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Too soon for findings EDITORIAL 08/31/2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Too soon for findings


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08/31/2010
The Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday made public its forensic analysis, saying that all the eight Chinese tourists were killed by sacked police Senior Insp. Rolando Mendoza.

The PNP spokesman said that of the 65 spent shells from an M-16 rifle recovered at the scene, 58 of them came from the firearm used by Mendoza in executing the hostages, while seven other spent shells recovered inside the bus are still being studied to determine their origin.

It was evident that the PNP came up with that initial forensic findings to erase suspicions of friendly fire from the police having killed some of the hostages during the assault.

Let’s all hope that the PNP’s findings jibe with both the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) findings, and more importantly, the Hong Kong forensics, because if they don’t, more hell is likely to break loose.

What is difficult to understand is why the PNP insists on publicly releasing its so-called “initial forensics analysis” and claim, “with a degree of certainty” that all eight hostages were killed by the hostage taker, especially when there is yet to be investigations from two more groups.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100831com1.html


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