The Stephen Lawrence verdict: five key questions
"Stephen Lawrence lived for 18 years, 7 months and 9 days. It took 18 years, 8 months and 12 days to bring his killers to justice". The newspapers have been full of headlines and Twitter full of posts such as the one above. Everyone hopes that the Lawrence family can now take time to grieve. This has been an emotional and life-changing experience for many, and the changes brought about by the campaign to convict Stephen's killers have fundamentally altered our criminal justice system. In the lead-up to the sentencing of Gary Dobson and David Norris, five questions seemed to vex the public:
“Stephen Lawrence lived for 18 years, 7 months and 9 days. It took 18 years, 8 months and 12 days to bring his killers to justice”.
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