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Posts Tagged ‘Riot Police

Ian Tomlinson, Murdered By the Police.

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I had been meaning to do a post on the death of Ian Tomlinson, but couldn’t quite get around to it for various reasons.

So here is a compilation of some pertinent posts on his murder :

Ian Tomlinson and Misconduct in Public Office.

Ian Tomlinson: police escape prosecution.

Ian Tomlinson Campaign: Time For Something Different.

The Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign.

The Ian Tomlinson decision is a travesty of justice.

Oh, and don’t forget the video of the attack on Ian Tomlinson.

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25/07/2010 at 21:53

Bertie Lois And The Riot Police.

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The British riot police are often a law unto themselves.

Please watch the video below, about 26 seconds into it you will see Bertie Lois, a 89 year old man being assaulted by a policeman.

It is not obvious, but as they past him they shove him aside like a rag doll.

Bertie Lois is a WW2 veteran and is treated by the riot police as if he is detritus. Appalling, but fairly typical of British riot police as the death of Ian Tomlinson’s shows.

Update 1: Manchester UAF have rather good coverage of events:

Nurse Karen Reissmann helps Bertie while police attacked anti fascist campaigners.

Evidence of Police Violence in Bolton.