Alexis, Ian; Athens, London – wherever you are, wherever you go, a cop is a cop is a cop

A good post by Teacher Dude, who came into his own as a citizen-journalist during the Greek Uprising of recent months:

…The police report released just after his death mentioned nothing of the attack and and indeed sought to blame protesters for supposedly impeding attempts by ambulance crews and officers to provide first aid. It seems there are lies, damned lies and official accounts.

It is interesting to note just how similar was the official reaction to Tomlinson’s death to that of 15 year old Alexis Grigoropoulos, shot by police in Athens last December. In both cases the police gave out an account that was almost entirely at odds with eye witness accounts and later evidence. Yet much of the mainstream media choose to accept the official accounts at face value even though those present told a different story. Also in both cases video footage came out that quickly disproved the version given by officers involved…

My posts on G20:

Monday 30th March

Tuesday 31st March

Thursday 2nd April

Friday 3rd April

Sunday 5th April

Tuesday 7th April

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13 responses to “Alexis, Ian; Athens, London – wherever you are, wherever you go, a cop is a cop is a cop

  1. As somebody who has seen enough police violence to last a life time I have to agree with the headline. Power mad, club addicted thugs.

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  12. Craig: “Power mad, club addicted thugs”

    That pretty much sums up the cops along with out-of-control enforcers of the state.

    They attacked Tamil protesters yesterday violently as well.

    I have been on so many demos, ones that have been attacked (Wapping, for example) during the past 20-odd years but it is still sickening to watch cops batter the hell out of people like last week. I got through at Bank on the 1st and was able to get out at 7pm. The atmosphere was carnival and peaceful and then the cops attacked in their usual frenzied way. Same the next day at the protest at Bank where the TSG were about being thuggish.

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