[WikiEN-l] OT (was Re: Are these userbox templates NPOV?)

KWH k.w.harris at gmail.com
Sat May 13 05:58:55 UTC 2006

On 5/12/06, Philip Welch <wikipedia at philwelch.net> wrote:

> > He was shot because the men in front of him had been *told* that he
> > was a probable suicide bomber; they were jumpy, expecting him to try
> > and do something. Then he, tragically, didn't know what was going on
> > and acted in a way that caused them to jump too far.
> Specifically, he was accosted by armed, plainclothes policemen and
> panicked. (When I see people wearing civilian clothes coming at me
> with guns, my first reaction wouldn't be "oh, they must be police!"
> either.) As I recall, he was tackled to the ground and shot in the
> head execution style. Any eyewitness would have no reason to believe
> that police were involved, and would conclude that some sort of awful
> US-style gang-related murder had taken place.

Just an FYI, we have a fantastic article on this at [[Jean Charles de Menezes]].


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