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Today is the first anniversary of the death of Jean-Charles de Menezes, the 27-year-old Brazilian electrician who was mistakenly identified as a suicide bomber and shot in the head by a member of the Metropolitan Police force.

My thoughts on the killing last year.

The Met CPS claims they lack sufficient evidence to bring charges against individuals. In my opinion, the person who pulled the trigger is responsible for the death. Those who created the policy, those who misidentified the suspect, and those who helped to subdue him, are accessories to the killing. But, as chickenfeet2003 said, "It seems pretty clear that the government would rather save face than fire the callous, incompetent and malicious bastards responsible for a completely unnecessary killing."

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-07-22 10:59 (UTC)
It was probably caught on a number of cameras, as he was under surveillance from the moment he left the house and he made a bus journey before entering the tube station. This is one of the factors that causes me to wonder when exactly they decided he was dangerous enough to require seven bullets in the brainpan. As 7 July 2005 indicated, buses make effective terrorist targets too.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2006-07-22 13:43 (UTC)
The Met claims they lack sufficient evidence to bring charges against individuals

Actually no. It's the CPS who claim the evidence for bringing charges is insufficient. The Met could bring non-criminal disciplinary charges but won't even consider that until any and all possible criminal prosecutions have taken place. That was the core of my argument about the H&S charges. They create a one to two year delay in which the Met doesn't have to justify not disciplining the officers involved and the government too can claim to be waiting for the outcome of that trial before deciding whether or not to sack Ian Blair.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-07-22 14:57 (UTC)
Argh, that was just me being sloppy. I corrected the attribution in my post.
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