Yet another series of tributes are pouring in after the shooting by police on the M62 near Huddersfield. What the fuck is the matter with people?
Apparently, 28 year old Yasser Yaqub, was ‘gunned down by police marksmen’. He was ‘a loved man and a loyal friend. Nobody’s perfect but he didn’t deserve this’ and was ‘no angel but you were still one of the good guys’
Well bollocks to that. He wasn’t one of the good guys. Yaqub was put on trial in 2010 accused of attempting to murder two people in a drive-by shooting in 2009 but was acquitted when the case collapsed. One neighbour claimed that he was a drug dealer and they had put up CCTV after hearing gun fire next door.
Despite popular belief, we haven’t yet reached the point in this country where the police shoot people without good reason. If they opened fire, then I suspect they had good reason for doing so – especially as the officer concerned must have known that doing so would result in a populist pillorying by the press and social media.
But never mind – in the age of the griefjacker and black lives matter, it’s all the fault of the wicked police state who persecute innocent ethnic minorities just for the sake of it…
My favourite comment was ‘R.i.p yassa. such a shock, justice should be served’.
Frankly, I suspect it already has been…