posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by Zcustosmorum
Are people forgetting that this decision was made by a jury...8 to 2. The weapon was found 6m from the scene.
I think the jury were very brave considering they were abused in court doing their civic duty.
The jury were asked these questions.
In the period between midday on 3 August 2011 and when state amber was called at 6.00 pm on 4 August 2011, did the Metropolitan Police Service and the
Serious Organised Crime Agency do the best they realistically could have done to gather and react to intelligence about the possibility of Mr Duggan
collecting a gun from Mr Hutchinson-Foster? The jury said a unanimous no.
Was the stop conducted in a location and in a way which minimised, to the greatest extent possible, recourse to lethal force? Unanimous yes.
Did Mr Duggan have the gun with him in the taxi immediately before the stop? Unanimous yes
How did the gun get to the grass area where it was later found? A majority of 9 to 1 said it was thrown.
When Mr Duggan received a fatal shot, did he have the gun in his hand? A majority of 8 to 2 said no, he did not have a gun in his hand.
Still questions to be answered of course on this btw.
It is simple carry a gun in the UK don't cry when you get shot by armed police.
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