“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Simon Harwood "not guilty".

Regardless of the verdict, if Harwood's previous is anything to go by the death of Ian Tomlinson or someone else, was bound to happen sooner or later. Harwood is clearly a very violent and possibly unbalanced man. But what has gone more or less unnoticed has been the efforts by senior ranks in the Met to psyche up the police prior to the G20 protest. The protest was a peaceful one but such was the nervousness and tension among officers that something unpleasant was inevitable. The top brass had succeeded in working up the officers on the ground into such a state that policing was spiteful and confrontational from the start. A loose cannon like Harwood, a police force worked up into a state of fear and ready for violent confrontation, poor Ian Tomlinson stumbles into a situation and meets a tragic end. This is the force that is supposed to have ultimate responsibility for Olympic security. Heaven help us.


Anonymous said...

having seen the antics of particularly plain clothes cozzers at demo,s etc.it seems to me that they are off their trolly,s on speed/coke.i can imagine they have access to unlimited supply of top gear.add a shot of adrenalin.i think the shit heads should be dope tested.the amount of people i know who have been busted for weed recently who on going to court find that the amount has been drasticallyreduced from what they actually had........well.you keep your mouth shut unless you really want to go to jail.if this low level corruption is going on.what happens with the big seizures.truthfully it happenrd to me and i have heard anecdotally of others........deffo summat in it.crack head rozzers .......the fucking brain boggles

Jemmy Hope said...

Still, Ed Miliband likes 'em.

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