Saturday, September 17, 2005

Shocking police behaviour

This has apparently just come into the public domain after the police tried to cover it up for about 6 years. On the video, you can see two plainclothed policemen, one on foot and one in a car, chasing after a suspect (who, as it happens, was innocent). The car driver deliberately knocks the cyclist off and then, as he tries to run away, runs him down a second time, driving right over him. The driver was convicted of the trivial offence of "careless driving".

It should give pause for thought for all those trying to excuse the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes. "Just one of these things" or a pattern of violent disregard for minimally acceptable standards of human behaviour, especially when the victim is black?

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