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  •  Since the cops were involved (13+ / 0-)

    it might be that a judicial inquiry would be the only way to ferret out some truth.

    American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

    by glitterscale on Tue May 07, 2013 at 04:58:33 PM PDT

    •  Great point. Let's hope they do (8+ / 0-)

      Thanks, glitterscale. :)

      I ♥ President Barack Obama.

      by ericlewis0 on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:01:16 PM PDT

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      •  it's a little more complicated (4+ / 0-)

        This is the sixth investigation into this Murder,  The Family have been trying to get an investigation that finally lays bare all of the details for the last 25 years. About a Year ago they had a meeting with the Home Secretary Theresa May to try to arrange a  Full public Inquiry. the Home office has been dragging its feet spectacularly over this and has offered an inquiry, led by a Judge, but not the full on Inquiry in quite the way that the family wanted. I've yet to see their response.

        Heres a Brown moses article with some of the background to the case.

        Brown Moses Blog: Hackgate for Beginners - The Murder of Daniel Morgan

        In March 1987 Daniel Morgan, a private detective, was murdered in Sydenham in south east London, just as he was reportedly close to revealing police corruption with links to the News of the World. You might ask why we would want to look at a murder that took place 25 years ago, but it’s important to understand that the collusion between the police and press that’s being uncovered now isn’t just about events that took place in the past few years, but a pattern of corruption that goes back many decades, and that many of the people involved with past corruption are still involved with the Hackgate scandal even now.After repeated failed police inquiries into the murder which themselves have been mired in corruption the family of Daniel Morgan are still seeking justice, and have spent the past two decades running the Justice 4 Daniel campaign.
        More details in Chapter 10 of Brit's Book or In the Watson/Hickman Dial M for Murdoch

        or chapter 5 of a book called "The Untouchables" about corruption and racism in the Metropolitan police

        Interviewer: What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings? Helpmann: Bad sportsmanship

        by ceebs on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:43:38 PM PDT

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        •  and another (3+ / 0-)
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          detail that may have a bearing on why things are happening so slowly

          Murder trial collapse exposes News of the World links to police corruption | Media | The Guardian

          After his release from prison Rees, who had been bugged for six months by Scotland Yard because of his links with corrupt police officers, was rehired by the News of the World, which was being edited by Andy Coulson.

          The revelations call into questionDavid Cameron's judgment in choosing Coulson as director of communications at 10 Downing Street in May 2010. Both he and the deputy prime minister had been warned in March 2010 about Coulson's responsibility for rehiring Rees after his prison sentence.

          Nick Clegg had been informed in detail about Jonathan Rees's murder charge, his prison sentence and his involvement with police corruption – and that he and three other private investigators had committed crimes for the News of the World while Coulson was deputy editor or editor.

          Interviewer: What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings? Helpmann: Bad sportsmanship

          by ceebs on Wed May 08, 2013 at 07:07:26 PM PDT

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