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I could not do the subject matter justice but would like some commentary from those more knowledgeable than myself deeper than, "That's why The Sun cannot be sold in Liverpool."
 
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In short, this is what I know:

The Match Commander (of the police), David Duckenfield, will be charged with manslaughter.

Five other will be charged with various charges depending on the persons (gross neglience, misconduct in a public office, perverting the course of justice and more).

Duckenfield was the one who gave the order to open the gates into the stands, which led to overcrowding and thus the disaster. The others gave false testimony about how the events had unfolded and how the Liverpool fans had behaved.
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28 years later???????
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Yes, 28 years later. It's a sad story all round.

There was an inquiry back in 1991 which found that the primary cause was the failure of police control in the stadium. Yet their verdict was accidental death.

Then there was the Hillsborough Independent Panel which led to the original verdict being nulled in 2012 and thus new inquests that determined last year (in April) that 96 victims had been killed and Liverpool fans had not been to blame. Since then there have been criminal investigations and finally these charges.

The Panel's findings were a huge relief for the relatives of the 96, and even more so the results of the inquests. I think they can finally foresee some kind of closure for this event, although the court proceedings will probably take years of course.
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theapostlegreen wrote:
28 years later???????


It's taken that long due to the police cover up. Most of the charges relate to the cover up not the deaths.
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Jon_1066 wrote:
theapostlegreen wrote:
28 years later???????


It's taken that long due to the police cover up.

With complicity from a certain portion of the press.
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Wow. What a horrible situation. I hope any survivors and families of victims can see justice done.
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There was a good NY Times explainer on this today:

Why Britain is consumed with a 28-year-old stadium disaster
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