Thursday, August 18, 2005

In Cold Blood

Res Ipsa Loquiter: *

(damned lies and their inconvenient counterparts in truth)

Police officers were monitoring the building closely...
...a police officer failed to videotape him leaving because he had been on a toilet break.
He was dressed suspiciously in a big puffer jacket...
....witness accounts and photographs leaked to ITV [show] the man in a light denim jacket walking calmly.
He jumped over the barriers, ran to the train...
...He walked calmly in. [He even picked up a free newspaper according to the TV news last night.] He passed normally through the barriers, went down on the escalators and boarded the train.
Where he was apprehended, held down, and shot 8 times.

Murder. In cold blood. With a dose of abject incompetence thrown in. Covered up by lies, lies and more damned lies.

Is this what they did to the Irish in Belfast? Is this why blacks in Brixton don't trust their friendly bobby?

I was depressed and so very angry after seeing this last night. I drank a Tuborg, too quickly. I patted the cat, breathing slowly. I went to bed early, sought warmth from beloved.


(* Let the facts speak for themselves.)

2 comments:

Rachy said...

I would still like to see the footage but that is fucking atrocious

Brownie said...

Before the facts are allowed to speak for themselves, of course they need to be broadcast, and the list of countries with a 'free press' is now Very Short and the list of countries with press which is tightly controlled by government is longer now that it has the USA and the 51st State on it ( ref: our PM castigated somebody last week for expressing anti-US sentiment - WTF?).