"Traces of cocaine were found in Jean Charles de Menezes which may have made him act unusually before he was shot dead by firearms officers, a court heard today."
The biggest problem with taking this approach in attempting to justify the execution of Jean Charles is that there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that JCdM did act unusually before he was executed
Nope, in spite of two years of shameful, state-sanctioned smears that de Menezes had a dodgy visa, was a wanted rapist and, now, a druggie…
...in spite of the crooked eye-witness testimonies, the magically self-erasing platform CCTV tapes, the magically non-existent house surveillance tapes, the doctored surveillance logs and all the other lies and bullshit…
As fellow Conspiraloon™ Paul commented -
On top of that, Jean Charles had no coke in his bloodstream anyway. The traces that were found were in his urine not his blood. The blood test for cocaine was reported as being ‘below detectable levels’ which in honest English, an increasingly rare commodity, means that none was found.
So, no, there’s fuck all possibility that the coke traces found in JCdM’s corpse had anything to do with his execution. They do however serve a very useful establishment purpose – as illustrated by a discarded copy of the Daily Star I saw fluttering outside the Oval tube station this afternoon…
Right now pride is what I feel – in our government, in our senior police officers and in our Great British Press
But, wait, the Stockwell Shooting court case has just thrown up even more reason to burst with pride…
Apparently, the composite picture of Jean Charles de Menezes and wanted 21/7 bombless 'bomber' Hussain Osman, released by the Metropolitan Police to show how similar the two men looked, was manipulated to make de Menezes look more like Osman than he really did...
Well, fuck me
And it’s taken people two years to realise that?
Actually, it didn’t. It’s only being discussed now because the suggestion was made as part of the court case. The fact that the picture may have been doctored prior to release is being reported as being a surprise
So, presumably, if there hadn’t been a court case no-one in the mainstream press would have thought twice about it
Of course the picture was fucking doctored
One of the many, many scary aspects of the shooting in Stockwell is the fact that, apparently, the super-professional, highly trained observers acting as spotters for London-based state execution squads can’t even spot the rather obvious differences between East Africans (sometimes referred to as 'skinnies'), Latinos (rarely referred to as 'skinnies') or even Mongolians
or maybe they can