This is a short article on British Justice, it is short for the simple reason that there is no real British Justice – it is a mockery. If you are Policemen or part of the Powerful elite, justice is a slap on the hand irrespective of the crime; for everyone else it is a very serious matter.
PC Simon Harwood killed Ian Tomlinson unlawfully at the G20 protests in April 2009. This much is self-evident from the video and testimony and this also is the verdict of the coroner regarding his death. One could be forgiven for thinking this is a clear case where Simon Harwood would be prosecuted, the reality is – like many Police offenders, be they Paedophiles, Killers or just Cops passing private data to Journalists for cash as with the NOW scandal – they are beyond and above the law of land.
What we learnt today from the Telegraph report is Simon Hardwood had long and violent history of abuse, which had never resulted in any serious action against him.
There can be no question that Harwood is someone willing to abuse his position as a police officer and, when angry or upset, to act unlawfully.
Matthew Ryder QC
Ian Tomlinson’s family said after the verdict how this hurt them and how they expected a serious punishment, not freedom. Despite their anguish at the flagrant lack of justice they vowed to continue their fight, and would be pursuing Simon Harwood with a civil case against him.