Posted in: Racism, Steven Lawrence
RIP Stephen. Murdered in cold blood in 1993
Stephen Lawrence was a black teenager who, eighteen years ago, was stabbed to death by a gang of white youths at a London bus stop. His death was bad enough, but the way the police dealt with his murder in the aftermath, was what made this case so horrific.
To the police, he was just another black man, his death didn’t matter.
Well, his death did matter, his parents have fought for justice for Stephen for eighteen years, and finally they can begin to grieve for their son.
Unfortunately, there were at least three other people who participated in Stephen’s murder who appear to have gotten away with helping to kill him, but I suspect that Steven’s family will keep fighting to bring them to court to answer to the charge of murder.
I’m just happy that for the first time in eighteen years, Steven’s mother and father can sleep better in the knowledge that two of their son’s murderers have been brought to justice.