Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Brazilian

If leaked documents about the shooting of the Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes, are to be believed, he did not vault a ticket barrier nor was he wearing a heavy padded coat. These were the principle reasons for explaining why he was shot. He jumped the ticket barrier to evade armed Police whilst his jacket concealed explosives. On what basis did Police therefore believe he was a risk as previous bombs were all carried in rucksacks?

What has happened to CCTV images of the shooting? Did the Police even shout a warning?


Ken said...

I'm sad to say I don't believe anything the police say on the terrorism issue any more. They've continued to lie - whilst in the past there may have been operational justification, it's becoming increasingly clear their primary reason is to save their own skin. It's cynical, and it stinks.

Snafu said...

Ken, it seems that Sir Ian Blair is as determined to weather this particular storm in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary as his more famous namesake did over Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it could be a coincidence that the domain registrant for - Alistair Alexander shares a name with Alistair Alexander author of:Disruptive Technology: Iraq and the Internet a contribution to: TELL ME LIES: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq
Edited by David Miller
Foreword by Mark Thomas david.mi...Tellmelies.html

Well, if just happened to be one and the same person he would seem to be an authority on "Propaganda and Media Distortion"