- Don’t ever wear a bulky padded coat, or ‘innapropriate clothes’. It could be fatal.
- Backpacks are highly suspect. Especially black ones with wires sticking out, making ticking noises, or smoking. It’s such a fashion no-no
- Don’t be asian, arab, muslim, bearded, or johnny foreigner. You WILL be treated with suspicion.
- If you get shot it’s your own fault for being ‘forrin’
- Have a nice stay!
Seriously it’s totally nuts that someone could get shot for wearing a padded coat, having a belt with wires (he was an electrician! fancy that?) and not stopping for plain clothed police with guns.
I mean if someone with a gun asked you to stop, would you? Who knows if they even identified themselves and this guy had a good reason to run (I guess Brazilian authorities aren’t known for their kindliness to some people?).
Anyway shame about the Brazilian guy (that well known islamic hotbed for fanaticism!) and respects to his family. I do hope they sue the arse off S019 and the Met police. Yes everyone’s jumpy, the terrorists are still on the loose apparently, but trigger-itchy police in a mostly gun-free country really doesn’t help.
What’s next, I get blown away for fare evasion?