London Riots Continue Amid Questions About Police Action
by: Vicki Barker, NPR, August 8, 2011 2:08:00 pm
Part of North London exploded in violence over the weekend, after the as-yet unexplained killing of a man by police. A peaceful vigil by the man's family outside a police station turned violent with gangs of youths burning cars, attacking police officers and looting local stores. Now there are questions about why this event exploded and how the police handled it as the rioting continues.