No Guardian:

Police are preparing for a “summer of rage” as victims of the economic downturn take to the streets to demonstrate against financial institutions, the Guardian has learned.

Britain’s most senior police officer with responsibility for public order raised the spectre of a return of the riots of the 1980s, with people who have lost their jobs, homes or savings becoming “footsoldiers” in a wave of potentially violent mass protests.”

Como é?  A polícia se prepara para distúrbios só porque o desemprego está aumentando?  Poor things.  Tinham que tomar umas lições com Reinaldo Azevedo, aquela montanha de sabedoria, para quem condições sociais e crime são conjuntos disjuntos, não relacionados, e que jamais deveriam ser citados na mesma frase.  Como ele diz, afinal isso é uma afronta aos pobres submis honrados, que não querem ir para as milhares de cadeias que ele pretende abrir.

Ops.  E no Times Online, a polícia britânica continua insistindo nessa heresia:

The full effect of a recession can take a long time to be felt in crime and disorder terms. Unemployment peaked in 1985 but there was no downturn in crime figures until the mid1990s. In the meantime we experienced severe social shock and it was the Police Service that held the line.

Ah, que falta faz uma Tatcher.

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