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can someone with a better understanding of the law than me explain how this is not a crime?
sounds like a superhero
I'M HERE ALL WEEK!
god, that video is really brutal.
he slaps her in the face at 0:10, ffs.
i was too busy omg-ing at the dripping blood
Police officers in the UK are above the law and no UK citizen has the right to question authority in any shape or form and if they do they are justifiably beat down for being trouble makers and upsetting the status quo
I haven't really read all the details. Oh sorry....YEAH IT@S COS HE's A POLICEMAN AND THEY@RE ALL TEH SAME< THEYRE ABOVE THA LAW
Or that it was a crime but when you've had a bit of time to think about it and come back again it doesn't seem so bad after all?
if he has won his appeal that means that his gilty convicton has been overturned, which is effectively the same as being found not guilty. To be guilty, the prsecution would need to show beyond reasonable doubt (a) that he did the actions which caused her injuries and (b) that he has the necessary degree of intent (i.e. intended to hurt her or was reckless as to whether she would be hurt by his actions).
If any of that is missing, you cam't prove 'the crime'.
I have no idea what the pleadings were and so I can't comment but I will say:
1. judges aren't completely perfect. They can make mistakes (hence why we have an appeal process); and
2. they only really REALLY fuck up very rarely.
I know fuck all about crime, although my father is a bit of NAME in criminal law.
But my dad knows little about criminal law.
I'm stupidly busy just now*, recession my arse. (To be fair, I specialise in oil and gas/ mining/ utilities).
* as you will note, from my presence on here. Most of my clients are north american and so my day is about to begin!
Take my wife, no please take her.
If i ever see you in court biscuit man, why I outta!
I just thought "it was a crime which he then sucesfully appealed against" sounded funny, is all.
Looked fair enough to me.
Even if the injury was caused because she'd been holding on tightly to the doorframe while being pulled into the cell, as he claims, after she goes down he just marches out without checking if she's OK.
Just leaves her lying face down, bleeding. That aint right!
it's sickening, apaprently the police are all freemasons so cover each other etc.
at least one other person has come forward saying he assaulted him as well
really sad thing is the woman in question was flagging down a community support officer for help in the morning which was what started it all off...
and refusing to take a breath test is what started it off.
probably the judge at the original trial was a Scottish Rite Mason
but lets not turn this into a "every police officer is a thug and theyre above the law" thread
i think anschul has become the wishpig of law enforcement.
but it does seem a little surprising.
It sounds like he's likely to face disiplinary action though.
policeman sacked for raping woman in a police station, faces no criminal charges:
-A small minority are not
-That small minority tends to be treated with more leniency than is normal because the police look after their own and the CPS and Justice system know not to shit where they eat
-Mechanisms for holding the police to account are woefully inadequate
-ps. SMASH THE SYSTEM
but the self-protecting system does attract a certain type to the job and allow them to abuse their authority ... so that small minority ends up doing much more damage than their relatively small number should warrant
the fact of the individuals in these cases getting no justice is troublesome to say the least
on what he was convicted of / what his grounds of appeal were, this seems a bit mad. He's clearly guilty of occasioning ABH on the basis of the video evidence, bearing in mind that you only need to prove intent / recklessness as to assault for that offence.
Also, love how ready people are to equate acknowledgement of the gravity of particular instances of police brutality with the straw-man view that all police are above the law. Apologists much?
but I have to say in all honesty, going on the seven genuine encounters with the police I've experienced, I'd say four of them left me thinking that those individual police officers were cunts.
This is probably not very representative and clearly I was unfortunate to get the dickish ones over half of the time.
In other news, a police man actually tried to stitch me up for criminal damage when I was fourteen. When I was 22 and trying to report an assualt, a bobby on the beat told me to fuck off.
I also know a police officer who bragged about getting sucked off by a woman who initially just wanted to report a burglary.
Watching that programme about British police officers has slightly improved my opinion of them. Although I did count the traffic officer driving without due care and attention about three times.