Monday 25 July 2005

Public doubts grow over shoot-to-kill

I am so angry about this, every time I see the news reports I can feel my blood boiling. An innocent man is dead! What I want to know is if this poor guy was such a threat, why the FUCK did those murderous bastards in the police let him get on a fucking bus at Tulse Hill and travel to Stockwell before deciding to pump 5 shots into him?! Why did they pin him down and then shoot him, surely they had him restrained. Why did a witness not hear the police warning Jean that they were armed police? The whole thing stinks of incompetance! Reports say the family is suing the police, good! I hope they win a very large amount of money!

Public opinion over the police's controversial shoot-to-kill policy has wavered dramatically since an innocent man was shot dead in London last Friday.

Jean Charles de Menezes, 27, a Brazilian electrician on his way to work, was shot by police as he tried to get on a train at Stockwell Tube station on Friday.

He had been followed from a block of flats which was under surveillance, but he turned out to have no connection to terrorism.

A poll on the Mail online on Friday and Saturday showed that 84 per cent of readers were in favour of the shoot-to-kill policy in respect of suspected suicide bombers, compared with 16 per cent against.

But a second poll started on Sunday showed a dramatic swing in opinion. At 10.30am on Monday, only 68 per cent of readers were in favour of the policy, compared with 32 per cent against.

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Final minutes of the innocent man mistaken for a terrorist