Opinion on Orgreave inquiry

Unfortunately, the home secretary Amber Rudd has rejected an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave, Travis, A. from The Guardian has reported. Reasons for such decision included:

  1. A fact that no deaths or wrongful convictions occurred as a result of the clashes and
  2. Lack of possible lessons that the Police could learn from the inquiry.

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The Police makes breakthrough in Susan Donoghue murder case

It is pleasure to know that the Police have achieved a full DNA profile of a suspect of a murder 40 years ago. The advancement of technology can finally give Ms Donoghue’s family peace, knowing that the murderer will soon be known to the Police. This case shows how new technology can help category 3 miscarriages of justice and right them even 40 years later.

For more information, please see The Guardian article here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/aug/04/bristol-police-make-breakthrough-in-cold-case

Trevor Timm about miscarriages of justice

Trevor Timm, The Guardian columnist writes about the truth about the miscarriages of justice and how frequent they actually are. He specifically writes about a case described in Netflix’s original documentary episodes called ‘Making a Murderer’, which I am personally watching. Episodes and the article describe a case of Steve Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and, shortly after his release, got convicted again, for murder under shady circumstances. This is an excellent article for anyone willing to find out more about the Avery case and errors leading to miscarriages of justice.

You can read the full article on The Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/06/making-a-murder-netflix-series-miscarriages-of-justice-are-not-at-all-rare

Eddie Gilfoyle: Still fighting after 23 years

 

Eddie Gilfoyle had been long forgotten in the CCRC backlog of cases; however he finally received an answer from the watchdog in July this year. Not the answer he was looking for though.

Some bits of evidence were discredited in every appeal and CCRC application he had and now there is almost nothing left. However, the CCRC only refers cases based on evidence it did not have before and all these discredited bits are now known and, therefore, ineligible for a new investigation.

This is not going to be the last time I mention this case and I hope Mr Gilfoyle will keep fighting!

For more information on the CCRC decision and the case in general, please follow the links below:

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/eddie-gilfoyle-murder-conviction-appeal-11621221 – CCRC decision

http://www.eddiegilfoyle.co.uk/ – campaign website