Wednesday, August 17, 2005

How to make a killing...

...go really badly wrong:

Shoot a man several times in the head in a tube-train when: you have not firmly identified him; he walks to a bus; he walks from the bus; he walks into the tube station; he does not vault the barrier; he stops to pick up a free paper; he sits down inside the train; he is not wearing a heavy coat but a t-shirt and a denim jacket; he is previously immobilised by one of your own officers.

This is, of course, about the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes by UK police. The IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) was the course of the leaked documents which lay bare this whole sordid mess. It is considering its evidence and so nobody from the police or 10 Downing Street wishes to comment. Strange, that. Bastards.

...on a few old iBooks:

Sell them off at $50 a pop, creating utter havoc when hundreds of waiting Americans stampede as you open the gates.

I wouldn’t risk facing, or engage in, injury or assault for an old iBook. But at the moment, I would for this. Bah. Coveting Messiaen CDs again.

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