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    Bloody Sunday murder inquiry planned | UK news | guardian.co.uk

    A murder inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings in Derry is to begin in the new year.

    Senior commanders from the Police Service of Northern Ireland on Thursday briefed relatives of the 14 people who died after British paratroopers opened fire on demonstrators in the city, in 1972.

    Earlier this year, police signalled an intent to investigate the incident after they and prosecutors reviewed the findings of the Saville public inquiry into the controversial shootings. Until now it had been unclear when such an investigation would start.

    After the 12-year inquiry, Lord Saville found that the killings were unjustified and none of the dead posed a threat when they were shot.
    Is it too much to hope for that we may see justice done, more than 40 years after the event? Those of us alive at the time, and who had the benefit of reliable eye-witness accounts, know what happened that day and already know that completely innocent people were murdered.
    However, my prior experience of the justice system suggests that the perpetrators will escape punishment.
    Nevertheless I live in hope.

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    If anything comes from it do any of our CNINR poster's accept a two year prison sentence as justice...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    If anything comes from it do any of our CNINR poster's accept a two year prison sentence as justice...
    Why not? If it applies to all the other people involved, then I have no issue with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    If anything comes from it do any of our CNINR poster's accept a two year prison sentence as justice...
    PSF signed up to this so there own would get off. They cant complain. Hell 70% of the people backed it by referendum in 1998.

    Personally I dont think it right.

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    Presumably carrying a Thompson sub machine gun around that day would be worthy of a couple of years as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegregster View Post
    PSF signed up to this so there own would get off. They cant complain. Hell 70% of the people backed it by referendum in 1998.

    Personally I dont think it right.
    Thankfully your opinion is completely irrelevant. That sort of bone-headed inflexibility condemned us to a generation of murder & strife. Compromises were needed in order to end the cycle and compromising worked. Would you rather that people were still killing each other up here, as you watched coldly from your ivory tower in Dublin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT123 View Post
    Presumably carrying a Thompson sub machine gun around that day would be worthy of a couple of years as well?
    sure it was only for show...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DT123 View Post
    Presumably carrying a Thompson sub machine gun around that day would be worthy of a couple of years as well?
    Soldier F is believed to have murdered four people that day. If his punishment for murdering four people is to get two years in jail then do you think it would be right for someone possessing a rifle to get the same punishment?

    It's obviously a disgrace that people will never serve the sentences that they deserve but the people signed up to it so it's the same for everyone. It sticks in the throat of people on all sides but it's a compromise that had to be made to bring peace. Under normal circumstances being found in possession of a weapon would carry much longer than a two year sentence, but when a man who killed four people gets two years it would be a travesty to punish them in the same way.

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    The Provos gave the Parachute regiment a bit of justice at Warrenpoint

    Follow the money in this country and it ALWAYS goes back to state support, be it tax breaks, state contracts and the manipulation of markets for the gombeen class.

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    I'm actually torn by this. Yes, prosecutions should ideally take place. But if we as Republicans expect our own fighters to escape gaol then I the same should happen for British soldiers/unionist paramilitaries. The Saville Report should really have drawn a line under this all, but with Republicans now being arrested without cause then British troops and their unionist agents should also face full justice.

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