Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Taking A Long View

Many people in Liverpool may well think it too soon to try & put the Rhys Jones case in a wider historical context. However, credit to Jonathan Freedland & the team behind BBC Radio 4's The Long View earlier today for placing it in the context of the city's history without seeming premature or tactless (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/longview/ ).
Freedland & his guests, including the Echo's Ben Rossington, drew parallels between the Rhys Jones case & that of a 13 year-old boy, Michael Burns, murdered by other teenage boys on Commercial Road, Kirkdale in 1883. As well as similarities, there were more, altogether disturbing differences between the two cases.

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