"People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead. "

quoted by James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nearly 2,000 arrested

Fires after the riots in Croydon. Metropolitan police have confirmed that so far nearly 2,000 arrests have been made and 1,000 charged in connection with the recent unrest. Photograph: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA / Rex Features The riots in London have led to nearly 2,000 arrests with under half that number charged with offences, Scotland Yard said. In total, there have been 1,875 arrests with 1,073 people charged for offences in connection with the disorder. Police have recorded more than 3,000 offences, including 1,101 offences of burglary in non-residential buildings, 95 cases of handling stolen goods and 48 reports of serious wounding. A...

Gangs strategy

Home Secretary Theresa May says the government’s gangs strategy will help girls who are being “used as weapons” in turf wars. Ministers are launching a youth violence team to target gangs. The strategy, born out of the summer riots in England, pledges 100 expert advisers and intensive intervention with families. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the government’s cuts meant the policy did not live up to the rhetoric. The government’s strategy pledges to cut the number of young people killed or seriously wounded in youth violence by 2015. Among the chief victims to be targeted are girls, some of...

Green Walls Living Walls

Advantages of having Green walls: It reduces air pollution, deters graffiti, and also mitigates the stormwater runoff. They add to the interior/exterior decoration of your building and shows our commitment towards environment. Green walls are biofilters. They absorb the dust and other polluting particles in the air and gives out fresh oxygen.As they absorb dust and other pollutants from the air, they reduce the green house gases and in turn helps in reducing the global warming. Also these green walls keep the buildings cool by retaining the moisture and it also retains the rain waters flowing through the walls. Green...

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