But leaving aside the inevitable post-mortems, the wry reflections and the obscene triumphalism, this one sole thing stood out for me above all else.
A small group of demonstrators gathered outside Scotland Yard following the verdict, with some voicing their displeasure.Birmingham aftermath:
Following the verdict, judge Mr Justice Flaux appealed for calm on the streets as police said extra officers would be deployed at the first sign of any trouble.
His sentiments were echoed by Tariq Jahan, the father of one of the victims, who was credited with preventing a race war on the streets of Winson Green last August.
Speaking outside court yesterday, Mr Jahan, 47, urged people to ‘accept the outcome’ of the trial and appealed for ‘peace and calm in our community’.I know which civilisation I prefer.