...he said he did not believe E7 held an ‘honest belief’ that Rodney posed a lethal threat.Odd statement. I mean, if E7 had claimed that he feared Rodney was about to turn into a werewolf, or unsheathe a set of adamantium claws, then I could see his point.
But going for a gun? One of the three later found in the car? Well, isn't that what one might honestly expect a criminal to do, when he ducks down out of sight as police are stopping his car?
Should he have waited until the suspect opened fire on him?
Rodney’s mother said her son was ‘executed’ and demanded an apology from Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
She added: ‘This report has found that there was no lawful justification for my son’s killing by the police. Azelle’s death was wholly avoidable.Yes, indeed, perhaps if you'd been a more responsible parent, and he'd not been a suspected criminal, travelling in a car with other armed criminals. Don't blame the police. They didn't choose this.
And when did we start to treat as a grieving mother someone who exhibits no shame that her son was a suspected criminal, killed while driving around with armed criminals?
Lawyers for E7, who retired in 2008 to work as a firearms consultant, have already informed Sir Christopher they will seek a judicial review of his ‘irrational’ findings.I suspect they won't win, because the League of Professional Black Criminality Excusers will be clamouring for a scalp, but I hope they do.
The world is a better place without the sort of two-legged human cancer cells like Rodney walking around in it.