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Pen Shortage Causing Slagging Matches at Irish Police Station

It has been kicking off in the Henry Street garda station in Limerick, where a shortage of pens behind the counter has led to angry encounters with members of the public. Local police are turning people away and asking them to return with their own pens to sign paperwork, which is causing angry low-grade criminals to get even angrier. Read More >>

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Incredible Drone Video Shows Ukraine's Riot Battlefield From Above

A drone films protesters clashing with police forces as tires and Molotov cocktails burn in Kiev's Independence Square. The battle has started again, after yesterday's failed truce. At least 75 have been killed since last Tuesday, according to Ukraine's government officials. Read More >>

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Ukraine's Rioters Erected, Fired and Lost a Working Catapult Overnight

When riots broke out in London, the best the mob could manage was smashing up some shops and trying to nick some tracksuit bottoms out of JD Sports. In Ukraine though, they take their rioting a whole lot more seriously -- they've been going medieval on the arses of the anti-protest forces with a fully-operational catapult. Read More >>

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Instagram "Sluts" Account Triggers Swedish Riot

Whinging over Instagram has been taken to new heights in Sweden, where hundreds of teenagers gathered at a local school to attack the alleged founder of a photo sharing account. Read More >>

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Turn Supergrass With Scotland Yard's Facewatch ID Yob Spotting App

Scotland Yard's been publicly shaming London's criminal base on Flickr and the internet for some time, but now it's turned the art of grassing up a thug into a fun interactive experience for iOS users. Read More >>

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Please Don't Blame the UK Riots On Twitter, Facebook, BBM and Rolling News

A new report out of the government's new Riots Communities and Victims Panel has concluded that modern communication technology like social networks, and even rolling 24-hour news, made the riots worse. That’s like saying the rotary telephone was to blame for civil unrest in the 1900s because it allowed people to talk and organise meetings remotely and instantly. Read More >>

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Software "Introduced in the 1980s" Will be Running London's Olympic Police Effort

London's police force will be managing its Olympic policing using the same ancient software systems that contributed to the poor management of and response to the riots of 2011, and were first brought into service back in the 1980s. Read More >>

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Riot Hit Pembury Estate Brightened up by 2,000 Solar Panels

Fancy moving to the hottest new eco-development in London? Thanks to the government's dwindling solar power feed-in budget, residents of the battle-scarred Pembury Estate are now luxuriating in cheap, renewable energy. Read More >>

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Be Ready for 2012 with This Crowd-Busting Coffee Table

Whether the Mayans were right or not, the world is quickly going to hell in a hand basket — rioting across the globe, from the middle East to the middle of London. Be prepared to defend you and yours with the "In Case of Riot" coffee table. Read More >>

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UK Police Will Squash Rioters by Blinding Them...With Lasers

Paranoid about future unrest after this summer's riots in the UK, the British went and developed a laser rifle which can project a wall of light and temporarily blind a pack of rioters. Read More >>

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How Riot Gear Has Changed Over the Years

While the behaviour of riot police may not have become any more sophisticated since they were cracking skulls during the '60s, their equipment has. Read More >>

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The Best Way to Watch a Polish Riot Is via Remote Helicopter

It's Polish Independence Day, and like in any other country, the youngins love celebrating their country's liberty by destroying parts of it. "Youths" butted heads with (and threw things at) riot cops in Warsaw. Check out the view from above. Read More >>

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Judge Rejects Facebook Rioters' Appeal Against 4-Year Jail Sentence

Lord Judge, the lord chief justice, has rejected the appeals from the two men convicted of attempting to organise riots on Facebook. The two men in their early 20s will spend the next four years at her Majesty's pleasure. [Judicery.gov.uk (PDF) via BBC] Read More >>

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Facebook: David Cameron's Shutdown Threat Won't Happen

David Cameron's weird boast about possibly shutting down social networks during times of national stress simply won't happen, says Facebook. Read More >>

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Wheelchair-Bound Looter Gets 12 Months For Stealing an ALBA Telly

Brave young David Knott took to the London streets to steal himself a new TV back during London's summer of discontent, despite being in a wheelchair with a broken leg. That's some impressive dedication to social unrest. Read More >>

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