From the Archives

Given the current obsessions with Jimmy Savile and Gary McKinnon, I thought Sloggers might like to cast their eyes over this piece from April 2010:

Supreme Court: Paedophile rights more important than autistic rights.


The judge heading up our Supreme Court rationalised its decision to delist two serious sex offenders on human rights grounds today. Lord Phillips said the offenders’ list notification requirements were ‘an interference with their rights’ – in the case of the younger chap, his right to play rugby and go on foreign holidays. The older man of the two is 52 and has serious heart problems, but the younger one is still 18, and had committed several ghastly rapes by the age of 11. Only two years ago, two Plymouth paedophiles were allowed to take foreign holidays. They never came back – and Interpol is still trying to trace one of them.

What is it about judges and psychiatrists that a mountain of evidence about the unreliability of conclusions like no longer pose any significant risk of committing a further sexual offence never seems to get through to them? Just a few months after one of the Bulger murderers was sent back to jail after re-offending, here we go again.

Ed ‘Mad Dog’ Balls insists that the solution is to vett and bar 12 million people, but being an idiot he has an excuse. The Supreme Court Justices don’t: what about the rights of the 12 million being pointlessly harrassed by nosey paedophobes?

From the Supreme Court’s inception in 2009, doubts have been expressed about first, why all the hugely expensive rebranding and lah-dee-dah was necessary in the first place; and second, whether it would just turn into another elite institution devoid of commonsense.

For example, although keen to defend the rights of mentally ill sex offenders, the UK’s supreme legal body seems generally unwilling to defend British extraditees. In the cases of Ian Norris and the NatWest’s 3 bankers, extradition followed the normal procedure of rolling over whenever the Americans say boo. And of course, in the case of Gary McKinnon, he would’ve been seen to be tried in a British Court anyway – so why the need to extradite? McKinnon (who is also clearly disturbed in some major way) is having his rights as a UK citizen crushed without so much as a by your leave, M’lud.

McKinnon’s appeal hearing before this lot comes up in March. Don’t hold your breath waiting for judicial signs of brain and spine.

See also: Paedophiles will always hide where they are likely to get protection.

 

10 thoughts on “From the Archives

  1. The rights of anyone are never given they are earned. e.g. You only receive the rights you are prepared to give to others. I can’t give you those right neither if I am not elligible for them so the clever monkeys try to legislate trust. A bit like Merv the Swerv King can’t earn the money so he creates it out of thin air.

    So do you trust … ??

    A judge, could if they earned that trust but they seem to break it if you do.
    A politican maybe, nah they have persistantly broken all trust given.
    A banker, never as trust is not a part of their genetic makeup.

    All the way down to the lowliest of the low and
    a Paedophile.

    Politicans or Paedophiles? All the same in my book, untrustworthy and need to start earning back any trust they broke. Nice photo above by the way, dress 11 Paedophiles the same and you really would not be able to tell the difference.

    Even better superimpose notorious faces like Bob Diamond, Jeremy Hunt, Mervyn King and then add the like of Peter Sutcliffe, Frank Beck et al.

    The thing they ALL would have in common is they are shown to be UNTRUSTWORTHY.

  2. While I would agree that the present UK/US extradition treaty is very unfair and one sided completely in favour of the US and needs to be changed, I do also believe that many of the high profile cases cited are bad examples of poor or miscarriages of justice. I believe that many of people involved are actually guilty and have got the justice they probably deserved and should have received in the UK. The Americans are extraditing the criminal cases that the British legal system is either unwilling or unable to deal with such as complicated frauds, insider trading, corruption and of course in the case of Gary McKinnon hacking.
    You could also have cited the case of Christopher Tappin extradited for trying to make a fast buck selling missile batteries to Iran. Its amazing how the principle defence of most of these people always comes down to ill health, the so called Earnest Saunders defence.
    It seems to have been left to the Americans to police the City of London and UK foreign business and trade by means of the The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. If the UK had a Criminal Justice system that was actually fit for purpose (just look at the joke that is the FSA) there would no longer be a need for a never ending flow of extraditions.
    I cant say I would loose too much sleep over the prospect of many of our own home grown “Masters of the Universe” being shipped off from a US Air Force base for a piece of Texas Justice and hospitality cutesy of good old Uncle Sam.

  3. ” What is it about judges and psychiatrists that a mountain of evidence about the unreliability of conclusions like no longer pose any significant risk of committing a further sexual offence never seems to get through to them?”
    Judging from the looks of them, l’m sure they think sex is overrated anyway. So, why bother ?

  4. dirt in vs dirt out

    Say you have an institution that gains one paedophile per year and every five years or so there’s a scandal that gets covered up and every ten years a bigger one which is mostly covered up but one guy gets sacrificed to appease the public.

    After fifty years you have 45 paedophiles in that institution, some of them very senior, plus very many other non-paedophiles who are tainted by their involvement in earlier cover-ups which they want kept secret.

    Given long enough the whole institution will eventually become rotten to the core.

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