Thursday, 1 March 2012

A Murder by any other name

The story behind the headlines or, put another way, todays front page is tomorrows fish and chips wrapper.

Another forgotten hero who was a Cadet colleague and friend of mine. Those of us who lived it, don't forget.

Somebody please define "Justice" ?

Rest easy. Peace to your families.

10 comments:

dickiebo said...

Poor soul. I just saw an old interview he gave where he said about waking up in the morning and only 'seeing' darkness. May he Rest in Peace now.

Blue Eyes said...

When something so clearly unjust and egregious happens I just hope that there is some kind of judgement in the next life.

Hogdayafternoon said...

Dickiebo, your comment broke me up.

Blue: I confess I dispensed a little justice once or twice.

TonyF said...

RIP.

JuliaM said...

"The freed man told the Daily Mail: "I was a petty criminal who got out of my depth. I did more time inside than you get for murdering a cop. I regret what I did - I've been over it in my head many, many times and conjectured about why it happened. I said sorry to the cop's family 20 years ago.

"Now I have the chance to make a new life for myself and I don't think that people should feel threatened by me being on the streets.""


I don't feel threatened. I feel repulsed...

Hogdayafternoon said...

JuliaM:
This is how we are expected to live? There was no emergency call to the off licence. Phil parked up and was walking in to buy a packet of fags. Robber exits, sees cop, fires his .45 Colt pistol (a big, big, piece) point blank range and down goes Phil. End of his life, on hold until he finally gave it up.

JuliaM said...

Yes, I know, I meant that he's no threat (not now) it's just that it disgusts me that I might walk in his footsteps, not that he's some big bad threat that should be locked away for fear of what he might do.

He is, literally, nothing.

Anonymous said...

I also met Phil when a prbationer at XR and was really shocked at his shooting. It made me realise that anyone of us could have been doing what he did. He was the first person I thought of after hearing about the suicide. It seemed to be history repeating itself. Sad so sad

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

The sense of futility is maddening. A good man lost because of a pig like Moat - a man who no doubt showed no remorse.
I remember the Philip Olds shooting very clearly. Blackstock shows no real remorse for what he did. You can sense that in the statement JulieM quoted. It's all about him and how he feels and what he needs. Hopefully he will die a horrible death one day. As will the pig who killed PC Keith Blakelock. Another horrible act of violence.

What with PC Olds being an old friend of yours, I am sure you must be feeling it today HD.

Hogdayafternoon said...

Its been a bad week, chums. My blogpal, the wonderful Neptuns Lex crashed and died and today I M/C'd over the funeral of an old chum. Sorry for the dealy in acknowledging your top comments.