[lit-ideas] Fwd: Re: Re: The police are satisfied

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 23:59:57 +0100

I first sent this reply to Julie, in error

Jac> I don't understand the Asian bit.  News tonight says the 27
Jac> year old  victim was a Brazilian who did not speak English and
Jac> probably did not understand  the Police directives to stop or be
Jac> shot.

Andreas assumed the man was Asian, so did I.  I hadn't then learned
that he was Brazilian (the police probably held off releasing that
information till they'd 'phoned the Brazilian Embassy).

who did not speak English and
Jac> probably did not understand  the Police directives to stop or be
Jac> shot.

Yes.  Everyone had assumed he was British.

(Addition. He'd been living and working in London for three years.  So
he probably did understand. But the police were undercover, he may
well have thought he was being chased by an armed gang.)
Jac> Julie Krueger

Jac> ========Original  Message========        Subj:  [lit-ideas]
Jac> Re: The police are satisfied    Date:  7/23/05 2:26:23 P.M.
Jac> Central Daylight Time    From:  judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx   
Jac> To:  lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx    Sent on:    
Jac> Saturday, July 23, 2005, 7:19:46 PM, Andreas Ramos  wrote:

AR>> LONDON, July 23 -- Police announced Saturday that the  man
AR>> officers shot dead on a London 
AR>> subway car Friday  morning was "not connected" with the
AR>> bombing incidents of the day  before. 
AR>> "We are now satisfied that he was not connected with  the
AR>> incidents of Thursday 21st July 
AR>> 2005," police said in a  statement.

Jac> That's an interesting statement by the police; I don't see how  they
Jac> can know.  (The shooting was a result of the guidelines in  The
Jac> Guardian piece -- 1 below -- but doesn't, I'd say, follow them.)
Jac> I am  slightly surprised they said it so categorically so fast, as it
Jac> heightens the  possibility that the police
Jac> involved will face murder  charges.

AR>> How nice. The police is now satisfied that the  gook, er,
AR>> gentleman was not connected to any 
AR>>  crimes.

Jac> You say "gook", Andreas.  We say "Asian".

Jac> Guardian,  1

Jac> http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1534753,00.html

Jac> Guardian,  2

Jac> http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1534779,00.html



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