Sunday, 5 September 2010

New police brutality video emerges

"NOW you know why the police are called the Filth."

This is not a quote from an anarchist blog but one of the 'best rated' comments on the website of the conservative UK newspaper The Mail.

The site includes a video showing how "burly police sergeant flings an innocent 5ft 2in woman on to a concrete floor, knocking her unconscious".

Former soldier Mark Andrews has been convicted of assaulting 57-year-old market researcher Pamela Somerville.

And The Mail points out: "The incident, in the sleepy Wiltshire market town of Melksham, will inevitably stoke debate about the deteriorating relationship between the public and the police following the death of newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson, pushed to the ground by a police officer during last year’s G20 protests."

Other comments on the Mail site include:

"The police should never be above the law, but they always are."

"This is how police brutality is allowed to flourish because the other officers are keeping quiet and typically not protecting the public they are paid to protect."

"Makes you wonder how many more like him in the police."

"Cowardice seems to be prevalent in our Police force."

"No wonder so many people now have such contempt for them."