Why does the NYPD even need to defend itself against the charge of informing citizens of the facts? Our own police are now so secretive that we can only expect to learn of their thoughts, plans and policies from foreign sources. Had they wrongfully killed a British citizen rather than a Brazilian, I doubt we would have learned the details of their "shoot first, ask questions later" policy for example.
That the explosives used on July 7th were "home made" rather than "weapons grade" is news to me too. Our government seems determined to keep us as frightened as possible so as to maximise its opportunities to oppress us. It's sad that mad amateurs could do such damage with home made materials, but it's a lot less scary than believing that they were supplied with military materials by Al-Qaida.
BBC NEWS | UK | NYPD clarifies bomb disclosures