Chef Justice | 13.01.2011 09:22
The state defends itself and all Activists better watch out, be careful Bristol people the state has started its fightback. This week a Edward Woollard gets a 32 month sentence for throwing a fire extinguisher off Millbank, which did not hurt anyone. Whether you agree or disagree with the action, the sentence is wholly disproportionate to the crime. Far worse crimes happen every Saturday night in Bristol and these people do not get this length of sentence.
This is blatantly a political sentence, put out there to warn people off protesting, let alone doing anything illegal which actually threatens their dominance and blatant exploitation of us for their own ends. Funny isn’t it, how quickly this guy has been arrested and sentenced compared to how slowly the investigation of Ian Tomlinson’s death took, which still has no conviction.
This is absolutely appalling and again shows the role of the courts as a political tool to scare people off dissent.
Again this shows how hypocritical the establishment has become. Are we seeing police in the courts for beating Alfie Meadows to within an inch of his life, no we are not and we probably won’t. Will we see police in court for pulling Jody Mcintyre out of his wheelchair for no apparent reason, no we are not and probably will not. Forty three protestors were injured at the last student demonstration are we seeing criminal convictions being bought against the police for these assaults, no we are not.
Why is it that Alfie Meadows can be severely beaten and we get an internal investigation, Ian Tomlinson gets murdered on camera by Police Officers and we get an investigation that takes forever and no criminal proceedings are bought. Yet Edward Woollard throws a fire extinguisher off a building which does not can any damage to anyone and within three months he is in prison serving a 32 month sentence.
What will the people who attacked the Royals car going to get, life imprisonment!
See link below for an ex magistrates view on zthis sentence.
Original article on IMC Bristol: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/702814