PC Simon Harwood, Killer Of Innocent Ian Tomlinson Acquitted!
In a decision that disgraces the British judicial system and will reverberate through our society with deeply destructive consequences, the brutal police killer of a sick old man has been set free.
Harwood killed Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protest in London in April 2009. In an entirely unprovoked and unjustifiable attack he struck Tomlinson from behind with his baton and then pushed him viciously to the ground. Tomlinson died moments later from internal bleeding.
This decision, although apparently taken by a jury, is unbelievable and must call into question the whole trial. Millions saw Harwood’s brutality with their own eyes on video recordings of the incident and simply will not accept this perversion of justice. Harwood has a history of violence and corruption and he must be brought to justice.
This will further damage the reputation of the police and increase the ever-widening gap between law enforcement and the public.
My deepest sympathy goes to Ian Tomlinson’s family who have suffered enough only to have this further abuse foisted upon them. This is not over yet.