Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Context" Or "Excuses"?

Boris Johnson defends G20 policing | World news | guardian.co.uk

To be clear this quote is from Paul Stephenson, chief of the Met:
"It is absolutely unacceptable for any police officer who should have identification numbers on not to have those identification numbers on.
However, I will say there needs to be a context here.
Oh and here comes the "but". Statements don't really count when you immediately say the opposite thing afterwards, like "I'm sorry I killed him, but I really hated the fucker". Not much of an apology. Well let's wait and see what made it so hard for police officers to put their ID numbers on that day:
"That operation was one of the most complex policing operations that's ever been undertaken – protecting multiple heads of state."
I see, and what exactly about that made putting a number on your shoulder harder than normal? Were police so nervous at the prospect of catching a glimpse of a world leader in the flesh that they forgot to dress properly? Was it also this "complexity" which lead you to use a known dodgy coroner to carry out the first post-mortem of Ian Tomlinson and refuse the IPCC access? I'd be interested to know.

In case you haven't seen it yet here's a video of the near infamous "Bishopsgate Police Station" cunt:

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