It has been an interesting day for the news. …
First of all the Charles De Menezes affair.
3 years ago last summer an innocent man was shot by the police on London's Underground Railway System. In a series of cock-ups the man in overall charge of the London Police Force was able to remain in office until recent Mayoral changes caught up with him.
The Coroner's Inquiry that has just ended shackled the jury from returning a vote of unlawful killing so they settled for an "Open" Verdict.
The recently not yet appointed therefore Acting head of Scotland Yard claims his men were vindicated by an open verdict.
It would seem they learned nothing. Except to appoint temporary heads when they are liable to roll. The previous incumbent vowed to stay in office long enough to ensure the police did the decent thing. (And appoint a biased Coroner?)
At the same time as the above was being aired, the Office of Statistics was releasing news about Knife Crime in Glasgow (Britain's Philadelphia.) Apparently the announcement was outrageous (for reasons that escape me.) I was still cogitating on the De Menezes stuff and the simultaneous release of news of the last of duggeried skulls in George Bush's government:
Apparently the Republican Party have decided on stymieing any dealings with the US Motor Industry. No handouts for you dot com was enacted by underhand dealings with the Car Workers Union. They wanted to meet the Auto Union leaders to ask them to take substantial pay cuts or something.
The underhandedness is apparent with the Senators (uninvolved in the industry) using skewed data in some way. And of course the usual divide and conquer gambit without the bit. Or the gam.
I'd provide links but I wouldn't want to spoil the fun nor influence you.