Secret coppers have a big part to play in organised crime. They have no part whatsoever to play in ‘investigating’ grieving families. The latest revelations about the extent of the undercover work has shocked virtually everybody but the diminishing handful of Met supporters.
Take one example of truly awful behaviour by the Met. The murder of Jean Charles De Menezes.
He was assassinated by the Met in the days after the July bombing. Tensions were running high.
That does not excuse what the Met then got up to.
“You have to consider this in the context of the lies that the Met assiduously spread about De Menezes – that he entered the tube without buying a ticket, that he vaulted the ticket gates, that he ran away from officers, that he was wearing a bulky jacket.
All of these were lies. In truth the poor man had entered the tube normally and legally, walked calmly and sat down with a free newspaper. He wore a short tight denim jacket. Then totally without any cause or justification from his actions whatsoever, his murderers shot him multiple times in the head. Just because his Brazilian complexion looked a bit Arab.
I can think of no category of lie worse than that told by a murderer against the reputation of their victim.” Craig Murray 26/7/14
And it got worse. The Met assigned an undercover cop to ingratiate himself into the grieving family. Why? They knew who had done it. It was them. Their only possible reasons for digging dirt, smearing the victim and leaking rubbish to the tabloids was a massive arse covering exercise. Decent coppers everywhere must be disgusted.
Seventeen other victims had the same or similar treatment. Absolutely disgraceful - for which senior heads should roll.
Lots of heads - for knowing and or ordering; or as bad, colluding with the villains.