Whilst browsing through reader’s comments left at the end of a Daily Mail article about the Jean Charles de Menezes shooting, I just spotted this incisive observation made by someone calling himself ‘Norman, Swansea’
If he hadn’t run, he would still be alive. He must have been guilty of something
Being confronted with raw, unadultered stupidity of this sheer quality leaves me doubting my lifelong opposition to eugenics and forced sterilisation. It also hardly represents a glowing endorsement for the concept of democracy.
So, the leaked news is that 11 months after the fatal shooting absolutely no-one will be held accountable for JCdM’s death.
As someone less intellectually challenged than Norman commented
No surprise then
Maybe I’ve missed something here. I’ve read the coverage. I’ve listened to the accounts but, for the life of me, I still haven’t heard a credible explanation as to why the police actually shot JCdM. Even if you swallow yet another use of the tragicfailureofintelligencepoorcommunication card surely you’ve got to ask yourself why the people who executed JCdM thought he was carrying his bomb. He had no bag and he was dressed for summer with a thin denim jacket. Quite simply, why would anyone looking at him think he was armed in any way and needed killing on the spot?
Do the majority of concerned people out there really think this question has been answered?
Or maybe we’re all a little bit Norman.
Eager to feed everyone's Inner Norman, the News of the World today has printed the story that JCdM was off his face on coke at the time he was shot...
The cocaine discovered in de Menezes' blood by forensic scientists was "recent" abuse they concluded. He had been observed as "very, very jumpy", fuelling belief that he was acting suspiciously.
Well, that's alright then. Panic over
'If he runs he's VC. If he stands still he's well disciplined VC'
\ chucks coffee percolator into bin
\ puts camomile tea on shopping list