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Letter: Taking the rap.

Byline: David Owen

SIR Ian Blair cannot be blamed personally for the death of the innocent Brazilian electrician, Jean Charles de Menezes, says John Elfed Hughes in his letter (Daily Post 15th November).

He says it is ludicrous to suggest that a headteacher should resign over the misconduct of a teacher.

Maybe, but you would expect the teacher to face some sort of inquiry and possible disciplinary action, wouldn't you?

What is ludicrous in the Menezes case is that no-one has been held responsible for the shooting to kill of a ordinary member of the public in Britain.

When the British Army were operating against the IRA terrorists in Northern Ireland, any soldier who shot dead an unarmed civilian would have been called to account for his actions.

In those days we understood that to win against terrorism you must follow due legal process.

David Owen Gwernymynydd Mold
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 16, 2007
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