Friday, July 22, 2005

Transmetreality

"Stockwell passenger Mark Whitby told BBC News he had seen a man of Asian appearance shot five times by 'plain-clothes police officers'.

'One of them was carrying a black handgun - it looked like an automatic - they pushed him to the floor, bundled on top of him and unloaded five shots into him,' he said."


MAN SHOT DEAD BY POLICE ON TUBE

/Sable

4 Comments:

At 7:19 pm, Blogger Withiel said...

I'm not saying anything until I get more information, but this does not look good.

 
At 7:43 pm, Blogger Withiel said...

From BBCNews.

A man shot dead by police hunting the bombers behind Thursday's London attacks was unconnected to the incidents, police have confirmed.
A Scotland Yard statement said the shooting was a "tragedy" which was regretted by the Metropolitan Police.

The man was shot dead after police followed him from a south London flat to Stockwell Tube station on Friday.

Two other men have been arrested and are being questioned after bombers targeted three Tube trains and a bus.

The statement read: "We believe we now know the identity of the man shot at Stockwell Underground station by police on Friday 22nd July 2005, although he is still subject to formal identification.

Good response to CCTV plea
'They unloaded five bullets'

"We are now satisfied that he was not connected with the incidents of Thursday 21st July 2005.


I'm not sure I get this. ImagineP
: You're a Muslim, or at least from a perceived ethnic grouping that contains a large number of Muslims. Recent terrorist attacks on the London transport system have been perpetrated by those identifying with extremist Islam. You're in a train station, and a group of (I'm assuming) white, crew-cut men in plain clothes are following you with concealed weapons. Possibly, they draw these weapons and shout at you to stop.

In what frame of mind do you not automatically run the fuck away? How are you meant to know that the scary men with guns are actually friendly undercover police officers with your best interests at heart?

This is extremely worrying, and I want very much for a full apology to be delivered by the police, if it hasn't already. And for this never to happen again.

 
At 12:21 pm, Anonymous Talyn said...

No but it's all okay because his student visa had expired. That makes it all okay. They said so. Yep.

 
At 9:44 pm, Blogger Withiel said...

They said this?

 

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