Yup, not a hope in hell

The law’s an ass

No-one will be prosecuted in the case of Ian Tomlinson. I say this again, as it is scarcely believable – not one criminal charge, however minor, will be brought in the latest case of police brutality in the UK. On April Fools Day, 2009, Tomlinson was shoved to the floor by an officer who was concealing his identity under a balaclava. Minutes later he died. A manslaughter charge was rejected due to the two conflicting postmortems (incidentally, the pathologist who conducted the first examination is being investigated by the GMC for allegedly unsafe findings in four other postmortems). A criminal assault charge was rejected due to too much time having elapsed from the incident – a charge must be brought within six months. No misconduct charges were sought either.

The Guardian published the first video of the assault on April 7th, 2009. Why on God’s green earth did it take til now to decide on charges? There was ample evidence in the video of an assault, and I’ll bet my bollocks that if you, me, Ian Tomlinson or any other member of the public pushed over a police officer on camera, charges would be immediate. I can see why the manslaughter charge would be tough to gain a conviction for. Did Tomlinson have a pre-existing condition that contributed to his untimely death? Maybe. But to wallow about in paperwork, investigations and inquiries for over a year and then blame the fact that you’ve been sat on your hands for a criminal getting away with it? It’s inexcusable. It’s open mockery of the laws the police are supposed to uphold. It’s wrong.

Car crash TV

This is a monster of a crash:

Loving a comment left by the excellently named Wenutz – “I bet the track wasn’t the only thing with skid marks…”

Idiot #14

Emma Czikai, you halfwit bumwhiff. You went on Britain’s Got Talent, and found it thus – “This programme makes a select number of rich people very very rich on the backs of the ordinary man and woman in the street through exploitation, humiliation, degradation and a reemergence of modern-day barbarism with all its inherent cruelty”. No shit love. That is no reason for your frivolous lawsuit of £2.5m against the program. You knew what to expect when you went on the show. You weren’t very good. And yet you have the audacity to ask for £300,000 for injured feelings, and a cool £1.25m for loss of future earnings. Fuck off. You have as much talent as Jordan’s toenails. You don’t deserve £1.25, you deserve explosive diarrhea. Stop singing, stop wasting people’s time and for God’s sake, stop thinking that you’re anything more than another deluded, talentless bag of skin.

The Cove

Watched this Tuesday night:

It’s harrowing, and just as bad as the Mugabe documentary I wrote about. 23,000 dolphins are killed in Japan a year, something which I find really uncomfortable as I love dolphins and I love Japan. But despite my feelings for the country, there is absolutely no excuse for the barbaric slaughter of the dolphins in Taiji. Towards the end of the film, there is an aerial shot of the cove where the killing takes place, and the sea is completely red with blood. The dolphins aren’t even killed humanely, as one official claims. They are repeatedly stabbed with spears and left to thrash to death in the water that is saturated with their own blood. Fucked up. Needs to stop. End of.

In other news

-Brilliant story about a whale jumping on a boat. Amazing quote – “I still like whales”.

Tabloids scaremongering? Check. Video games unfairly singled out? Check. Cheap, tacky, baseless, cunty excuse for journalism? Check.

-This weekend can’t come quickly enough.

Right. Raspberries and greek yoghurt for me. NOM NOM NOM.

Justice please

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.

Donkey

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”.

Twilight

It would be so much better if this was the case:

Edward Cullen has AIDS.

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.