|Justice at last!|
The case of Sam Hallam is very much one of a hapless young man caught up in things he is clueless to control. The police said he did it, had their witnesses and judge and jury all concur. Seven years in jail. Yet all along there was one person, or maybe more, who knew there was evidence to the contrary. The boy was two miles away using his mobile phone. I can't help thinking the word cover-up is suitable here. That person kept quiet all the time Hallam was in jail. The Appeal Court heard his case, yet the evidence remained concealed. Then the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) got involved and their deliberations found it all out. Why so long? And is anything going to happen to those who knew better?
Many say that if you haven't done anything you've nothing to fear. Well Sam Hallam did nothing or at least didn't murder anyone and he got seven years. And for the salivating hanging brigade, he could well have been dead too if the death sentence had been around. Food for thought indeed.