UK Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke Blames ‘Feral Underclass’ for Riots + More

The justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has blamed the riots that swept across England last month on a “broken penal system” that has failed to rehabilitate a group of hardcore offenders he describes as the “criminal classes”. Revealing for the first time that almost 75% of those aged over 18 charged with offences committed during the riots had prior convictions, Clarke said the civil unrest had laid bare an urgent need for penal reform to stop reoffending among “a feral underclass, cut off from the mainstream in everything but its materialism”. [Guardian]

Muammar al-Gaddafi is still on the run … [WashPo]

While West Indian Day Parade in New York is always a blast, someone usually gets shot. This year, a female police officer and two civilians fell victim. [CBS]

10 must-have Fall fashion nail colors. [Fashionista]

Rashida Jones and Jake Gyllenhaal, together? [Perez]

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