posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 06:10 AM
can we just get this straight?
the posts drawing the wrong conclusion that British police officers or SAS soldiers have shot dead an innocent man are totally incorrect.
This event is terribly,terribly sad, a brazillian man legally living in Britain has been shot dead by armed police after the confussion of being
suspected of being a terrorist armed with a bomb.
However, he is definatley guilty of failing to comply with a direct command of "STOP, ARMED POLICE"
Am i one of the few people here on ATS living by the motto of "deny ignorance"?
Why was this man running?.......innocent people dont run from the police.
surley this guy must have found it slightly odd that (even if he didnt understand english, which it states that he did) he was being shouted at and
having guns pointed at him?
No way with the current situation in London would i (in the armed officers position) have acted differentley.....
what are you people expecting next?....police officers shouting "hey please stop...ok,ok, keep running but just tell us if you have a bomb about you
which your about to detonate in a tube station and thus kill many innocent commuters?"
every one's a saint when it comes to making a decision after the event.
my heart goes out firstly to the armed officers that have had to make this'call' and the mixed emotions they will have to live with, and also to
this brazillian mans family and loved ones.......it all would have been different if hed stopped when ordered.
[edit on 24-7-2005 by optimus fett]