Brazil: parents of innocent victim Jean Charles de Menezes interviewed

Commemoration of Jean Charles de Menezes in London

From British weekly The Observer:

‘All we want is justice for our son. That’s all we have left’

As Sir Ian Blair waits for the Crown prosecutors’ report on the Jean Charles de Menezes shooting, the victim’s parents in Brazil will be equally anxious to learn its conclusions.

Tom Phillips in Sao Paulo and Mark Townsend report

Sunday July 16, 2006

It is impossible to miss. As you round the last bend into the dusty hilltop town of Gonzaga, three shiny road signs loom imposingly over the newly paved road.

‘Welcome,’ reads the first, flanked by another, more unexpected, message: ‘The land of Jean Charles – a victim of terrorism in London.’

For travellers who make it as far as Gonzaga, a remote, anonymous town in the hilltops of Minas Gerais, there can be no mistaking the meaning.

Gonzaga’s town hall is determined that its most famous son will not be forgotten, nor the brutal nature of his death.

At its two entrances the sign warns that, in this remote corner of Brazil at least, “we prioritise life”.

A year on from the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes on the London Underground a bitter taste lingers in the mouths of many gonzaguenses.

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3 thoughts on “Brazil: parents of innocent victim Jean Charles de Menezes interviewed

  1. You fail to understand. Last week Lord Levy (he who raised the funds to get Tony Blair into office and keep him there) was kidnapped by the Metropolitan Police. It was called an arrest, but it shook the shit out of the Establishment.

    The deal was between Blair and Sir Ian Blair.

    Lay off charging my men with murder /manslaughter and my men will lay off the cash for coronets.

    This had been on the table for some time and it was the kidnapping last week that made people realise that Sir Ian was not bluffing. hence the kacky pants down at Downing Street. headless chicken time in the Bunker.

    Now today we find that the Crown Prosecution Service, (headed by a man who was in the Matrix legal chambers once occupied by Tony Blair and also now by his wife Cherie) examined the case, and had the case re-examined by an independent barrister – who Zut Alors! was also a barrister from the Matrix Chambers.

    Zut more Alors – no charges except wrists slapped and silly fines paid by inserting the hand into one of the pockets of the State and placing the money in another pocket – and probably if they plead guilty to any of that messy business with witnesses, cross examination etc.,

    You may confidently expect that the whole cash for coronets scandal (practised for aeons by all political parties) will , exposed to wonderful summer sunshine trickle away into the sand.

    No Alice in Wonderland – No Alice Through the Looking Glass – raw nasty down and dirty politics with a dash of what Benjamin Franklin also knew about – Masonry and the Faustian bargains made thereby.

    Tony is however not out of the rough yet and John Reid is waiting in the wings.



  2. “Lay off charging my men with murder /manslaughter and my men will lay off the cash for coronets.”

    This theory presumes Tony Blair having any qualms, even maybe just for opportunistic reasons, about the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes.

    I very seriously doubt he has; considering his lack of qualms on the already far over 100,000 dead in Iraq.


  3. Pingback: Brazilian family of Jean Charles de Menezes, killed by UK police, angry | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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