On Thursday 4th August Mark Duggan was shot dead by one or more Metropolitan Police officers.
Forty eight hours later the Metropolitan Police Service still hadn't informed the family of his death. See If the rioting was a surprise, people weren't looking.
Was it a deliberate provocation?
When the disturbances started on Saturday evening the Police protected the Police station but didn't protect the community.
An invitation to riot?
Of course, if it was a premeditated invitation to riot it's a deniable invitation to riot. There won't, I imagine, be a written order for Police not to protect the community.
And the result?
A media howling for more Police resources.
Cuts in Police numbers are now unthnkable.
Are some senior Metroplitan Police officers congratulating themselves on a job well done?
Who else has successfully fought Cameron's Cuts?
If any of this happened, it's been a riotous success!