Thursday, August 25, 2005

In reality, its not so easy

This image was originally posted at In These Times

This advice unfortunately wouldn't have saved Jean Charles de Menezes. It turns out that he wasn't wearing a puffy jacket, and he never ran from police. He didn't even know what was going on until they held him down and shot him eight times. While he was a brown-skinned electrician, he never had a chance to brandish his tools.

So avoiding accidental state execution on the Tube basically comes down to not being brown. Its' much the same as avoiding accidental state execution in a number of other places like Iraq, Palestine, America...

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