longlaner wrote:He was struck on the back of the leg with a baton and did not seem to lose his Balance from that. You can't be sure from the video, but the appearance is consistent with a relatively light strike with the tip. You leave the impression that he might have been brutally assaulted with a baton.No, the incident is disgraceful: there was no reason to hit this man with a baton.
longlaner wrote:The angle from which the clip is shot means it's hard to tell where Tomlinson is struck. But it looks to me as though he was struck on the lower back rather than the leg.
In any case, why did he need to be struck at all? At the moment of the incident there are between six and eight police officers within about ten feet of him, and he's walking on his own and - whatever he's saying, no matter how offensive (or not) - is not behaving in a physically aggressive manner.
If he didn't fall as a result of being struck, why did he fall?
markadams99 wrote:Would that the police applied the same assertiveness against mobs inciting the murder of British soldiers.
Quote:Nothing we can see is consistent with triggering a heart-attack in a person in normal health, but it sure would be convenient to imply that to support an anti-police narrative.
James Johnston wrote:there still must be a causal link between the police officer's action and the heart attack
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