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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jean-Charles Gets Justice

A jury rejected the official Police account of the sad mistaken killing of a Brazilian man, Jean-Charles de Menezes, during the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings.

I'm glad.

That was a senseless death, albeit it is typical of Western society to lay the onus of guilt, and direct the totality of their hatred not to the fiends who bombed British citizens, but on the coppers who were trying their best to protect them. What can you do. That's the great sadness of our culture today.

I do have one quibble about this poster in his honour though.

Because so many Brazilian sports stars are black, the world seems to think that all of Brazil is of African descent. The actual percentage according to the last census is 67% caucasians, and the rest a hodge-podge of blacks, and indigenous Brazilians.

When I first saw this poster, I thought, wow, that looks a lot like Barack Obama!

Here is the real Jean-Charles, wearing his sweet Diesel t-shirt, looking happy to be living in the UK.

May he find peace today.

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