So the second post mortem shows that Ian Tomlinson did not die of a heart attack, but of an abdominal haemmorhage. A policeman has been interviewed under caution for manslaughter.
If that American tourist had not captured on video one stage of the unprovoked police assault on Mr Tomlinson, the original falsified post mortem report of heart attack would have stood. So would the Metropolitan police statement that they had “No contact” with Mr Tomlinson.
Let us catalogue the lies we have been told by the authorities in this case:
Lie 1 – There was no police contact with Mr Tomlinson
Lie 2 Mr Tomlinson died of a heart attack
Lie 3 Protestors rained missiles at police rescuing and treating Mr Tomlinson
Lie 4 There were no CCTV cameras covering the assault on Mr Tomlinson
Lie 5 There were CCTV cameras, but they were not working
There may be more.
This is an echo of the numerous appalling lies the police told in the Jean Charles De Menezes case, which led to the astonishing ruling that the police are allowed to lie, even on oath, by the worst judge ever to sit in England.
It is the whole police philosophy of violence towards dissent, and dehumanising tactic of “kettling” people, that killed Mr Tomlinson. To charge a single individual will not be sufficient.
The government pathologist who carried out the original post mortem must be charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. He must also be struck off by the General Medical Council.
The police spokesmen who told the lies that there was no police contact with Mr Tomlinson, and that protestors threw missiles at police treating Mr Tomlinson, must be charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The senior police officers in charge of devising the “kettling” tactics and cordons at the G20 must be charged with manslaughter.
The responsible minister, Jacqui Smith, should resign.