless thuggery takes place in our city centre. It is totally unacceptable.”
She added her first priority was to bring calm back to the city centre and appealed to parents to phone their children and get them to come home.
Police had been aware of “Twitter intelligence” from lunchtime, suggesting there would be trouble in the city during the evening.
Police said officers were controlling access on some of the routes into Birmingham.
Police in riot gear were positioned in several parts of the city centre, with some advising onlookers to get off the streets.
Police have also urged people to think twice before calling emergency services with non-urgent calls as there is high demand for services.
Shabana Mahmood, Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood, said it was “mindless criminality”.
“Obviously we have to have a debate and consider whether there are underlying reasons and learn some of the lessons potentially from some of these incidents as well.”
“I think that’s a debate for another day really because I think at the moment, the really important thing is that we need to support the police in the work they’re doing.”
Councilor Paul Tilsley, deputy leader of the city council, said the authority would make every effort possible from first light on Tuesday to clear up any damage and bring normality back to the city.
“To this end we’d stress to retailers, workers and shoppers alike that the city remains very much open for business and would encourage them to come in as normal tomorrow.”
Police in Liverpool have been dealing with a number of “isolated outbreaks” of disorder, including reports of vehicles on fire and criminal damage.
Merseyside Police said a number of officers were deployed to the south of the city after being called to reports of disorder at 22:00, local time, on Monday.
There have been reports of objects being thrown at riot police and their vans.
There were reports from an eyewitness of up to 200 youths wearing masks in Toxteth.
High Park Street was partly blocked by police with vans and officers wearing riot gear as a group of youths gathered in Dingle.
A police helicopter circled the area.
There were reports of a 10-minute stand-off in Admiral Street, with youths throwing bottles, cans and sticks at riot police.
The youths eventually dispersed into three separate groups.
Assistant Chief Constable, Andy Ward said:
“Officers have tonight dealt with a small number of incidents of violence across the city.”
“We will not tolerate any violence on the streets of Liverpool and have taken swift and robust action in response.”
“We will work hard to ensure the people involved in the incidents are brought to justice.”
“Merseyside Police has good links with communities across the region and over the last two days we have worked closely with residents to assess tensions within the community.”
“We will continue to work with community leaders across the region to ensure an appropriate response to any incidents that occur.”
Public was advised to avoid the Smithdown Road, Upper Parliament Street, Lodge Lane and Lawrence Road.
Monday evening, several stores have been damaged and cars set on fire after disorder broke out in parts of Bristol.
About 150 people have been involved in the disturbances in several areas, including the city centre and the Cabot Circus and Broadmead areas.
Avon and Somerset Police said 4 arrests were made but more were expected, as CCTV is reviewed.
A police spokesman said the force had been prepared for the possibility of disorder following events in other parts of the UK and vowed to bring those responsible to justice.
The disturbances were eventually brought to an end in the early hours of Tuesday.
Mr. Bean survives McLaren F1 crash – lucky to be alive.
Rowan Atkinson, famed for his Mr. Bean television shows and films, is recovering in hospital after crashing his McLaren F1 supercar near the Cambridgeshire village of Haddon, according to the British media. Police and firefighters both said that a vehicle crashed late Thursday close to Haddon, a village about 135 kilometres north of London.
Rowan Atkinson, 56 comedian, also known for the Blackadder historical comedy shows, was expected to be discharged on Friday after treatment for a shoulder injury, the Daily Mirror reported.
Mr. Bean - Rowan Atkinson
Mr. Bean – Rowan Atkinson is in a stable condition in hospital and was expected to be discharged on Friday afternoon.
Cambridgeshire Ambulance Service confirmed the actor had suffered a “minor shoulder injury” as a result of the accident.
According to reports, Rowan Atkinson was driving a McLaren F1 supercar when it spun around several times, ran into a tree and a lamppost and caught fire.
Rowan Atkinson McLaren F1 supercar crashed
Firefighters said the driver was not trapped and he was taken to hospital. Rowan Atkinson walked away from the wreckage and was with a passing motorist until emergency services arrived.
“We were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision on the A605 near Haddon at about 7.30pm yesterday,”
a Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said on Friday.
“The driver of the vehicle, a man, was taken to Peterborough City Hospital.”
