G20 inquest jury rules Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed Watch

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Hopefully a closer step towards justice for Mr Tomlinson and his family.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13268633
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Personally I think the officer should now be prosecuted for manslaughter. The verdict is he was unlawfully killed by the police force and the officer who caused that should be charged.
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Personally I think the officer should now be prosecuted for manslaughter. The verdict is he was unlawfully killed by the police force and the officer who caused that should be charged.
Agreed. Hopefully the CPS will do the right thing.
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Would I be wrong in saying that he obviously knew what he was getting into, and should have taken a different path? No i wouldn't

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Would I be wrong in saying that he obviously knew what he was getting into, and should have taken a different path? No i wouldn't

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In answer to your question, yes you're wrong.
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i think i will avoid this thread like the plague
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i think i will avoid this thread like the plague
Why is that?
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You know that "unlawfully killed" just means "yeah, it was wrong, but nothing's going to happen", right?
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I'd be interested in how criminal proceedings would go. Highly doubt you would get a murder conviction.
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I just listened to 'his statement' as read by his solicitors and it was all fluff... 'If he knew then what he knows now about Mr. Tomlinson's whereabouts and condition he would have acted differently... He is not a medical expert...' REALLY?!
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Good news.

I'd like to see PC Harwood charged with manslaughter, and if found guilty, the maximum prison sentence handed out. The man has shown absolutely no remorse, and an example needs to be made to show the police are not above the law.
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Why is that?
Because if anyone dares say anything other than "lets hang the police" they will be butchered for it.

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Hang the bent pig who murdered Tomlinson.

Also, justice for Smiley Culture, the British reggae superstar who was butchered to death by the Metropolitan police, who brutally stabbed him in the heart over, & over & over again whilst his 5 year old son looked on.
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Because if anyone dares say anything other than "lets hang the police" they will be butchered for it.

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Agreed. This was the actions of one police officer.
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Because if anyone dares say anything other than "lets hang the police" they will be butchered for it.

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Fair enough. I didn't create this thread to police bash though. I am supportive of our police force. What I don't support however, is the unlawful slaying of a man who was posing no threat whatsoever.
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Fair enough. I didn't create this thread to police bash though. I am supportive of our police force. What I don't support however, is the unlawful slaying of a man who was posing no threat whatsoever.
Good luck with that
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Thing is, if a normal person were to 'push someone' so much so that it resulted in someones death, I would guarantee you that the police would hound that person and lobby the local community that a manslaughter verdict would be the only reasonable outcome.

But as soon as the police become the perpetrators they all bash on about how much of a tragic accident it was without even beginning to apologize for it.

Double standards or what?
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Good. It is clear that this is the right judgment. Just wish it could have been made earlier and with a criminal conviction.

However, it is important that people don't tar all the police with the same brush with this. Even as someone who is generally sceptical of the police, most of them are there to do good.

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I just listened to 'his statement' as read by his solicitors and it was all fluff... 'If he knew then what he knows now about Mr. Tomlinson's whereabouts and condition he would have acted differently... He is not a medical expert...' REALLY?!
Nice to know the police can be ignorant of the law.
Not knowing about a persons condition does not lift any responsibility from the person who cases their death.

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Thing is, if a normal person were to 'push someone' so much so that it resulted in someones death, I would guarantee you that the police would hound that person and lobby the local community that a manslaughter verdict would be the only reasonable outcome.

But as soon as the police become the perpetrators they all bash on about how much of a tragic accident it was without even beginning to apologize for it.

Double standards or what?
This.
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