Last night, Trinity Road Police Station in Old Market, Bristol was decorated with the words “Justice for De Menezes, No State Terrorism, Stop Killer Cops”.
One year on from the killing of Jean Charles De Menezes, mistaken for a “terrorist” by trigger-happy officers. Following a year of lies, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced that there will be no prosecution for De Menezes’s killers. The officers who blasted seven shots into the innocent, defenceless mans’s head will run free and the police chiefs calling the shots have now been given total impunity. This is just the start, setting a precedent for “shoot to kill” terrorism carried out by the state as it steps it’s own agenda – the “war on terror”.
Don’t expect any results from the endless enquiries and investigations. Just like the Hutton enquiry was to the Iraq war, they will be nothing more than an elaborate cover-up to protect state violence.
This could happen to any of us, our lives mean nothing to the murderous, authoritarian politicians and police.
This was a small action to show our rage and contempt for a police service which is always allowed to walk free.
We are sick of the daily violence of the state and its hired thugs.
We don’t forget all their victims, and cannot quietly accept the police state being built around us. You may disagree with our tactics, and that is fine. But find a way that suits you. Fight back in any way you can.