Friday, 15 March 2013

The Rule Of Law – Is It Finally Broken Beyond Repair?

Mr Afzal, who has specialised in prosecuting child grooming cases, said those due to be arrested were not directly linked to Savile but were among the “others” identified by police as having committed similar alleged offences.
“This is a growing industry,” said Mr Afzal. “There are more arrests scheduled over the next few weeks. Some are very high-profile figures.”
He added: … There are people you will be interested in.”
Should a chief crown prosecutor really be acting as a ‘warm up man’, teasing and titillating the press in this fashion, like a carnival barker in the turn-of-the-century US midwest urging the rubes to put a nickel down to see the ladies from Gay Paree in the altogether?

He isn't the only one, either:
Detective Chief Superintendent Keith Niven, the head of Scotland Yard’s child abuse command, told the Policy Exchange meeting, however, that more offenders would now be brought to justice and said cases being reported to the Met had “rocketed up the scale” since the Savile scandal broke.
He said this was “very good” and added: “There will be more charges of individuals who would not have been charged previously.”
What does that mean? That every kook and lunatic that ever made allegations (that no longer, it seems, need to be even half-way credible) will now get the full 'victim' treatment?

Well, why not?
Savile died aged 84 in 2011, but the extent of his offending only became public after an ITV documentary last year. Subsequent reports prompted dozens of victims to come forward.
No longer ‘alleged offending’, no longer ‘alleged victims’. The State has decreed it so. Without a trial.

What a tawdry circus has been made of it all.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bunny,

I doubt that the rule of law is damaged beyond repair it just needs wrested from the absolute cretins who administer it at the moment. What we have are media savvy idiots, who are statist, controlling and who believe the rubbish spewed by the last government.

Quiet_Man said...

It serves a purpose, it keeps the majority of the islamic grooming cases out of the news.

Anonymous said...

I feel quite uncomfortable the way the police and media are declaring guilt before a trial.What will happen if some of these celebrities get found not guilty?(As they will due to the age of allegations).
Jaded

wpc jilted said...

sargent khan wonts too no why you is not at youre radiater jaded cos ees got sum whities for smeerin

ranter said...

Ahh, bless him...Melv's back. Awight melv? Taken yer meds matey? No! Come on melvypoos, take the nice tablets...lots of them please....

MTG said...

Good evening, Ranter.

News of you rising from the sick bed was heartening but I have to say that the old gouty index finger is going to feel much better when it is dropped into a specimen jar.

jaded48 said...

Ranter-were you at MD by any chance 1989 onwards?
Jaded

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX Mr Afzal, who has specialised in prosecuting child grooming cases, XX

Hahahahahahahahaha!

Do you have an "Irony of the week" spot?

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX MTG said...

Good evening, Ranter.

I have to say that the old gouty index finger XX

I have gout. Now, at one time I would not have wished it on my worst enemy.

But then, MTG, you are NOT my worst enemy, no matter HOW hard you try, so....enjoy your gout (Left big toe)

MTG said...

Gosh, memo to self - remember not to mention the War and/or gout.

A soupçon, sorry, ein bischen sensitive for a German Secret Service Agent, aren't we?

JuliaM said...

"What we have are media savvy idiots, who are statist, controlling and who believe the rubbish spewed by the last government."

And wrestling control from them doesn't seem to be on Cameron's radar...

"What will happen if some of these celebrities get found not guilty?"

What do you mean, 'if'? I think it's a foregone conclusion.

The answer, of course, will be that 'the system' protected them!

"Do you have an "Irony of the week" spot?"

I'm thinking of putting one in!