volkrsschädling (xerode) wrote in london_070705,

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That shooting...

He wasn't wearing a heavy jacket. He used his card to get into the station. He didn't vault the barrier. And now police say there are no CCTV pictures to reveal the truth. So why did plainclothes officers shoot young Jean Charles de Menezes seven times in the head, thinking he posed a terror threat?

Full article - Death in Stockwell: the unanswered questions.
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*nod* I'd heard this a while ago. Now, whatever you may think I'm not one to jump to conclusions about conspiracy theories. But I certainly think it is a bit odd that there was no film in the CCTV cameras that day.

The whole thing really was an outrage :(

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you know, that's entirely unsurprising. nobody wants to believe that basic infrastructure like that ever needs upgrading. it's too unglamorous to get money... :/
Ha! :P

The budget for this country is all skewy. They need to stop over-funding politician's pockets, and stop underfunding the transport infrastructure. If they weren't so interested in killing people and demonstrated how not corrupt they aren't, we'd be on 400mph mag-lev's by now. >:(
I feel I ought to point out that the BBC has linked to this comment here.
The emergency phone system at Baker Street is actually booted up from a 5?" floppy. A family of mice lived in my console

Good grief, it gets worse and worse.

Doesn't surprise me all that much either. But I guess if eyewitness reports are correct, the police are still lucky that the system is as bad as you say it is.
I'm with the troupe that thinks it wasn't the police that did the pulling-of-triggers. Although having stared through the security office's windows at London Bridge on more than one occasion, I can vouch for the crapness of the vast majority of the security cameras...
Why do they spend money on a system that isn't even working? I guess to give people/travellers a false sense of security