East of England ambulance service said :
“We were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision at 7.30 tonight on the A605 at Haddon.”
“A man was taken to hospital in Peterborough with “a minor shoulder injury”, a spokesman added.
A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police said:
“We can confirm that there was a single vehicle road traffic collision at around 7.30pm on the A605.”
Firefighters arrived on the scene to put out the blaze.
Police inspected the crashed car
The actor Rowan Atkinson was taken to hospital after his car crashed, reports said.
Atkinson’s spokesman could not immediately be reached.
Rowan Atkinson was driving his McLaren F1 supercar – one of the world’s fastest road cars. The McLaren F1 car he was driving is one of the fastest road cars ever made, with a top speed of 230mph. Only 106 were ever made.
Atkinson, known to be a car enthusiast, recently topped the leader’s board on Top Gear’s star in a reasonably priced car segment. The star’s love of fast cars is well documented.
Rowan Atkinson car before accident
He told presenter Jeremy Clarkson he was keen on racing and was currently driving a 1964 Ford Falcon.
Rowan Atkinson had only just finished filming the latest edition of the spy spoof movies Johnny English and was due to attend the last day of editing in preparation for the film’s release in September.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”stanga”] The first half of “The White Shadow”, the earliest known surviving feature film on which Hitchcock has a credit was discovered by the National Film Preservation Foundation at the New Zealand Film Archive.
So far, the specialists found the first three reels of the six-reel film made in 1923. No other copy of the movie is known to exist.
The White Shadowis a “wild, atmospheric melodrama” starring Betty Compson in dual roles as twin sisters, one angelic and the other “without a soul”. The film was made when Hitchcock was just 24 years old.
The White Shadow Alfred Hitchcock
The White Shadow was directed by Graham Cutts, and Alfred Hitchcock is credited as writer, assistant director, editor and art director.
Hitchcock, whose suspense classics include Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window and Vertigo, made his own directing debut two years later.
According to Annette Melville, Foundation Director, the reels of “The White Shadow” were found among films donated to the archive by the family of New Zealand projectionist and collector Jack Murtagh. “The White Shadow” was among the many silent-era movies salvaged by Hastings projectionist Jack Murtagh. After his death in 1989, the highly flammable nitrate prints were sent to the Film Archive for safekeeping by his grandson Tony Osborne.
“At the time, people said the plot was improbable. I’m putting a polite spin on it. Many said it was ridiculous,”
“It’s a totally crazy, zany plot with soul migration back and forth and all these improbable meetings.”
[googlead tip=”patrat_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”] “The White Shadow”, made in 1923, have turned up in a cache of unidentified American nitrate prints safeguarded for the last 23 years by the archive. The surviving reels will be preserved at Park Road Post Production in Wellington. Black and white duplicate negatives will be struck from the original nitrate material and color prints made which will replicate the tints used in the original print.
The Hitchcock film is just one of the treasures uncovered, including John Ford’s Upstream. They all owe their survival to Mr Murtagh’s passion for early cinema.
A restored print of “The White Shadow” will be shown September 22 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences headquarters in Beverly Hills. The program also will feature two recently rediscovered short films, including one directed by and starring silent-era superstar Mabel Normand. [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]
David Sterritt, chairman of the US-based National Society of Film Critics and author of The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, said the film’s discovery was one of the most significant developments in memory for scholars, critics, and admirers of Hitchcock’s extraordinary body of work. The “lost” films would be preserved over the next three years in partnership with the US National Film Preservation Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art and UCLA Film & Television Archive and made available in the United States.
Copies of the films would also be publicly available in New Zealand.
Alfred Hitchcock died in 1980, aged 80, after more than five decades of film-making.
Gabrielle Giffords returned after seven months for her vote.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”]The full number of votes on the historic debt-limit bill was 430.
One of the votes has been the most important one.
The republican Gabrielle Giffords returned to the House on Monday to cast her vote after 7 months since she was shot in the head. Lots of applause and hugs from Gabrielle Giffords Republican and Democratic colleagues greeted her.
Gabrielle Giffords’ entrance, with just minutes remaining in the vote, surprised lawmakers and added even more drama to a high-stakes day. The Arizona Democrat responded to the attention with a smile, and she mouthed “thank you” several times.
