Beniha Laing and Wesldey Gray were yesterday sentenced to a total of 64 years for being part of a group that fired a gun in the direction of a police helicopter during the riots. Helicopter was not hit and no police injured.
As usual after the riots and long slog through the courts the political groups who cheer lead the revolt are nowhere to be seen in solidarity….they want victims anyway not people who took the fight to the cops. I have not seen this case mentioned anywhere…………and there are at lesst 10 others with nearly as long sentences. People with Malcolm X posters on their wall can’t be arsed to give support to ‘gangsters from Brum’……they’d much prefer an Alfie Meadows. If these geezers were Black Panthers there’d be a poster on every wall. And we wonder why are slogans are hollow an we are not trusted.
Meanwhile a copper who did kill someone is still collecting his police pension………..