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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.
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So the tax payer funded couple who's tax payer funded wedding saw protesters standing outside the chapel and booing them, came faced to face with the dick-head children of Pink Floyd last thursday, who chanted "off with their heads!" at the couple, as the couple were driven by a tax payer funded driver on the way to a show that they paid for with tax payer money, all of which led to these wonderful paragraphs fronting this BBC article:

Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed there was "contact" between the Duchess of Cornwall and one of the protesters who attacked her car.

But she did not confirm reports the duchess was poked with a stick during student protests on Thursday.
Theresa May can neither confirm or deny pokings with sticks, will admit to "contact". Right.

All of which actually sounds dirtier than a straight stick poking imho.

And with talk in the media about how close the royal guard came to doing the world a favour and shooting the dick-head children of pink floyd, we find out that the police are quite willing to threaten to shoot twelve year olds who talk on facebook about staging a peaceful protest outside Clameron's offices:

Speaking to the Guardian, Nicky Wishart said: "In my lesson, [a school secretary] came and said my head of year wanted to talk to me. She was in her office with a police officer who wanted to talk to me about the protest. He said, 'if a riot breaks out we will arrest people and if anything happens you will get arrested because you are the organiser'.

"He said even if I didn't turn up I would be arrested and he also said that if David Cameron was in, his armed officers will be there 'so if anything out of line happens ...' and then he stopped."

The Police want to protect your children... from the police.

Speaking of protests against hte government, you've probably already heard about Alfie Meadows, who was hit so hard on the head by police, who'd instigated a pre-emptive kettle of protesters the moment they entered parliament square last thursday, that he suffered a mild stroke and was taken to the nearest hospital where he received treatment fast enough to avoid any lasting injury.

Well the police objected to him being treated and tried to send him to another hospital because the Mole-People that the MET recruits from are very territorial (hence why they smell of piss – the instinct to mark their territory clashes horribly with their difficulties in grasping the concept of "trousers"), which could have conceivably killed Alfie and definitely would have left him severely paralyzed for the rest of his life:

Susan Matthews, 55, said that only the intervention of an ambulance worker allowed her son to receive urgent medical treatment for the stroke he suffered after receiving his injury. "If he hadn't, Alfie would have been transferred and he could have died," she said.

After allegedly being hit by police, the philosophy student fell unconscious and later sustained bleeding on the brain.

His mother added: "The ambulance man took us to Chelsea and Westminster hospital. That [hospital] had been given over to police injuries and there was a standoff in the corridor. Alfie was obviously a protester and the police didn't want him there, but the ambulance man insisted that he stayed."

She said that he was then asked to take Alfie to another hospital. "The ambulance man was appalled and he said: 'I'm getting angry now, and I'm not going to do this.'

"The senior nurse in charge took us into a resuscitation room to keep us away from the police because, she said, they were finding it upsetting to see protesters in the hospital."

This comes on the tail of multiple reports of the police assaulting an Activist/Journalist PWD, Laurie Penny's account being the most concise and vivid:Cut for violence against PWD )
Of course it'll be easy to find the MET bastards responsible for all this violence because they will all have been wearing their badges and officer numbers prominently, especially after the shambles that was the last G20 summit in London that saw an illegally unbadged police officer kill a person, right?

Of course not.

This is what Clegg and Clameron's concept of "fairness" looks like, a concept of fairness that has, in the few months they've had this piss take of a government in operation, driven people to thwarting every measure the police use to stop them from voicing their protests against this abuse of their votes and their futures, and who have responded to being unlawfully detained in ice cold conditions while being intermittently assaulted by police officers by smashing up the buildings and property that their tax monies have bought.

This is far from over, and from here the heat increases for these bullington club bastards who are keeping the terror state that New Labour built and smashing the society that even New Labour didn't try to destroy this thoroughly, and making New Labour look competent and respectful of law, order and human rights in the process.
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Found an interesting little flickr photostream that has a few neat pictures in it:pictures and commentary below the cut... )

And no, I don't know what a heat light is either, but I do know that it must make surreptitiously taking photographs of people armed with eggs less easy. Though it probably smells delicious. Mmm... eggs and bacon...

You know what: I Love this country today. Genuinely Love it in a way that I doubt the nationalists like Moon or Clameron or Merkel would ever grasp, for their country is a jealous country, that must be worshipped but never truly loved; because it's a thing above the people and not a thing of the people, and thus those mere weak and fragile person must fear it and placate and make excuses for it during its abusive episodes.

And I will always and especially love My City for its variety, and all the honesty and beauty that that variety instils in it. I miss you so much London, you evil fucking bitch. Keep doing that thing you do so well.
fridgepunk: I'm not gonna lie, it's an earth pony version of Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan, and he's shrugging. (Default)
Dear Former Bullington Club Member David Cameron,

I know you, like many changelings, experience troubles when it comes to communicating via the expiration of air through a larynx, used as you are to communicating via the great link. And I know that, obviously, the various words used to describe experiences conveyed via the limited senses of us solids outside of the great link can be a bit tricky to get right.

At the same time this does not really excuse you declaring that you could;

"see a line, a thin blue line of extremely brave police officers, trying to hold back a bunch of people who were intent on violence and destruction.

"They were very brave those police officers, but as the police themselves have said there weren't enough of them and the police response needs to reflect that, so I'm very glad that the Met Police commissioner has said what he said."

For starters, you were in china, distant from the protests by several thousand miles. While I get that the senses of solids can be confuddling to one more used to the great link they do not convey fucking omniscience, nor was there any live feeds regarding the protests on the telly.

So no, Former Bullington Club Member David Cameron, you did not "see" a "thin blue line" (should be "dayglow yellow streak" btw), any more than you "saw" this streak of yellow "try" to "hold back" a bunch of people who were intent on violence.

here is a picture to emphasise what I'm saying:edumacational picture below the cut, WARNING: may contain photojournalists )

So please excuse me if I refuse to find the idea of vandalism very shocking, and excuse me if I am unable to congratulate the police on "doing" a "tough job".

Because "arresting students for doing illegal things" is not a hard job, and it's not even a job they've actually done, and it seems that the best place to be at a protest and the best activity to engage in at one, if one's sole wish is to not be arrested, is to be involved in the bit of the protest that engages in the most reprehensible acts, as protesting peacably in a way that involves you violating no laws will ensure arrest while the obligate kitten felchers who plant explosives beneath parliament after setting fire to her majesty's ships while they're in dock who are holding ten foot wide signs displaying signed confessions to said acts of treason, arson, terrorism and animal abuse on them, some how are rendered beyond the reach of law.

Maybe to a former member of the bullington club such an out and out inversion of what constitutes the police's legal duty as policeofficers looks like a good thing.

You are wrong.

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