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    Stephen Lawrence Day

    Anyone else think that this government announcement has been hastily dreamt up to deflect from the Windrush catastophy?

    Bunch of cynical ****ers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
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    Anyone else think that this government announcement has been hastily dreamt up to deflect from the Windrush catastophy?

    Bunch of cynical ****ers!
    It reads a bit like something Armando Iannucci would have come up with. There's a crassness and obviousness that jars a great deal.

    Despite all that, it's there now and will act as a reminder of injustice and racism, albeit almost certainly announced to deflect the bad press from Windrush.
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    Did his mother not recently say she wanted to 'draw a line under' things after this anniversary?

    I'm not sure how this announcement sits with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Did his mother not recently say she wanted to 'draw a line under' things after this anniversary?

    I'm not sure how this announcement sits with that.
    Maybe she could personally tell Theresa May to f off.

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    Call me cynical but it's no coincidence that it was announced on St George's day, guess what one will be receiving the most coverage in 10 years time.

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    While there is no doubt the death of Stephen Lawrence was the catalyst for a long over due expose of the shocking failings of the police and can rightly be seen as a watershed moment Iím not sure naming a day after him after so long makes any sense.

    If just feels cumbersome and ever so slightly odd to name a day after someone whoís only direct contribution was the tragedy of his own murder, no matter the chain of events that then triggered.

    Iím also minded to think that maybe his name and memory should finally be laid to rest after 25 years. Although his mother seemed to welcome the announcement so clearly she thinks different.

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    If you didn't see the BBC's recap of the Lawrence case the other night, it's worth watching. Clive Driscoll, the old school detective who finally got the convictions against Norris and Dobson, is a bloody hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    While there is no doubt the death of Stephen Lawrence was the catalyst for a long over due expose of the shocking failings of the police and can rightly be seen as a watershed moment Iím not sure naming a day after him after so long makes any sense.

    If just feels cumbersome and ever so slightly odd to name a day after someone whoís only direct contribution was the tragedy of his own murder, no matter the chain of events that then triggered.

    Iím also minded to think that maybe his name and memory should finally be laid to rest after 25 years. Although his mother seemed to welcome the announcement so clearly she thinks different.
    She also appreciated her free house,kitchen,car,etc etc

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    Agree with others above - cringey and trite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    If you didn't see the BBC's recap of the Lawrence case the other night, it's worth watching. Clive Driscoll, the old school detective who finally got the convictions against Norris and Dobson, is a bloody hero.
    It was a great watch. The undercover operation in the Police academy was spine chilling though. These *******s were only the recruits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan69 View Post
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    She also appreciated her free house,kitchen,car,etc etc
    What's that got to do with anything ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Boop View Post
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    What's that got to do with anything ?
    Because everyone would trade the life of their child for a house, car and a fitted kitchen obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    If you didn't see the BBC's recap of the Lawrence case the other night, it's worth watching. Clive Driscoll, the old school detective who finally got the convictions against Norris and Dobson, is a bloody hero.
    That detective guy was magnificent. He just wouldn't give up on the case. The fact that they didn't keep him on after the two convictions was bizarre in the extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan69 View Post
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    She also appreciated her free house,kitchen,car,etc etc
    Wow that is a shocker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimBHibees View Post
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    Wow that is a shocker.
    Iím sure she would rather none of this had happened and she was doing normal family things with her boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Iím sure she would rather none of this had happened and she was doing normal family things with her boy.
    Agreed! As a parent I can't imagine losing a child and especially know who had taken them from me was still swaggering about. No amount of gifts and goodwill could make up for that. Really Shan comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpj View Post
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    Agreed! As a parent I can't imagine losing a child and especially know who had taken them from me was still swaggering about. No amount of gifts and goodwill could make up for that. Really Shan comment.
    Absolutely. I donít know why , but on occasion my mind wanders to a scenario where my child is no more. Itís a horrible feeling. To suggest that feeling would be tempered by a new kitchen or a new car is only a reality for someone who hasnít had children.

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