Saturday, April 18, 2009

Whipped like the Taliban!

A lot has been said and written about the policing of the G20 summit in London.

Personally I think that the policing went reasonably well, though obviously there are several areas of concern, not the least of which is the apparent assault of Ian Tomlinson and his subsequent, possibly linked death.

One such area of concern is the incident involving Nicola Fisher, who, if you have seen the footage, was slapped across the face and then hit across the legs with a baton, according to her, twice. It has to be said there is no apparent lawful reason for this action by the police officer and therefore the IPCC are investigating.

What made me laugh was laugh though was how Nicola Fisher described the incident as like being ¨whipped by the Taliban¨. Ridiculous. Anyone fancy contributing to the cost of a plane ticket to the tribal region of Pakistan so she can find out what being whipped by the Taliban is actually like.

The BBC has this.

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