Seems quite dangerous and could lead to lawsuits or riots if one of them dies
Riots v unlikely as there is very little political capital to be gained and you only tend to get riots when there are "community" agitators at work.
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Yes it is. Are the thieves in the process of being violent to the police or others? No.
They are riding dangerously. Putting innocent members of the public at risk, using force to stop them is legimate.
Try telling the person who has been robbed at knifepoint that the police ramming the thieves is unprovoked. Committing the crime is the provocation.
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It needs to happen but it is a shame it's got this bad in London.
The vast majority of these people are men under the age of 21 as well.
There is a lot of young people who had no educational background and feel they have no support or options open to them so they resort to stuff like this.
Ye there are some scum that enjoy it but I think there is a 'lost generation' brewing that just got abandoned by the system.
Then maybe your lucky or just smarter then most.
i'm not absolving these guys of guilt just stating what I see on a daily basis.
I'm sure you saw it as well. These kids not going to school and the local council having almost zero interest in them and schools not really wanting them either. Let's not forget that these moped gangs are usually led by adults who specifically target young people not in school and they give them a sense of purpose.
I'm just trying to humanise them as the long term answer is not to get more police cars to ram more people off the road it's to stop these people from doing it in the first place which requires us to understand why they need to do it.