Monday, April 13, 2009

Hillsborough 20 years on

Police cover-ups are nothing new, and the anniversary of Hillsborough serves as a reminder and a warning of that.

Twenty years on and families of the ninety-six people who died that day are still seeking answers from the police. Might we know more if those who were being crushed had had the sort of cameras that were around to see Ian Tomlinson being pushed to the ground by police?

There are pictures of events at Hillsborough, but I wonder whether someone photographing police deployments at a major football ground might now be committing an offence? Might they be ordered to cease and desist? Might they be treated as a suspected terrorist? What evidence might be lost as a result?

Read more about what happened at Hillsborough here.

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