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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14651735

He was outside Parliament where he said he was hit by a baton, taken out of his wheelchair and dragged across the road. Footage of the incident was later distributed online.

In a statement, the IPCC said that it had accepted the Metropolitan Police's own findings in relation to a number of Mr McIntyre's complaints.

The watchdog agreed officers had acted appropriately when they removed him from his wheelchair because they believed that he was in danger.

However, the watchdog said one officer had used "excessive force" by dragging Mr McIntyre along the road.

"The IPCC believes there was an indication that a criminal offence of common assault may have been committed and the matter should therefore have been referred to the CPS," said the watchdog.

"However, the six-month time limit in which such a prosecution could be commenced had already passed by the time this appeal was lodged.



Due to it being more than 6 months ago, so if you're a police officer and you commit a crime then you can get away with it providing 6 months go by apparently.
#2
inb4 Only in America.


Yes I know this was in the UK.
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Only in england

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#6
good beat that rioter
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Enjoy your police state, english people
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#9
He might be in a wheelchair but should he be treated any differently because of it? From what I've seen he's a complete dickhead, promoting the London rioting on his twitter etc. As far as I'm concerned he's just using his handicap as an excuse to do what he wants.
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He might be in a wheelchair but should he be treated any differently because of it? From what I've seen he's a complete dickhead, promoting the London rioting on his twitter etc. As far as I'm concerned he's just using his handicap as an excuse to do what he wants.

oh i didnt know he was an actual rioter, i meant to be ignorant
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#11
The world is shit.

Also, this wasn't during the recent riots, it was the student protests.
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oh i didnt know he was an actual rioter, i meant to be ignorant

He was actually a protester in the student protests a few months ago.

He might be a self-righteous, leftist dick but that doesn't excuse the police officer's behaviour and the later lack of punishment. The police certainly didn't know any of that when they first started messing with him. Instead they do what they want, like their goverment and not give a shit about what people think.
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#14
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He was actually a protester in the student protests a few months ago.

He might be a self-righteous, leftist dick but that doesn't excuse the police officer's behaviour and the later lack of punishment. The police certainly didn't know any of that when they first started messing with him. Instead they do what they want, like their goverment and not give a shit about what people think.

sounds like every government to me

(not that, that makes this acceptable or anything)
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#15
Why are you always making threads about the police?
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Why are you always making threads about the police?

hes anti consumerism and establishment isnt he?
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hes anti consumerism and establishment isnt he?

Oh, I understand now
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#19
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oh i didnt know he was an actual rioter, i meant to be ignorant


I didn't even see your comment. I'm just of the opinion that the police have every right to beat anyone who is causing trouble, if they deserve it.

This is one of this guys tweets
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#21
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I didn't even see your comment. I'm just of the opinion that the police have every right to beat anyone who is causing trouble, if they deserve it.

What does one have to do to, in your estimation, to "deserve" getting beat?
#22
This guy gets way to much sympathy just because he's in a wheelchair. He's definitely caused much more trouble than most of the rioters. If this happened to someone who wasn't handicapped, it wouldn't have even made the news. Hell, I'm sure this HAS happened to many many other people.

And look at the BBC headline. The first two words:

Wheelchair protester
#23
Im pretty sure there was a poisonous spider on his face and the killed it for him and dragged him to safety.
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#24
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This guy gets way to much sympathy just because he's in a wheelchair. He's definitely caused much more trouble than most of the rioters. If this happened to someone who wasn't handicapped, it wouldn't have even made the news. Hell, I'm sure this HAS happened to many many other people.

And look at the BBC headline. The first two words:

Wheelchair protester

That's also pretty irrelevant. It's an abhorrent act either way.
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Quote by Lost Dog
This guy gets way to much sympathy just because he's in a wheelchair. He's definitely caused much more trouble than most of the rioters. If this happened to someone who wasn't handicapped, it wouldn't have even made the news. Hell, I'm sure this HAS happened to many many other people.

And look at the BBC headline. The first two words:

Wheelchair protester

That's kinda the fucking point.

And how on Earth did he '[cause] more trouble than most of the rioters'? He didn't organise the event which thousands of people went to, and he was in a bloody wheelchair.
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#27
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That's also pretty irrelevant. It's an abhorrent act either way.


