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Message 1298309 - Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 2:55:40 UTC - in response to Message 1298284.

Is the stigma of this crime so bad that people are afraid of reporting it because they will be assumed guilty by association if they do report it and thus don't report it? Thinking of Penn State as well.


Thought you were more intelligent that that. It wasn't a case of stigma but money & power talks, with the "little people" being continuouldy screwed over, & if you think that is B/S, tell us all - what did the bankers do to us in 2008 with the result of that still haing a drastic effect today.

WTF does bankers have to do with sex crimes? Perhaps you should have your meds adjusted.
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Message 1298359 - Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 6:59:24 UTC - in response to Message 1298309.

Is the stigma of this crime so bad that people are afraid of reporting it because they will be assumed guilty by association if they do report it and thus don't report it? Thinking of Penn State as well.


Thought you were more intelligent that that. It wasn't a case of stigma but money & power talks, with the "little people" being continuouldy screwed over, & if you think that is B/S, tell us all - what did the bankers do to us in 2008 with the result of that still haing a drastic effect today.

WTF does bankers have to do with sex crimes? Perhaps you should have your meds adjusted.


There's your answer! Your problem is that you only want to see what you want to see & aything outside your box is trivia.
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Message 1298614 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 12:51:35 UTC

Hotting up.....

Approaching 300

"Sources close to Scotland Yard's investigation said they were also looking at "figures of high standing" who might have helped Savile."

Oh dear, those sources had better get their meds adjusted!
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Message 1298635 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 15:41:48 UTC - in response to Message 1298614.

Only 300? What a piker. Still got a long way to go to catch Wilt Chamberlain.

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Message 1298643 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 16:16:25 UTC

Chamberlain?

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Message 1298666 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 17:15:56 UTC - in response to Message 1298643.

Chamberlain?

Basketball player. Claims to have bedded 20,000!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilt_Chamberlain
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Message 1298669 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 17:19:49 UTC

And these 20,000 were all under age were they?

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Message 1298710 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 19:12:53 UTC - in response to Message 1298669.

I don't think he was checking ID's.

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Message 1298712 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 19:17:15 UTC - in response to Message 1298710.

& you find that good to brag about?
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Message 1298719 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 19:39:18 UTC - in response to Message 1298712.

Mr. Chamberlain did, ask him.

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Message 1298722 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 19:44:46 UTC - in response to Message 1298719.

So did you by posting the link & proving your silliness by stating the above. He's dead, just like Saville.
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Message 1298768 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 22:14:00 UTC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMartin_preschool_trial

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Message 1299346 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 12:17:35 UTC

Wow, a minister actually stating what we peons already knew......

Hamster Eater - Police don't want to talk to him

"Vince Cable slams authorities for not getting Savile in the dock saying: 'The real scandal is the CPS had a lot of evidence and yet didn’t prosecute'"

Who would've thought that!
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Message 1299766 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 13:59:34 UTC

Barbeque time!

Lord Patten questions

BBC too secretive

Former Chief had alerts

Caught on camera

"He said that the force had no information about officers attending Savile's Friday Morning Club but that they were free to do what they wished when off duty." What happened to that old chesnut "A policeman is never off duty?"

A word called "Fraternisation" springs to mind here. If somebody is under investigation, that fact should be transmitted to all police forces which will prevent just that from happening.

It'll never happen though because each force will behave in a "territorial" manner!

Definitely time to go!
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Message 1300361 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 21:09:40 UTC

Well at least the BBC had one decent governer.....

....and he does raise a very vaild point: -

BBC's Children in Need had ban

"I base this on [BBC director general] George Entwistle reporting on the conversation with [BBC director of news] Helen Boaden who told him that Newsnight were conducting an investigation. He didn't ask the question 'why?'

I find that extraordinary. It wouldn't have happened in my day because the guy would have been at a governors' meeting and he would have been asked by people like me 'why?'"
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Message 1300409 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 0:49:14 UTC - in response to Message 1300361.

Sirius -- privatize BBC -- give it to Murdock. <smile>

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Message 1300497 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 10:54:59 UTC - in response to Message 1299766.

A word called "Fraternisation" springs to mind here. If somebody is under investigation, that fact should be transmitted to all police forces which will prevent just that from happening.

It'll never happen though because each force will behave in a "territorial" manner!



Oh dear, it looks like many officials may be lurking on the forum!

Yard chief admits police forces failed to link information

"Police forces across Britain failed to link separate allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile while he was alive, Britain's most senior policeman admitted yesterday.

Four forces were contacted by seven potential victims, but none was able to build a case strong enough to put before a court.

Scotland Yard commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said detectives would have established 'a pattern of behaviour' had they known about the various investigations"

Don't worry Commissioner, here's a "get out of jail" card for you to use: -

"Technology as we have today was not available to us back then".
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Message 1300514 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 12:16:18 UTC

"Technology as we have today was not available to us back then".

That is a fair and reasonable comment to make, given the circumstances. But these are very early times in all of this, and things are changing radically day by day.

Police are expected to make more arrests in the coming days after releasing one-time pop singer Gary Glitter on bail on Sunday.

Mr Hogan-Howe also said that Scotland Yard is to examine allegations that a paedophile ring linked to Downing Street once existed.

I think it is far too soon yet to make any proper judgements, lets hold fire abd see what transpires. It is a very bad business all round, and more and more people are being drawn into it. Max Clifford the famous PR consultant, has already said that he has been contacted by scores of DJ's and pop stars around at the time, scared out of their wits that they might be implicated, even though they were totally innocent. The long term fall out from all this could be very far reaching.

A total lose/lose situation for everyone.

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Message 1300517 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 12:38:26 UTC - in response to Message 1300514.

Agree. However, even though I have lampooned/castigated/insulted those at the top, I find this year to be something out of the ordinary.

Too much is happening too fast - leaks, rumours, allegations - is there a hidden hand behind all this?

For example there is BSkyB - is it possible that the Murdochs are behind some of this due to the treatment they've received?

Probably unlikely, but remember my favourite quote: -

"Truth is stranger than fiction".
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Message 1300521 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 13:06:12 UTC

I find this year to be something out of the ordinary.

Too much is happening too fast - leaks, rumours, allegations

I can agree wholeheartedly with you there I think. Unsettling times to say the very least. Trying to stand back and take a helicopter view of it all, there are a number of factors to it. A mid term UK government, USA presidential elections, an unusual amount of natural disasters, global and EU recession, general dissatisfaction with the current world order etc. Plus of course the media hyping it all up to make a living.

But yes, the UK has had a bit of a bashing in 2012 on many fronts, and it's not over yet. But it is at times like these that the famous British bulldog spirit comes to the fore. People grit their teeth and carry on, making the best of it.

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