Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Murderer Simon Harwood at Ian Tomlinson Inquest

What we've learnt from Simon Harwood's testimony so far: after leaving the van he had been assigned to drive for no reason, he spent the day wandering around looking for a fight with an enthusiasm to rival the most sporting Black Bloc member.



Before he even saw Ian Tomlinson he had smashed a protester's head into a van door, knocked a BBC cameraman (he 'didn't see' the camera) to the ground and hit someone in the shoulder for asking to leave the cordon. his confusion led him to believe that protesters were throwing things (not caught on camera, strangely) from behind him while he was standing with his back to a building.

Though he was only at the Royal Exchange and was in telephonic communication with the rest of his team, he was too lost to return to the van he should have been looking after. Instead, he joined a roving gang of officers and (!?) dog handlers, looking for a fight.

2 comments:

Frances Grahl said...

Correction: the Black bloc has no members. Delete 'member', insert 'participant' or perhaps 'user'. Thanks J.

Frances Grahl said...

Correction: the Black bloc has no members. Delete 'member', insert 'participant' or perhaps 'user'. Thanks J.