In Memoriam

March 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Tomorrow (1st April) it will be a year since Ian Tomlinson died after being attacked by a police officer. As a veteran of nice peaceful good-humoured CND demonstrations, I was shocked by the brutal policing of the G20 protests generally.

There are three scandalous aspects to this affair:

  • Mr Tomlinson was attacked from behind, with no apparent provocation, by a heavily armed officer (every time I see it it looks worse)
  • The Police initially said they’d had no contact with him – only when the film emerged did they change their tune.
  • One year on, wouldn’t you know it, no prosecutions or disciplinary action has resulted against the unnamed Policeman. And this, gentle reader, is the biggest scandal of all.

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Unspeakable indeed! Posthumous Green Award

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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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