Is There A Doctor In The House? 1

Back in December, I posted on the appalling Sir Michael Wright, that standing rebuke to the very name of judge.

I have been hoping he would haul me up for contempt, so I could use the line of Thomas Muir:

“If it be a crime to be contemptuous of you, then commit me for life, for it will be a crime without end”.

Every day for four months a continuous stream of doctors have come to this blog, straight to my post on Sir Michael Wright. They come here from this url.

Unfortunately, not being a doctor, I can’t get in to see the context of the link. But I am baffled as to how it can remain so prominent on its site that it has sent people streaming here over such a long period. And why are doctors so interested anyway?

If there is a doctor in the house, perhaps they might offer some assistance.

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  • Dr John Crippen

    Hi Craig

    The reason you post keeps getting picked up on DNUK (I don’t read it often, but I just looked) is because of the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 people were crushed, and few were happy with the coroner’s decision then; so there are similarities to the DeMenenzes case.

    Hope that helps

    Best wishes


    This was the starting post on a new thread that is discussing Hillsborough:-

    I have no axe to grind. I am not from Liverpool and support another club, but I will pause at 3.06pm today to reflect that twenty years ago, 96 people died unnecessarily. I am posting this here, rather than in sports because the issues involved are important ones.

    There will be those who think that Liverpool should move on, that it is maudlin to hark back to the past. I disagree. Liverpool, where I qualified, is a proud, parochial and clannish place, and the people there have every right to bitter anger at what happened in Sheffield. Those men, women and children, died because of generations of neglect by the football authorities, but if that were the whole story it would be over now. The stadia are rebuilt and the world has changed. It is what happened afterwards that provokes the bulk of the resentment.

    Firstly, the police lied when accusing the fans of kicking down the gates when in fact the police had opened them. Secondly, only one ambulance was allowed into the stadium. All others were kept back outside with their crews as the supporters had to perform CPR as best they could. Thirdly, the South Yorkshire Coroner, who was about eighty, ruled that all the casualties were dead by 3.15pm and therefore he would not consider any evidence as to what happened after that. He did this in spite of evidence from numerous doctors in the BMJ that resuscitation was still going on until at least 3.40pm. Fourthly, the press took up Police promptings that the tragedy was caused by drunken fans, and Kelvin MacKenzie the Sun editor ran particularly offensive stories. Every corpse was tested for alcohol, but little was found.

    Lastly, every appeal for a public inquiry has been refused, by politicians from Thatcher to Brown. I would suggest that if 96 people had been killed in a train crash, or by a GP, the inquiry would have been immediate and wide-ranging. But football supporters did not matter in the 1980s. We were untermenschen, subhumans. Unfortunately, those in power still place greater importance on protecting the guilty than on seeking the truth. That is the lasting disgrace of Hillsborough.

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