The tragedy of Sarah Everard's death obtained huge MSM coverage and comment, much of it critical

and aimed at the police.  But where was this post-sentence observation attributed to the presiding  

judge, Lord Justice Fulford?  .

"This has been the most impressive police investigation that I have witnessed in the 30 years I have 

been sitting as a part-time and full-time judge.  The speed with which the evidence leading to the 

arrest of the defendant was secured is highly notable, as has been the painstaking reconstruction

of these events using electronic material along with more old-fashioned methods of policing.

It cannot be suggested in my view that the Metropolitan Police, even for a moment, attempted to

close ranks to protect one of their own.  Instead, remorselessly, efficiently and impartially, the

investigating officers followed all available leads resulting in an overwhelming case against

the defendant."

The judge went on to commend named officers, including  a high commendation for one who he

described as a key officer in the investigation and preparation of the case.







Brian Blanchard

Mon 11th Oct 2021 20:14

I'm not familiar with the details of this case, but I certainly would agree with the blatant bias in the media. Considering your history I can appreciate the post - poetry or not.


Mon 11th Oct 2021 18:19

Yes...I thought Greg's remark was a little harsh. Perhaps it was meant 'tongue in cheek' and came across wrong. Nevertheless, don't go MC...you would be missed.

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John Coopey

Mon 11th Oct 2021 17:07

I rather hope you don't take up Greg's second proposal, MC. Although I suspect that you are a bit more resilient than that.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 11th Oct 2021 15:20

GS/GF - the Metropolitan Police publication "General Orders" -
the guide to the functions and duties of that organisation contained an instruction that when giving evidence, it was
beholden upon officers to give facts both in favour of the
accused as well as those against. In short, it was a reminder
to be even-handed in the presentation of a case, however
An instruction UK media might adopt for the wider information
of the public it is supposed to serve, even whilst accepting that
it is primarily a commercial (e.g. for profit) organisation across
the globe and hyperbole tends to be its sales watchword.
Onwards and upwards - and back to poetry!

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 9th Oct 2021 19:40

I do not appear to be alone in (rarely) placing material that is
somewhat removed from poetry

Whatever the above means I can only say that whatever the prose entered here on WOL, we expect it to be original and not lifted from elsewhere

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Greg Freeman

Sat 9th Oct 2021 18:11

Actually, I think I did see those judge's remarks before you posted them here, MC, although I couldn't tell you where. But surely the point is, the police doing their job and catching the killer is not the most newsworthy element of this appalling story. I should stay off those websites if I were you - they rot your brain. Or, er, if you'd rather spend your time there, stay off this website ...

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 9th Oct 2021 12:39

Is anyone disputing the accuracy of the content? if so, let's have rebuttal.
As for comment about "lazy work", - does this refer to the
accuracy of the content or its place on WOL. If the latter, then
I do not appear to be alone in (rarely) placing material that is
somewhat removed from poetry but of contemporary interest.and in this case
is hardly removed from other posts about this tragic topic
and its wider ramifications.

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 9th Oct 2021 06:15

Definitely an unattributed cut and paste piece as the sentences have been chopped half-way through in each case a sure sign.

Whatever the sentiment MCN, I understood this to be a poetry website. This is lazy work.

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Greg Freeman

Sat 9th Oct 2021 01:01

This looks to me like a cut-and-paste job from some far-right conspiracy theory website, MC, with its references to "mainstream media". Always a bit of a giveaway. Say it isn't so. I'm baffled by your additional comment. Do you mean that the media contain within their ranks abductors and murderers? As far as the judge praising the police operation is concerned, I think we would all think that it is the least we should expect of them in the circumstances - ie, that they should do their job and catch the killer. Even if he was one of their own.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 8th Oct 2021 15:01

P.S> Personally, I take the view that the MSM are like sinners
presuming to lead the way on the subject of morality!

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