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the lyrics |
Though the lyrics clearly are in opposition to the death penalty, due to the title... many view it as a song in favor of it. Though it is generally believed that Craig shot and killed Constable Miles, it is possible that Miles was in fact killed by a bullet fired from another Constable's revolver. The bullet itself was never recovered, but the estimated caliber taken from the entry wound to Miles' head never matched the caliber of Craig's revolver. It did match the caliber of the revolvers issued to the Constable's who responded to the incident. This is just another instance of blurred evidence utilized to convict in a capital punishment case. The posthumous pardon only validates this song's opposition to the death penalty.
Let Him Dangle by Elvis Costello - Review |
Reviewer: Brian Gazbo
"Let Him Dangle" tells a true story and is a song opposing the death penalty. An educationally sub-normal 18 year old, Derek Bentley had been apprehended by police during a minor robbery. His 16 year old partner, Chris Craig produced a gun and pointed it at Sidney Miles, a policeman. Bentley reportedly said to Craig "Let him have it, Chris". Craig shot and killed the policeman. Bentley was found guilty of murder and hanged, the ambiguous expression being considered an incitement. Craig was jailed - too young to be hanged. Bentley received a posthumous pardon. See this link.
Brilliant song. Passionate performance.