About The Blog

We’re not talking anything major here – it’s just a blog. Just somewhere to jot down shizzle so I don’t forget it, really. Plus it means I can spend less time on interweb bollock boards 😉

According to Bristol/Bath listings magazine Venue, this blog is both “totally barking” and “totally crazy”. According to Venue it’s about “music, movies, old 1980s TV dramas, Northern Ireland, living in the inner city, plus lots of podcasts”. According to Venue the blog betrays some kind of “fixation with people vomiting in the movies”. But then, do you believe everything you read in the newspapers?

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8 responses to “About The Blog

  1. Hey you Brislte KRS formerly of Urban75?

  2. Urban75? What’s that? Sounds like a trendy boutique for ex-angry idiots.

  3. It’s far worse than that!

  4. hrh Sid the First

    you are well sound

    good luck

  5. Cheers Sid – you wouldn’t happen to know John Underwood would you? 😉

  6. hi BristleKRS,

    We are very impressed with your work on Ian’s death at indymedia so far. Have you contacted the lawyers of the family to offer your services as a legel video forensics researcher?

    My name is Mark Covell. I am one of the oldest indymedia uk journalists on the network. I was in strasbourg covering the nato summit when Ian died. However, my friends were in London for the G20 summit.

    The reason i have decided to write to you is to point out the parallels with Carlo Guilani, the Diaz raid trials and the G20 summit.

    Carlo’s life was exterminated with extreme force during the Genoa G8 summit. The cop that did it pleaded self defence and was aquitted. I know his family very well and i will be with them again in a few months at this years italian G8 2009.

    The Diaz raid happened the night of the 21st of july 2001. I was one of the victims. It is well known that indymedia was smashed up during the raid and that most of the badly beaten up victims were shipped off to Bolzaneto detention camp and tortured.

    A total of 76 italian police were placed on trial for the events at Diaz and Bolzaneto. In July 2008, 13 police were convicted of torture for Bolzaneto. Diaz followed in November 2008 with another 13 convictions. 26 in total.

    The 93 victims still await compensation.

    The Diaz trial used, at its heart of its video forensics, Time-Data codes extracted from the video tape filmed that night.

    In what was to become a two year video forensics study to identify the police defendants, Supervideo Diaz was submitted into evidence in nov 2007. Supervideo is 33 evidence tapes sychronised in one 2 hour video evidence film. 15 of the tapes used their time-data codes.

    Ian’s death is certainly a candidate for using such evidence in court and also to assist the IPCC in its investigation. If the time-data codes can be extracted and the tapes sychronised, it would prove to the judge in a independent and scientific way… the place time, defendants, their movement and Ian’s movements. It also could give the judge a multi-camera look of what happened that day. you can also sychronise police radio traffic from that day, phone calls between defendants and the actual audio that day.

    there are only two firms in europe that specialize in legal time-data code work. It is expensive and time consuming and should only be attempted by experts working with lawyers attached to the case.

    Like Supervideo Diaz, the G-20 sychronisation will rely on all evidence supplied to Ian’s lawyers which have come from the public and from the police.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/17/italy.g8

  7. Interesting blog. I specifically adore the “Climb the Mountain of Conflict” picture and quotation. Nice taste 🙂

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