Thursday, 13 September 2012

AD 122 and all that

 To keep the Scots out

Work began on the construction of Hadrian's Wall in AD 122 during the rule of Emperor Hadrian. The wall was the most heavily fortified border in the Empire. In addition to its role as a military fortification, it is thought that many of the gates through the wall would have served as customs posts to allow trade and levy taxation. Nothing changes!

Hillsborough report damns police and emergency services

The independent report on the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool football fans lost their lives, has delivered a devastating verdict on the police and the emergency services.
It disclosed that evidence had been changed and that 'strenuous attempts' had been made to deflect blame onto the fans.
It also concluded that potentially, 41 of the victims might have survived had they been treated more promptly.

96 Dead

Hillsborough's melee
Black hole of anguish
Authorities fog

©David L Atkinson September 2012


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