Ian Tomlinson Death: G20 police assault revealed in video

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PostWed Apr 08, 2009 8:49 pm » by bugmenot

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2009/ ... ce-assault
http://www.prisonplanet.com/riot-cops-k ... t-g20.html

Footage shows Ian Tomlinson, the man who died during G20 protests in London, being attacked from behind. The first frame shows Tomlinson in front of at least six riot officers with shields and batons walking south down Royal Exchange Passage. He has his hands in his pockets and is walking slowly away from police. No other protesters or bystanders can be seen in the area. An officer in riot gear appears to use his left hand to strike Tomlinson on the back. The same riot officer forcibly pushes

This is really disturbing. The cops that are supposed to enforce the law think they are above it! This guy wasnt even a protester, he was just some guy that left work and was walking home. 99% of people that become cops were the bullies in school, now they have special authority to "enforce the law" however they see fit. This guy soon died from a "heart attack". These cops even performed an "autopsy" and determined he died from "natural causes". When will this end? When will people stop making excuses for the police and blaming the victims?! THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

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PostWed Apr 08, 2009 8:51 pm » by bugmenot

The most utterly outrageous part of this whole scenario is sadly, not that the police did this - it's despicable that they think they can get away with this kind of treatment and the guy who did it should be jailed IMO - but the reaction of the government backed New's agencies.

There are a few outlet's who are telling it like it is and rightly calling out the police for what they've done, but the BBC take on this last night served to protect the police. Very regrettably I didn't download the original video and they have now changed their story and doubtful we'll see last nights report again, but if I find it I'll certainly post it.

This journo blatantly disregarded the attack by using the word's "allegedly" "apparently" and "appears to" over and over - it literally made my blood boil as this was going out across the world on BBC News 24 - anybody catch it?. If I was a member of this guys family I'd be hunting not only for the police officer who did this, but for the police sympathising BBC journalists who had the audacity to refute the police involvement AS THE VIDEO WAS PLAYING ON SCREEN.

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PostFri Apr 10, 2009 2:24 pm » by Ogmios

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I hate to say it, but on another post I predicted that the people to worry about at this summit were the police. The death of this poor man doesn't make me feel clever though. The video above shows more unwarranted police aggression.
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PostFri Apr 10, 2009 2:34 pm » by Drextin

I watched that video a few days ago. I read today where the cop has been suspended pending the investigation. Hopefully he will be dismissed and charges will be brought against him.

The damn guy he pushed wasn't even a protester. I don't like it when they use police dogs in these situations. No matter the training a dog is a dog and around a bunch of people with all hell breaking loose the dogs will attack with out warning and it is hard to make them stop. No fault of the animals only the stupid humans who think this is safe.
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PostFri Apr 10, 2009 6:27 pm » by Towelie

Appart from the actual act, one of the most disturbing things i found was the reaction or more to the point total lack of reaction from his fellow police, not one of them seemed suprised/shocked at this un prevoked attack on a member of the public, they just stood and watched. I find it realy disturbing that they had no reaction to it, its like a "its us against them" thing, they band together and allow/accept violence against us from there colleagues, if it was the other way around and a protester attacked a cop, i bet there wouldve been plenty of other protesters disgusted enough to atleast say something and wouldnt of just stood and watched, they wouldve helped the cop that was attacked for no reason.
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