Police Always Knock Twice – ‘Executed’ Mark Duggan Was NOT Armed When Lying Police Opened Fire
MARK Duggan. Remember him? He died in a London street while apparently obeying police orders and face down in the road near Tottenham Hale Tube Station, London.
He was the gent who police at first claimed had shot at an officer in the execution of their duty. That was just after a police-marksman had emptied two shots from an assault weapon and extremely efficiently double tapped the – now forensically proved to be – unarmed Mr Duggan.
If you have trouble recalling the name you may still remember the nights of police failure, burnings, violence and looting which followed the shooting and the stream of totally dissociated youngsters paraded through draconian rapid magistrates court hearings.
Mark Duggan was a 29-year-old father of four who police said had shot at them despite eyewitness accounts Duggan was on the ground next to a hired people carrier when an officer armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5 semi automatic machine pistol killed him stone dead in true SAS style. The police were using the usual no-chance-of-survival dum dum bullet banned to the World’s armies by the Geneva Convention.
The Metropolitan Woodentops then allegedly then followed up the “he shot at us” line with with the promptly leaked “the dead man was a gangster”.
The Guardian today has another version of the events which led to Britain’s worst street violence for decades.
The report highlights a difficult area for the Independent Police Complaints Commission which is now saying Mark Duggan was unarmed when he was shot on August 4 this year. The IPCC had first of all trotted out the police version of events. It announced Duggan had opened fire and a bullet had lodged in an officer’s radio.
At the time Anorak immediately questioned that version since police marksmen always shoot twice and only two shots were heard. The claimed first shot was missing from the evidence trail.
A red-faced IPCC later had to announce the spent bullet in the radio was probably a ricochet from the police killer shots to Mark Duggan’s chest.
The Guardian says the latest new IPCC report states there is overwhelming evidence Duggan had obtained a firearm on the day he was killed, and there is video supporting that. But the investigation is considering whether Duggan could ever have been claimed to have a weapon in his possession when he was shot dead by the police.
The gun he was seen collecting was found around 14 feet from him after his shooting. Worse for the heavily-armed survivors of the incident is the fact the weapon of interest was 14 ft away the other side of a fence.
The new facts will mean searching questions for the Metropolitan police about the intelligence and planning of the operation, tactics, and the actions of its firearms officers.
The Crown Prosecution Service may have to consider if any officer should face criminal charges.
The August 8 picture of a car burning during rioting in Hackney, London
The Guardian Page One lead says :
“The investigation into the death of Mark Duggan has found no forensic evidence that he was carrying a gun when he was shot dead by police on 4 August, the Guardian has learned.
A gun collected by Duggan earlier in the day was recovered 10 to 14 feet away, on the other side of a low fence from his body. He was killed outside the vehicle he was travelling in, after a police marksman fired twice.
The new details raise questions about the official version of events. The shooting triggered some of the worst riots in modern British history, which began in Tottenham, north London, in response to the treatment of the Duggan family. The investigation into Duggan’s death is being carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), but the Guardian has learned new details of the shooting, and a much more complex picture than first revealed is emerging.”
Yes well, errhm?