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Peter Reynolds

The life and times of Peter Reynolds

Posts Tagged ‘brutal

Compassion Fatigue

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Let The Rest Of Them Drown

I did, I turned over this evening when the BBC News coverage of the Pakistan floods came on.

I didn’t want to see a child die on my television screen.

I can only care so much.  For everyone, charity begins at home.

Like it or not, Pakistan doesn’t have the best reputation in the world.  Of course, the individual tragedies are heart-breaking but there’s no great groundswell of public sympathy for a country that is the origin of  so much evil in the world.

A religious zealot might suggest that the rains should fall on Pakistan and Israel for weeks on end so that the world might be cleansed of its infection.

It is less brutal than the story of Noah and his Ark.

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British Justice On Trial

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Thugs, Slimeballs And Grunts

At last, four of the Metropolitan Police’s Territorial Support Group are to stand in the dock charged with assault causing actual bodily harm and a jury is to decide their fate.   They are PC Nigel Cowley, PC Mark Jones, PC Roderick James-Bowen and DC John Donohue.

He's Got To Go

Perhaps Keir Starmer, Director Of Public Prosecutions, thinks he will win back some credibility through this after his catastrophically bad judgement in the Ian Tomlinson case.   Not a bit of it.  In fact, the decision to prosecute now after a successful civil claim against these thugs, proves how negligent the original decision was.  The CPS is charged to uphold the public interest by statute.   It should not have to be harried to the Court reluctantly by civil action.  Yet again, Keir Starmer should hang his head in shame.  In fact, he should resign

These officers have already been proven on the balance of probabilities to have illegally assaulted Babar Ahmad in 2003.  Last year the High Court heard that he  was subject to “serious, gratuitous, prolonged, unjustified violence” and “religious abuse”.   Now the criminal courts will seek to extend that proof to beyond a reasonable doubt.   Meanwhile, the Met, which decided against any disciplinary action, chooses not even to suspend these proven thugs and bullies.  Sir Paul Stephenson should join them in the dock.  His disrespect for due process is astounding.  How can he have such men under his command?  The IPCC also failed in this case – yet again.  In 2007, it decided to take no action against any of the officers.

Keeping Mum

Almost every day now, new horror stories of illegal, brutal or simply dumb police behaviour are revealed.  This is the reward we have reaped from the massive investment and huge increase in salaries we gave to the police in the 80s.  According to my contact with inside knowledge it is due to a “collapse in supervision…and an arrogance due to few cops having much other work experience”.  The police service is no such thing for the average British citizen.  It is a self-serving bureaucracy with an aggressive sub-culture, acting as a revenue generating workforce for the state.  It is institutionalised racism, brutality, prejudice, bullying, corruption, cowardice, freemasonry, all dressed up in a jack-the-lad, paramilitary uniform.   It isn’t even any good at what it does.    Aside from dealing with road accidents and high-level anti-terrorism, I know of little good work done by the British police.  It has become an out of control monster that avoids doing what the public wants and picks and chooses what to devote its resources to.

PC Simon Harwood

If Keir Starmer can reverse his decsion on these thugs who beat up a suspected terrorist, he can also reverse his decison on the fatal assault on Ian Tomlinson, an entirely innocent bystander.   Meanwhile we await impatiently the coroner’s inquest on his death and the disciplinary hearing against PC Simon Harwood, which must be held in public in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Every time that a police officer breaks the law or exceeds his powers he breaches our trust.   It is the same as a bank employee stealing from his bank.  It must be punished particularly severely.  This must be the standard that British police adhere to.  We must never relent from calling the corrupt and incompetent to account.

We Wait For Justice

Whether a conviction is possible in this latest case, seven years after the events took place, I don’t know.  On the basis of its own rules the CPS must believe a conviction is more likely than not or it wouldn’t be proceeding .  Justice delayed though, is justice denied for Babar Ahmad and the policemen.  This repeated and continuing incompetence by the prosecution and regulatory authorities is every bid as dangerous as the deterioration in the police.   Suspicions of corruption, collusion and conspiracy are inevitable and must be answered.  These are serious threats to British justice.

Thug Smellie Gets Away With It

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Fugitive From Justice

Another miserable day for British justice.  Another scandalous triumph for police brutality.  Another incompetent, unforgiveable failure by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.  “Independent” my ****.   Weak, corrupt and pointless more like!

Sergeant Delroy Smellie, who should be languishing in jail for several years, in segregation for his own safety, has got away with his brutal assault on Nicola Fisher at the G20 protest.  See the full story here.

This is a licence for British police officers to use violence and brutality whenever they wish, even when they are being filmed.  Whatever the evidence they will get away with it.

It took the Metropolitan Police 30 years to admit they murdered Blair Peach.  Somehow, in the face of the crystal clear facts they have been able to get Smellie off the hook.  This failure of the Courts and the IPCC to call him to account can only be corrupt.  There can be no other explanation.

What about the assault on Ian Tomlinson?  He died after another Metropolitan Police thug assaulted him at the G20 protest.  More than a year later we are still waiting for the officer concerned to be charged.  What hope is there for justice for him?

Violent Pigs Shame British Police

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There have always been bullies and violent individuals in the police.  Much has been done to reduce the problem but at the expense of overburdening all officers with paperwork.  The two brutal thugs who have been caught in the act of murder and assault at the G20 protests must be dealt with as severely as possible.  They are guilty not only of inexcusable violence but of breach of trust which hugely magnifies the seriousness of their crimes.

Yes, the enquiries must be allowed to run their course but no reasonable person can have any doubt that what we have seen on our television screens are crimes, both of which will require long prison sentences where, perhaps, these individuals will get the treatment they really deserve.

One of the most worrying aspects of both these cases is that both officers, against all the rules, appear to have removed their identifying numbers.  This indicates a premeditated intent to behave in a way that they do not want to be held accountable for.

This no time for the sort of weasel words and pathetic excuses which we are already seeing.  This is a case of  “THUG PLOD, STUPID PLOD, DUMB PLOD”.  The Tactical Support Group (TSG)  must be disbanded immediately.  Any unit that can demonstrate such inept, cynical, criminal behaviour must go and now!

What Can We Do About The Zionist Nazi Pigs?

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Displaying their cynical cowardice and fundamental immorality, the Nazi Israelis withdrew their troops just in time for the inauguration.  Behind them they leave a trail of war crimes for which they must be held to account.  Any decent person would find it difficult to imagine how any group could behave so badly as to overshadow the evil perpertrated on them in the Holocaust but you bunch of brutal, evil thugs have surprised us all

Israel is now the Nazi power in the world.  It is beyond forgiveness or redemption.  Gaza is the new Auschwitz.  The only difference is that your method of death is not Zyklon B.  It may be bullet, shrapnel, falling masonry, illegal phosphorous bomb, starvation or something else. 

Israel  is running a death camp in Gaza and those responsible must be held to account as the Nazis were.

Written by Peter Reynolds

January 26, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Anne Frank – The BBC Gets It Wrong Again

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Isn’t it inappropriate, insensitive and downright crass of the BBC to be broadcasting ” The Diary Of Anne Frank” at a time when Palestinian children are being murdered by the Israelis?

Israel is behaving as a Nazi power.  Gaza is the equivalent of the Warsaw Ghetto.  For pity’s sake, 10 paramedics have been killed since the brutal,  inhuman land invasion.

In other respects the BBC is so oversensitive as to be absurd.  When John Sergeant resigned from “Strictly Come Dancing” it immediately offered refunds to anyone who had voted for him yet now, while women and children are massacred in Gaza by the evil Israelis, it wants us to watch this?