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The UK police (and subsequent brutality)

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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:04 PM
Okay i've started this thread to highlight the changing attitudes and 'styles' of British policing.

First of all let's take a look at this:

£1 million budget, 1400 officers from 26 different forces to out number a peaceful climate protest.

This video clearly shows two males and a female police searching a female woman against her will and use stress positons to force her to the floor.

It also shows inept police trying to tell a journalist how to do his job and threatens to arrest him for wanting to access a public area and cover the story.

You can clearly see the police attack a group of unarmed protestors too. Smashing the cameras as they hold their hands up to the air to show they are harmless.

You will also see man get pushed to the floor (almost cracking his head on the concrete) before two other coppers kick him when he's down.

I love the journalist who asks the police some very polite questions and gets mumbled answers.


Secondly the next video shows a UK ex soldier being beaten by three police men in the open streets without any provocation. It was a case of mistaken identity.

Boots in the face, scraping his face across the tarmac. For NINE minutes and THEN charged with assaulting an officer, despite CCTV showing him being assaulted.


In a sick parody of recent American events, you will see a prone man being tazered and beaten, punched at least six or seven times. Then when another bystander walks past to see if the man is ok, HE is pushed in the throat.


Let us not forget the G20 in London were hundreds of innocents were caught up in the crowds, beaten by police and inhumanely kept isolated from the legal protests.

Again unarmed people beaten and clubbed.

And Ian Tomlinson an innocent bystander pushed to the floor (with his hands in his pockets) and a few minutes later dies from his injureis.


Two women who rightfully ask the police to show ID are then thrown into a police man after being pinned to the floor.

This video shows more:

The police knock out a man who says 'I'm not a violent person, I have a baby'. By slamming the back of his head into a car.

They also throw a handcuffed man face first to the floor.

They darg an elederly man by his arms across the floor.

An interview with a police woman reveals all. Including how male police officers watch porn on shift.


15 police to arrest one unarmed postal worker (and punch him in the groin).

More to follow.

posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:41 PM
You think those are bad?

How about Cops vs. Teenage Girl....

Notice that after he slams this teenage 15 or 16 year old girl's head against the wall and throws her on the ground, he makes sure to get 2 good measure punches in.

TO ICE THE CAKE you would figure he would lift her up by say her arms? No no. He decides her hair is more convenient...

Edit: Forgot to add that when he first enters the room he gets a kick and a punch in as well...

[edit on 19-10-2009 by DaMod]

posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:54 PM
This one has to be the most discusting thing i have seen acted out by a police officer in the US.

[edit on 19-10-2009 by Trolloks]

posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:21 PM
Absolutely no disrespect to both members who have contributed to this thread (and i know things are just as bad to our US cousins) , i'd much rather focus on the Uk police in this thread (although i guess brutality IS brutality). Those vids are very shocking although i have seen both of them before. No just cause for either of those upsetting videos. Swines.

I'm worried that since the introduction of the tazer to the UK, our police may copycat the recent trends in America to use the tazer as an alternative to physical force (as opposed to a last resort).

What does everyone else think?

posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:33 PM
I am from UK, but i tend to focus more on US police brutality than UK because we tend to follow their trend, so its seeing what will become of this country in 5 years time.

It's all down to being drunk with power. So much power is given to the police now that they feel indestructable, and look at the public as insignificant, thinking that we just get in the way of their job.

As we loose more and more of our rights to the state, the more and more brutality we shall see on the streets by the state.

posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by Trolloks

It makes me wonder if this is a kind of long term manipulation.

Where the commanding officers are told to use 'any means necessary' to control a situation (with the combination of 26 forces).

Those 26 will then pass on the tactics to another X amount of units, until eventually all the Uk police forces start acting like twats.

A knock on effect if you will.

posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 08:25 PM
How did it get to this point?

Are the people of UK tolerating this abuse in the name of peaceful streets?

So many questions.

I really hope the people start to stand against this kind of abuse of power. Police are supposed to protect the citizens, not punish.

posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 03:04 AM
reply to post by jam321

What usually happens is that people gather with slogans, signs and sing chants etc.

An officer will batter one protestor over the head, then proceed to drag that person away from the crowd, this countinues all throughout the day and it really does not matter what the person is doing in the crowd.

The crowd holds hands and some point their fingers at the protestor being dragged away as they say things to each other such as "the police cant do that", "thats against our rights", "this is not a democracy", "this cannot actually happen", "He/she did not do anything" etc usually they record this and post it on youtube.

People cannot accept reality, they are too scared of what is happening to accept the fact that right now if your going to protest or speak up, your going to end up eventually facing a baton and arrest or worse.

Protesting does absolutely nothing apart from give you a bit of excitement in life unless your protest serves the agenda of the government ie climate camps and all that nonsense. The people who are protesting observe the laws. The whole thing is nothing more than compliance yet again.

What has never been done however yet is targetting specific things, one example, if people in the UK do not like cctv cameras. Rather than protesting, writing to parliament and yelling at the tv, all of which everyone knows does nothing. Cut the damn things down in large groups. Simple. Yes, some might be arrested, some might get a beating etc but thats no different from protesting and taking action gets things done instead of waiting for a pen pusher to notice you.

Works with anything but it wont happen.

This song really does sum up the UK right now....

This has nothing to do with whether the song is good or bad because thats not worth even discussing things like that in a topic like this. Listen to the lyrics.

Laws, climate, goods, services, protesting, watching media, reading information.

All part of consumption and thats the created problem that is fed by the people that everyone wants to do something about.

Look at the early 90's in the UK before all the mass information that was fed to people, they did not give two hoots and tore the place a new backside.

But anyways, seen that new i pod or have you read that law about how the police cannot attack you for no reason?

In my opinion the UK is not far off rioting but rather than thinking about the problems and specifically targeting them, its the usual go to london and trash things like a bunch of animals. Animals get put down if they bite the hand that feeds them.

But hey, at least there will be a video of it all on youtube so that it can be discussed on a blog?

You can have all the information in the world with no wisdom but you do not need all the information to have wisdom.

[edit on 20-10-2009 by XXXN3O]

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