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Within hours of the Mo D's decision Michael Fallon, Minister for Defence, put out a government statement saying that the UK would maintain military operations in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future.
UK newspaper The Guardian reported that, "Outside court Blackman’s wife, Claire, who has led the campaign to free the former sergeant, said she was delighted by the result saying it 'much better reflected the circumstances that [her] husband found himself in during that terrible tour of Afghanistan'." Running in parallel to the Marines' criminal trial were legal proceedings relating to the anonymity of the defendants.
Jeff Blackett also restricted public access to the evidence used at the trial, releasing on 8 November stills, audio clips and transcripts from the serviceman's video that was played to the court-martial board, The legal proceedings relating to the Marines received widespread British public and media attention.
The judges, led by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, agreed that rather than being a 'cold-blooded execution' the 'exemplary' soldier who served his country for 15 years was under 'exceptional' stress when he shot the Taliban fighter already wounded after he had attacked British troops in September 2011.“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin,” he said. Cain’s girlfriend, who was among the demonstrators, said he was “still in pain and recovering.” The case occurred as police departments across the United States are under increased scrutiny amid claims that they are too quick to use force against blacks and other minorities. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the Justice Department to review reform agreements at police departments across the nation.“I thought, as soon as they got me on the ground and they start putting my arms in different positions. So far this year, 284 people have been shot and killed by police, according to The Washington Post’s Fatal Force database. Last year, 963 people were shot and killed by police, including 233 black people. The review includes some consent decrees that encouraged police departments to train their officers on how to better resolve situations without using force, according to The Post’s Sari Horwitz, Mark Berman and Wesley Lowery.British soldier Alexander Blackman - better known as Marine A - was today sensationally cleared of murdering a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan and could be a free man by next week.His wife Claire grinned and there were loud gasps and then cheers from his family, ex-Marines and other supporters as five top Court of Appeal judges quashed the conviction and reduced it to manslaughter.