The thing that really worries me about this is that, according to an eye witness reported on Sky News, two police officers held him down while a third shot him seven times in the head and once in the shoulder.
I appreciate the tactics (i.e.: a suicide bomber with a bullet in his leg can still detonate, and that a shot to the torso may detonate any explosives), but find it difficult to comprehend that three of London's finest couldn't stop one guy from reaching into his jacket when he was on the floor and two of them were virtually lying on top of him (paraphrased from aforementioned eye witness report).
Originally posted by dwatersI really feel for the poor commuters who had to witness someone being shot in the head before going in to work. I bet that image sticks in your brain forever....
Well, it does. I saw a Traffic Accident back when I was an MP where the guy was decapitated and his head was rolling around out in the street when we pullued up.
But if the guy was a bomber - and I think you have to agree that
1. Wearing a heavy, bulky coat in the summer 2. Running from the cops, uniformed or not, in a crowded city center 3. Jumping a subway turnstyle and going onto a train one day after a bombing attempt
made him a likely suspect, even if was innocent - that his performing his act of homicide bombing on the train they were on would have stuck in their heads a lot longer - those that still had them on intact, that is.
(edited by AWArulz on 26.7.05 1417) It's Clobberin' Time!
Mostly it's the Constitutionally mandated Federal responsibility of "Regulating Interstate Commerce" that is the root of a great deal of the Feds power, as virtually everything can in someway or another (especially in this day and age)