Media, police and politicians disparage communities protecting themselves as â€œvigilantismâ€
Quote:Following calls by politicians, media and the police for Brits not to buy baseball bats and engage in what was disparagingly termed â€œvigilantism,â€ Amazon UK has followed suit by banning self-defense items from its online store, after sales of makeshift weapons soared through the roof as a result of riots plaguing the country.
In the immediate aftermath of widespread looting and rioting which was directed primarily against private homes and local family businesses, Brits left defenseless by a blanket gun ban that makes it virtually impossible to own a private firearm rushed to Amazon to purchase whatever could be used as a weapon to protect their families and property from attack....
Quote:Following suit, Amazon UK today banned the sale of perfectly legal items, including self-defense sprays and Kubotans, short lengths of plastic or steel.
â€œAmazon has removed several police-style telescopic truncheons from sale on its site as soaring sales of truncheons, baseball bats and other items that could be used as weapons sparked fears of vigilantism in the wake of widespread rioting,â€ reports the Guardian.
Quote:However, the media quickly disparaged people getting together with their neighbors to protect their communities as â€œvigilantismâ€. The Metropolitan Police, whose order to its officers to stand down on the first three nights of rioting directly led to the escalation of the chaos, also warned residents not to patrol their communities....
From a sociological POV what happened and its response from citizens is a natural reaction and the state is trying to stop that. Because if people see that they can police themselves in their own communities, then why should they let the corrupt police, state brutality, 'control' the streets. The State does not want people to act or think for themselves even in the capacity of their own life.
You can be sure if the street riots occurred where wealthy land owner class lives, the state would have crushed the riots without mercy on day one.