Transparency 27: The Heroes of Hillsborough
In a twentieth century text, concerning a European country, we read: "The nation, on a road already route that goes from El Cid to the Defense of Madrid through Trafalgar, is a slaughterhouse of its best sons and the slaughterhouse is run by those who are its operators. this generation has been repeated, as in a circle macabre, the old spectacle of the best sacrificed for the worst "
In Veterinaria Digital (Transparency IV June 2010) under the title: "June 15th 1215" could be read: "795 years ago today, John Lackland signed the Carta Magna " …. "this Letter opens a recognition of individual liberties versus interventionism, is the beginning of a form of transparency, perhaps medieval, in the administration of the state and provides mechanisms for citizen complaints (not vassals) be heard. "
A few weeks ago a well known actor delivered a monologue in front of an empty chair and concluded: "The country is ours, politicians are our employees," In the newspapers of the week we can find news about the Hillsborough disaster, tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans died, which took place on April 15, 1989.
The information given by the authorities blamed the fans for behaving in a violent manner, enter the stadium without locality and have a high blood alcohol level. Now 23 years have been released 450,000 classified documents, have been found to be varied or destroyed 116 of the 164 statements of the agents present in the stadium and you can blame for what happened to the authorities for not having enough officers to ensure security, lack of radios and lack of immediate mobilization of the emergency services, especially ambulances and first aid, of which, according to new reports, this could have saved more than half of the deceased. Instead of answering adequately to the situation the authorities spread malicious hypotheses about the causes of the tragedy, and even looked on the cards, criminal records or scandals of the deceased to justify their hypotheses.
In Veterinaria Digital praise to the families of the victims of Hillsborough by their perseverance and we consider an example of struggle to get the transparency of for management to be a duty of loyalty owed to those who employ them, the citizens, and pay their salaries through taxes. Every time someone reacts to the lack of transparency, any administration, takes a step toward freedom of civil society against the intervention, as we can all be victims of any infamy.