Suspects Identified in the London Bombing
July 13th 2005
Senior security sources in London
told reporters last night that it appears the attacks in London last
week that killed more than 50 people were perpetrated by suicide
bombers. Three of the four identified were thought to be of
Pakistani descent, and none were known to police or intelligence
services as terrorist suspects.
Police said they wore military style
rucksacks containing 10 pounds of high explosives. They met outside
London and traveled together, splitting up at King’s Cross station
just twenty minutes before the attack, as picked up by security
cameras. Witnesses said they saw a man with olive skin searching
agitatedly through a rucksack moments before the blast.
Police arrested on man when they
raided six homes in their search for explosives and computer files.
The unidentified man was a relative of one of the suspected bombers.
The three were born in Britain and
resided in the Leeds area. They are considered Western Europe’s
first suicide bombers. Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman, of
Scotland Yard, said: "No one should be in any doubt the work last
Thursday is that of extremists and criminals. So, no one should
smear or stigmatize any community with these acts."
Security Cameras may help play a
major role in determining and proving who perpetrated the crime.
These cameras are not hidden, and are posted on many public
buildings, buses and subway stations in London. There are more than
half a million cameras in the city. The camera has been
instrumental in bringing criminal suspects to justice.
The Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV)
may also help reduce crime. This is refuted by some civil
libertarians. Recently a study was conducted by Britain’s Home
Office that indicated the cameras in most areas did not reduce
crime. When asked, most people did not feel the presence made them
The cameras have been installed near
the ticket offices, parking lots and station platforms for the
Underground or Tube subway system. Signs are posted telling
customers and residents throughout the city that they are being
watched by these cameras. British law requires people be notified
if they are being filmed.
Since September 11th 2001
(9/11) many in the US have speculated that Cameras may make the
cities safer. This “test case” may help prove if the camera’s can
at least be used to catch the criminals.
Best Syndication Staff Writer