Friday, April 22, 2005

About Time

Michael Cullen, in his role as Attorney-General, has asked the Solicitor-General to consider whether there should be a new inquest into the accidental death on the Berrymans' property. About bloody time. But shouldn't they be doing more? This seems to be a case where the Army has concealed evidence in an effort to hide their own responsibility in the death; the result has been a gross miscarriage of justice in which the Berrymans have been left holding the can. This doesn't just require a new inquest; it demands a full and independent inquiry. The sooner the government establishes one, the better.