The Death of Jean Charles de Menezes
Remember that bulky jacket-wearing, fare-skipping young foreigner who taught the world that it’s a bad idea to act suspiciously near public transportation after a terrorist attack? The UK’s Observer investigates, and among other things finds:
Initial claims that de Menezes was targeted because he was wearing a bulky coat, refused to stop when challenged and then vaulted the ticket barriers have all turned out to be false. He was wearing a denim jacket, used a standard Oyster electronic card to get into the station and simply walked towards the platform unchallenged.
(From Reason’s Hit and Run.)