- This topic has 26 replies, 9 voices, and was last updated April 9, 2009 at 10:49 am by joshd96320.
April 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm #1046967
edit – see this already got posted
delete me if you wish ;dApril 7, 2009 at 11:05 pm #1196420
FOOL hahahhaaaApril 7, 2009 at 11:49 pm #1196426
hush you 🙂April 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm #1196421
sorry my oizoApril 8, 2009 at 3:24 am #1196410globalloonParticipant
well at least put up the link to the footage of the cops smashing him to the ground just before he died
Ian Tomlinson death: Guardian video reveals police attack on man who died at G20 protestApril 8, 2009 at 4:25 am #1196407Techno VikingParticipant
Ian Tomlinson, the man who died at last week’s G20 protests in London, was attacked from behind and thrown to the ground by a baton-wielding police officer in riot gear, dramatic footage obtained by the *Guardian shows..
Moments after the assault on *Tomlinson was captured on video, he *suffered a heart attack and died.
The Guardian is preparing to hand a *dossier of evidence to the police *complaints watchdog. It sheds fresh light on the events *surrounding the death of the 47-year-old newspaper seller, who had been on his way home from work when he was confronted by lines of riot police near the Bank of England.
The submission to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) includes a collection of testimonies from witnesses, along with the footage, shot at about 7.20pm last Wednesday, which shows *Tomlinson at Royal Exchange *Passage. The film reveals that as he walks, with his hands in his pockets, he does not speak to the police or offer any resistance.
A phalanx of officers, some with dogs and some in riot gear, are close behind him and try to urge him forward.
A Metropolitan police officer appears to strike him with a baton, hitting him from behind on his upper thigh.
Moments later, the same policeman rushes forward and, using both hands, pushes Tomlinson in the back and sends him flying to the ground, where he *remonstrates with police who stand back, leaving bystanders to help him to his feet.
The man who shot the footage, a fund manager from New York who was in *London on business, said he had attended the protests out of curiosity. He said: “The primary reason for me coming forward is that it was clear the family were not *getting any answers.”
…April 8, 2009 at 7:14 am #1196419BogeyParticipant
How sad typical police thug [coward] .Hitting someone from behind !
Fuck the lot of them,if that had happened to a PIG they would be calling it
MURDER !April 8, 2009 at 11:26 am #1196427
@p0lygon-Window 318481 wrote:
sorry my oizo
ARGH! :hopeless::crazy:April 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm #1196422
ur mine???April 8, 2009 at 11:38 pm #1196428
for you baby, i could be.April 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm #1196423
suck my nippleApril 8, 2009 at 11:45 pm #1196429
ill suck all threeApril 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm #1196424
my third one dropped off, serious milking accidentApril 9, 2009 at 12:06 am #1196430
O_O.April 9, 2009 at 8:01 am #1196412
seriously what the fuck are people talking about in this thread, someone died at the hands of the police and all some people can do is talk gibberish. FFS! :hopeless:April 9, 2009 at 8:38 am #1196408General LightingModerator
there is another thread – perhaps this one needs it title changed
that said life is cheap worldwide now – people get killed all the time and deep down no-one cares unless they are close friends or family.
