British police, their guns drawn, captured an unnamed 50-year-old man in east London today, nominally the latest “suspect” in the Wednesday killing of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby.
He’s the latest in a flurry of arrests since the incident, in which two attackers were captured and remain hospitalized. 10 people have been arrested overall, but no charges have been filed on any of the additional captives, and there is no indication what, if anything, they are actually suspected of.
The arrests may serve as a challenge to Britain’s controversial “96 hour rule,” under which police can continue to detain suspects for 4 straight days in custody without filing charges against them.
Anger in the wake of the killing has many British Muslims fearing a backlash against their community at large, with attacks targeting mosques over the weekend and the seemingly random detentions fueling fear that the worst is yet to come.
6 thoughts on “Britain Arrests 10th ‘Suspect’ in Soldier’s Slaying”
Geez, just how many people were supposedly involved in this killing?
The logic of the war on terror in a police state: a terrorist's dentist is more likely to be a terrorist than the average dentist; therefore if we arrest a terrorist's dentist, we are reducing the risk of terror.
he probably used gas
They (MI5, Police, Government) have been made to look fools so it is inevitable that they over-react. They will probably arrest with great publicity any Muslim who happened to know either murderer. The 'suspects' will eventually be quietly released once the episode has drifted out of public awareness.
There is a growing belief that UK security were in touch with some of those arrested prior to the incident, attempting to convince or coerce them becoming informers. They may also have been preparing a sting operation if that course failed. Then it all went pear shaped when two of their candidates carried out the attack. Now they are frantically rounding up and holding incognito anyone who could embarrass them. Their next moves should be interesting.
They arrested one for talking to BBC.
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