Scandalous police misbehaviour is nothing new
by: Huffington Post
published: 3rd April 2012
The sickening racism that appears to have been directed at a young black man arrested by police in London, recorded on his mobile phone and published by the Guardian days ago should have rocked the British media. Yet, apart from the latter paper’s transient webpage headline and some powerful commentary online, few major news sources in this country seem to have addressed the revelations – or, more importantly, the burning issues they evoke – with particular energy.
This is scandalous in itself. Why shouldn’t a story that reveals a police officer was recorded admitting – or rather “boasting” – that he strangled a young black man because he was a “cunt” and later tells him he’ll “always be a nigger”, be worthy of widespread report – or more appropriately, widespread outrage? And why shouldn’t it be widely known that this apparently brutalised young man’s complaint, when brought to the attention of the Crown Prosecution Services, was reportedly not treated as being of sufficient seriousness to warrant charges being made against the officer involved?
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