Your statement that the brazilian was simply "running away" from officers pointing their guns at him belies the real situation in which London has been experiencing ongoing, viscious, cowardly terroristic activity primarily involving the Underground.
tragically ,this fellow, (said to be wearing an overcoat in hot summer weather), chose to run away, vaulting a turnstile and headed directly to a "tubetrain", where TWICE in the previous two weeks bombers had struck.
The London Metropolitan Police force, is the BEST trained force in the world,( L.A.P.D. officers are at this moment over there in a learning capacity), it was THE FIRST civilian Police force in the world, founded by Robert Peel in the early 1700s.
My Father was a member for 30 years as was a step brother, sister, and first cousin.
They do NOT shoot to kill unless they have good reason, the ONLY way to stop a potential suicide bomber is to do just that.
The officer involved will probably be unable to continue his duties and has been given paid leave, the "Met" has sent he and his family on a "paid for holiday", GOOD FOR THEM.
Ben Stein, (an American columnist and writer) appeared on the Fox channel recently, he stated "The British people are the Bravest, most courageous people on the face of the earth", you wont have to "twist my arm" to agree to that, well said Ben.
We are a very stubborn people, who believe in tolerance ( many of those perpetrating these acts have been subsidised and welcomed as refugees, allowed to spew their "Fascistic hatred", something they could not do in their previous countries.,how dare they "bite the hand that has given them sustenance and refuge, "fair play" is also part of the culture, however "mess with us at your peril", we are at our "best with our backs to the wall" and DO NOT give up easily.
As Ben said "they picked the wrong people to mess with.
As per guest 48027, I say to guest 46165, "EFF you too".
To guest 56021, my son, (the "founder of this site) has been "somewhat" indoctrinated by a VERY British father , he is WELL aware of ALL things British, by the way it is US British and US "Yanks" who are in this TOGETHER., so to you 56021, you also get a "eff off".
To guest 40613, if 99% of Britons have the same blood as a thousand years ago, then us Welsh must be closer to 100%.
The sun will NEVER set on the MOST benevolent Colonial power in the history of man, having made the world a "much better place"
By the way, why are you "guests" anonymous, why not sign in??
If one looks at a map of the world, the MOST STABLE nations in the present world were ALL formerly British possessions, what a great legacy, RULE BRITTANIA, GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
P.S. if any of you, the aforementioned, "look a little foreign", stay off the "buses", "Tubes" and "mainline rails", AND DEFINATELY do not fly "Virgin" in other words "ON YER BIKE, MATE"