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The BBC's Odd Positions on Police Abuse and Jody McIntyre

The mere implication that this brave man was a threat to police seems beyond impossible.

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(LONDON) - Jody McIntryre, who suffers from cerebral palsy, says he was dragged from his wheelchair by police on two separate occasions at the anti-tuition fees protest on the 9th December 2010 in London.

His appearance on The BBC with presenter is Ben Brown might have been an interesting chance to examine police brutality and particularly, the incident through the eyes of a man who is so crippled that his brother has to push him wherever he goes. But that wasn't Brown's plan, not at all.

As you can see for yourself in the video below, Brown repeatedly asks McIntyre if he in some way provoked the police who tackled him with several armed officers.

The mere implication that this brave man was a threat to police seems beyond impossible.

Unfortunately there are some glitches in the video. YouTube user LatentExistence apologized in advance for that, saying, "this is because of a bad signal and dodgy aerial cable." It isn't too bad, otherwise than a couple of spots, the video looks and sounds fine.

If you wish to complain about the conduct of the presenter the BBC complaints form is here This was shown on the 8 o'clock news on BBC News channel on the 13th December. BBC response:

You can also complain to Ofcom at

This is the 2nd incident. (No video of the 1st available.)

Also read Jody's own account on his blog at

Interview on Sky news is here: (2nd video on the page.)

Facebook page:
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Jody McIntyre fan page:
Petition asking the BBC for an apology:

Dec-14-2010: Things the BBC Forgot to Ask Jody McIntyre - Belén Fernandez

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