01-03-2012, 09:44 PM #1
UK - Stephen Lawrence, 18, stabbed to death at Eltham bus stop, 22 April 1993
Huge case in the UK. A tip o' the hat to the tabloid Daily Mail for its urging of the pursuit of justice in the case of Stephen Lawrence.
The Lawrence Case (Wiki)
Murderers! Gary Dobson and David Norris convicted of Stephen Lawrence race hate killing in a landmark conviction after 19 years
Their son’s murder shamed Britain.
But yesterday Doreen and Neville Lawrence at last obtained a measure of justice when two ****s were convicted of their son Stephen’s appalling race-hate killing.
Nearly 19 years after the promising young student was stabbed in a South London lynching, they saw Gary Dobson and David Norris found guilty of the country’s most notorious unsolved murder.
It was a triumph for the Lawrences, who have fought tirelessly for justice and who collapsed in tears when the verdicts were handed down.
After years of false hope, doomed prosecutions and the Macpherson inquiry into police racism which shook the Establishment, it took a predominantly youthful jury of eight men and four women just 12 hours to find the pair guilty of murder following a six-week trial at the Old Bailey.
Both Dobson and Norris had been named as suspects within 48 hours of the murder in April 1993.
But the pair dodged justice for years, relying on a climate of fear which allowed them to swagger around Eltham, south-east London, as if nothing had happened.
In 1997, the Daily Mail took the unprecedented step of naming them – along with fellow racists Neil and Jamie Acourt and Luke Knight – as Stephen’s killers and challenging the gang to sue the newspaper. They never did [.]
01-04-2012, 11:52 AM #2
Gary Dobson jailed for minimum of 15 years and 2 months and David Norris to 14 years and 3 months for 'terrible and evil crime'
• Judge admits sentences lower 'than some might expect' but he has to follow the law
• Pair sentenced as juveniles. In 1993, Norris was 16 and Dobson 17
• Now turn in the others, urges Neville Lawrence, teenager's father
• Dobson's father shouts 'shame on all of you' as judge leaves court
• Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe: 'The other people involved in murder of Stephen Lawrence should not rest easily in their beds'
• Stephen Lawrence's mother: 'The sentences that happened may be quite low, but at the same time the judge's hands were tied. And for that, as much as he can do, I am very grateful.'
01-04-2012, 01:06 PM #3
LOL, wonder how the newly convicted "Dodson," likes this description of him.
Bigoted ****, gang stooge, another racially motivated knife attack and a five-year sentence for drug running: What the jury WASN'T told about Dobson
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1iVgsdpWW
03-06-2014, 02:19 PM #4
A public inquiry is to be held, after a different inquiry found the UK's top detectives had spied on the victim's family. This is linked to police corruption.
The UK's Home Secretary says it is 'profoundly shocking'
Stephen's mum says it is all 'too late.' Poor, but brave, brave lady. She's never let her boy down.
Try this link. Guardian's moving at a snail's pace.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26466867We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance
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