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Killer Cops...


In the wake of the sad, possibly criminal death of Ian Tomlinson, I found myself vaguely remembering a story from many years ago, probably related to either the Brixton riots, or Broaddwater Farm...
A goon squad crashed into some guy's home to sieze him on suspicion of whatever, and finding nobody there but his terrified mum, knocked her downstairs while they searched the place. She died shortly afterwards, of 'a heart attack', and I remember being disturbed by some official at the inquest saying something along the lines of 'Well, she was so fat she could have dropped dead at any moment, anyway.'.It was all very casual, really, implying that since this woman was middle-aged, poor, black and fat,with a dodgy son, she 'belonged dead' anyway, and nobody was charged with anything.
It received very little press coverage, and I only noticed it because of the 'obesity time bomb' element, which scared me. Heaven knows how many similar tragedies there must have been...
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