I have no wish to keep harping on about the riots, which are hopefully now behind us, but I think it is instructive to look at what the commentators are saying. Specifically calypsonian commentators.
Some have suggested that deploying more female police officers might have a calming effect. But judging by Mighty Terror's reaction, there must be a risk that it would simply exacerbate matters.
"Women Police In England" - Mighty Terror & His Calypsonians
Invader and Gabby, on the other hand, are clearly setting out to appeal to Daily Mail readers.
"Teddy Boy (Bring Back The Old Cat-o-Nine)" - Lord Invader
"Pow Pow (Arm The Police)" - Mighty Gabby
Lord Melody, as always, follows a path of his own. His story of a police officer struggling with a recalcitrant jackass may not appear immediately relevant, but I am sure there is a moral in there somewhere.
"In The Name Of The Law" - Lord Melody
Finally, the greatest calypsonian of them all, the Mighty Sparrow, had a terrifying first-hand experience of gang behaviour. Fortunately he lived to tell the tale.