A hopeful beginning to an end
23 years on – the bereaved families continue to fight for justice. Will the information that’s caused such prolonged heartache and distress finally be available?
We can’t comprehend the pain and suffering those families have experienced, not only have they had to deal with the loss of their loved ones, the circulation of vicious rumours suggesting the blame lies purely on those Liverpool fans, is a distraught reminder of how insensitive the media can be. The commitment and work of those families, who’ve never backed down, may finally get the breakthrough they thoroughly deserve.
A day of reckoning
12th September 2012 will undoubtedly be an emotional day for all those involved. The families will finally get access to the secret police documents to which they’ve been long campaigning for.
Yes, it will be difficult to come to terms with what’s revealed in the documents, but when sources disturbing claim a ‘tanked-up mob’ were to blame for the incident, it’s hoped the documents will reveal the truth behind those 96 deaths. I mean, how can we live in democratic society that withholds such information on a subject everyone human has the right to? It’s time the families were treated fairly.
The thoughts of that tragic day will lie with the families forever, unfortunately so will the manner in which the authorities have failed them, it’s too late for apologies but hopefully the disclosure of these long-awaited documents will provide the families with information they fought for such a period. Whether the information is good, bad or indifferent it’s vital the welfare of these families remains at the top of the agenda.
As a football fan, as a man from that area, I am keen on highlighting the importance of bringing justice to the 96. I want to do my small bit in helping get some sense of closure to an event that should have long since been closed.