Gabrielle Giffords used one hand to greet people and the other one by her side. Gabrielle Giffords hair was dark and closely cropped, and she wore glasses.
Gabrielle Giffords cast her vote for the debt-limit bill, which finally passed 269 to 161.
“She is a model for the attitude that we should all have because she is tenacious and she is relentless in her love for America. … You were missed and we’re glad to have you back,”
said Republican Ted Poe, R-Texas.
Gabrielle Giffords exited the House chamber by the east door, leaning slowly on an aide as she stepped with obvious difficulty. Her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, accompanied her. Police had cleared a path throughout hundreds of reporters, and Gabrielle Giffords did not respond to questions or greetings.
Close to the doorway to the House, Vice President Joe Biden greeted Gabrielle Giffords and marveled at her return.
“She’s remarkable. Will matters,”
Biden said in an interview.
“She’s the embodiment of a strong, strong, strong woman. Think about what that woman’s been through, and think about her determination.”
On January 8,2011, Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head
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in the parking area of a Tucson grocery store while meeting with constituents. Six persons have been killed and 13 others, including Gabrielle Giffords, were wounded. Jared Lee Loughner, the man charged in this event, was sent to a federal prison facility in Springfield, after a federal judge concluded he was mentally incompetent to stand trial on 49 charges.
At the moment Biden hugged Gabrielle Giffords, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., joined them.
“Sure, I like Michele Bachmann. We’re all standing there and Michele walks up to see Gabby, because she cares about her,”
Gabrielle Giffords issued a news release after the vote — the only thing typical in an atypical day.
“I have closely followed the debate over our debt ceiling and have been deeply disappointed at what’s going on in Washington,” Gabrielle Giffords said in the statement.
“I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics. I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy,”
Following hijacking the aircraft and also requesting ransom two hundred thousand from the Federal bureau of investigation, DB Cooper made a ambitious evade through the use of parachute.
Forty years afterwards, brand new proof suggests the authorities may finally be hot on the path of America’s most mysterious fugitive. Nevertheless what are the latest facts?
[googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”] Around the night before Thanksgiving of 1971, a guy who named himself Dan Cooper (a press reporter being employed by among the many wire assistance misheard the name of the hijacker, and ever since then he has been referred to as D.B. Cooper, as an alternative to Dan) dressed in a suit and raincoat, wandered up to the Northwest Orient desk at Portland’s airport and spent $20 on a one-way ticket to Seattle.
On the flight, he used some dark sunglasses, purchased a whiskey, lit up a cigarette and coolly given the stewardess some text. In capital letters, DB Cooper’s note read:
I HAVE A BOMB IN MY BRIEFCASE. I WILL USE IT IF NECESSARY. I WANT YOU TO SIT NEXT TO ME. YOU ARE BEING HIJACKED.
Just what happened next would give Cooper the place in the pantheon of US folk heroes. [googlead tip=”patrat_mare”]
D.B. Cooper requested the stewardess to inform the next require to the plane’s captain: he wanted $200,000 and a number of parachutes, and in return, he’d allow 36 people to leave the aircraft as soon as the plane arrived in Seattle. The FBI, swiftly called by ground control, organized the swap, and when the airplane was sky-bound again, with only the pilot, co-pilot, one stewardess and DB Cooper on board.
The hijacker’s directions were to head for Mexico, keeping an altitude under 10,000 feet. Then, somewhere above the lower Cascade mountains, 25 miles north west of Portland, D.B. Cooper launched the plane’s aft stairs, stepped out, and, with one of the parachutes strapped to his back, jumped into the raining, cold November night and has been never seen or observed from again. [googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]
By the moment military helicopters were scrambled, on November 24th 1971, to search the land north of Portland for a six-foot-tall white man weighing one hundred seventy to a hundred seventy five pounds, “DB” Cooper was long gone – most probably possibly dead or packing away his parachute and trudging through mud and rain to make his escape.
Over the previous 40 years since that chilly night, there have been more than 1,000 DB Cooper suspects, a number of deathbed confessions, a film (starring Robert Duvall), as well as well more than a dozen books. As one person told legendary Cooper tracker Alex Hannaford, DB Cooper is the “Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest.”