Having seen this video on the Graun’s website, (h/t to OH) I now completely understand why it can lead to imprisonment when you take photographs of a police officer.
I now completely understand why Jack Straw has arranged it so that when you are killed by the State, a whitewash enquiry can be held in camera and without any accountablility at all.
I now completely understand why the police officer in question has his/her face covered by a scarf (nothing to hide, nothing to fear?) and has no distinguishing markings face on.
I now completely understand that the IPCC will condemn these actions, but that any consequences will be limited.
I fail to understand why one human being could act in such a cowardly fashion towards an unarmed, passive and compliant member of the public.
I fail to understand why that officer’s colleagues stood around and did not assist the gentleman in question, nor remonstrate with their colleague.
I now completely understand that the police in the UK have abandoned the Peelian Principles and do not serve the community that pays for them, but the political class who control them.
I also completely understand that there is only one way that police states ever finish, and it is never pretty.