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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.

Today, Gary Dobson and David Norris, were finally convicted of his murder.

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.

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  • *raising glass* To justice found–and to be found.

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  • Happy New Year AL!

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  • katieM
    January 4
    2:15 am

    Finally. This has echoes of Emmett Till.

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  • It’s sad though that it took this long and all this time the guilty were roaming around free. But I’m glad for Stephen’s parents that they’ve received some justice, not enough and not all yet – but some

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  • Anon 76
    January 6
    9:34 pm

    Hmmm, the pair claim they became “bitter, angry men”, or some such, after being publicly vilified. Spit on, jostled and had things thrown at them. This because they were accused of a heinous murder and had a violent history to begin with, poor lads.

    Yet all Stephen did was wear the skin color the Lord gave him. For this he died.

    Good to see some justice in this world, even if very late coming.

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