firstname.lastname@example.org (no Justice, no Peace) | 23.07.2010 15:22 | London
The Crown Prosecution Service has announced that the police officer who was caught on video striking Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests last year who later died will not face criminal charges.
London Class war have called for people to gather outside the offices of Keir Starmer the DPP next Friday 30th July from 12-2pm. Ian Cameron of the George Davis Defence Campaign will be speaking there.
It will come to no surprise to many of you that it appears that the Police are able to do exactly as they please without any real repercussions for their actions, even when that includes assaulting an innocent man such as Ian Tomlinson who happened to walk past the police.
It now appears that the police are completely unaccountable for their actions ( I know they never been anyway), but this case is so unjust in so many ways. Firstly the officer blatantly assaulted Ian Tomlinson and this has shown to be the case to the whole UK population and wider, yet no charge is being bought because it’s over 6 months (interesting law that sure it would not apply if I attacked a police officer lied low for 6 months and then someone handed in the footage to the police, got a feeling I would be charged). Secondly the cause of death of Ian Tomlinson is still not certain, although it is likely it is linked to the assault, regardless of the cause of death the incident should be properly investigated and some conclusion come to, but it seems the police are immune to this. Thirdly the CPS are obviously spineless showmen setup to appease a corrupt system in order to show a public face of accountability. Their conclusions to this case are so weak and unacceptable it beggars belief.
Also there is no mention of the fact that members of the police force lied about Ian Tomlinson’s death early on, which is effectively perjury and hindering an investigation, yet none of this has been addressed. Also officers were without numbers on their uniforms on the day this happened including the officer who assaulted Ian Tomlinson, yet this is not addressed.
So in general this send out the message of don’t fuck with us as you know what will happen. We don’t care if you catch us doing it on video as we will get away with it anyway, even if you show the whole UK population we will still get away with it.
Also if you are going to come out and demonstrate against the elites viewpoint then you can watch out as we will concoct stories, assault you, take off our ID numbers and do what we want.
What does this mean for people who wish to protest against issues in the future, particularly those not so popular with the state?
But it does appear as we enter these time of massive cuts to our public services and dismantling of services that the general public are becoming more hostile to these lies and deceit of the police, government and big business. The guardian website has 1033 comment s on the story of which 99% are appalled at this decision, shows there is a large amount of public disquiet around this decision. Whether this will translate into action, we shall have to see.
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Original article on IMC London: http://london.indymedia.org/articles/5316