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BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect

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Subject: BS: Maddie McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 01:00 PM

There has been quite a lot in the news about a German, a convicted paedophile, who lived in the same resort in Portugal where the McCanns stayed when little Maddie disappeared. German Police are now investigating him, and while I believe in fair trials before convictions, and 'innocent until proven guilty', this does look a likely suspect.
The reason I'm interested is that I've always sincerely pitied the poor couple having had no closure, never knowing what became of their little girl and the relentless Press coverage at the time.
I hope enough evidence emerges for a conviction.
He has committed many extremely nasty offences, and in my view should never have been at large.


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Subject: RE: BS: Maddie McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 01:04 PM

Please allow me say that her parents did not call her "Maddie." That was pure invention on the part of the tabloids.


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Subject: RE: BS: Maddie McCann - Possible Suspect
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 01:56 PM

This will spark off a new twist of conspiracy theories...

The least far fetched, or offensive to the parents,
is euro/uk cops have found a convenient patsy for untidy unsolved crimes..

..before he is found hanged in his cell...???


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Subject: RE: BS: Maddie McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 02:39 PM

I see Steve. I'm sorry, I didn't know that. Perhaps a helpful Mod could change the thread title to Madeleine McCann?
I agree that this might set off the conspiracy theorists, and the Press will have a field day. But my main concern is the poor McCanns and their suffering and lack of closure. After all these years of trying to cope, the whole can of worms is re-opening. Poor souls.
Also, if this man is indeed a child rapist and murderer, it's best that he's tried and convicted, then put away for life. Such people are not safe to let loose ever, in my opinion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Maddie McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Thompson
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 02:51 PM

Poor poor people. Her parents and her siblings. I pray they find her alive, or even find her little body to be able to put it to rest, for the sake of her family.
People who were on holidays in Portugal in 2007 are being asked to look through their holiday snaps to see if there's a yellow-and-white VW camper van and/or a Jaguar (pictures down towards the end in this article) or the German man - six feet tall, short-cropped hair - his picture is around the web. If enough people check their photos it's likely that police will be able to track the man's movements, and who else he met.


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Subject: RE: BS: Maddie McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 02:57 PM

Ah yes Thompson, her twin siblings must also be carrying the burden of the grief and horror of it all.
Let's hope some solid evidence comes to light.


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Subject: RE: BS: Maddie McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 03:16 PM

If this turns out to be true, the appalling way these parents have been treated as suspects by the authorities and the media needs to be recompensed
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 03:35 PM

possible suspect,at this point nothing more, he should not be identified at this moment in time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Senoufou
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 04:37 PM

I see that many people have come forward with various sightings and photos which may assist the Police in tracing the suspect's movements.
I do so hope this can be brought to a conclusion and the little girl's fate ascertained. Distressing of course for her parents, but necessary in many ways.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 04:40 PM

Me too, Sen. As a parent, I cannot imagine living with their pain and mental anguish for the past thirteen years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 08 Jun 20 - 06:40 AM

Please can the media put an equal amount of attention to every other child who has gone missing over the last 13 years buit still haven't been found.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Jun 20 - 08:27 AM

a suspect is not guilty until their has been a trial. I FEEL SORRY FOR HER PARENTS BUT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE RIGHT PERSON IS CONVICTED


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jun 20 - 08:36 AM

I'm reminded of the Moors murders. No-one has yet found the body of Keith Bennett, and Ian Brady declined to show Police where he had buried the boy. His parents have suffered for so long not having his remains to inter with dignity and find closure.
I agree that the correct verdict must be achieved by the abductor of Madeleine being properly investigated and tried.
I am full of compassion for any parents whose child has disappeared. One tragedy doesn't outdo another.
I have no children, but have worked with children (and their parents) for many years as a teacher/Guider. Every human being is precious. Evil must be hunted down and imprisoned for life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 08 Jun 20 - 08:56 AM

Showing compassion for one child does not infer any lack of compassion for others.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: leeneia
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 12:47 PM

The business with the German felon sounds like a tempest in a teapot. Evidently there is no fingerprint, blood or DNA evidence to put him on the scene.

Even if somebody photographed his van, they would have to photograph it near the apartment on the evening that Madeleine was captured. The photograph would have to include the date and time, but how could we be sure that the owner had set the date and time right?

And if the van were shown near the apartment, the felon could say that a friend had borrowed it.

As for the statement that poor Madeleine is dead, I'm sure that there are millions of people on this earth who are sure that Madeleine is dead. That statement is evidence of nothing, especially coming from the type of person who associates with criminals.

