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Delroy Smellie Not Made To Pay For The Death Of Ian Tomlinson

SGT. DELROY Smellie is cleared of striking Nicola Fisher with baton. Mrs Fisher did not turn up at court. “I stand by what I said,” says she. But not in court.

When we bash one policeman we are bashing the Force. When we take on one copper we are taking them all one. But what if the one you are gunning for is innocent? Are we going for Smellie or are we after justice for the murder of Ian Tomlinson?

Make one of them pay – it matters not which one. They all look the same, don’t they. And, indeed, they all look the same by choice. And Delroy Smellie chose to smack Nicola Fisher about the legs with a metal rod.

G20 In Pictures – The Death Of Ian Tomlinson

District Judge Daphne Wickham says Smellie had 7 seconds to react when ran in front of him “hurling abuse at a vigil held on 2 April to mark the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson at a previous demonstration“.

Would she hurl abuse at a copper were he walking in the street? Would she dare?

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Posted: 31st, March 2010 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (7)


G20 In Pictures: Sergeant Delroy Smellie Versus Nicola Fisher, Not Ian Tomlinson

POLICE SERGEANT Delroy Smellie arrived at City of Westminster Magistrates Court, London, charged with assaulting one Nicola Fisher during the G20 protests of April 2, 2009. Smellie – the more you say the better and better it sounds – has pleaded not guilty to a charge of common assault. Climate protester Nicola Fisher has already given evidence to the Home Affairs Committee in London. Sergeant Delroy Smellie has not.

Is that fair?

But wait: At City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the alleged victim, protester Nicola Fisher, is reportedly, “unwilling” to attend court. Why?

In pictures: G20 – The Death Of Ian Tomlinson

Thought: A cop by the name of PC Ward is allegedly telling pals on his Facebook page he “couldn’t wait to bash some long-haired hippies” at the G20 protests.

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Posted: 22nd, March 2010 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (8)