I noted a story from Greater Manchester which I have been monitoring over the last couple of days. It is the story of a 53 year old delivery driver called Philip Hulmes who, tragically, died shortly after being tasered by local cops. Of course the Daily
Wail Mail decided to quote the voice of the people namely a charity called Inquest. This charity supports families of individuals who have died in contentious circumstances in police custody.
Helen Shaw from the charity said police should not act as if they are exempt from punishment when making arrests. She continued ‘For too long there has been a pattern of cases where inquest juries have found overwhelming evidence of unlawful and excessive use of force or gross neglect yet the police do not seem to have learnt the lessons from these previous deaths. Whilst we await the outcome of the inquests and investigations into these recent deaths it is imperative that the police are reminded that they cannot act with impunity.’
Ms Shaw is something special. Despite trying to be magnanimous in her delivery of the speech she somehow manages to insinuate that the police have committed some form of criminal offence. Do you agree? I wonder where she gets her assumption of guilt from? Perhaps, it is to satisfy the various groups who contribute almost £1/2 million to the organisation including £60,000 from London Councils. Is it a coincidence that it was the Wail who promoted their rubbish, that is the newspaper who should have a mission statement of “why let the truth get in the way of a good story?”
Anyway, I popped over to the Manchester Evening News tonight and found that the post mortem on Mr Hulmes has revealed that he died from stab wounds. You see, he was being tasered by the officers because he was stabbing himself and they were trying to save his life by incapacitating him. Something Ms Shaw plainly failed to consider or even wish for. If she’d actually bothered to keep her gob shut for only 24 hours or so she would not have finished the day with one of her great size seven feet stuck in it.
Ahhh but then she would not have got a mention in the media. I won’t provide a link to this crap but take it from me they have the most narcissistic front page of any website I have ever seen. Each and every newspaper reference to them is publicised on their home page and your taxes are paying for it. If only they were balanced and objective they may be taken seriously by somebody.