Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Lies in London

Yes, Virginia, the police do kill people and then lie about it to cover their posteriors:

The crucial mistake that ultimately led to his death was made at 9.30am when Jean Charles left his flat in Scotia Road, South London. Surveillance officers wrongly believed he could have been Hussain Osman, one of the prime suspects, or another terrorist suspect.

By 10am that morning, elite firearms officers were provided with what they describe as "positive identification" and shot De Menezes eight times in the head and upper body.

The documents and photographs confirm that Jean Charles was not carrying any bags, and was wearing a denim jacket, not a bulky winter coat, as had previously been claimed.

He was behaving normally, and did not vault the barriers, even stopping to pick up a free newspaper.

It appears that the only true thing the police said was that the late Mr. De Menezes was running... only he wasn't running from them, he was running because he was late for his train. No bulky coat, no jumping a turnstile, just another straight-up murder by police followed by a coverup.

When will you people learn? From the CPI to killings-by-cop, the official version put out by the government authorities is DEPENDABLY inaccurate. It is always far safer to assume they are lying and think about why, how and where than to assume that for once, just this time, they are honestly providing the full and complete truth to the public.

UPDATE: "But campaigners said there should now be a full public inquiry to clear up whether CCTV footage had captured his final moments on film, or why cameras were not working as media reports have suggested."

Interesting, that last bit. If the various authorities are to be taken at their word, there would appear to be a veritable plague of equipment failure and disappearance surrounding these terrorism-related activities. For we've been told that in addition to every camera on both the De Menezes train and the 7/7 bus failing, none of the six black boxes from flights 11, 175 or 77 were ever found.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Apparently both of the flight 77 black boxes were found, but FBI director Robert Mueller declared that they contained "nothing useful" and no information was publicly released. Nothing to see here, move along....


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