Is anyone else thinking, "This is what happens when you cut or don't provide youth services: Undirected energy + time + incident of badly explained police violence against a deprived community == TROUBLE"? I didn't think you had to have lived in LA to understand that. I'll be honest - I'm scared to go into London tomorrow. I work in one of the poshest bits of it, but I arrive into one of the less affluent neighbourhoods.
I need a break from watching/listening/reading coverage of the riots. Have some photos of tuxedo cats.
It's a bit embarrassing that it took something like mass rioting to wake me from my LJ torpor, but I've been thinking of you guys non-stop as this has unfolded. I'd feel a lot better if I'd gotten a chance to pack a quart-sized pepper spray fogger in your lunch box before you headed in to work today. Do stay safe...
BTW, your kitty needs to wrestle the three-pound pomeranian gift-quasi-rescue the joined the family. Do you know any big-haired fight promoters?