No matter what you may think of Blunketts decision to introduce double jeopardy in order to re try the original suspects of the Stephen Lawrence murder, we now have convictions. There is no doubt in my mind that these Sarf Lahnden thugs killed him and have used a combination of Police incompetence, police corruption and CPS idiocy to escape the law. They will be sentenced tomorrow as juveniles and can expect moderate sentences although they have yet to spill the beans on who helped them stab an innocent man because of the colour of his skin.
In the 18 years that have passed since his murder, we have seen a great deal of political manoeuvring and many vested interests playing their hands in this case. Our Police are still corrupt, still racist and the CPS is still incompetent. Perhaps the one good thing to come out of it is that an acquittal through the incompetence of the prosecution is no longer final. And in the case of justice, I find that rather comforting.