Child killers are not popular. That is an easy statement to make. So, something is clearly up when tributes pour in for a convicted child killer.
David Morris died in prison on Friday 20th August 2021. He had spent the last 22 years behind bars. David (or Dai) was convicted for the Clydach murders. Where three generations of one family were killed. He always maintained his innocence. Something thousands of supporters agree with.
There is clearly a large percentage of people around Swansea who believe that Dai Morris was innocent. However, it is deeper than that. Many believe that the true killer was within the police service. And the ‘system’ failed and set-up David Morris.
To some, it is an ‘us and them’ belief. A cover-up. An example of the powerful preying on the powerless. It seems a growing belief in everyday life with numerous similar examples.
Social media support for Dai Morris
Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat etc… have changed the world forever. We all know that. They have made communication instant. A message travels between communities simultaneously. There has been much talk about issues with creating ’fake news’. But less triumphed is its ability to root fake-news out.
In the Gaza strip, camera phones and social media have dramatically altered our understanding of the conflict. Twenty years ago, Israel would release statements that they had ‘killed 30 Hamas terrorists’ one evening. Today, the children within those killed are videoed and shared all over the world.
Essentially, it is far more difficult for the ‘establishment’ to cover-up. Videos, messages, evidence can be shared all over the globe.
The momentum to prove the innocence of David Morris was pushed on with a bestselling book and a TV documentary. However, it was social media which got and kept the message in the public domain. Two facebook groups supporting David Morris has over 30,000 members.
Suspicions add to suspicions
A few miles from Clydach, up the Swansea valley, many parents in Neath Port Talbot feel a similar battle between the powerful and powerless. NPT Council claim they wish to close 3 schools. One school closed overnight. The council leader stating a fear of an ‘Aberfan’ disaster. However official documents and geologists show no such scenario.
Parents state that the figures within the proposals do not add up. Numbers suggest that a mysterious fourth school would close. Leaked documents showing council officers stating that well-used playing fields are ‘not really used’. The powerful that make the decisions ignoring the powerless who feel they are being lied to.
When trust breaks down between those with the power to put people behind bars, close schools and create vaccines then we are in trouble.
It all feels part of a society which is constantly suspicious. There are people who feel that Covid is a hoax. The vaccine is a tracking implant. Large amount of people feel powerless. They feel ignored and that the system is rigged.
For too many people, the David Morris conviction is false. They believe that an innocent man and father has died in prison. There is real anger.
If convictions and decisions cannot be more transparent and supported by public opinion, then we are entering a dangerous time. With social media, it seems that the system will not survive if it continues to ignore the public.
Tributes for David Morris
I must add that David Morris was found guilty by a jury, and I am not implying his guilt or innocence. However it is dangerous to ignore public opinion. In 2021, the courts need to adjust to bring the public with them.
I do recommend scrolling through the hundreds of comments to news articles announcing his death. Remind yourself that this is a convicted child killer. Here are just a few: –
“Watched the BBC documentary a while ago and there seem to be many unanswered questions. I have to say the evidence suggests that he was an innocent man. Hope the real killers will be brought to justice.”
“Hope those who stitched him up can sleep comfortably tonight knowing an innocent man as died in prison RIP Dai”
“Every one knows who the real killers are. I hope the family still fight to clear his name”
“Disrespectful BBC Wales why put murderer in the headlines!!!! So sad. R.I.P. I hope your family get the justice you deserve and clear your name. Karma comes to mind they won’t get away with it if there’s any justice in this God forsaken country.”