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July 13, 2005

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Andrew Milner

Do you really unquestioningly buy the police story about the Muslim bombers from Leeds? Doesn’t “Leeds patsies” seem at least a possibility?
Remember the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six? The police knew those Irishmen weren't guilty before they went to trial, but let them be convicted. It was all about public confidence in the criminal justice system.
And what about all those innocent people in UK prisons who, rightly, refuse to confess to a crime they didn’t commit? Amnesty estimate some 3,000 people fall into this category.
“Wrongfully convicted prisoners should stay in jail rather than be freed and risk a loss of public confidence in the law." (Lord Denning, Master of the Rolls, 21/2/88) In England and Wales for the last 17 years, convictions have been overturned at the rate of 25 per day, so don’t think wrongful conviction is a thing of the past. Looks like the police are in "arrest somebody, anybody" mode. Respect for and trust of UK police has fallen to such a low level, even the police admit that public co-operation has declined. We all know they plant evidence and commit perjury. Innocent until proven guilty became "innocent until proven Irish" and is now "innocent until proven Muslim".
Can you wonder some people are alienated enough to want to strike back, albeit misguidedly? In the UK, a wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time non-entity is at risk of serious jail time. This is one of the reasons I emigrated at the end of 2003. Brits are flying the coop at the rate of at least 1,000 a day. But don’t worry about falling population, the immigrants are more than taking their place. You got “Darling ‘arold" to thank for that. Well, you voted for the bastards.

Mick H

Um...yes, I really unquestioningly buy the police story about the Muslim bombers from Leeds. That's how much of a dupe I am.

Dom

"I am surprised. If they are UK born, surely they must have seen the thousands of Londoners marching in protest against the War in Iraq back in 2002 and 2003. Why would they kill those same people? Helen, Oxford, UK"

Did you ever hear what Michael Moore wrote shortly after 9/11? (Paraphrasing) He was suprised that the bombers attacked NY, since most of the population voted for Gore.

Michael, Helen ... Helen, Michael

Andrew Milner

What a difference a couple of years make. "My government would never do anything that wicked."
"Flush your head out, new guy."

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