1. I've spent the past hour travelling round the trouble spots in South Liverpool. A few burned out cars, some burned out waste bins, some smashed up bus stops and some broken windows. Very little damage to properties . No reports of any injuries. So JMU Journalism's hyperbole concerning "a number of riot incidents" is seriously wide of the mark. Try reading Stan Cohen's "Folk Devils and Moral Panics" for some guidance on keeping things in proportion.

    (Posted on 2011-08-09 09:48:00 by a)