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The Killing of British Justice

July 22, 2010

Keir Starmer, Director of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has just announced the death of justice in Britain at least as regards the police who are now firmly above the law. Ian Tomlinson’s name can now be added to a long list including James Ashley, David Sycamore, Harry Stanley, Mark Saunders and Charles de Menezes and many others killed by police officers with impunity.

What is especially disgraceful is that the CPS have delayed the announcement until just before Parliment recesses so as to avoid democratic accountabillity as much as possible and, with calculated arrogance, make the announcement on the very day, almost to the hour, that Jean Charles de Menezes was executed exactly five years ago in Stockwell tube station.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter Reynolds permalink
    July 22, 2010 12:54 pm

    This is a monstrous decision. How can anyone, ever again have any faith in our system of justice? There can be no question but that Keir Starmer must go. He has failed miserably to see beyond the minutiae and detail to the bigger and more important picture. He has failed all of us, each and every individual citizen of this country. Whatever it takes, be it a special Act of Parliament, he must be removed from office and PC Simon Harwood, thug, brute and murderer of Ian Tomlinson must be brought to justice.

  2. Brick permalink*
    July 22, 2010 4:34 pm

    Welcome Peter,

    I’m not so sure that the CPS have failed to see the bigger picture, they just see a different bigger picture. I think the deliberate timing of this announcement on the anniversary of the execution of Charles de Menezes is intended to send out a very clear message to the public – don’t you dare to challenge authority or else … .

  3. July 22, 2010 4:55 pm

    I agree with you – very disturbing.

  4. Peter Reynolds permalink
    July 24, 2010 4:18 pm

    Keir Starmer – The Next Lord Widgery?

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