|March 29th 2011|
Death of Ian Tomlinson - InquestThe inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson begins this week, two years after he was killed by a policeman.
I put up a campaign website (JusticeForIan.com, linked below) demanding justice for Mr Tomlinson. On the site I was demanding that PC Simon Harwood be charged with manslaughter but I had a think about it and now demand the he is charged with murder or manslaughter.
I wondered what the charge would be if it was the other way around...if Mr Tomlinson had attacked a policeman from behind, hitting him with a big stick and throwing him to the ground, killing him.
Tricky one, isn't it? After much thought I concluded that Mr Tomlinson would probably have been charged with murder.
Just recently during the student demonstrations in London, a student was charged with attempted murder for dropping a fire extinguisher near a policeman. I think if that merits attempted murder, then Harwood's attack on Mr Tomlinson is certainly murder.
Interesting...if you drop a fire extinguisher near a policeman, within hours you are arrested and soon after charged with attempted murder. If you are a policeman and kill a man by attacking him from behind...two years pass and you are not charged with a single offence.
Good old Britain!!!!
Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign Website
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