British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday laid out a tough line of more robust policing and justice from the courts to punish rioters. In a statement to the House of Commons, Cameron called the people who rioted on the streets of many English cities for four consecutive nights "the opportunistic thugs." Cameron expressed the anger of the British people when he said "We will not put up with this in our country, we will not allow a culture of fear to take over our streets." He also rejected any connection between the four nights of riots and the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, aged 29, by police as they tried to arrest him in north London last week. Cameron said the rioters were "opportunistic thugs" who had used Duggan's death as an excuse for violence and looting. "The young people stealing flat screen televisions and burning shops -- that was not about politics," he said.