To: Sir Stephenson (Chief of Metroptilan Police)
First may I say that I have great admiration for the you in the job that you do as part of a noble organization like the Police force. I would deem it unfortunate then that i write this letter apropos of a grouse with the Met. Boris Johnson was the first person i wrote to on the matter alas, when he ignored my email, i turn to you.
I have had run ins" with Police officers in the past. When i was 12 someone stole my cat. I was devestated yet glad the Police conspired to find Sooty. In the end it turned out no one had stolen him; he'd been run over, we buried him in the garden.
When i was 16 i was with my mates in the Park, some were smoking and boozing. I was roped in to it and ended up with an ASBO for drunk and disorderly. I was smashed, i told them where to go but didn't mean it disrespectfully.
After cycling a considerable part of Europe during a twelve month travelling holiday i got back to England still with a certain wanderlust. In October '08 i jumped on a mates bike and set off cycling halfway across Great Britain in ad of Local Animal Welfare. Equipped with a tent, sleeper and two Linda Mcartney pies i set off up into the shires. The cold North Penine winds, strong & gustily almost blew me off my bike. REad more on my travels on Gadaboutlife.co.uk
On day 10 I was in Ayelsbury near London about three quarters of the
whole journey distance. I stopped to ask directions and then spent the afternoon
chatting with street people, religious preachers and recharging my batteries. I
was later questioned, arrested and beaten up by more than two police officers!
For my own defence whilst handcuffed in custody the alleged assault took place.
I was charged with two accounts of offence, and also of that I was drunk. The
case will be heard in court mid Janruary. I plan to tell the truth,
contradicting the police’s statements and prove my plea of not guilty. I will
also seek disciplinary action against the officers for using unnecessary force
and bully tactics.
I was given the impression… these
officers had taken anabolic steroids
When i was travelling thourgh Spain spent a couple of nights squatting in the garden of a disused hotel complex. Neighbours in opposing apartments called the Policia or Gendarmerie, i'm not sure which but, one evening settling down to an early night, two officers came up and questioned me, asking for ID and the typical inquisition.
taken a back when they asked me in broken Engilsh to see my arms. I rolled up my sleeves and they nodded in acknowledgement. I understod then that this haunt was frequented by junkies and they had thoguht i was one. Showing i'd no holes in my veins proved i was not. THe point being that was enough for them. They did not ask me to empty my pockets, search my wallet, nor expect me to drop my trousers so that they could shine a torch up my backside! I noticed European Police, without being "slack" did not seek pep points for minor drug offences like marijuana possession. May this not be caused by key targets, law enforcers trying to beget as many crimes as possible?
I chose to represent myself after being
given false information by the duty solicitor at the previous hearing on a
matter relating to my plee. I am worried without formal legal backings the court
will steam roll me thru the system. Comparatively, I do not feel the judicial
system appropriate for this case as in it is a matter of internal affairs.
Therefore I seek support from a figure of moral stature with prominent legal
bearing to ensure my case be heard in court. You Sir, could be that person!
I read you stood up to this
establishment in the news recently and that you abhor injustice. Please vouch
for my position that this matter should be suitably resolved. I understand that
you cannot advocate my innocence nor the guilt of those arresting, as you were
not there at the time nor do you know the people involved. But if you pledge
support for justice to be done, I am confident the majistrate will take notice
and then advise me of how to proceed with a comlaint against the Police force
itself. I shall not settle with walking scot free. I want something done to stop
the police behaving like they did towards innocent people of the public!
May I just round off saying that after
tasting the welcome of drop in centres and free food outlets on my hasty 300
mile charity trip I was left dismayed on my two nights stay at Ayelsbury
Hilton; and the method of conduct tactically encouraged from senior
members of the force.