How did rioters manage to attack Prince Charles’s car and assault Camilla?
Simple. It’s the policy of London’s Metropolitan Police to allow rioters to riot, and wait until after the riot is over to arrest individual lawbreakers. They adopted this policy after a newspaper vendor died after being struck and pushed by police as they tried to contain anti-G20 riots in April 2009. But you can’t give rioters free rein to take over parts of a city. That’s elementary. That was the policy that led, for example, to the murder of Talmudic student Yankel Rosenbaum in the black riots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in August 1991. However, given the hyper-passive stance of the London police to violent crime in recent years (remember that video of them running from Muslim protesters?), I’m frankly surprised to learn that they have ever (that is, since Labour came to power in 1997) had a policy other than letting rioters riot.