No contest, surely?
The CPS will rule tomorrow on whether there will be prosecutions in the case of Ian Tomlinson. Tomlinson was walking through the City last year at the height of the G20 protests, when he was first struck with a baton and then shoved to the floor by a police officer in a balaclava:
Now there is no doubt that the atmosphere was extremely tense, and intimidating for those officers assigned to policing the event. Some will also argue that Tomlinson should’ve kept himself away from the area and it’s tinderbox atmosphere. However, I would say that regardless of the situation, a man who is not looking for trouble should be able to walk home from work safely. And no matter how pressurised and threatened the police felt, there is no justification for striking an unsuspecting, defenceless and totally innocent man. Add to this the fact that the police changed their story from one of self defence to guilty party (worryingly reminiscent of the Jean Charles de Menezes case), plus the above video evidence, and it would seem that there is definitely a case to answer. What the charge is remains to be seen. Manslaughter may be difficult to prove, although in my unqualified opinion, this should be what the CPS look to. Tomlinson died of an abdominal haemorrhage – did the officer who pushed him down bring this on? Again, I have no legal or medical qualifications, but it would certainly appear so. However, like I say, proving that may be difficult. But if the as yet unnamed officer escapes without even an assault charge, then we will know that there are people above the law, and when those are the people supposedly enforcing it, it is an extremely alarming situation. Who knows when the next Ian Tomlinson, or Jean Charles de Menezes will die? Someone needs to answer for the crimes committed, no matter what their occupation.
Further donkey news! “This is a little town and we all know that donkey well” said a local. Well, this changes things. If I had known yesterday the donkey was a loved member of the community, I would not have been so flippant about his plight. Let’s get the donkey baiters in court! Evil fuckers.
How people get here
A good thing about my little blog here. On my dashboard, it tells me what search terms people have used to get the blog. One of the latest ones – ‘justin bieber is a fucking twat who needs to get a fucking life and looks like a big pile of cow shit”.
It would be so much better if this was the case:
Why people hate football
Because a lot of footballers are cunts. Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema both paid for sex with a prostitute, who may have been under 18 at the time. While prostitution is legal in France, paying for sex with a minor is not. Both of them deny any wrongdoing. Er, guys, regardless of her age, you fucked a hooker. Ribery, you’re married with two kids. Legally, maybe no wrongdoing. Morally, you’re cunts. And that’s why people hate football.
In other news
-A new approach to rehabilitation.
-Jew and Arab make love, then war.
-Two more days of hell.
I leave you with Tame Impala, album of the year so far imho:
Right. Time to go. In all honesty, I don’t have a hope in hell.