posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 07:30 PM
No I'm not making accusations about who stole the tapes, although not many other people will have access to a police control room. There is a fair
amount of evidence of systematic corrupt practise within a lot of police forces in the eighties, but the South Yorkshire Police had a number of
scandals. The reason Super-intendent Brian Mole (Highly experienced in crowd control) was transferred a month before Hillsborough was due to an
incident in which two police officers faked an armed ambush on a new recruit, tied him up and left him in the road half naked. This was reported at
the time to not have been a typical 'initiation'.
The gravity of corruption within the police forces was only really revealed in the Hillsborough Independent Panel in 2012 (it took 23 years!) which
included evidence of police statements that were routinely 'sanitised' without the permission of the officers, often with criticisms of the police
crossed out. A systematic conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. This was a practice which by 1988 was almost routine. I'm sure if you searched
the world you would find different types shocking actions, but in my opinion whether a police force is committing murder or wilfully tarnishing the
reputation of the dead, it's still corruption, and the systematic nature of it puts them as bad as anywhere else in the world.
I would implore you, or anyone to watch the Hillsborough episode of 30 for 30: Soccer Stories by ESPN as it is quite informative of the attempts by
the people at the top to criminalise those who attended the game and obfuscate the truth in the immediate aftermath. As yet no-one has been