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Stephen Lawrence: Gary Dobson drops his appeal and the white working class swoon

by | 16th, March 2013

Stephen Lawrence trial

GARY Dobson will not appeal his life sentence for his part in the murder of Stephen Lawrence. He’s dropped his appeal. Dobson, 36, and the connected David Norris, 35, were both imprisoned the 1993 murder of the black teenager.

But David Norris is appealing. Good. The thought of that odious scrote having his hopes raised and repeatedly dashed is satisfying.

Stephen Lawrence’s mother Doreen says of Dobson’s move:

“Now that Gary Dobson has dropped his appeal I can only assume it is because he has finally admitted he murdered Stephen. He could have done this much earlier and avoided the pain and heartache me and my family have had to suffer over so many years. I now hope that David Norris will do the same and avoid prolonging my pain. I also hope that those others who were involved on the 22nd April 1993 follow Gary Dobson’s lead and admit their own involvement.”

But he hasn’t admitted it. He’s just dropped his appeal. Admittance of guilt would offer the victim’s loved one’s closure. But Dobson, like Norris, is a coward.

Dobson had been acquitted of Stephen’s murder before the law was changed to allow him to stand trial once again. The law is fluid. Good.

The Daily Mail notes:

He [Dobson] could receive a significant reduction in his prison sentence if he testifies against fellow, unconvicted members of the murder gang…

Police believe they have exhausted all opportunities to gather new forensic evidence in the Lawrence case, meaning their best chance of nailing the other gang members is if a new witness comes forward – or Dobson tells the truth.

Don’t hold your breath. But, then, this isn’t about justice for Stephen Lawrence. It’s become about a cause. Things reached their

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