Monday, March 26, 2007


What I have problems understanding at this point is how the jury did not find Mr Rickards guilty. The whole trial was stacked in favour of the accused and by suppressing the fact that Shipton and Schollum were already convicted rapists meant that the jury never really understood what these men were capable of. Now as for the assistant police commissioner himself what kind of a man is remains friends with men who have been convicted for a crime when his career should be about upholding the law and generally being a good and decent citizen? My issue with this whole subject is that only a very tiny amount of reported rape cases make it to trial and the statistics show that this number is getting smaller every year. If the very people who are supposed to be the ones who protect you from crimes are in fact the one's who comment them (like these men) then, who are you supposed to turn to for help?

And now as if the reputation of the police had not already been blackened enough there is once again in the spotlight police having mass orgies and being filmed while doing so. The news states that Ms King wants a full explanation but in reality as long as we are content to find no fault with the police who seem to be untouchable why should things change?

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