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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Murder Charges for 'Bloody Sunday' Soldiers

This would be a shocker.  The Sunday Times of London reports that British troops or "paras"accused of doing the shooting that took the lives of 14 people in Derry in the infamous "Bloody Sunday" incident may actually end up having to face charges, three decades later.  Just last year it seemed like a miracle when the long-awaited report on the case finally condemned the killings and affirmed that none of the victims were armed.

I got especially interested in the episode a few years back after viewing the film Bloody Sunday, one of the great movies of the past decade--by then-unknown Paul Greengrass (James Nesbitt got an Oscar nomination and yes, the U2 song closes the film).  I followed the inquiry, read the excellent book by (and chatted with) Don Mullen, and more.  Here's a clip from the film:

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