The Judge RANTS!
Guilty, But Unpunished
I'm still not sure that I understand this.
- Two armed officers (identifiable only by their Police baseball caps) run on to an underground train
- They force an unarmed young man back into his seat while he is being completely restrained by another police officer
- They fire seven shots into his head at point-blank range
- All this in front of a carriage full of witnesses
- The police then knowingly lie to the media and the public about the whole thing
- The prosecuting authorities decide that there isn't anough evidence to bring charges even of manslaughter against the perpetrators, but that they will prosecute the force for breaches of health and safety regulations
- At the trial, the police's version of events is shown to be a total load of bollocks, designed to malign the victim and cover their own arses
- The police are found to be as guilty as a fox in a henhouse and heavily fined (a fine which will be paid by the taxpayers of London)
- And still the people directly responsible will not be brought to account, nor even required to resign. Commissioner Blair (what is it with self-righteous incompetents who have that surname?) has been given the full support of Jacqui Smith (thus proving that the first ever female Home Secretary is perfectly capable - of being as big an illiberal thug as her male predecessors) and Ken Livingstone (proving that there is nothing quite as dangerous as a poacher turned gamekeeper). Cressida Dick was promoted, and the killers are still on the streets and (no doubt) armed.
---- me pink!
I can say no more. Septicisle, speak for me.