Saturday, April 21, 2012

Understatement - the British virtue

A British citizen with a black skin, aged 28, stops to give information to the police in London.

He is driving a smart car, dressed in a pin-stripe suit. Admittedly it is 3.30 in the morning and the police have been under attack from people with the same skin colour.

But that is what he wants to tell them, that he has seen, that he can identify, one of the black boys throwing things at them.

His name is Edric Kennedy-Macfoy.

About a year and a half later, the matter has finally been resolved and has been referred to the IPCC at last.

"Kennedy-Macfoy's solicitor, Shamik Dutta, of Bhatt Murphy solicitors, voiced concerns at his client's allegations, saying: "The question many people are bound to ask is why an off-duty firefighter, wearing a pinstriped suit and offering assistance to the police, should have been dragged from his car, shot with a Taser, locked up for many hours and then prosecuted for an offence he did not commit by the very officers he was trying to help."

Good question?

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