This is another cautionary tale, after the first one of the day about the cover-up of the USS Fitzgerald crash perps.
The bottom line in that story was that people on the list of the vilified for the PCists were blamed and the true perps were not even mentioned – because they were of one of the favoured demographics.
One thing this is not is justice. You expect it in Russia but not in the US or Britain but in fact it is rife in the latter two. Here’s another:
The most interesting thing to happen in that six-month period was in January, when a retired police officer warned me that either the arresting sergeant, or one of his colleagues, was going to arrest me and charge me with something else. In his words, the police wanted to “make things difficult” for me. This warning actually came as a surprise, because I’d been noticing a huge improvement in the police’s attitude to the press around here, myself included. I took the warning on board though.
So, let’s jump forward to yesterday, 12 June 2018. There’s something rather important that I didn’t mention in my previous blog post, and I’m sure you’ll understand why.
We had a recording of the arrest.
The recording disproved pretty much everything the two police officers had written in their statements. It also caught the sergeant apparently boasting about how he’d planned the arrest in advance with someone in the Procurator Fiscal’s office, who had agreed to prosecute me.
The police force in this country with the worst reputation – internationally bad – was the West Midlands police but at least the innocent there were “likely lads” to a point. In the case of this man now, there’s nothing at all – they just took a set against him and this is very much shades of Tommy Robinson.
Is it the intention of Plod to turn over half the country against them? Is this part of the Plan?