Whilst researching my last post, I came across this. Yes really !
Now, read what happened to Colin Stagg. Bear in mind, this article was published in 1994.
Two pages about a lie-detector test ? Of course, some bent cops were still telling their press mates that Stagg was guilty despite his acquittal.
Now, let's stop right there shall we ? Maybe you were aware that papers used lie-detector testing, I wasn't ! And, what was their rival's response ? Them that didn't get the story ?
So, there they all are in 1994. The press and the cops in their seedy bars, gossiping and bartering to see who gets the best story. I only mention 1994 folks because that's when Paul Connew editor of the mirror, says he was approached with the Savile story. His excuse for not publishing ? Because Savile would sue ? Now consider this - IF, they had any integrity whatsoever, why not make the women take a lie-detector test BEFORE going public ? OK, we know these things aren't fallible, but still, the means were there, my guess ? They didn't believe them in the first place, because, if they did, the least they could have done, was tell their mates, in the pub, who'd tell other mates, and pretty soon, everyone would KNOW, wouldn't they ? Such as Lyn Barber -
Or maybe Private Eye
But, back to the victims of these - lower than sewer level, hacks and their fellow bent coppers etc. Poor Colin Stagg had to wait until 2008 to fully clear his name. DNA could have cleared him in 2004, but the authorities just couldn't be bothered. However much compensation Mr Stagg got, was never enough as far as I'm concerned !
They had the DNA match in 2004, why did it take another four years to 'build' 'an unshakeable case' against a maniac who'd already been convicted of Samantha Bissett's savage murder ?
The media waited in a hotel to interview Colin Stagg after his acquittal, immediately after. What would their story have been, had he NOT been acquitted ? Who would the News of the World give their £50,000 to, and for what ?
Next time - the other 'victims' of the Colin Stagg cops