Saturday, July 23, 2005
Well now it appears that the London police shot and killed a man who was absolutely unconnected with July 7th, July 21st, al Qaeda, other assorted extremists, or anything else that has troubled London as of late. According to this article, his only crimes were wearing a coat and not knowing English so that he might be able to understand why a band of armed plainclothes men were chasing him. Given the number of both tourists and immigrants in London, what happened to Jean Charles de Menezes could happen any number of people. It's incumbent on the London police to fix this state of affairs, or people will simply start to stay away from London - as they should if they don't want to be shot by cops.