The Judge RANTS!
Lest We Forget
Jean Charles de Menezes would have been 32 today.
Instead, his family and friends have been attending the unveiling of a mural mosaic by Mary Edwards to commemorate his murder at the hands of the police at Stockwell underground station in July 2005.
(Photograph by Louise Whittle, aka HarpyMarx)
Just a reminder: no prosecution has ever been brought against the officer who shot him seven or eight times at point-blank range in front of a carriage-full of witnesses, and the thuggish incompetent who was supposedly in charge of the operation, the unfortunately-named Cressida Dick, was not only promoted afterwards but - in one of those sick jokes that the established order like to perpetrate on the human conscience - was last week awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) for 'distinguished service'.
Perhaps 'QPM' might better stand for 'Questionable Policing Methods'. Or even, 'Quota of Police Murders'.