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British police kill indiscriminately
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:0PM GMT|
British police have played a significant role in triggering civil disobedience in the UK through their unprofessional and brutal way of dealing with innocent civilians.
Mark Duggan, recently killed in a police shoot out in the London suburb of Tottenham and whose death sparked a wave of street protests across Britain, Ian Tomlinson, an English newspaper vendor who was killed during G20 summit protests in London, Jean Charles de Menezes, who was shot seven times in the head after the London bombings of July 7, 2005, and David Emmanuel , a British reggae singer who was killed during a police raid on his home, all are the names included in a long list of people killed at the hands of British police forces.
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), a police watchdog that deals with complaints against police has been established to investigate police's crimes.
The IPCC's job is to make sure that complaints against the police in England and Wales are dealt with effectively, it claims.
The body claims to be setting standards for the way the police handle complaints against themselves and, when something has gone wrong, it helps the police learn lessons and improve the way it works.
But they neither have learnt lessons nor have they tried to improve their performance, the example of which are:
1- Mark Duggan, whose family said it has no trust in the IPCC. The police shooting victim's friends and family said that they don't feel the police watchdog is sufficiently independent. The police watchdog has admitted it may have wrongly led journalists to believe that Mark Duggan fired at officers before he was killed. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed that it may have “inadvertently” given reporters misleading information in the early stages of the investigation. It was initially reported that Duggan, 29, shot at police. But ballistic tests later found that a bullet which lodged itself in one officer's radio was police issue. An inquest into Duggan's death heard the father-of-four died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
2- Ian Tomlinson was an English newspaper vendor who collapsed and died in the City of London after he was confronted with the police while on his way home from work during the 2009 G20 summit protests. A first postmortem examination indicated he had suffered a heart attack and had died of natural causes. A video footage later showed that a baton wielding police had struck him on the leg from behind and the pushed him on the ground. The video showed no provocation on Tomlinson's part. He also was not a protester, and at the time he was struck was walking along with his hands in his pockets. The victim walked away after the incident, but collapsed and died moments later.
3- Jean Charles de Menezes was killed in the aftermath of the London bombings of July 7, 2005. He was a Brazilian man shot in the head seven times at Stockwell tube station on the London Underground by the Metropolitan Police. Police misidentified the victim as one of the fugitives involved in the previous day's failed bombing attempts. The IPCC launched two probes into the incident, none of which brought disciplinary charges against police officers involved.
4- David Victor Emmanuel, known as Smiley Culture, was killed on March 15, 2011 during a police raid on his home. The 48-year-old was a British reggae singer and deejay known for his fast chat style. Police claimed that the victim died of a self-inflicted wound, while officers were searching his house in Warlingham, Surrey. But a post-mortem examination revealed that he had died from a single stab wound to his heart. His death triggered peaceful protests, but it was little reported.
The IPCC was faced with a crisis in February 2008 after more than one hundred lawyers who had specialized in handling police complaint resigned from its advisory body.
They lashed out at IPCC for its indifference towards complaints, favoritism towards police and rejecting complaints, which were strongly documented. Meanwhile, there have happened more than 400 deaths at the hands of police officers in the past ten years alone but no policeman has ever been convicted of murder or manslaughter for just one single death so far.
British police force is trained to beat and kill indiscriminately,no matter Iraqi , Afghani,now British .they do what they programed.
We MUST retake our planet !:
This is the second time I have seen this violent Cop(second from Left) bashing someone on a PTV report . He obviously enjoys his work . I just hope there really is a place below our feet for ALL these sub humans to spend eternity .
Should the Chinese and the Russians attack London under the guise of "protecting human rights" like they have done in Iraq, Libya or should the rest of the world sanction them as they have done to Zimbabwe
Ashrafin reply to Zimbabwean:
U R right China and Russia should bring the subject of human right abuse in Briton and put Cameron's government under pressure by Bulling and intimidation and threat of NATO attack if they do not stop their way of dealing with the issue....in fact the entire world should do it....as British government r the most corrupt and bullying nation in the world.....
Manuel from Argentina:
Hopefully the people in Europe are waking up from their long sleep and slumber, they were living in wealth and comfort at the expense of the people third world, but they never cared about it. Today the economic crisis hits their home countries and for the first time ever, they figured out that Neoliberalism has been enriching the wealthy few, while the poor suffer the consequences, they realized they have been robbed by their own government, thats why they rebel against it.
Garnin reply to Manuel from Argentina:
Make up your mind, Manuel; either the poor of europe are "awaking from their slumber" and realising they've been ripped of or they "were living in wealth and comfort at the expense of the people third world". In which case they weren't the poor, were they?
MEin reply to Manuel from Argentina:
They never will, they are too arrogant, same as the Americans.
I suppose the British are improving? They do not strap prisoners to cannons anymore; do they?
Dear fusee,What part of the report did you disagree with?
Jean Charles de Menezes was shot by MI5/MI6, not your typical bobbie. He was shot because as an electrician, he is said to have helped set up the training exercise on the underground, wiring "fakebombs" to the carriages. Check out the excellent film 77 Ripple Effect by John Hill, which explains all.
Alexin reply to Peter Jennings:
Absolutely! And watch on YouTube the strange operation carried out in Tottenham by police shortly before the murder of Mark Duggan. They always seem to show us beforehand how they are going to do it!
What rubbish reporting wake up and smell the coffee.
Peter Jenningsin reply to Fusee:
Dear Fusee, if you think that's rubbish, you should see what the BBC is knocking out these days. Shocking.Regards
Shall we see no fly zone over England and let the Chinese banker loot the Gold at LBMA as they did in Libya !!!
What do u expect the Imperialism to do?