Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum

 Statements made in recent weeks by Alex Salmond and Kenny MacAskill have led many commentators to questions whether Scotland's First Minister and Justice Minister are, in fact, losing their marbles.

  Not be outdone, Chief Constable Colin McKerracher has joined in the lunacy by claiming that Grampian Police is "the best force in the country". This comment was made in the context of another rant by McKerracher on his favourite subject of opposing the possible reduction in the number of police forces in Scotland, an issue over which he is at odds with MacAskill. His frequent pronouncements on this matter are in marked contrast to his continued silence on the Hollie Greig case and he would surely be better employed concentrating on catching paedophiles and other criminals rather than meddling in politics.

 Let us remind ourselves of some of the "achievements" of Grampian Police.

* They failed to interview persons named by Hollie Greig as abusers and fellow-victims.

* They failed to investigate the suspicous death of Roy Greig.

* They did not treat the death of Claire Morris, who was murdered by her husband Malcolm Webster, as suspicous.

* They were implicated in the withholding of evidence in the murder trial of Nat Fraser, whose conviction has recently been quashed.

* They withheld vital medical evidence from the PCCS inquiry into the Hollie Greig case.

* They continually arrested strippogram Stuart Kennedy, who was cleared by the courts on 22 occasions, wasting £170,000 of public money.

* They instigated the sectioning of Anne Greig in 2000, following allegations that her daughter Hollie was the victim of a paedophile ring.

 A survey conducted in  January 2010 delivered a "shocking" verdict on Grampian Police - and this was conducted before the Hollie Greig case became widely known.


   I would endorse the view of Ronald Savage in the "Press and Journal" reader's comments that Colin McKerracher ought to be sectioned.

1 comment:

  1. They have been for long time ARRESTED, not in law as should be. They are on bail pending charge.

    We know that bail can be a punishment in itself and is used as such.

    No wonder they are loosing their marbles, but the best part is they will be loosing their FREEDOM.