we are lucky in Britain that someone being killed by cops is rare enough to become a subject of debate – its a routine occurence in many foreign nations with armed civillian police and gendarmeries and this includes rich EU nations, not developing countries
amongst our younger community loads of people die from RTCs, overdoses, and domestic violence yet few people are willing to debate the bad news – and TBH if people had been more willing to listen to bad news a few years ago there wouldn’t have been a need for the financial crisis and these protests in the first place….April 9, 2009 at 8:47 am #1196411sinner69Participant
Its still some lack of respect innit?….they could just make their own thread instaed of hijacking this….but then again, sometimes a big smile its the only way to tackle darktimes …..but then it should be done with good stylie and deep felt respect……
Personally I cant read these news these day(too busy with the busses…)….or a random copper gets my rage….a good kick straight in the face innit?April 9, 2009 at 9:24 am #1196409General LightingModerator
TBH it just shows despite our technology there has really been no social progress in the EU, things have gone backwards if anything…
when we were both small boys a teacher called Blair Peach was knocked on the head by the Metropolitan Police riot squad during a protest between anti-racists and the National Front in London – his skull was actuallly caved in with a Storno police radio (designed in Denmark!) as cops realised the heavy battery was a better weapon than the short batons then in use…
also there were riots in London in 1981 and 1985 but nothing much good came of them, people just got further divided…April 9, 2009 at 9:27 am #1196425djprocess;318749 wrote:seriously what the fuck are people talking about in this thread, someone died at the hands of the police and all some people can do is talk gibberish. FFS! :hopeless:
better?April 9, 2009 at 9:35 am #1196413
Assemble this Easter Saturday 11.30am
BETHNAL GREEN POLICE STATION
We demand answers.
Solemn procession to BANK OF ENGLAND
We lay flowers at the place where Ian Tomlinson died.April 9, 2009 at 9:39 am #1196418damo666Participantdjprocess;318768 wrote:Assemble this Easter Saturday 11.30am
BETHNAL GREEN POLICE STATION
We demand answers.
Solemn procession to BANK OF ENGLAND
We lay flowers at the place where Ian Tomlinson died.
When is easter saturday?April 9, 2009 at 9:45 am #1196431
sorry guys i didnt meant to insult it – of course its tragic – i made this thread as a serious one then found out it had already been made so it turned a bit of a joke… once again sorry.
anyway, my $0.02….
despite the tragedy of this, and i know cops shouldnt be shoving people to the ground but at the end of the day, we are all only human, and emotion does get the better of us such as anger… i can understand this coppa may have been pretty pissed off having to be present at this protest, and probably didnt want any civilians near to him. that said it shouldnt have been done, but i wouldnt condemn this policeman to an early death for something that has happened simply because he is human. our emotions get the better of us all the time, sadly here it was a more severe case.April 9, 2009 at 10:17 am #1196414damo666;318769 wrote:When is easter saturday?
this saturday mate. Im really pissed off that ive only just found out about this. I cant really go as ive got friends coming up. i didnt go down to the other protests becasue i didnt feel i knew enough about the reasons or fully understood, so thought it would be a bit two faced to go and protest when ii only vaguely knew what it was about. But I really want to go to this as its unbeliveable that the police can kill someone during a mainly peacfull protest. Also how they treated the climate camp lot which seemed 100% peacfull, but they still battered them as well.April 9, 2009 at 10:24 am #1196415joshd96320;318772 wrote:but i wouldnt condemn this policeman to an early death for something that has happened simply because he is human. our emotions get the better of us all the time, sadly here it was a more severe case.
these are the people that are employed to protect us and to protect our human rights not attack us. These people are or should be trained to remain cool in dangerous situations and should not let thier emotions or own beliefs get the better of them. they should be able to keep a cool head whatever happens. getting angry isnt an option or an excuse for killing someone. if i did what they have done id be up for manslaughter.April 9, 2009 at 10:40 am #1196432
@djprocess 318788 wrote:
these are the people that are employed to protect us and to protect our human rights not attack us. These people are or should be trained to remain cool in dangerous situations and should not let thier emotions or own beliefs get the better of them. they should be able to keep a cool head whatever happens. getting angry isnt an option or an excuse for killing someone. if i did what they have done id be up for manslaughter.
i know that… and his tolerance level will have been much higher but there are still many variables that could have affected him that day, im not saying that it was ok for him to lash out, im saying that he is just like us, even if he has higher tolerance levels, it can still happen. perhaps he had been having problems at home and he was flared, it is no way for him to be excepted from this i just think it is hypocritical of other humans to fully condemn him of this. your right, you would be up for manslaughter, but thats the way the law works, not the way human nature is.
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