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Britain's Prime Minister Looks To Boston For Solution To Riots

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After four days of rioting, Britain's prime minister is looking to a former colony for some ideas about stemming violence. David Cameron is looking to Boston for ideas to fight gangs that he says helped spark recent riots across England.

"I want us to use the record of success against gangs from cities like Boston in the USA, and indeed from the Strathclyde Police in Scotland, who have done this by engaging the police, the voluntary sector and local government," Cameron said, speaking to Parliament Thursday morning.

Cameron said he is also considering whether to place limits on social media sites and disabling text messaging on cell phones.


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