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Dec. 12th, 2008 | 10:11 pm
mood: angryangry

The de Menezes inquest jury are explicitly

(a) told that they can only deliver a "lawful killing" verdict, or an open one;
(b) told that they can't comment, and can only answer the questions that they are given.

Even given those restrictions they quite clearly say that they think that the police officers giving testimony were lying, which they obviously were, and that the whole affair was an utter and preventable farce. If they'd been allowed to give an unlawful killing verdict, you can bet they would have. Every response that they were allowed to give indicates that.

But nothing gets done. Various police statements saying "no really, we're really really sorry". Obscene apologists appear on the BBC, "yeah but TERRORISM so it's okay". Nothing actually happens. The process that ended up with a man being being marked for death and executed remains as it was.

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from: janinazew
date: Dec. 13th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)

The whole thing is really fucking disgusting.

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from: anonymous
date: Dec. 13th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)

The best bit was when someone (maybe it was Ken Livingstone?) said "I see this as yet another death attributable to terrorists". No, mate, it's attributable to the police.

Now anyone who looks even remotely like someone else (e.g. has black hair or brown eyes) can be shot.

And why can no-one tell me why, if this guy was under surveillance when he left his home and supposed to be a terrorist with a bomb, he was able to go on a bus to a tube station with it?

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from: pennyland
date: Dec. 14th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)

There was a couple in ...oh, fuckin manitoba or something, and they beat, periodically strangled and shot (bb's) their three year old child. They finally got caught, but not till they tortured her to death. They are monsters. They got 25-life, but because this is Canadia, they may be eligible for parole WAY too soon.

I don't agree with killing sentences, BUT...

These people don't 'get it'.
They don't consciously recognize that they are fucking evil, and did evil things. I think the best would be to just end them.
I'm sorry.
I think you should 'get' being a person, to get person rights.

They don't.

Justice and validity of values is subjective...and very very disheartening.

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from: gane5h
date: Dec. 14th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)

I'm not really getting the relevance of this to the de Menezes inquest.

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