So 3 judges made the ruling on 19th January 2007, on the appeal for judicial review, of Patricia da Silva Armani, one of Mr de Menezes's cousins, against the CPS decision that there was "insufficient evidence" to bring individual prosecutions, and that the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act should be used to prosecute the Metropolitan Police, instead of taking action against individual officers.In December 2006, three senior High Court judges dismissed "on all grounds" the [de Menezes] family's challenge to the CPS decision relating to individual officers.
But today[19th January 2007] Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice Forbes declared the case raised "points of law of general public importance".
They certified the High Court decision had raised two questions relating to human rights which the House of Lords, the highest court in the land, might consider answering.
The judges refused the de Menezes family actual permission to appeal.
This is a regular legal practice in order to leave it to the law lords themselves to make the final decision on the cases they want to hear.
The family would not have been able to go to the lords at all without questions first being formally certified.
The de Menezes family stated "We are bringing this challenge because we believe that individuals should bear responsibility for this crime. Otherwise a message is sent out that police officers can kill with impunity."
So very synchronous with this decision by Judge Steven Richards et al, is the news that Judge Richards has been arrested over allegations that he indecently exposed himself to a female passenger on a train. The 'flashing incident' occurred in October 2006, but the arrest was made on the same day that he made the de Menezes appeal decision!
A Times article of today (22nd January 2007) provide further details: Top judge arrested over 'flashing on train'.
It seems that the delayed action over the 'flashing incident' could be seen as punishment for the desision he has made providing the opportunity for the Law Lords to rule on the de Menezes murder incident. The Law lords tend to be a (necessary) thorn in the side to the government; it was a Law Lords decision that outlawed the governments policy of detaining foreign nationals in the UK without trial or even the prospect of any trial.
There are echoes of the Franklin Cover Up that surround this. A documentary on the franklin credit Union Scandal is at Googlevideo HERE. The scandal involved the shipping in of child prostitutes into the drunken stages of parties attended by politicians/influential persons in the US. Photographs were taken of the politicians with the kids (in negligees etc.) & then used as a 'lever' against those politicians who would otherwise have objected/voted against policies favoured by those in control. Sickening stuff.