Monday, May 24, 2010

G8 Cops Found Gilty

Finally, after almost a decade, the police who attacked innocent protesters, beating them savagely then planted fake evidence to incriminate them - reports lapped up the the right-wing press globally at the time - have been found guilty of their crimes...
Some of Italy's most senior police officers have been given jail sentences of up to five years for what the prosecution called a "terrible" attack on demonstrators at the 2001 G8 meeting in Genoa and an attempted cover-up.

Except that this isn't real justice:
It is highly unlikely that any of the officers will go behind bars. The case has taken so long that most of the offences of which they were accused have been "timed out" by statutes of limitations.

Nice - want to beat the shit out of people and get away with it? Join the police!

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