21 April 2009

The Lone Vandal

I posted about an aspect of sousveillance the other day. I quoted the head of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) who said that photographic and video evidence from peoples' mobile 'phones and similar was invaluable as evidence.

But then I started pondering.

Hang on a minute, what were the fourth estate up to? Those fearless ladies and gentleman of the press?

Particularly when the head of the IPCC, Nick Hardwick,

"Adopting unusually strident language, ... attacked the "unacceptable" practice of officers covering up their identification numbers at the demonstrations and said that the police needed to remember that they were "servants, not masters" of the public",
... in a story in the Telegraph, "IPCC chief criticises G20 policing as fresh brutality claims emerge".

Why didn't they send out all of their photographers with the instructions that they should be taking photographs of police officers who had removed their identity numbers?

Aah, that's why ...

The press were too busy attending the pre-arranged performance art.

Hat tip to Stef for the pic, from "Does something about this scene stink? Or does something about this scene stink?"

Update 12th February 2010. Phillip Georgopoulos, 26 - one to watch.

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