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Originally posted by Mark Harris
Keep in mind in the name of the people. All of this is done in the name of the people (that's you, subjects).
So keep that smile on your face, have a drink to help you sleep at night.
Originally posted by teapot
Originally posted by Acidtastic
Dammit I hope so. If there aren't mass protests on the streets, akin to the poll tax riots, then I won't be a happy bunny. These murderers MUST be stopped!
Not akin to the poll tax riots! They were instigated by the police! I do not want to see more heads cracked with batons, more prosecution of victims, innocent bystanders and the like!
Originally posted by airspoon
Respect has to be earned and our authorities sure aren't gaining that respect.
Would you be as infuriated if one of your friends tripped somebody as a joke, only to have that person suffer a heart attack and die?
Pc Simon Harwood, the police officer who struck Ian Tomlinson minutes before he died, was previously investigated twice over his alleged aggressive behaviour.
Originally posted by Hawkwind.
My blood is boiling. They say the case fell apart due to medical experts not being able to agree on cause of death. Two experts said internal bleeding was the cause and one says it was natural causes.
I'm not anti-police but this is a complete disgrace and a miscarriage of justice. That policeman got away with murder.
(visit the link for the full news article)
But when they system agrees that it was an unlawful assault. When the IPCC say to the CPS that they should bring manslaughter charges, and when NO CIMINAL CHARGES are brought forward at all, then the system IS corrupt. There is no defending this, so stop trying. Walking infront of a police officer is NOT grounds for assault. What kind of a world do you live in?
Originally posted by EspyderMan
He was the only one in a scrum of cops who were trying to deter people from the area. He walked around slower then the cops with hands in his pockets knowing he would aggravate the officers. He did so successfully and he was pushed to the ground. Maybe hit with a baton as well.
What did he expect? For them to bow down, or perhaps let him go on past them which was against their orders?
Some people are not very bright. Both sides have some blame in this, the officer(s) who may have attributed to this man's death should have been fired regardless if proof was found, video evidence proves the officer was excessive in his use of force. Case closed.
As for sayin the entire system is to blame, i dont think so. Humans make mistakes and do stupid things everyday, whether their a cop, teacher, or pastor. It doesn't make them all evil.
[edit on 22-7-2010 by EspyderMan]