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PC Ian Harwood (manslaughter charge) goes before Magistrates' Court, 20 June

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dotnet Wed 15-Jun-11 10:50:18

For anyone who, like me, was wondering how the process of arraigning PC Ian Harwood, who batoned the late Ian Tomlinson at the G20 demo, - I've just cottoned on that he's up before the courts next week. Westminster Magistrates' Court. http://www.guardian.co.uk//uk/2011/may/24/dpp-statement-prosecute-simon-harwood

newwave Wed 15-Jun-11 19:20:56

Throw a fire extinguisher that hurts no one (bloody stupid though) and your soon banged up.

A member of the filth directly caused a death due to his thuggery and he is still walking the streets, worse still the establishment tried to cover it up.

A few of his "blind" colleagues need to be booted out as well.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 15-Jun-11 19:24:35

Good. I'm glad he's facing charges.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 15-Jun-11 19:25:13

But that lad who threw the fire extinguisher deserved to be locked up as well, its only by pure luck that he didn't kill anyone.

newwave Wed 15-Jun-11 19:30:13

Viva, correct but what a difference to the leeway and "blind eyes" given to the plod.

Strutter Wed 15-Jun-11 19:32:22

whjy are you posting here in such detail?
to encourage people to go and shout and take lighted torches?

newwave Wed 15-Jun-11 19:34:10

Strutter, not a bad idea grin

steviesteveo Sun 19-Jun-11 13:43:57

Agreed. It's not that it's OK to throw fire extinguishers off buildings but it should be comparably not OK to hit people then who fall over and die of internal bleeding, even if you work for the police.

The idea that a clearly identified member of the public who had done the same thing on video, surrounded by police, on the front page of a newspaper wouldn't have had to answer some difficult questions long before now just doesn't compute.

Isitreally Sun 19-Jun-11 17:07:18

Both are the same thing - violent acts that could kill somebody outright.

The fire extingusher missed - but that's pure luck. The intention to kill or maim someone was still there so the crime is the same.
Pushing an old man to the floor and seeing him staggering off (to die later) is the same. It is an act of violence that you know when you do it might be enough enough to kill someone. They are both as bad as each other.

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