Mistakes Were Made. Lies Were Told.

Brian Cook

Britain's ITV news is running a feature tonight that destroys just about every detail in the London police's account of how the innocent electrician, Jean Charles de Menezes, was murdered by their hands (and bullets). Among the lies and justifications for the murder: * De Menezes was wearing a baggy jacket of the type commonly used by suicide bombers: Bullshit. * De Menezes jumped over the turnstile of the Tube: Bullshit. * The CCTV cameras on the Tube were not working (so there was no way to get an accurate account of what occurred): Bullshit. Lenin's Tomb has been on top of this for weeks. Even more so today. Check him (and dope ass SF writer China Mieville) out.

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Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
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