Every word of the initial police statements was a lie, even the part about putting seven bullets in the young man’s head. (Three missed. One hit his shoulder. That left four in the cranium.) “Suicide by cop” turns out to be “murder by fuckup.” “Heavy coat” turns out to be denim jacket; “jumped the turnstile” using his pass; and the only “running” de Menezes did was to catch his train before it could pull away.
They killed him out of their own panic, ill-training and loose operational discipline. Then they lied. Oh how they lied. In the most surveilled city in the Western World, somehow the video of de Menezes' killing of all videos has up and disappeared. Imagine that.
Oi. We're from the Government, and we're here to help.
:: posted by buermann @ 2005-08-19 07:23:45 CST |