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    • Straight Talk
    • 29.11.07 | 22:30 (IST)

    A friend of mine is a photographer. He was video taping a demonstration. A policeman with a club ran up to him and smashed. He went to complain, they see the officer running at him with a club, lifting the club and then the film flashes to the floor and ends. My friend was told, 'we don't see the officer hitting you on the film' He answered, there are witnesses. The police answered, the witnesses werre participating in the demonstration so there testimony is not valid. There was a police commander caught on film, that was shown on the internet, telling his officers to remove their name tags and beat demonstrators. What was his punishment? Public hanging for ending free speach? Life in jail? Dismisal from the police force? NO, a few months off active duty. The officers in this article should be expelled from the police force and serve jail time for expoloiting their positions as policemen.

    from the article: Policemen sentenced to community service for beating rightist protestor
    First published 00:00 29.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.11.07
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