Thursday, August 18, 2005

Followup to the shooting of the guy in England

There is an ivestigation underway and apparently stuff is being leaked. Here is a nice summarry of what is known at the present time.

Some tidbits for those of you who don't like to read:

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the leaked document and photos show that Mr. de Menezes was actually wearing a denim jacket, not a padded one, that he was not running from the police nor had he "vaulted" the Stockwell Underground turnstiles, as was originally reported.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the evidence now shows that de Menezes walked into the Stockwell Underground station, used a farecard to pay for his ride, picked up a newspaper and sat down in a train car before he was rushed by undercover police and shot eight times, including seven shots in the head. The police had originally said he had only been shot five times. The evidence also shows that the police had pinned his hands behind his back before he was shot.

I simply want to vomit again. I don't know how it works in the UK but here in America, I would expect a multi-million dollar wrongful death suit by the family with additional crimial charges brought up against the officers.. This is about 50 times worse than Rodney King.

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