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Disabled man pulled from wheelchair during student protests by policeman. - December 15th 2010, 04:01 PM

I know there is a thread about the tuition fees but I felt this deserved it's own thread. (feel free to merge if needed)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11993680

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Video footage of a protester apparently being dragged from his wheelchair by police and pulled across a street has emerged amid claims the police used disproportionate force in dealing with student demonstrators last week.

Jody McIntyre says he was the victim of unprovoked action by the police who appeared to pull him from his wheelchair.

The Metropolitan police have responded to the video and released the following statement:

"In connection with the incident shown on you tube of a tuition fees protestor in a wheelchair, the Met Police confirm the man involved Jody McIntyre has not launched an official complaint. The issue has been referred by the Met Police to Directorate of Professional Standards - The Met Police will contact Jody McIntyre directly."

The BBC cannot verify the authenticity of this footage
In Interviews he has said he hasn't launched an official complaint yet as he is seeking legal advice first.

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Re: Disabled man pulled from wheelchair during student protests. - December 16th 2010, 02:44 AM

I heard about that...Terroja Kincaid (The Amazing Atheist/TJ Does Life on youtube) did a video about that...the BBC reporter said "it appears he was coming at the police in his wheel chair" or something similar, but seriously, this guy can't move...you didn't need to beat him, pull him from his chair, whatever because he came near you during a riot..
   
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Re: Disabled man pulled from wheelchair during student protests. - December 17th 2010, 09:35 AM

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I heard about that...Terroja Kincaid (The Amazing Atheist/TJ Does Life on youtube) did a video about that...the BBC reporter said "it appears he was coming at the police in his wheel chair" or something similar, but seriously, this guy can't move...you didn't need to beat him, pull him from his chair, whatever because he came near you during a riot..
The thing you are talking about is this appauling BBC interview, where the guy was trying so hard to villify Jody (wheelchair guy). He first tried to make a big deal that Jody was taking time to seek legal advice before complaining. The reporter than went on to 'It was suggested you were rolling toward the police', and after Jody explained he couldn't even move his own chair, it had to be pushed by his younger brother, the BBC reporter ignored this and asked again, before moving on to ask if Jody was throwing things (which is ridiculas as he can't even move his own chair). Eventually the reporter drops that one and tries to suggest Jody must of been shouting things (video footage doesnt pick up on that, and judging the BBC report, I think the guy would struggle to shout). Basically it was a farce of the video, where Jody showed up the reporter at every turn.

Though Jody made a suggestion why he may have been targeted, which I actually would believe possible - to incite anger and violence in other student protesters.
   
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Re: Disabled man pulled from wheelchair during student protests. - December 17th 2010, 04:53 PM

It's just another disgusting example of how far this country has fallen =/.


And I hadnt' seen that interview, though getting more people to become violent does sound like the type of underhand tactic which I wouldn't put passed them ..




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