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Jermaine Baker: ‘death by a single fuck up’

by | 21st, December 2015

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Jermaine Baker, 28, was shot dead by police. The Daily Star says police will “lay down their weapons” if one of their number is charged over the shooting.

Baker is an “alleged gangster”. It is claimed he was killed whilst trying to “spring too crooks from a prison van” in Wood Green, north London.

What’s odd is that only one shot was fired. The police favour the double-tap technique; two shots fired in quick succession. One shot to kill can be unreliable.

Baker was shot in the chest.

Was he armed? Well, an imitation firearm was found nearby.

The officer who fired once has been arrested. The Independent Police Commissioner has been investigating.

The Star c alls it a “police farce”. It doesn’t say what Baker’s nearest and dearest call it.

The Express takes up the story on its Page 5.  The headline, “Cameron: Let police shoot to kill”, argues that policemen cannot operate if they fear they will “dragged through the courts for opening fire to save lives”.

Would Cameron’s view change if his loved ones lived in rougher parts of town and actually encountered police when they were not acting as the elite’s bodyguards?

Was Baker a clear and present dancer to human life?

On the Mail’s P age 4 we hear more that the PM “may give more

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