In my opinion the authorities have ripped the scab off a 13-year-old wound, and for no good reason.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 01:40 PM

It is reported in this morning Irish Times that an Irish rape victim is demanding an enquiry into her rape carried out in Portugal around the time of the girl's disappearance, by a man bearing similar scars to the arrested German and using the same methods of entrapment used on another of his victims
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Raggytash
Date: 10 Jun 20 - 01:52 PM

Ye gods, the vultures gather.

As Dick has clearly stated this man MAY be a suspect, until such times as he is charged AND convicted he is innocence.

Think I'll start a website selling wool and knitting needles and minature versions of a gallows.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jack Campin
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 01:31 AM

Please don't talk about Dominic Cummings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 02:58 AM

the relentless Press coverage at the time.

That coverage was orchestrated. Largely to garner funds to press for and pay for investigations. Getting into bed with the tabloids comes with huge caveats. The least irksome is the tendency to shorten anything that will allow larger font headlines. And don't expect them to print anything verbatim, it all has to be manipulated to the point that truth is barely represented. And the focus can swing from pity to vilification.

Because it sells.

Ask someone with experience of the verminous ratpack. Anyone of this parish who has had a smidgen of exposure to them eg.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 03:00 AM

"Ye gods, the vultures gather."
Very true - we know full well from the Stephen Lawrence case and many many others, that investigations like this are in good hands and the likes of us shouldn't be meddling in their sterling work

Nobody is, as far as I can see, is screaming for blood - I detest that behaviour, but this case has been a series of blunders from day one
The parents, instead of being treated as parents of a lost child, have been regarded as chief suspects by police forces abroad and to a lesser degree, at home - the media went along with that and ran with the story until it stopped selling papers

Now a possible suspect and a mounting degree of circumstantial evidence has been found
So far, the only two postings I have made are on the treatment of the parents and the mounting circumstantial evidence

It is true that any suspect is entitled to justice - I can see nothing here that in any way breaches that right, but the notoriously heartless way the parents have been treated by the authorities puts a question mark over whether those involved so far are capable of delivering that fair trial, or even want to
If the present suspect turns out to be the killer, there will be a great deal of egg left on the faces of a fair number of law enforcers and news distributors
After over a decade of pressure ovr the Lawrence case, the British police force were finally forced to admit to gross incompetence, bias and eventually, institutional racism
The Bloody Sunday Massacre has taken three times that long to move from the ivory tower that the politicians placed it in - now those same politicians are fighting tooth and nail to see that justice will not be done, even though a verdict has been reached

The mob-howling populism that usually follows cases like the present one has no place in any decent society, but that doesn't mean that the the powers that be should not remain open to public scrutiny and be discussed rationally - as they have been here - not only permissible but, from what has transpired so far - essential - we are no loner in the tender hands of the Dixons of Dock Greens of the imagined past - politics looms over all international cases nowadays

There are parallels between this case and that of the murder of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, which has now dragged on for over two dozen years and has finally arrived at the position where the parents of the murdered woman have forced re-investigation and the chief suspect is now fighting not to be tried in a French court
In cases like these, there are more than just the victim and the perpetrator involved
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Thompson
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 03:02 AM

You can't really orchestrate news coverage; at least ordinary people can't - maybe powerful politicians can, to an extent, but even they can't control everything.
It really sounds as if the poor little girl was killed. I hope so much for the sake of her unfortunate parents that her body is recovered.
Let's keep a little dignity in talking about this.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 03:46 AM

Powerful politicians don't have to manipulate the media - powerful media barons who support them make that unnecessary by doing it on their behalf
I wish people wouldn't keep referring to 'dignity' here - I see little evince of it so far - only compassion for the parents and criticism of what has gone before
"Conspiracy theories" are best dealt with when they actually put in an appearance - imagining them only serves to conjure them up
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 05:03 AM

Suspects should not be named by the press [whatever they may have done in the past] until the prosecutors decide there is enough evidence to bring a case.
i feel sorry for the parents, and hope that there will be a resolution for them and that the person who has killed her if she has been killed has a proper trial and gets justice


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 05:20 AM

Not sure that's necessary Dick - far too often cases are dropped for lack of sufficient evidence making pursuing a case because it ould cost too much
Then, in some cases, we need to know why it was brought in the first place
i'm thinking of the Brexit fraud case where it was accepted that the accused was guilty of something but to expensive to prove it
There are many rape cases dropped because the victim has been bought off or declined to be humiliated in public

It has emerged that liason between the British and Portuguese police was virtually extremely poor
Are we entitled to know or discuss this, I wonder
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Raggytash
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 07:27 AM

"Suspects should not be named by the press [whatever they may have done in the past] until the prosecutors decide there is enough evidence to bring a case."

Well said Dick, I would fully agree with that. However I would go one step further and say suspects should not be names until actually convicted.

