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Unanswered questions in Jean Charles de Menezes shooting

The Observer today reports on unanswered questions in the 22 July shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes in Stockwell Tube station in London.

The unanswered questions:

If he was such a potential danger to the public why was de Menezes allowed to enter Stockwell tube station?

Did commanding officers give the order to shoot or was the decision taken ‘on the ground’?

Why is there no CCTV footage?

Why was the decision made to shoot? — The Observer

One of the most disturbing revelations in this case is that de Menezes used his Oyster card to enter the station, and was already going down the escalator to the platform when armed police arrived. It seems that the man seen vaulting the ticket barrier was one of the police officers.

In addition, the cameras were conveniently out of service in Stockwell Station that day. Yes, all of them. With the heightened security, why weren’t Tube bosses working on getting them back in service? Were there any cameras in the Tube carriage, and if so, what happened to them?

I suspect it’s going to be quite a while before we hear what really happened, but it’s starting to look more and more like incompetence run wild.

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