Monthly Archives: August 2011

A city in flames, a police force under fire

 

British riot police arrive in front of a burning building in Croydon, South London on August 8, 2011. Now in it's third night of unrest, London has seen sporadic outbreaks of looting and clashes both north and south of the river Thames. - British riot police arrive in front of a burning building in Croydon, South London on August 8, 2011. Now in it's third night of unrest, London has seen sporadic outbreaks of looting and clashes both north and south of the river Thames. | CARL DE SOUZA/Getty Images

DOUG SAUNDERS

LONDON— From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
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On the fourth night, they finally showed up in force: at least 16,000 police in yellow jackets and riot armour, up from 6,000 the night before, standing in clusters on almost every major street corner across the burned-out and shattered expanses of London’s perimeter, ready to face the rioters. Continue reading

Budget axe shouldn’t spare police, fire services, city manager says

August 03, 2011

David Rider

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1034315–budget-axe-shouldn-t-spare-police-fire-services-city-manager-says

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If Toronto councillors spare police and fire services from the budget axe, it will fall that much harder on libraries, social programs and other services dear to Torontonians’ hearts, says the city manager.

Joe Pennachetti made the remarks Wednesday in an interview about the city’s ongoing cross-department “efficiency review”, a follow-up to KPMG’s “core service” reports that caused an uproar by suggesting hundreds of millions of dollars in possible cuts. Continue reading