In this clip from our Meet the Renegades series, Leslie Thomas, QC barrister at Garden Court Chambers in London, tells us what can happen when a community faces constant disenfranchisement.
As the QC representing the family of Mark Duggan, we dissuss how that single event unleashed high emotions across the UK. He brings to attention the root causes that led to the riots and the tensions that still exist between communities and the police force.
“It’s too easy to dismiss it as people being greedy and engaging in criminality. If we as a society dismiss it like that, we aren’t looking for the true cause or causes that take place, and that’s our disadvantage.”
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