Ian Tomlinson: no justice

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

George Orwell, 1984

When the ConDems walked into government many, including me, thought that the worst excesses of the Thatcherite voodoo economics we were doomed to suffer might be offset a little by changes in our electoral model and improvements in civil liberties.  We already know that the Tories will challenge electoral reform, and given today’s announcement that the officer who beat Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests last year got off without so much as a caution, it seems like civil liberties are taking a backseat. By letting a thug walk free without a day in court we can’t have much confidence in a party which supposedly prides itself on justice.

We’re being led by another bunch of sociopaths who couldn’t care less about civil liberties.

ConDem == New Labour

CPS chief Keir Starmer gave the police a get out of jail free card: beat someone up in plain view and you will still get off, even if the victim of your brutality dies shortly afterwards, and even if you’ve been videoed in the act.

And even if you you’ve been spotted committing a really big crime, like war crimes or crimes against humanity, here in the home of Magna Carta you can enjoy the protection of a government who thinks your visit to Harrods and tea with the Queen shouldn’t be interrupted by annoying trivialities like citizens’ arrest.

Our new government has made us the punchbags of police and the doormats of killers.

So much for the great reform.

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2 responses to “Ian Tomlinson: no justice”

  1. Michael says :

    Shameful, shameful, shameful. And no amount of bluff and bluster from Clegg’s going to change that.
    They change a few things at the front and scream “Look at us, we’re better than the last lot!” Meanwhile, things carry on as they ever did.

  2. Peter Reynolds says :

    Along with millions of other concerned citizens, I am disgusted, appalled and outraged at the decision not to prosecute PC Simon Harwood.

    Keir Starmer’s statement was riddled with errors and obvious inconsistencies. He is clearly unfit for the office of DPP and should be removed immediately.

    http://peterreynolds.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/keir-starmer-the-next-lord-widgery/

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