Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mumbai Photographer - I only wish I had a gun rather than a camera

Allen from The Whited Sepulchre posted excerpts from an interview with the photographer who got most of the photos during the recent Mumbai massacre in India .

A gunman walks at the Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008.

From the interview:

The gunmen were terrifyingly professional, making sure at least one of them was able to fire their rifle while the other reloaded. By the time he managed to capture the killer on camera, Mr D'Souza had already seen two gunmen calmly stroll across the station concourse shooting both civilians and policemen, many of whom, he said, were armed but did not fire back.

...."There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of them did anything," he said. "At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, 'Shoot them, they're sitting ducks!' but they just didn't shoot back."
Head on over to The Whited Sepulchre for more.


Anonymous said...

a)The police had fake guns - for show only.
b)They had no ammunition for their guns - can't have anyone getting shot, can we.
c)They were all afraid of hitting an innocent person, in the line of fire.
d)They were all cowards.
I'm leaning towards a or b.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Thanks for posting this.
I think it's incredibly important, and (unfortunately) it's a timely antidote to the current push for Victim Disarmament.