No wonder the Government wants to prevent people photographing the police.
This is just another episode in the shame of Gordon Brown and his police state.
I am outraged. I also know a bit more than your average punter about the way the police operate. Be in no doubt, the general "attitude" of the police on that day was ordained from a higher authority. Somebody told them to be a bit nasty to the public (Muslims excepted of course), and nasty was what they were.
What we shall get now is another whitewash, another set of noises off "regretting" it. You would expect it is another day of bad news for the Government, but hey, they are past masters at kicking this sort of thing into the long grass. No doubt there will be an "inquiry". No doubt a few low level apparatchiks will appear to condemn it, but the contraction of our civil liberties will continue and anybody who thinks our leaders are a bunch of corrupt, thieving bastards and wants to do something about it will somehow be deemed to be terrorists.
But do you know, you cannot subjugate a nation if that nation does not want to be subjugated? Hope lies with the proles. They can read every email, they can arrest you for saying "nonsense", they can stop you taking pictures of their atrocities, but if you believe in freedom you should fight back now. Our government is now in the hands of corrupt, lying criminals who want to remain in control of your lives. They deserve the full force of public opposition.
"The government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures...The number of cases in which an internal necessity exists for having recourse to such a law is in itself a limited one." -
Hitler told the Reichstag.
Update1: I will take a bet with anybody that the "official" CCTV footage relevant to the Tomlinson death is unaccountably "not available" or "missing".
This, from Andy Hayman: (writing in The Times)
The video of Ian Tomlinson being struck to the ground for no apparent reason looks ugly. Were there other events that preceded this or was the push unprovoked? What is also not known is whether the cause of death was natural or triggered by this apparent assault. Whatever the cause, the commissioner must ask serious questions about the style of policing. If left unchecked we have a more violent crowd in uniform than the crowd demonstrating.
Andy Hayman is former Assistant Commissioner Special Operations at the Metropolitan Police
Daniel Hannan says this: