08 April 2009
Police - Finally Caught On Camera Lying Through Their Teeth!
What gets me is that there are still some commenters willing to defend the police after this incident and the police's outright lies - they have been caught red handed - funny no mainstream tv or right-wing rag seem interested in reporting the story (imagine if some anarchist had beaten up a policeman - would have been repeated on news shows and front pages for weeks).
First the police make out they helped Tomlinson (who later collapsed and died) and that the crowd had thrown missiles at medics helping him, a claim they later withdraw - now we have video evidence of them needlessly hitting the guy and pushing him to the ground - and still this is not concrete enough evidence for some people (see comments to pickled politics post) of police wrongdoing.
Remember the propaganda put out about the De-Menezes death - that he was carrying a rucksack, running away from police etc. - none of it in the least bit true. Then the CCTV mysteriously goes missing or is deemed inconclusive. This case would have headed the same way no doubt under the 'investigation' of the 'independent' police complaints authority.
Don't be surprised if no police officer is charged for this, the De-Menezes case shows that they can get away with murder because they are still above the law, even when caught red handed and lying through the teeth contradicting dozens of witness evidence and now maybe even video evidence as well. Maybe things were worse decades ago (I have heard stories from decent people beaten up by police that I found unbelievable at the time but now think are probably true) - but it seems they can still beat people up and get away with it. They are above the law.