English riots

In this case, it seems the judiciary went too far. It is surely questionable to factor into sentencing a febrile public mood, particularly when it is stoked by politicians and commentators peddling emotive and unscientific ideas about human behaviour.
The sentences, are as the Daily Mail points out, tougher than many handed out to muggers, sex attackers and killer drivers, but supports evidence that judges want to reflect public demands for the strictest possible punishments for rioters.
A man charged with an arson attack on a furniture store in Croydon and several charged in connection with the murder of three
Britain enjoys an enviable reputation as a peaceful, civilised, tolerant country. That is why these events have shocked international observers as much as they have shamed Brits.