Response to the riots
Our leaders still speak about how protecting the community is vital. The trouble is, the deal has gone sour. The community has selected who is worthy of help and who is not. In this false moral economy where the poor are described as dysfunctional, the community fails. One dimension of this failure is being acted out in the riots; the lawlessness is, suddenly, there for all to see . Check out the price of failing to care.
Youth charities leader Camila Batmanghelidjh, writing in `The Independent'.