Jermaine Baker, a black man, was murdered by the police on Friday. Operation Kestrel is the name.
The killer cop has been suspended. The not-all-that Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is on it. The same way it’s been on it to ensure that no cop has *ever* been convicted for any of the deaths in police custody.
Shield, Kestrel and other operations are tools in the war waged against us. We need to inform ourselves, teach ourselves, find each other and come together. We need to organise and mobilise.
“It is not the Met’s intention to prevent violence but exercise their monopoly on it. The planned armed patrols in London’s “crime boroughs” are a blatant expression of the class hatred of ruling politicians and top coppers and their war against London’s poorest.”
UPDATE there are conflicting claims around whether the shooter was suspended circulating in the media. He has NOT been suspended.