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      joshd96320;318794 wrote:
      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.

      i understand he may have problems in his home life etc, so does everybody, that is no ecuse to beat a clearly non violent person to the ground. Everybody has problems, but most manage not to take it to work or take it out on others. If he can not cope and seperate his home life from his work life then he shouldnt be in the job. end of.


        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.

        ‘The implications of this are very, very serious’ Link to this audio 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.”

        The Guardian’s dossier also includes a sequence of photographs, taken by three people, showing the aftermath of the attack, as well as witness statements from people in the area at the time.

        A number of witnesses provided time and date-stamped photographs which substantiated their accounts.

        Some said they saw police officers attack Tomlinson.

        Witnesses said that, prior to the moment captured on video, he had already been hit with batons and thrown to the floor by police who blocked his route home.

        One witness, Anna Branthwaite, a *photographer, described how in the *minutes before the video was shot, she saw Tomlinson walking towards Cornhill Street.

        “A riot police officer had already grabbed him and was pushing him,” she said. “It wasn’t just pushing him – he’d rushed him. He went to the floor and he did actually roll. That was quite noticeable.

        “It was the force of the impact. He bounced on the floor. It was a very forceful knocking down from behind. The officer hit him twice with a baton when he was lying on the floor.

        “So it wasn’t just that the officer had pushed him – it became an assault. And then the officer picked him up from the back, continued to walk or charge with him, and threw him.

        “He was running and stumbling. He didn’t turn and confront the officer or anything like that.”

        The witness accounts contradict the official version of events given by police.

        Ian Tomlinson death: Guardian video reveals police attack on man who died at G20 protest | UK news |

        Sick. 😥

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