reply to post by ~widowmaker~
I think you missed the point, a witch may be a work of fantasy today, but it sure wasn't 500+ years ago when people believed in such people existing
and did not have the understanding that we have today.
I can certainly understand what the OP is saying. In my line of work I'm finding it increasingly disturbing just how many crimes now need very
little evidence to charge/prosecute/sentence.
My biggest fear is that knowing how the government works, and I honestly do have working knowledge rather than guessing based on hear say. My biggest
fear is that these things tend to give way to new, more Draconian laws and you know this will be the case whenever politicians get involved.
I remember the Stephen Lawrence case, now the amount of facts left out by the media is incredible regarding the events surrounding Stepehen Lawrence,
that's without the facts surrounding Stephen Lawrence as a person. However, the government used it to introduce Hate crime legislation, that
basically give way to the idea that if a person PERCEIVES that another is being verbally abusive and/or physically based on race/religion etc then it
can be considered a Hate Crime, which carried a greater sentence. However, that was just to erode freedom of speech, which has lead to now where you
can be arrested for comments on the internet or arrested for saying anything that basically another could take offence to and so could be skewed in to
being a Hate Crime. In addition any criticism against the then immigration open door policy by the shower of p**s Labour government was also quickly
linked to being down to "racist" views and so thrown in as a Hate Crime. It was total BS, yet people only now realise this!
Now having worked/lived through that, I see very early clear indicators that flag up regarding certain cases that will be used to push forward
further Draconian policies. Here we had seven initial accusations regarding Savile, before his death. I'm not interested in the several hundred who
have decided to come out now to try and get some compo, the only ones needing to be investigated are those intial seven. However, Savile has been
found guilty based on nothing evidence. Every single bit of it is circumstantial. Did he do it? Possibly, but without evidence, regardless who and how
many are jumping on the compo train, you can't gain a conviction. However, as I said, it seems now you can, which scares me.
Coming from Police point of view, sweet, don't have to do much work these days, but I'm already seeing a police force falling apart, totally devoid
of competency and filled with lazy officers, many of whom would not be able to solve a case if it fell on their lap. Many of whom are only in the
position due to PC policies that put them there, but one thing for sure, the Met Police at least, is an F'ing mess that are only being kept from
total collapse by the remaining 30+ years guys who are still leading the others, once they go, my advice, don't ever ever call them! Bottom line is,
I just don't see any good coming from this.
I agree it is a witch hunt, but you need to look at why its happening and believe me it will be nothing as noble as protecting our children from