fridgepunk: Queen Elizabeth X of Great Britain, guns akimbo and with the legend "keep calm and carry on" in white. (Keep Calm)


Ben Brown: "But did you say anything or throw anything that might have made the police view you as a threat?"

Jodi McIntyre: "Do you really think that a person with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair could pose a threat to police who are armed and armoured?"

Seriously, the BBC asked a person who had explicitly already mentioned that he cannot move his own wheel chair if he threw something at police, and suggested that he might have been "rolling towards" the policeline, which is about a hundred yards away, and therefore have seemed like a threat that justified being dragged across concrete.

Of note is that if you watch the larger video over at the BBC, watch at 00:28, where you can see one of the police officers who attacked Jodi being pulled away by his jacket by other police officers in the classic "leave him terry he's not worth it!" motion generally reserved for the mates of drunk idiots who've started a fight in a pub.

Ben Brown is of course the reporter who asked protesters on thursday "why are you starting fires? What does that achieve?" to which multiple protesters had to try to explain the concept of it being cold, in parliament square on an unusually cold december evening.

There is at least one petition going round asking for Ben Brown to apologise for his disgraceful behaviour, though emails and phone calls to the BBC would also be nice.
fridgepunk: I'm not gonna lie, it's an earth pony version of Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan, and he's shrugging. (Default)
Punch and Judy shows, for those who were not exposed to the horror as small kids, is basically a puppet show, with horrifying puppets with hideously malformed facial features, and the puppeteers put on this weird nasal voice for the voices that sounds like a rapist talking through a kazoo.

And the main "comic" element of the whole thing revolves around Punch beating his wife, judy, to death with a stick for talking back to him. And there's something about a policeman, an alligator and some sausages, but I forget what exactly.

clown   punch

WARNING: Clowns Ahead )

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