Just found this on Twitter from the great @harpymarx (please do follow) and, due to time constraints, am cross-posting from the blog: http://harpymarx.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/g20-cops-behaviour-ruled-lawful/
I have just read that the G20 cop who was filmed hitting Nicky Fisher was found not guilty as the judge ruled he acted lawfully.
What more is there to say? Justice and accountability clearly doesn't exist when it comes to the agents of the state.
The judgment is a major setback for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which received almost 300 complaints about police behaviour at the G20 protests. Figures released last week revealed that despite numerous IPCC investigations, no officer has faced serious disciplinary action and none have been succesfully prosecuted.
I just hope that this won't mean a major setback for the Tomlinson case. Any excuse it seems to drop these cases.
At the moment I am very pissed off and disappointed at the verdict but deep down I guessed this would happen.
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