Friday, 29 July 2011

Will justice be served 22 years on?

JUSTICE –noun. The quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.

In other words, something 96 people have been robbed of for 22 years.

The tragedy that occurred in April of 1989 has sadly never ended for families of the victims or Merseyside as a whole.

A number of factors have contributed to this 22 year long suffering: A certain rag that does not deserve to get called a newspaper and the government (when it was their poor policing that caused a surge, and not the fans' fault).

You would hope that the government would want to help those in need after the disaster, but since it was technically their employees involved (the police), the documents containing facts of what happened that day and in the aftermath have been sealed.

Until now.

Finally, Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has insisted that files containing the minutes of meetings with Margaret Thatcher regarding Hillsborough must be released.

Even though the files were originally sealed for 30 years, the government is now given 35 days to publish them (or 28 days to appeal the decision).

The argument coming from the government is that it imposes a threat to ministers being able to speak freely regarding issues. However, if that were the case, then why would these meetings be minuted in the first place?

The Cabinet Office also expressed how it would not be right to publish the information before the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report, in which Christopher Graham said it makes no difference and these files are to be made public in 35 days.

Should the documents hold the relevant information, will the world finally wake up and see the truth behind the disaster and bring peace to Merseyside and all those involved, including the victims and those made out to be criminals in the aftermath from lies?

Will others finally understand why Liverpool boycott such things as Murdoch's (hopefully doomed) S*n, and why we still fight for justice?

It is hoped that in 34 days time, we can breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief, families can finally rest easy, 96 people can be at peace, and JUSTICE will get served...22 years too late.

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