The 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Will there be justice today?
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision is scheduled to announce its decision today on whether any prosecutions will be brought relating to the events at Hillsborough football ground that cost the lives of ninety-six Liverpool fans.
After almost three decades of struggle for truth and justice by the families of those who died – were unlawfully killed – and the clear indications of lies and misdirections by the authorities and media, there will be outrage if nobody is held to account for their part in the tragedy and subsequent cover-up.
But if there are prosecutions, an immediate responsibility falls on all of us, the British public, not to deprive the families of justice at the final hurdle.
As barrister Mark George QC points out, once charges are brought any comment about anyone charged could cause trials to…
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