posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 12:41 PM
Here is the story - www.independent.co.uk...
I wanted to mention that on the news the locals in the area which is also where a police officer was almost decapitated in riots a couple decades
ago' all defended the accused criminal saying he wouldn't hurt anyone and he always kept the peace in the neighbourhood if there was any trouble
going on. They said he organises local charity events and is looked up to by youngsters in the areas who see him as a positive role model.
Well at this night he text his girlfriend from a taxi saying 'the feds are following me' when armed police tried to stop/arrest him he fired at the
police hitting an officer in his radio which saved him, he was then shot in the head by the other policemen after seeing his college go down.
Now when I first heard this I was very angry as I ignorantly didn't know the facts. I assumed it was a wrongful murder by armed police as in London
this happens fairly often, but rarely gets broadcast. I though the excuse would be that he had an object that looked like a gun in the heat of the
moment. But a bullet lodged in the officers radio isnt exactly an easy thing to falsify and I must admit that my initial reaction was very wrong of me
and I think that its actually very lax of the officers for waiting until they were fired upon before themselves shooting him.
I just wanted to discuss the locals reactions as this sort of thing happens a lot and I usually believe the locals, but in this case I would guess
that the area has its fair share of criminals (im actually reading a book by a former criminal from this area as well btw) and they look up to this
guy as he appears to have held some 'respect' in the area. I would guess that they want to make the police to look like murderers knowing that the
average person wont feel bad for a dead gangster so make it appear that he was a good, pillar of the community who was a good person, murdered by
trigger happy police.
Maybe there is more to come on this case but It appears that the police were in the right and I think they even showed restraint not firing on him
right away. Did anyone else see the reports talking to the locals as well?