Police scrap anti-violence poster that looked like it showed an officer beating a person with a riot stick as they begged for mercy

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A police force has scrapped an anti-violence poster after Twitter users said it showed an officer with a riot stick hitting a victim begging for mercy.¬† The image was supposed to promote a campaign to stop drunk and violent people entering pubs and clubs. But Twitter users quickly pointed out that the logo looked more like police brutality – claiming¬†it appeared to show a riot officer beating a prone victim. Paul Cruikshank tweeted ‘@DC-Police @euanmccolm How many drunk people the Dept’s arrested have had a helmet on and carrying a truncheon?’. Police replied that it was ‘meant to show one drunk person attacking another, which often happens when drinkers go overboard’. But this met with a response from Phil Ellery, who tweeted ‘@DC-Police a drunk person wearing a riot helmet and carrying a truncheon?’. Amazingly, the image can be downloaded from a number of clip-art websites, including pubzi and clker, by searching for the term ‘police brutality’. A Devon and Cornwall spokesman said today that the force had ‘taken on board feedback from the public’ and has decided to remove the image. He said the campaign, which started in South Devon and is now being rolled out in Plymouth, cut […]

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