Anarchist606 | 24.06.2003 15:08 | Analysis
In another case some stand-up comedian gatecrashes a party and within a day there are investigations all over the place. There is a full and unreserved apology and much groveling and scraping from the police. Why is it that if you are a royal, then the police fall over themselves both to admit mistakes and investigate? Why is it that if you’re a working class prole from Gloucester, not only do the police not give a fuck; but they can fit you up with impunity.
Gary Mills and Tony Poole were innocent bit served 14 years inside, detained at Prince Willaim’s Gran’s pleasure. This is the scandal that should be all over the front pages. Prince William is elevated to a status above us by no other virtue that the family he was born into. That accident of birth splashes him all over the media. He receives the fawning attention of the police while his subjects; people like Gary and Tony, the family Stephen Lawrence and the thousands of others fitted up and locked up and dumped on by the state have to struggle year, uphill for even a semblance of justice. This is a symptom of a system that is rotten to the core and when he assumes the throne, William will be the living embodiment of that putrid husk.