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Re: Dalian Atkinson police murder trial
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2021, 02:27:19 PM »
I think it's the case that the prosecution aren't disputing the fact that the decision to use the taser was justified, it's that they shocked him for way too long, and then kicked him twice. I'm not a legal expert but I'd be surprised if the murder charge stood up, but would also be surprised if the manslaughter charge didn't. If you kick someone in the head who is unconscious on the ground and they die, there's not really much of a defence to that is there, especially if you're a trained police officer.

Pretty much this

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Re: Dalian Atkinson police murder trial
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2021, 02:39:31 PM »
What has been described sounds horrific. Tazered for 33 seconds when the limit is set to 5. Then kicked and beaten with a truncheon when already unconscious.

It sounds like a lot of American policing, i.e. inept, poorly trained, and brutal.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson police murder trial
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2021, 02:45:09 PM »
I'd just like to add that I'm glad the story is currently the lead story on the BBC News site.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson police murder trial
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2021, 02:53:17 PM »
Thatís absolutely sickening. What an almighty horrible man and the result in this just a complete tragedy. Sometimes this world makes me so sick with people.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson police murder trial
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2021, 03:00:49 PM »
I've asked for factual reporting only, otherwise this will have to be locked.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson police murder trial
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2021, 03:12:44 PM »
Speaking to a couple of friends of mine that are policemen, it is incredible the number of incidents that they are called to deal with that involve people that have mental health problems.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson police murder trial
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2021, 03:16:23 PM »
Getting some kicks in the head to finish him off. Lovely. How very police on black men of them.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson police murder trial
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 06:46:32 PM »
More detailed report: BBC News - Dalian Atkinson murder trial: Ex-footballer Tasered and 'kicked'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-56979521

 


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