My reasons for saying this are numerous but one instance always comes to mind. I used to work in a pub. One of our customers was accused of rape. You can imagine how this was received in a small village. He was completely ostracised and could barely leave his house. He was eventually found innocent of the charges in a court of law.

However that made no difference to his position in the village. The mob had already put him on trial found him guilty and pronounced sentence.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 08:05 AM

yes, a similiar case in ireland with the murder of sophie toscan du plantier in 1996


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 08:29 AM

Cases of rape are very much a two-way street in this respect
It is the least prosecuted of all crimes, the hardest to prove and one with the least successful prosecutions
Women bringing these cases are submitted to ordeals in excess of the rape itself
Men found guilty are seldom regarded as the villain of the piece, while women who win their cases are stigmatised because the defendant invariably claim "she wanted it to happen
In small towns where everybody knows everybody else, women who succeed in their claim are often forced to move
In my opinion, a woman prepared to submit herself to such a situation, almost certainly has grounds for doing to
The introduction of drugs like Rohypnol have worsened the chances of successful prosecutions considerably

Until the disgustingly unjust way of manner in which these cases are tried are thoughtfully cleansed, I believe they balance has to be shifted in some way - positive discrimination
Anonymity has exactly the opposite effect
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 03:14 AM


You can't really orchestrate news coverage; at least ordinary people can't


Max Clifford could. But his methods were his downfall. He had so many items of news he spoon-fed the tabloids with items that they were more likely to gobble up. Thus downgrading some news that he was trying to suppress. He won more than he lost until his antics caught up with him.

The McCanns' were not alone in pushing their story longer than the tabloids would normally have run with it. It made money that they spent on getting several investigations going.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 03:20 AM

whatever the crime suspects should not be named until there is enough evidence to prosecute, better stilluntil they hasve been found guilty,i know someone whose life has been ruined because he was named and then the dpp did not prosecute. it could happen to you ,jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 04:27 AM

I'm no Law expert, but I believe that a person can mount a defence on the basis that their trial couldn't possibly be fair, due to the inordinate amount of adverse publicity bandied about before it took place? Also, potential jurors are often asked if they have been avidly following reportage about the case.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 04:33 AM

THat will reduce the number of reported rapes to almost nil Dick - why should a woman face the humiliation she has to by reporting a rape in the present circumstances ?
Think of all the high-up fraud cases that have been let off through a technicality
Take a peek at the Dolphin Square history abandoned because of one bad witness, leaving all those other 'Fine upstanding politicians' unpunished
Our justice system is unjust, while it remains so we need checks and balances
"Justice not only needs to be done, but to be seen to be done" is not a bad guide to go by, if the victim is to get an equal bite of it
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jack Campin
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 04:48 AM

Or if you prefer "Oh look, a squirrel!"

The point of the Maddie story has always been to provide a supply of distracting headlines for when the power elite and their media allies don't want us looking at something else. So, look at what stories disappeared off the front page when the Maddie story came round again.

As I have now posted twice, both posts deleted by some thick-as-pigshit American mod: don't think about Dominic Cummings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 06:29 AM

" both posts "
Hoefully a third now
This story has reemerged because a new suspect has been discovered - not for the titlation or distraction of anybody
It's basically inhuman to pretend it's for any other reason
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Raggytash
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 08:12 AM

You are quite correct Senoufou that someone could argue successfully that their case has been compromised by publicity.

Therefore if no publicity was given prior to a conviction, that is names where withheld, there is more chance of a conviction.

As Dick has said he knows someone who's life has been blighted by premature reporting. I too know someone who life was ruined by being named and then being found innocent.

The victims, quite rightly, maintain anonymity. This should also be applied to the alleged perpetrator until after a successful conviction.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 08:44 AM

Isnít the identity of the new suspect being kept under wraps? Have I missed something?


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 08:46 AM

I know of plenty of women whose lives and reputations have been ruined by being raped, raped again publicly in court and still not being able to recieve a fair hearing or verdict ecause of the heavily loaded scales against them
Anonymity for the accused while this goes on is only going to exacerbate that situation   
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: leeneia
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 12:35 PM

Senoufou, I have heard of trials being moved to a new district because of adverse publicity close to the crime site. This is called change of venue. But I have never heard of anybody getting out of being tried because of publicity.

However, in the case of the Madeleine McCann abduction, it would be hard to find anywhere in the western world where there hasn't been plenty of publicity.   

Now that I think about it, I doubt that mere publicity is enough of a factor. The last case I can think of in my region where there was change of venue was the trial of a woman whose two Rottweiler dogs killed a ten-year-old boy. Neighbors had been complaining about the dogs, and people had asked her to control them, and she had not. She wasn't just the object of publicity; the whole populace was in flames against her. The trial was moved maybe 150 miles west.
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About court cases in general: I read a good sentence years ago in a book about the Watergate scandal under Richard Nixon. When the burglars appealed their convictions, the appeals judge wrote, "The defendants are entitled to a fair trial, not a perfect one."


