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Online Roch

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Maurice Drake
« on: March 24, 2021, 05:51:PM »
Shrewsbury 24 (prosecutor for the crown); Bridgewater 4; and Bamber case. He was certainly involved in some controversial convictions. Was it bad luck or was there more to it?

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Re: Maurice Drake
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 10:29:PM »
Shrewsbury 24 (prosecutor for the crown); Bridgewater 4; and Bamber case. He was certainly involved in some controversial convictions. Was it bad luck or was there more to it?
1) Hard to know the full details. Flying pickets are intimidatory, though the working conditions were lousy and needed improving; https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/15/shre-d15.html

2) West Midlands Police brutality lay behind the miscarriage of justice.

3) Mr. Justice Drake was an RAF wartime pilot like Nevill, so probably had empathy for the deceased. But justice prevailed.