Murder At The G20

Dramatic footage obtained by the Guardian shows that 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.

Moments after the assault on Ian Tomlinson was captured on video, he suffered a heart attack and died.

Video & more @ The Guardian

It should also be noted the police lied through their teeth to cover this up. As one Mr Ice Cube once so memorably said

Fuck tha police

11 Responses to “Murder At The G20”

    • RickB Says:

      I’d nudge FitWatch see what they make of him
      http://www.fitwatch.blogspot.com/
      And you make a very good point about the cops who either don’t intervene as the attack is made or after the fact do not speak up against the crime. Euphemisms are offered- canteen culture, code of silence, omerta- but it’s all basically cowardice and abrogation of their professional responsibility to uphold the law. It only makes sense if you see it as tribal group loyalty without professional standards. That however is not a police force we should tolerate.

  1. RickB Says:

    Also I would add the area is surely crawling with cctv like flies on shit, so where is that footage? Currently being destroyed by the Met and the City of London police I should imagine.

    • Jay Vos Says:

      Fuck yeah, this is similar to what happened after Mr De Menezes was murdered…..destroy any
      “evidence.”

      BTW: Pulse today: “De Menezes taught the Met nothing”

      http://pulsemedia.org/2009/04/07/de-menezes-taught-the-met-nothing/

      • RickB Says:

        Hey Jay, yeah I read that Grauniad piece but found it still unwilling to say things like the police lie or engage in deliberate criminal acts and mislead the media strategically. I guess the fuzz have good libel lawyers and the dirt on many hacks, I see the Met as just the biggest armed gang in London, cross them at your peril.

  2. earwicga Says:

    The IPCC commissioner for London, Deborah Glass, said: … “It is important that we are able to establish as far as possible whether that contact had anything to do with his death.”

    I would have thought it was also important to establish why the police felt they should attack him as well!

    • RickB Says:

      And also why their version of events was clearly fraudulent, that generally indicates an awareness of guilt on the part of the fabricator.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    the police killed him but we all know that no one will be held accountable.

    if i’d pushed someone over like that and he died minutes later i guarantee i’d have been arrested by now.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    yet another rogue copper covered up by his colleagues!

  5. Jay Vos Says:

    Saw this on the Justice 4 Jean Facebook site:

    JUSTICE4JEAN STATEMENT ON DEATH OF IAN TOMLINSON

    “The family of Jean Charles de Menezes and their Campaign wish to express their deep condolences to the family of Ian Tomlinson over his tragic death. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

    “We have been following the emerging evidence relating to the police assault on Ian with grave sadness as we remember the early accounts of how Jean Charles’ death was reported. The Tomlinson family has a right to find out the truth behind what led to Ian’s death.

    “We are concerned that the police appear to have misled the public about vital information regarding the circumstances of Ian’s death and find it deeply worrying that Ian’s death is not being independently investigated but rather; the City of London police force is investigating the Metropolitan police. How can an investigation claim to be independent if police officers are investigating themselves?

    “The notion that the Met has fully learned the lessons of the Menezes tragedy must be called into question in the way in which they have handled the aftermath of Ian Tomlinson’s death. The media also must shoulder some criticism for its continued unquestioning acceptance of police accounts of contentious deaths.

    “Justice4Jean continues to campaign to ensure that no family has to go through what the Menezes family endured. We have long called for an independent inquiry into the over arching issues raised by the shooting including the ability of the IPCC to deliver justice and how the police are able to repeatedly mislead the public over contentious deaths. The need for such an inquiry is clearly needed now more than ever and we hope the Tomlinson family get the truth and justice they deserve.”

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php…? gid=3035927451

  6. RickB Says:

    Thanks Jay, how many families will have to share this experience before demand for change becomes undeniable? How many more murderers in uniform will get away with it?


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