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Tony Farrell, 51, handed in an annual "threat assessment" report after falling for a conspiracy theory he stumbled across on the internet.
Police chiefs were stunned to be told by their adviser on where to concentrate resources that the Government was the "enemy within".
He also claimed the risk from Islamic extremists was zero and tackling crime and protecting vulnerable people was "irrelevant". Mr Farrell, a £35,000-a-year civilian worker for South Yorkshire Police, was sacked after he refused to get his mental state checked by a doctor.
He is suing for unfair dismissal and demanding £140,000 damages.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
reply to post by TrickoftheShade
He was a chief intelligence analyst for future terrorist threats working for the police.
Originally posted by TrickoftheShade
reply to post by PhoenixOD
Sorry, that's ridiculous. To be a whistleblower you have to have inside knowledge. He freely admits that he got his information from Prison Planet and elsewhere on the web. Nothing he experienced within his organisation led him to believe that 7/7 was a government plot, just some stuff off the web.
He's no more a "whistleblower" than you are.
Originally posted by micpsi
You miss the point. Tony Farrell never claimed that he was a 7/7 whistle-blower. What he wanted to make public was that he was being wrongly fired for disagreeing with the official view about what happened on 7/7.
A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).
Most whistleblowers are internal whistleblowers, who report misconduct on a fellow employee or superior within their company.
He's not really doing what your definition suggests. He hasn't directly seen any wrongdoing in his organisation. All he's done is go on the net and get duped
That with the rumours that two middle east looking men with back packs were shot near the Gurkin in the City of London-shootings which weren't remarkably weren't reported by the media, and I think the conspiracy is there for all to see.
"The New Zealander, who did not want to be named, said the killing of the two men wearing bombs happened at 10.30am on Thursday (London time). Following the shooting, the 8000 workers in the 44-storey tower were told to stay away from windows and remain in the building for at least six hours, the New Zealand man said."
At a press conference on July 7th, the police were asked to elaborate on the reports, but they simply said there had been no such incident, with no apparent explanation for why there should have been a "flurry" of police activity at Canary Wharf.
QUESTION: Can you tell me -- the rumors that a police sniper shot dead a suicide bomber at Canary Wharf (ph). Do you know anything about that?
PADDICK: We have no reports of any police sniper shooting at anybody today.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
I never believed the official story behind the 7/7 bombings in London for one moment. The idea that terrorists would go to all that trouble making bombs just to blow up what is effectively a hole in the ground seems crazy to me.
Number of miles/km travelled by each Tube train each year: 76,800 miles/123,600km
Total number of passengers carried each year: 1,065 million
Number of individual passengers carried on the Tube each year: 28 million
Bus usage is growing at its fastest rate since 1946
Bus ridership grew more than 38 per cent between 1999/00 and 2004/05
Buses in London now carry the highest number of passengers since 1968
In the year to March 2005, there were 1.79 billion passenger trips on the network
Bus mileage in London is higher than at any time since 1957, with 450 million km covered in 2004/5