We are all looking for the truth are we not ? It is a source of great irritation to all parties that the Metropolitan Police Chiefs decided NOT to investigate ANY of the claims made against Jimmy Savile.
Well, I've re read Ornament and Levitt, so, it's only fair to go back to the one the first Savile Report - 'Giving Victims a voice' (GVAV) and see what I can spot, giving what I now know about the matter !
Here is a, sort of, explanation as to WHY the Police chose not to investigate, preferring to merely accept the allegations
And now, here's the real reason :
This 'report' took approximately 70 working days to compile. The complainants were already accepted as being 'victims' even BEFORE Exposure hit our screens !
But, Operation Yewtree did not start until 2 days later :
On 4 October 2012, the Metropolitan Police said it would take the national lead in a process of assessing the allegations.
The assessment was undertaken by the Serious Case Team of the service's
Child Abuse Investigation Command, led by Detective Superintendent
David Gray working closely with the BBC. The police said, "Our priority
will be to ensure a proportionate and consistent policing response
putting the victims at the heart of our enquiries", and that "it is not
an investigation at this stage".
The Metropolitan Police announced on 9 October that the inquiry into the allegations would be called Operation Yewtree, and would be undertaken jointly with the NSPCC
I wonder, how long the various agencies spent deciding how best to manage the public response to the airing of that TV show ?
You see, it was VITAL that the representatives of these groupings ensured that the public did not lose faith in them, after all, they could have caught him earlier - couldn't they ?
All the bullshit, nobody would have listened to the victims, spin can not, explain WHY Police forces in the UK and abroad did not charge Sir Jimmy Savile with criminal offences in 2009 !
Let's go back to the 2007 - 2009 investigation shall we ? In December 2007 Jimmy was 'created' as a 'suspect' on the Police National Computer (Holmes).
Now, what else was going on around this time - oh yes, this :
A wide-ranging government investigation into child abuse had begun in 2006, and escalated into a States of Jersey Police
investigation in 2007 during which witness evidence repeatedly
indicated Haut de la Garenne, which housed up to 60 children at any one
time, to be one of the places where abuse took place.
There was widespread media coverage as forensic teams conducted searches in the building between the end of February 2008 and July 2008.
Which led to this :
In March 2008, BBC television personality Jimmy Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun newspaper which had, wrongly he claimed, linked him in several articles to the child abuse scandal at Haut de la Garenne.
Savile initially denied visiting Haut de la Garenne, but later admitted
that he had done so, following the publication of a photograph showing
him at the home surrounded by children. The States of Jersey Police
said that in 2008 an allegation of an indecent assault by Savile at the
home in the 1970s had been investigated, but there had been
insufficient evidence to proceed.[
This wiki article was written after Jimmy died, but, the press attempts to link Jimmy to the scene were not hidden and neither was his response !
On 1 March, Savile’s solicitors said, The Sun carried a photograph of
the former Top of the Pops presenter allegedly visiting the Jersey
This was followed with a series of articles. One asserted
that Savile was unwilling to assist with the police investigation and
another that he admitted having visited the home. The Sun also
criticised Savile for being unprepared to “go some way to fixing it for
'The States of Jersey police detective who led the three-year
child abuse probe, revealed that Savile's name came up in the
initial police inquiry four years ago, but there was not enough evidence at the time.'
Here's the Guardian's less censored, version of Mr Harper's words the same day - Tues 9th October 2012
'Harper, the detective who led Jersey's three-year child abuse probe,
told the Guardian that Savile's name came up in the initial police
inquiry in 2008 – but there were no specific allegations of abuse
against the BBC presenter at the time.'
Emm, censoring what people actually say - I'm seeing a 'pattern' forming here !
The BBC reported that the Jersey investigation had ended on 13th December 2010 with the acting Chief Officer in Jersey declaring that :
"Every allegation or complaint has been given full and proper consideration and all possible lines of enquiry have been pursued.
Surely, IF, Jimmy Savile's name was being bandied about in Jersey during an investigation conducted by mainland British Police, Senior Police Officers involved in Operation Ornament who recommended North Surrey Police to continue handling the Savile case because of their EXPERTISE, must or rather, should have known ?
Let's go back to 8.7 in GVAV (above). The Police say that they will not investigate the claims made against JS because the 'majority' are from years ago. That DID NOT STOP THEM INVESTIGATING THE SAME CLAIMS IN 2007 DID IT SO WHAT CHANGED ?
We are NOT being told the truth ! Jimmy Savile appears to have been made a scapegoat for every oversight the police etc made, not just in their handling of the claims made against him but in other cases that the media or any other vested interest, might threaten to throw at them at any given minute.
No one can say that the Police lacked motivation or inclination in 2007. Det Insp 3 was adamant that the claims made against Jimmy should be investigated in spite of the verbal briefing with a Senior Prosecutor.
This investigation involved not only Surrey Police. Social Services, Barnado's Charity and various other agencies were contacted and liased with in an apparently, productive, sensitive and professional manner. What it did NOT involve, was the MSM. Better still, the Police had there own POLICY on how to deal with Press contact at the time vastly different to how they would deal with the matter post October 3rd 2012 !
Then came Newsnight !
And then the Police changed their minds and their 'lines'
I found the next entry in Jon Savell's Report particlally interesting :
So, there you have it folks. How, Sir Jimmy Savile was protected as was his right, while he was alive. Not by so-called powerful friends but by the same force that is there to protect all of us - the Police !
We all have rights, we all have the right to demonstrate or speak out when we feel that an Injustice has been done either to ourselves or others.
We have a moral duty to stand up and defend those who cannot defend themselves. Call it a 'Policy' if you will, call it whatever you like, I will be walking the walk for Jimmy on Tuesday. I hope that you will too !