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Monday, July 17, 2006

Gun cops may need more Health and Safety training. ...whoops!

Here is an official announcement regarding the unfortunate shooting of  Mr. Jean Charles de Menezes - in Orwell's 1984speak.

Today the CPS announced it had reach its conclusion over the IPCC report issued to them in January this year.
Earlier this month, lawyers at the CPS reached a decision, approved by the DPP, that Police officers who shot Mr. Jean Charles de Menezes 7 times in the head at close range were not to be prosecuted over Mr. de Menezes' death.
But the Met Police will be charged with breaching health and safety laws.

So, armed police were called in to despatch (kill) a man their police colleagues had followed from his house, through the streets, onto a bus, off the bus, into a tube station, down the escalators, onto an underground train; and then fatally shot him 7 times in the head at very close range. 

The summary execution last year was followed by an official decision today by the Crown Prosecution Service (and approved by the Director of Public Prosecutions) that   "...there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction against any individual police officer    But...there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the Office of Commissioner of Police for an offence under sections 3 and 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of failing to provide for the health, safety and welfare of Jean Charles de Menezes on 22 July 2005."

 So, that's all right then. 
Mr. Menezes was deliberately killed, but this was an unfortunate breach of health and safety regulations.
Of course, I don't blame the police officers concerned; they were only following orders. 
I know, he could have been a terrorist; but he wasn't.
But, do take care out there folks, accidents happen.

Remember, in George Orwell's 1984....
Ministry of Truth (re-writes the news, history, education, etc)
Ministry of Peace (in charge of War)
Ministry of Plenty (economic affairs, production of goods, etc)
Ministry of Love (in charge of Law and Order)


Does this ring any bells in the year 2006?

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You fail to understand. Last week Lord Levy (he who raised the funds to get Tony Blair into office and keep him there) was kidnapped by the Metropolitan Police. It was called an arrest, but it shook the shit out of the Establishment.

The deal was between Blair and Sir Ian Blair.

Lay off charging my men with murder /manslaughter and my men will lay off the cash for coronets.

This had been on the table for some time and it was the kidnapping last week that made people realise that Sir Ian was not bluffing. hence the kacky pants down at Downing Street. headless chicken time in the Bunker.

Now today we find that the Crown Prosecution Service, (headed by a man who was in the Matrix legal chambers once occupied by Tony Blair and also now by his wife Cherie) examined the case, and had the case re-examined by an independent barrister - who Zut Alors! was also a barrister from the Matrix Chambers.

Zut more Alors - no charges except wrists slapped and silly fines paid by inserting the hand into one of the pockets of the State and placing the money in another pocket - and probably if they plead guilty to any of that messy business with witnesses, cross examination etc.,

You may confidently expect that the whole cash for coronets scandal (practised for aeons by all political parties) will , exposed to wonderful summer sunshine trickle away into the sand.

No Alice in Wonderland - No Alice Through the Looking Glass - raw nasty down and dirty politics with a dash of what Benjamin Franklin also knew about - Masonry and the Faustian bargains made thereby.

Tony is however not out of the rough yet and John Reid is waiting in the wings.

Very good, Postman.
Isn't it amazing, how these same people occupy revolving desks and revolving doors. Must confess I didn't spot the Matrix connection tho'.
There is much to be said for political networking! That's if you can stand the putrid smell of decaying ethics and moral fibre.
It’s happening over here just the same. Is because I am getting older that so much appears to be completely out of whack?
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
Abraham Lincoln
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