Friday, April 17, 2009


Skimming through blogs and news sites this evening I realised that PC Gary Toms has died from his injuries following the incident on the 11th in East London.

I had Sky news on in the background TV whilst surfing. I had been bored senseless and occasionally infuriated with the lurid account's of police brutality at the G20.It occupied large chunks of their regular 15 minute news 'updates'

Whilst I was writing this, the presenter mentioned Gary's death.I think the slot lasted 15 seconds...if that.

Says it all.

THIS side of the fence we know what matters.

Thoughts to Gary's family, friends and colleagues.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Caught on camera?

Fair play to Bob Quick to throw his cards in the next day after his gaffe.

Compared to leaving laptops and files on trains, the back seats of cars and occasional landfill, a brief glimpse (only magnified and brought to public prominence by the awaiting press photogs as he stepped out of his car) his moment of indiscretion left him with a swift and honourable falling on sword the next day.

Cant see the political elite above him following his example.

Will the media driven frenzy allow a measured and even handed response to the investigation into the G20 death? Snippets of mobile/CCTV/camera footage have developed into a fomenting 'lets not bother with the basics ..hang him now'