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European Court supports UK ruling on Brazilian mistakenly shot dead in 2005

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 00:28 UTC
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British authorities were right not to prosecute police officers over the killing of a Brazilian man who was shot dead on the London Underground after being mistaken for a suicide bomber, a European court ruled on Wednesday. Read full article

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  • Hepatia

    The conclusion not to prosecute is a conclusion that in any police state. The UK is not unique in this regard.

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 02:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Hepatitis - what an inane remark!

    By the way, Argentina will NOT assume sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in the next 100 years!

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 06:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Shall we tally up the police shootings in Brazil, the US, Argentina and the UK?

    See which country comes out with the lowest figure!

    At least the poor guy's family had the opportunity to appeal to a supra-national court. Not possible for the families of the hundreds that police kill in Brazil every year.

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 06:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    #1 did you read that the court was European, not British?

    Nope?

    Guess that would kinda spoil your point.... and let us not forget how, according to your fellow Malvonistas, that Europe hates Britain and the British.

    So why, one wonders, would they side with this?

    Could it be that you are talking utter tripe as usual?

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Outlawcatcher

    'Law enforcement officers claimed the lives of 5,132 Brazilians in the city of Rio de Janeiro between 2005 and 2014' ....not the whole country, just one city. I think Sao Paulo runs at 1,500 a year. I think we can put this one to bed as having been dealt with far more fairness, impartiality and integrity than 5,132 cases in Rio de Janeiro....

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Hepatitis doesn't know his/her/its “arse from his/her/its elbow”!

    And just to remind him/her/it, Argentina will NOT assume sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in the next 100 years!(Or even ever?)

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1 Hippy
    Another chance lost to keep your silly gob shut.

    Just fyg, a recent report released by the UN, concluded that in 2012, 10% of all murders committed in the world, were in Brazil.....50,108 versus 437,000 for the rest of the world. In the UK, in 2011, there were 653.
    So much for the silly Hippy's 'police-state' theory..

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marko

    What does the Falklands have to do with the Brazilian case? These people are really paranoid...

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    A sad even, but one must understand that when dealing with total nutters ,

    you just cant take chances.
    its always the innocent that suffer, but no one was to blame

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @4 Anbar

    #1 did you read that the court was European, not British?

    It wouldn't make any difference if he/she/it did.

    Seeing as the average SA cannot distinguish between England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom then there is precious little chance of them being able to distinguish between the UK and Europe

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @8 Marko

    What does the Falklands have to do with the Brazilian case? Just ask Hepatitis - he/she/it will explain!

    Apr 02nd, 2016 - 05:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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