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A deliberate provocation?

Menezes police officer gets top IPCC role | Politics | The Guardian.

The director of investigations of the IPCC, the "independent"  body which investigates complaints against the police, is to be a man it criticised in its report on the de Menezes affair. Our leaders were not content with sending the blundering killers on a taxpayer-funded holiday as a reward; it was not even enough to promote the commander in charge on that disastrous day. All concerned, it seems, must have prizes. Except of course for the dead man and his grieving family.

Our leaders are never going to let us forget how little claim we have to the loyalty of "public" servants, are they? Kill an innocent member of the public, trash the CCTV tapes, perjure yourselves about shouted warnings and smear the dead man's name? Not a problem. Every member of the team is rewarded for loyalty to the state. It is hard to believe that this appointment is not a deliberate provocation; a message to all that to cross the British state and its agents is always to come off worse; whatever the justice of the matter. It is one more reason (if more were needed) not to cooperate with New Labour's politicised police "service".

The man himself smugly said;

"I'm delighted to be joining the IPCC which has a vital role in building public confidence in policing. I am confident I can contribute to that aim."

He must be using, Humpty-Dumpty like, his own definitions of "confidence" and "confident." Right now, I am only confident that we are led by amoral men and women without a glimmer of conscience. New Labour and its apparatchiks can't go soon enough for me; those in the police not least.


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It would be real nice to think this could be a case of poacher turned gamekeeper... I guess I just don't tho.

No wonder no one except criminals... and the police "bear arms" in the UK


"I am only confident that we are led by amoral men.."
*Warning Hate Crime Alert*

Aw, you are taking over the whole reason for my blogging, to define what is consciousness and those who are slaves to blind ego.
Please stick to the issue of having more Libertarianism of everyone is equal. You might fall over the solution of bringing up children responsibly and end up uttering a Hate Crime.

Brian, follower of Deornoth

Would someone let this disgusting scum know that we are oiling the rope now?


More a thumbing of the nose in the face of, I think, Tom. Complete impunity now - no pretence any more.

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