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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Caught in the struggle tight on the rod / I want you / Bring out the devil to bring out the god
— Peter Gabriel, And Through the Wire
July 23, 2005
London: 2005

This is not good.”:http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/24/international/24london.html?ex=1279857600&en=1c18c8a4bebbf385&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

In London, police shot a Brazillian man who “was not connected to incidents in central London on 21st July, 2005, in which four explosive devices were partly detonated” because his actions were suspicious.

This is exactly the kind of victory terrorists can expect to achieve: a paranoid society and a law enforcement culture where suspicion alone becomes justification for shooting.

This is not the society that anybody would choose to live in. As Amadou Diallou found out, far too many big cities are already there.

I hope that this will not be the lasting impact of London in 2005.

Posted by skooter at 6:00 PM This entry is filed under Politics.

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