by David Webb
Sean Gabb Comments: I lived for most of the 1990s within walking distance of the place where this alleged martyrdom took place. There was a continuing battle between the paramilitary arm of our pc state (aka the Plod) and various anonymous wits, whose comments on the plaque marking the Sad Spot were most entertaining. I once saw a man arrested for standing there with a placard containing the names of white people allegedly murdered by blacks in South London during 1999 alone. His list filled both sides of the placard, and asked who was calling for a public enquiry.
Several of my students assured me that the mainstream media story was a pack of lies from start to finish. I cannot recall any of the supporting evidence they gave me. Moreover, no sane man would refuse assent to the proposition that Duane Brooks and Doreen and Neville Lawrence are persons of the most unspotted integrity – they and all those allowed to have their say in public. But I do believe they were mistaken, and that this killing was drug-related. [SIG]
We know that traditionally English people have not been subject to double jeopardy, but that is no longer the case, and two men in East London are to be retried 18 years after the death of Stephen Lawrence. If only they were so tenacious when English people were killed by ethnic minorities! I would like to make two points:
1) legally, there is no way these men can get a fair trial after the hysteria that has been whipped up by the race lobby on this case.
2) The judge said today that a cardigan worn by one of the men may be connected to the case, and added: “It does not and could not demonstrate that Dobson wielded the knife which caused the fatal wound, but given the circumstances of the attack on Stephen Lawrence – that is, a group of youths in a violent enterprise converging on a young man and attacking him as a group – it would be open to a jury to conclude that any one of those who participated in the attack was party to the killing and guilty of murder, or alternatively
In other words, the cardigan is not proof of which person killed Stephen Lawrence, but the judge openly invites the jury in the upcoming case to decide to pin the offence of murder on someone wearing the cardigan who may have been an onlooker. What about beyond all reasonable doubt? That principle has gone out of the window. If they are going to get the killer, they need to get someone who, beyond all reasonable doubt, wielded the knife. It seems a conviction has been ordered by the government at the highest levels.