“Moral Collapse” Blame of UK Riots

Prime Minister David Cameron blames the riots that shook Britain over the past 10 days on a “slow-motion moral collapse … in parts of our country,” he said Monday. Cameron listed problems including “Irresponsibility. Selfishness. Behaving as if your choices have no consequences. Children without fathers. Schools without discipline. Reward without effort. Crime without punishment. Rights without responsibilities. Communities without control,” in a speech in his constituency in Oxfordshire. And he promised that the government will “review every aspect of our work to mend our broken society” in the coming weeks. Thousands of people have been arrested and processed through courts working around the clock since violence erupted over the killing of a man in London during a police operation. Police arrested a suspect late Sunday over the killing of another man during the ensuing riots. The 24-year-old was the sixth person arrested in connection with the shooting of Trevor Ellis in the London neighborhood of Croydon on August 8. Two other men are due in court in Birmingham Monday, charged with murder over the hit-and-run deaths of three men during the riots. The two, ages 26 and 17, were ordered to appear in Birmingham Crown Court on Monday. Police in London announced Monday they had arrested 1,593 people over violence, disorder and looting since riots broke out just over a week ago. Some 926 of those people have been charged, they said. Residents say the three victims in the hit-and-run in Birmingham were mowed down by a car while protecting businesses from looters in Britain’s second largest city. –CNN

2 Timothy 3:1-3 But know this: difficult times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,

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