protesters seem to accept the inevitability of life is going nowhere
few weeks longer than others. In the early hours of Friday at Horseferry Road Magistrates Court, on the corner of the Houses of Parliament, the turmoil of three or four nights before it was like something had happened in another time and place altogether.
One effect of our attention deficit culture news stories of the collapse is in fast forward. In this sense, the whole number one world court had already experienced cycles of 24 hours of tension, violence, anarchy, terror, cleaning, repression, the return of consciousness and recrimination. And that's it for Wednesday. The specific routine of retributive justice is about all that remained.
In Parliament, a few hours (or was it days?) Above, the Prime Minister had made much of the symbolism of the court sat all night up and down the land "for ensure speedy justice. " Is the speed was there, but a British court has determined its own pace, and is often a stressful business and the accumulation of facts and bureaucratic reference, and can often make sense only in a court two hours to get by.
candidates official duty and the court had clocked up 16 hours or more by then - but the indictment and supporting documents kept coming, though rarely now quite at the right time or simultaneously. At midnight, the interview was about ten adult newcomers, plus a couple of young cells on the ground floor. "They are bussed from all over the city," says someone. Police cars lined up around the block.
On the banks of the delegates to tell the news division managers accused had a fascination with the process glass, scanning the lists of goods stolen Firestarters authentic, especially in vain. Even the fans in the public gallery, looking for answers or theater, began to look at the clock and off. More tired of all, however, it appeared that many of those on the bench hearing the details of what was alleged to have done all that time ago. He stretched and blinked and did his best to focus, but some just seemed barely able to stay awake.
As far as the Government may, on this occasion, he liked the idea of ??this process is issuing a warning, more broadly, the UK is, fortunately, makes no judgments. After the events of apocalyptic exposure 24 hours a week on the screens of all sizes, there was something reassuring mundane and without the mediation of these preliminary hearings. Television and the Internet has expanded the riots, has in our homes and pockets, repeated their offensive end as they were sitting, so the authors while faceless world. The court had the effect of bringing crime back to human scale. Separated from what the judges successive repeatedly stressed "the context of the extreme seriousness of the riots, looting and violence," most of the charges which had a singular quality, often banal.
In the days since Sunday, the Metropolitan Police had arrested more than 1,000 people accused of nearly 600. Before, I had seen dozens of them come and go. An apprentice scaffolding stout, 21, was arrested wearing "dark clothing and rubber gloves" and accused of being "equipped" to fly, which he accepted. A dream with eyes of 19 years was arrested in his car they found a "kitchen knife with a blade length of nine inches," his presence, he said, is due to "his sister that the problems of self-harm," and he was to protect themselves. The men had been collected for stolen iPhones in their pockets, CCTV suspects were seen in the possession of plasma TVs, a very tall man confessed, without expression, a Vivienne Westwood T-shirt, a single mother - with a two year old child - who worked as a nurse's aide was accused of having stolen £ 2,500 electrical boxes in his apartment. He wiped the tears that dark argued that he had no idea how he got there.the field work in the yard until the early hours after midnight, I found myself rereading some of the most memorable comments and see if it has a distance. This was the verdict in the Max Hastings