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Originally posted by John bull 1
ITV News has obtained secret documents and photographs that detail why police shot Jean Charles De Menezes dead on the tube.
The Brazilian electrician was killed on 22 July, the day after the series of failed bombings on the tube and bus network.
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.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
1/ The surveilance officer watching for the suspect leaving his house was urinating when the Brazilian man, Jean Charles de Menezes, left. This led to confusion later and an inadequate description falsey identified him.
2/ Mr de Menezes Did not jump the tube barriers as reported he paid with swipe card.
3/ The Brazilian man Did not run from police as was reported, but stopped to pick up a free newspaper, quickening his pace slightly only to catch his train.
4/ One officer held the man while the other shot him in the head. A total of 10 bullets were fired at close range. 7 hitting him.
These details are shameful.
But what is worse is that either the press were misled by the authorities in the initial aftermath or the press misled the public !
I'm shocked by these revelations and the lies that have been told to cover up incompetence.
[edit on 16-8-2005 by John bull 1]
Originally posted by Frosty
Well, if there weren't laws against concealed weapons, something like this might not have happened. I guess they are learning their lesson.