Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
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British Police Winning The War On Disabilities


Police in London are under fire after footage emerged showing officers pulling a man with cerebral palsy from his wheelchair and dragging him down the street during recent student protests against tuition fee hikes. "Though it is almost too dark to see [20-year-old Jody] McIntyre being hauled from his wheelchair just seconds later, sudden and repeated shouts of 'What the fuck are you doing?' make it obvious what it going on. Moments later, Mr McIntyre can be seen lying in the road as a policeman drags him towards the kerb and the camera. 'You just tipped him over,' cries a voice, as another officer prevents fellow protesters from intervening. Bellows of 'Scum!' ring out, and the video eventually cuts off just after a policeman is pulled away from the ensuing mêlée by fellow officers."

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Jolie Kerr (#3,225)

"kerb"?

deepomega (#1,720)

Typo. Should've been "Serb"

Yet Russell Brand walks free.

Rodrigo B. N. (#9,021)

Here's the BBC interviewing the kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXNJ3MZ-AUo&feature=player_embedded

I've never seen a more disgusting interviewer in my entire life. I'm appalled.

Kevin Patterson (#5,933)

I'm not going to click on that link but please tell me it was Deborah Solomon.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Oh my god he is so disgusting.

"Were you rolling your wheelchair toward the officer?"
"I can't physically use my wheelchair myself."
"Yes but were you rolling toward him?"

"Shout anything provocative or throw anything that would have induced the police to do that to you?"
"Do you really think a person with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair can pose a threat to a police officer?"
"But you do say that you're a revolutionary."

Really takes "reporting the controversy" to new lows.

LondonLee (#922)

"Mr. McIntyre, did you or did you not attack this wonderful British Bobby with your wheelchair by rolling toward him?"

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Bump.

Buuuuuuuuump.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

When they get the call from upstairs, the BBC can be more fascist than Fox News.

saythatscool (#101)

Stephen Hawking once killed a man in Cambridge just for snoring.

Mindpowered (#948)

"just by"

Rodrigo B. N. (#9,021)

Ben Brown, there's even a petition requesting him to apologize.

http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41418.html

I didn't care for his post-NKOTB work, either.

saythatscool (#101)

Call me crazy, I just don't trust that kid. The way he always looking over his shoulder…

elbot (#3,449)

this thing is like that thing: "CCTV: Vancouver Police Shoving Down 90 Pound Woman with Multiple Sclerosis in Downtown"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8K7j5olaeg

caw_caw (#5,641)

Brings to mind The Orwellian Present story I read via the Browser a few days back
http://www.annaraccoon.com/politics/the-orwellian-present-%E2%80%93-never-mind-the-future/

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