Thursday, November 08, 2007
The Daily Mail rarely for speaks out, in the defence of some, so it was an oddity that they named the suspects in the Stephen Lawrence case. When the paper ran a banner headline in 1997; branding five Londoners "murderers" of Stephen Lawrence, a black teenager, it earned the ire of many lawyers, judges and journalists. Three of the men had been acquitted by a jury, and a judge had dismissed the charges against the other two.
Today The Daily Mail tells us that they are set to be re-arrested because foresensic techniques have developed and produced new evidence. The inquiry into the case has been formative but the five white teenagers, who probably killed Stephen, have evaded prosecution. Today I looked at a this photograph of a fine young man and wondered if his parents can ever not miss him, I think not.