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 01:04 PM

jack campin has a point


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 03:15 PM

"jack campin has a point"
Hmmmm - some people would say so has Trump
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 03:19 PM

Jim - actually Jack does have a fair point..
but it's the clumsy context insensitive way he expressed it
which has riled folks up against 'im...


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 03:17 AM

I really can't see that he does
Of course this bungled tragedy will be used as a diversion, as will Coronavirus when people are fighting the mass unemployment and the profiteering and opportunism we are about to have thrust on us, but it doesn't lessen the tragedy that surrounds the probable killing of this child
The British People are about to be asked to bit the bullet and submit to the hardships so the Government can "carry out the people's will and shake of the chains of Europe" - I'll put money on that
Those who will benefit rather than make sacrifices themselves will ask us to forget our own personal problems or "the greater good"
It seems this is what is being asked of the McCanns here - let's not talk about your child - it gets in the way of the important things
Life really isn't like that
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 04:31 AM

it may be accidental. it may not be, i cannot be 100 per cent sure, but it is a useful political distraction,these distractions often involving the royal family happen regularly and at convenient times that suit the political establishment, coincidences that happen frequently, who knows, only the media barons the editors and the political establishment


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 05:59 AM

According to probability theory, coincidences are statistically unlikely not occur. For every coincidence there are millions of non-coincidences, but nobody notices those.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 06:00 AM

I understand Jack's point now, and it's a valid one. Burying bad or awkward news is a time- honoured political trick. I didn't get it at its first showing, I must confess.

Whether or not suspects should be named is not a clear-cut matter. Many victims of crime against children and women (especially) come forward only when a serial suspected perpetrator is named. Their evidence helps to provide the necessary corroboration to get a conviction and to get justice for far more victims. There will be other circumstances when it isn't in the public interest to name suspects. I don't think there can be a broad-brush approach, and I think the decisions should be put in the hands of top legal eagles, if we can find any wise ones...


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 07:03 AM

Anonymity of suspects would not necessarily be needed if the media stop inciciting the public into hatred in order to sell papers
If thet just report that so-and-so is a suspect and leave it at that - where's the harm
They don't, they give these criminals hate-filled labels - "The beast of...,, the ..... monster, which turns human tragedies into lurid entertainment
The three Irish rugby stars who group shagged a drunk girl, filmed it and put it up for their mates to see - they were found not guilty - but they still behaved like predatory animals
If they had been anonymous they would have kept their jobs and been allowed to go on denigration and abusing women
At least they lost their stardom - a light sentence for bestial behaviour, I would suggest

The McCann investigation has uncovered that the suspect was reported to the German police in 2013 regarding the disappearance and that they lost the evidence, so it wasn't followed up
Worth knowing
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 03:17 PM

"Isnít the identity of the new suspect being kept under wraps? Have I missed something?"

Meant to respond to this yesterday Backwoodsman.

The suspect has been named repeatedly in the media.

Irrespective of whether he is responsible or not you can imagine the treatment he will get if the public ever get their hands on him.

Now I realise that he is alleged to be a particularly nasty piece of work and some may say deserves everything that comes to him.

I believe any punishment or retribution HAS to come from the state authorities after a fair trial not from mindless thugs bent on reprisal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Jun 20 - 03:51 PM

Raggy, Iíve seen his Given Name in the media, but not his surname. Clearly I have missed something!


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Jun 20 - 03:01 AM

"he will get if the public ever get their hands on him."
The poor bastard - he has been implicated in several crimes, which now includes the rape of an Irish girl
His treatment has nothing to do with his being identified - it is the populist whipping up by the press that creates the lynch mobs
The whole justice system regarding such crimes is a mess
Maybe our justice system should be administered in secret by professionals
I remember the murder of the policeman, Keith Blakelock
When the suspect was arrested the press responded with a huge black-face mugshot of the suspect on most front pages
I can't remember a single protest about that one
Tragic crimes sell papers
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Jun 20 - 03:09 AM

Incidentally, you brought up the case of someone you know being accused of rape and being ruined - you know as well as I do of the difficulty of proving these cases - you have decided the decision was a correct one; it is very seldom that the victim of cases like this admit they were lying - usually there is not enough evidence to back up the claim and the accsed is proven "innocent in the eyes of the law
TRY THIS
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Madeleine McCann - Possible Suspect
From: leeneia
Date: 15 Jun 20 - 12:32 PM

Recently I read that back in the day, Madeleine's picture on the front page of a tabloid would sell 30,000 extra copies.


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