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It's a riot! A Cop's East London Olympics

The following was being circulated by email among rank and file police officers even before the riots.

London Olympics 2012.

London (Stratford) will be hosting the Olympic Games in 2012.

You may not know that many of the famous events, which go to make up this spectacular event, are to be altered for 2012. A copy of these changes has been leaked, and is reproduced below:


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The Whole World is Watching

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
Frederick Douglas, Speech on the 24th anniversary of emancipation, Washington , DC, 1886



A local resident is interviewed by a foreign correspondent while rioting is taking place around the Pembury Estate in Hackney, East London.




At present Sheldon Thomas runs his own organization The Helping Hand Trust which works directly with gang members especially around extreme teenage violence giving intensive support, mentoring and gangs mediation...


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Andrew Jennings interview on Brazilian Bola de Vez TV show about corruption in global sports business

Andrew Jennings replies in English to a panel of Brazilian journalists asking him about corruption in FIFA, the World Cup, Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee.



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Will public services cope in 2012?

A third of customer services managers surveyed by the Institute of Customer Services say they expect London's public services to fail during the 2012 Games. I am not sure if they have taken into account the possibility that the Games will not attract the expected number of tourists and that many small businesses may take a holiday to avoid the Olympic fallout, thereby reducing the numbers moving around London.


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The Olympics: Warfare, Murder and Funerals

It's probably unfair to blame the Olympics. In Australia, a former water polo champion, Keri Lane, is accused of murdering a new born baby because she wanted to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Almost as alarming is Peter Keen, Director of Performance at UK Sport, who puts sport up there with 'economic domination' and 'warfare'. In an interview with the Guardian he said: 'Short of economic domination and warfare, I'm not sure what else makes sense of our national identity...'


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London 2012: one big party or one big prison?

By Mike Wells

Security precautions for London 2012 include the construction of a 17.5 km, 5,000volt electric fence, topped with 900 daylight and night vision surveillance cameras spaced at 50 metre intervals. On first sight of the fence you could be forgiven for thinking you had slipped through a wormhole in the space-time continuum to find yourself on the perimeter of a Soviet era Gulag.


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Scamming the London Olympics brand

BBC London has discovered that hundreds of eastern European workers have been duped by a scam promising non-existent jobs at the Olympic site in east London. Our investigations unit and reporter Katharine Carpenter tracked down a convicted fraudster from east London who ran a scheme promising Slovak workers accommodation on a cruise ship in Docklands and jobs on the site.


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