Now then Scousers, time to get your Black Shell Suits on...the Hillsborough Official Docs are out....No doubt their will be the usual outpouring of Liverpudlian Grief.....hoping to pin the Blame on some one.
Perhaps my point of view is abit simplistic, The Police numbers were to provide cover for a capacity crowd, however the fan base exeeded that, so the police where overwhemed by people who should not have been there, it was the fan base who caused the the deaths & injuries, yes the police made some poor decisions.
It was the fan base without tickets who should not have been there, therefore they were the cause and the effect was 96 dead people, if you take away the ticketless fans apart from the usual football violence there would have been no real issue on the Day.
Perhaps ( being a bit cynical) that the victims families want someone in authority to blame so they can be straight on to claims4you.com
There have never been the same scale of deaths at an American footie match - because they queue sensibly, don't attempt to push their way in (and start a crush at the turnstiles) to get the police to open the barriers (which transfers the crush to the fences at the front) to force their way in to see a game without paying for it.
Those who died were not at fault, they were crushed by the constant pushing from ignorant scum at the back who wouldn't wait or buy a ticket. The fact that this occurred in a city where a significant proportion of the population also happen to be a bunch of whinging scousers who can't accept responsibility for their actions, is not directly relevant to the disaster, but this accounts fully for the grief-fest since.
Although there may have been suppressed detail which will show some errors of judgement on the day, nothing in the released documents will transfer guilt from the herd of impatient, dregs who wanted to get in for nothing, or who couldn't wait a couple of minutes longer. Or are the Scousers saying that they are a simply a herd of unthinking morons who, at all times. need to be herded like sheep?
It's all to do with 'Blame Culture'. That's why we keep getting inquiry after inquiry into the same thing until the "victims" get the answer they want, someone to blame and claim from. Closure my backside!
I suspect what we'll find is significant failures from those in command of the varying emergency services, etc. Human nature being what it is, they told little lies to rationalise their failings. As time went by the lies became a little bigger and they began to believe their own rationalizations. Eventually it became an institutionalised cover-up to protect the reputations of the varying emergency services and organising authorities concerned.
At the heart of this story will be a chain of human failings that led to a tragedy and the death of 96 Liverpool fans.
And also at the heart of this story will be a number of senior officers and managers who cared more for their careers than the truth.