Exactly. The fact that hes in a wheelchair is totally irrelevant, yet people have so much more sympathy for him because of it, and the article is written around the fact he was in a wheelchair. So what? He was rioting, he was a perceived risk, and he was dealt with in a way anyone would in a situation where there are a ton of people out to get a police officer.
#28
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I didn't even see your comment. I'm just of the opinion that the police have every right to beat anyone who is causing trouble, if they deserve it.

This is one of this guys tweets



OH NO!! He tweeted? How dare he exercise free speech!

Lets face it, he did not deserve the treatment he got, end of. It was practically police brutality, just because he's a dick doesn't mean he deserved to be hit with a baton and dragged from his wheelchair.

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Exactly. The fact that hes in a wheelchair is totally irrelevant, yet people have so much more sympathy for him because of it, and the article is written around the fact he was in a wheelchair. So what? He was rioting, he was a perceived risk, and he was dealt with in a way anyone would in a situation where there are a ton of people out to get a police officer.

He was doing jack shit. He was one of many, many peaceful protesters who was mistreated.

Do you even know what this is about? This is going back to December.
#30
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OH NO!! He tweeted? How dare he exercise free speech!

Lets face it, he did not deserve the treatment he got, end of. It was practically police brutality, just because he's a dick doesn't mean he deserved to be hit with a baton and dragged from his wheelchair.

not to mention if i was stuck in a wheelchair i would be bitter and likely an asshole.

*disclaimer* no way was that meant to be offensive
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#31
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OH NO!! He tweeted? How dare he exercise free speech!


Fuck free speech, this isn't America.

That = incitement to riot.
#32
Quote by bequickorbedead
Fuck free speech, this isn't America.

That = incitement to riot.

i could tweet "go kill a person", and not get arrested

but if he tweets "theres a riot here! come join" thats incitement to riot and deserves to be arrested?


you act as though the rioters have no choice in the matter because he posted it, instead they blindly follow him.
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#33
Quote by Lost Dog
Exactly. The fact that hes in a wheelchair is totally irrelevant, yet people have so much more sympathy for him because of it, and the article is written around the fact he was in a wheelchair. So what? He was rioting, he was a perceived risk, and he was dealt with in a way anyone would in a situation where there are a ton of people out to get a police officer.

The fact that he's in a wheelchair isn't irrelevant at all. Indeed, it's a pretty huge part of the story. The fact that news outlets are focusing on the wheelchair is what's irrelevant. Complaining about that is akin to saying "His parents let him eat ice cream for dinner when he was a kid!" It doesn't have anything to do with the gross misconduct of the police force.
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#34
Why didn't he press charges or something before those 6 months passed?
#35
Quote by Lost Dog
This guy gets way to much sympathy just because he's in a wheelchair. He's definitely caused much more trouble than most of the rioters. If this happened to someone who wasn't handicapped, it wouldn't have even made the news. Hell, I'm sure this HAS happened to many many other people.

And look at the BBC headline. The first two words:

Wheelchair protester

It's the point that a guy in a wheelchair is not anywhere near as much of a danger to the police and is a vunerable member of society, he could have been killed. They hit him with a baton, they aren't even trying to deny being in the wrong except they've left it long enough to make sure the people involved got away with the crime. It's a case of a corrupt police force looking out for their own, it was obvious from day 1 that nothing was going to happen to these officers who did this though, can't say i expected a non corrupt justice system.
#37
Remember he didn't get pulled out during the last riots but in the student protests.
#38
Quote by JimmyBanks6
i could tweet "go kill a person", and not get arrested

but if he tweets "theres a riot here! come join" thats incitement to riot and deserves to be arrested?


He has several thousand followers who most likely share the same views as him and are quite likely did carry out his suggestion.

Surely it shouldn't make any difference whether he's out on the street with a megaphone getting people to riot or over the internet?


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#39
Quote by bequickorbedead
He has several thousand followers who most likely share the same views as him and are quite likely did carry out his suggestion.

Surely it shouldn't make any difference whether he's out on the street with a megaphone getting people to riot or over the internet?



Surely it should. If you are there, you are part of the riot, if you are at home, you are not.
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Surely it should. If you are there, you are part of the riot, if you are at home, you are not.


I'm not talking about rioting here, I'm talking about incitement to riot which is also an offence.
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