British MP Recalls Riots Nearly 3 Decades Ago
August 10, 2011 3:08:00 am
London's recent riots grew after a peaceful vigil outside Tottenham police station spiraled out of control. Twenty-six years ago, a similar riot in the area sparked a lasting debate about policing and social integration in Britain. David Lammy, a life-long resident of Tottenham and its Member of Parliament, talks to Steve Inskeep about the social and economic problems within his community.