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Police kill an innocent man, claim “we did nothing wrong”

The inquest into the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes in London underground in 2005 is currently under way in UK.

The police killed Mr. de Menezes suspecting him to be a terrorist about to blow up the London underground during the hysteria surrounding the terrorist attacks in the London underground. Mr. de Menezes was mistakenly identified as a terrorist suspect when in fact he was just an ordinary person traveling in the underground. He was shot in the head at close range and killed by the police.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick had some interesting comments at the inquest:

But if you are asking me did we do anything wrong or unreasonable, then I don’t think we did.

The police shoot and kill an innocent man, and they have the audacity to say that? Incredible.


War on terror descends on the innocent

Leaked information of Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation into the London subway shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian immigrant living in the same building with some of the subway bombers, reveals that the police made deadly mistakes prior to killing a completely innocent man, and then tried to cover their mistakes with reports that in no way accurately described what happened.

When de Menezes left his home, someone misidentified him as one of the bombers.

He was not wearing a heavy winter jacket, as reported, but a denim jacket, which would’ve been completely normal.

He also was not running from the police, but taking the escalators down at normal pace, then running inside a suwbay car, as people usually do, if they’re afraid to miss the train. He then takes a seat, gets bumrushed by the cops, they restrain him, and shoot him in the head while he’s in the ground with police on top of him.

It’ll be interesting to see how the London police is going to handle this.

More news on this:
The Independent
The Guardian
The Times
BBC News
The Financial Times