01 November 2007


At last... Just a shame the conviction was on health and safety grounds, rather than corporate manslaughter and appears not to have been for actually shooting Jean Charles de Menezes, but for failing to shoot him earlier. And a fine for the Met, which of course will be paid for by the taxpayer (I would say "by us", but then I'm a student). Pickled Politics makes a good point:

Lets fine the Met. What a great idea. Where does the money come from? The taxpayer. What happens if the Met is fined? It has less money to spend on policing. Does the Met care? No, because it knows that the taxpayer will always bail it out.

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