The Daily Mail's Continued Lies of Omission
In a report in the Daily Mail of January 20 entitled 'Family's fury as dossier on shot Brazilian is kept secret' (not apparently online), relating to the 'failure' of the British authorities to send the De Menezes family a copy of a highly sensitive dossier which might yet result in a prosecution, Stephen Wright and Ben Taylor wrote that,
"The family of the innocent Brazilian shot dead by police spoke of their disgust last night after they were barred from seeing an official report into his death".
Lie By Omission Number One -
Jean Charles de Menezes was an economic criminal who abused British law for his own purposes. Although he was not involved in any activities relating to Islamist terror, he was not by any manner of means 'innocent'.
Lie By Omission Number Two -
It would be unprecedented for the family of any British national killed by the police to have access to such a document until the Crown Prosecution Service had determined whether or not criminal proceedings should be brought. Why should Brazilians in Brazil enjoy greater rights under British law than Brits in Britain?
Of course, the family want 'justice' - but if today's paper is anything to go by, they're already getting a gold star service from the British taxpayer. One can't help but wonder whether the family of Harry Stanley were all treated so well.
Send Stephen Wright mail to let him know what you think.