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Racist e-fit #2

This is, honestly, a picture the Met have presented to the court as a central pillar of their defence; a composite shot of two men who don’t really look very much alike but who do admittedly have short black hair.

The defence is taking the robust line that the prosecution hasn’t a clue about actual policing and that everything was done as well as it could have been. Presumably that includes falsifying transcripts by inserting the word “not” and submitting a false report to Menezes’s post-mortem. Are you reassured yet?

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lebeautemps
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Is that the best they could come up with? I'm glad. At least the jury will be laughing their collective cock off as they find the Met liable.
hoshuteki
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
I think I glimpsed that over someone's shoulder in some cheap free newspaper and thought it was a good enough match, so as long as the defence uses a poor-quality newsprint grainy b&w reproduction of that diagram above and shows it to the jury from a distance and possibly obscured by other commuters, then it should go down just fine. Of course, given the circumstances, I'd think it poor taste to hold the trial in an actual tube train.
chiller
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
Sheesh, it should've been really easy to recognize the suspected terrorist. He's naked.

And, yanno, a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COLOUR.

As a complete aside, and as somone who regularly dicks about in photoshop, I think it's very interesting the way they've cropped the black guy's face. They've stopped short of his septum and are using less than half of his face which is then relatively easy to line up with Menezes's face to make them look as if they correlate far more closely than they actually do.

I would like to see a full face shot of the suspected terrorist.

Wait.

*reads back that last line*

I am starting to understand how this whole thing might have come about.
webofevil
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
It's but a short step to "I would like to see seven full face shots of the suspected terrorist. And one of his shoulder."

See this post for not only a picture of Osman but someone who is a far closer lookalike.
spyinthehaus
Oct. 3rd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Just _imagine_ how long somebody spent trying to get the hairline, the lips and the nose in a line. CTRL-up, CTRL-up, CTRL-down...
dukebox
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
Black, Portugese, all the same. How is the Empire by the way?
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