posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 09:18 AM
reply to post by lilstu21
I'm sure this has already been posted somewhere but I could be wrong. As for the incident itself; it was definitely an overreaction by the police but
Whatley was no saint either...
A court heard yesterday that Mr Whatley was originally pulled over in a country lane in Monmouthshire by traffic police who tried to issue him
with a fine for not wearing a seat belt.
So he HAD broken the law...
But when an officer went round to the passenger side, the car lurched forward and he was knocked over.
...he then drove off because he thought the matter had been dealt with, felt ‘frail and vulnerable’ and was worried he would suffer another
So then he knocks over an officer and drives off...
The police followed him for 17 minutes. Mr Whatley said he thought the blue lights and siren of the police car meant the officers were giving him
an escort home.
And then believes the police car with SIREN and FLASHING LIGHTS was merely escorting him home.
I'm sorry but a 70 year old successful business man can not be that naive, can he?
This of course doesn't excuse the actions of the police who were out of order, but this isn't a simple case of police brutality.
Mr Whatley was found guilty of not wearing a seatbelt, failing to stop for a police officer and having tinted car windows which did not conform to
legal requirements but cleared of failing to stop after an accident.
He also admitted having a registration plate which did not adhere to regulations.
Although some newspapers will twist this to show how the British police forces have become violent and uncontrollable. Especially when they use the
following quote by Whatley - ‘It’s something you might expect in America but not in the quiet of the British countryside.’
However, some might see this as a rich and successful businessman who believes he is above the law.
[edit on 6/8/10 by LiveForever8]