So are you trying to sugggest it was an execution then?
By asking nicely of course it would be give up your gun, if he didnt why do you think he didnt?
If police kill anyone there is a major investigation and the event is taken apart piece by piece there is a code of conduct so if they didnt follow guidelines there will be further developments in the force!
As for witnesses allowing for this guys possible status and connections in the neighbourhood do you really think anyone living in that neighbourhood will come up and blacken his name?
I really get a bit miffed when it appears any lowlife dealer who is armed that gets themselves shot as he possibly did by not co-operating with given instructions, suddenly achieves sainthood!
Maybe its our culture but this would not be anymore than a 5 minute issue across the pond .
You're talking like the Police's word on things is completely trustworthy. It isn't. The police have been proven to lie to make themselves look better over and over and over again.
Look a little closer to home for a clear example all of you should now about...Hillsbrough.
What happened there? 96 deaths eventually attributed via a comprehensive independent inquiry directly to the actions of the police. Initial 'police sources' putting the blame on the victims. Number of criminal convictions for the officers directly involved, and proven to be involved? None whatsoever.
So I'm not suggesting it was an 'execution', no, but I am suggesting it could have been a needless death/killing, one of many at the hands of the police, and that I will bet you, right now any amount of money you like that there will be no conviction for any police involved in the shooting no matter how damning the eventual facts (that we can get hold of) prove to be.
Again, there weren't any for Menezes, who was completely innocent, completely unarmed, did not act in any suspicious way whatsoever, received NO warning from police, was not wearing a rucksack and was thoroughly and comprehensively restrained before being shot, multiple times in the head, at point blank range.
The idea that proper checks and balances are in place when it comes to holding the police to account for their actions is very naive. Do your research on it, the reality is the exact opposite. If you're a cop and you kill someone the worst that's likely to happen to you is losing your job.