Police admit Menezes was NOT wearing a bulky jacket and did not jump turnstile as previously claimed
From the Guardian (Brazilian did not wear bulky jacket):
Speaking at a press conference after a meeting with the Metropolitan police, Vivien Figueiredo, 22, said that the first reports of how her 27-year-old cousin had come to be killed in mistake for a suicide bomber on Friday at Stockwell tube station were wrong.
"He used a travel card," she said. "He had no bulky jacket, he was wearing a jeans jacket. But even if he was wearing a bulky jacket that wouldn't be an excuse to kill him."
Now, of course the thickness of the jacket SHOULDN'T matter, and if he was being pursued by armed plainclothesmen, I can see why he'd jump the turnstile (even though it appears he didn't). But it's been used as the main justification for Menezes's murder by the chorus of commentators chanting "the police did the right thing!" Do they still stand by their arguments, I wonder?
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