Stopping the looting

The London riots show a 'pillage' economy coming to our streets.
The police obviously need to get a step ahead of the looters, or else this will overwhelm the ability of the police to keep things under control. The danger that looting would spread to everywhere if not stamped out.
The first thing to do would be to close down the Blackberry messaging service that seems to be used by the looters to coordinate their attacks.
A second measure would be to declare an after-dark curfew on various parts of the capital - ie shopping centres and shopping streets.
The third thing is to draft in sufficient police resources to impose this shutdown. There needs to be a small police presence guarding every shopping place and mobile units ready to reinforce these units anywhere where violence breaks out.

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