6 guilty in Birmingham riots 2011 – all black.

A 27-year-old man has been convicted of firearms possession after police officers were shot at during last summer’s riots in Birmingham.

Jermaine Lewis, of Summerton Road in Oldbury in the West Midlands, was also found guilty of reckless arson and riot at Birmingham Crown Court.

Five others have already been convicted of the same charges after 12 shots were fired at police in August.

The West Midlands force helicopter was also shot at.

Tyrone Laidley, 20, Nicholas Francis, 26, of Thetford Road, Great Barr in Birmingham, Renardo Farrell, 20, of The Terrace, Finchfield in Wolverhampton and Wayne Collins, 25, from Ouseley Close in Luton, Bedfordshire, were all convicted of riot, reckless arson and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life.

Arson attack

A teenager, 17, who cannot be named, was convicted of riot and firearms offences but cleared of arson.

They will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday.

Jermaine Lewis Lewis was part of the group that fired at police

Joyah Campbell, 19, of Hanover Court, Aston, in Birmingham and another 17-year-old were cleared of the same charges.

The court heard during the trial that the force helicopter had been shot at by Laidley, of Chadsmoor Terrace, Nechells, in the early hours of 10 August.

Police footage showed a man appear to drop to one knee by a car in Clifton Close, Aston, and point a gun at the helicopter, prosecutor Andrew Lockhart QC said.

It was targeted after 12 shots were fired at police called to an arson attack on the Bartons Arms pub.

Small fires were started at the Grade II-listed pub but put out without anyone being hurt.

‘Blocking carriageway’

Furniture was taken outside and from a nearby nightclub and used to blockade the A34, a main route in and out of the city, in what police said was a deliberate attempt to lure officers to the scene and attack them.

As many as four guns were present during the incident, Mr Lockhart added.

The shots went above and below officers but West Midlands Police said it could have easily become a murder investigation.

Senior investigating officer Det Insp Andy Bannister said: “It was pre-orchestrated with a view to creating an incident which we would say was setting fire to the Bartons Arms pub with complete disregard to the residents upstairs before blocking the carriageway to draw police officers there and attack them.

“It’s completely distinct from any other experience that I’ve had where police officers arrive and individuals ditch their weapons or run away.”


English riots.

A lack of support and opportunity for young people contributed to the outbreak of riots in England last summer, an independent report says.

The Riots, Communities and Victims Panel, set up last year, highlights “500,000 forgotten families”.

It also cited poor parenting, an inability to prevent reoffending, too much emphasis on materialism, and a lack of confidence in the police.

Schools should work on helping children to build character, it added.

The report is just one of several investigating the causes of the riots.

What this report does not say is 50 percent of the rioters were black yet blacks don’t make up 50 percent of the population. The cause was simple opportunity and greed. These criminals know that the prison system in England issues soft sentences. Any body caught stealing should be fined ten times what they have stole and money taken from their benefits until they pay the fine back.

English riots and Foreigners in the UK

Foreign looters from 44 countries have been locked up over the riots which scarred the country in August. Robbers, vandals and thugs from as far afield as Afghanistan, Cuba, Ethiopia and Samoa joined in as shops were plundered and businesses set ablaze, causing millions of pounds worth of damage.The sheer number from different corners of the globe who took part in the mayhem is one of the strongest indicators yet that the riots had nothing to do with political protest or civil unrest, but was born of greed and opportunist criminality. Prison statistics revealed that 14 per cent – about one in seven – of those jailed for burglary, robbery, theft, criminal damage and disorder during the riots were born abroad. But the true number could be even higher as at least four per cent of those remanded in custody refused to tell police their nationality. Jamaicans represented the largest group of foreign inmates, followed by Somali and Polish offenders. The list also included those from Colombia, Iraq, Congo, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. One in four of those jailed for robbery were born abroad, as were one in ten convicted for violent disorder or other disorder offences such as possession of a knife or drugs. Nationally, police have made more than 4,000 arrests, with 2,952 suspects held in London alone. Yesterday Sir Andrew Green of the MigrationWatch pressure group called on the Government to kick out foreign rioters and looters. He said: ‘It’s absolutely unacceptable that any foreign citizen should take part in a riot in Britain. ‘It’s important that the courts should recommend deportation in every case which would qualify.’

English riots

Named the ‘English’ riots to avoid offending the other nations within Britain, although the Lib/Lab/Cons have no qualms about offending the English people who, apart from the feral few, did not participate at all – to have called these riots what they were, ethnic or immigrant riots, would have exposed to the world just how much mass immigration has destroyed the fabric of British life.

Loudly trumpeted by the mainstream media is the case of a council tenant who has been threatened with eviction by Wandsworth Council because her 18-year-old son has been accused of looting during the riots.

A white press photographer gets a dose of enriched Britain during the Birmingham riotsA white press photographer gets a dose of enriched Britain during the Birmingham riots

With the sole intention of promoting the Lib/Lab/Con appearance of being tough on the lawbreakers who ran rampant during the riots, the mainstream media is headlining the case to convince the British public that the politicians in Westminster mean what they say this time.

Apart from the fact that all kinds of Lib/Lab/Con legislation will prevent most, if not all, evictions, the serving of an Eviction Notice is only a notification that the council will seek to have a tenant evicted. It does not mean that the tenant will be evicted.

What is a particular eye opener for the British people in this specific case is hidden in the details. The tenant herself insists that she is not responsible for the actions of her 18-year-old son, even though he still lives with her. Many English parents would beg to differ with this, believing that however old their offspring are, as parents they will always feel responsible for the actions of the children that they have produced and raised – and even if they are unable to change the behaviour of their adult offspring, will still feel a sense of shame at any bad behaviour exhibited by them.