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Top PR Max Clifford Website Down, Following Arrest By UK Police Pedophile Unit

December 6, 2012

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Clifford Was Called Into Question A Month Ago By 21st Century Wire

Nicholas Myra
21st Century Wire
Dec 6, 2012

It was reported today that PR guru Max Clifford has been arrested by special police Operation Yewtree in relation to alleged ‘sexual offenses’, and there is speculation that information held by Max Clifford about political and celebrity clients’ criminal pedophile activity has been kept hidden away from both police and the public.

As off this at least 2pm this afternoon, Max Clifford and Associates website, www.maxclifford.com has been down, but it is not yet clear whether or not this closure is in relation to the PR kingpin’s arrest today. It could be due to incredibly server traffic as a result of Clifford’s detention.

Clifford: Trafficking in filthy information for profit, could be covering for pedo clients.

Clifford, aged 69, is said to have been held this morning by the Met’s ‘Savile’ unit Yewtree, apparently on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into custody for questioning at Yewtree’s central London police operating base. The arrest was also confirmed by Clifford’s legal team, Mishcon de Reya, this afternoon.

Ironically, it was Clifford who himself said he was contacted by a number of celebrities from the 1960s and 1970s who were “frightened to death” about a Savile  ‘witch-hunt’ and feared they could be implicated in the wider scandal.

At the time Clifford said, “All kinds of things went on and I do mean young girls throwing themselves at them in their dressing rooms at concert halls, at gigs, whatever”.

Last month 21st Century posed the key question amid total silence from both BBC and the mainstream media – as to whether or not Max Clifford was fit to be the ambassador for the BBC’s charity Children in Need.

This recently leaked video of Clifford boasting about how he ‘knows where all the bodies are buried’, and how he helped cover for the late Tory MP’s Alan Clark’s violation of two underage Harkess girls in exchange for fees and successful book sales, should have been enough for the police to arrest Clifford on the spot for questioning regarding the matter. But that didn’t happen. Watch the video again here:

It’s possible that events today might have just answered that question. That said, in light of this gross oversight by the public broadcaster, the public should be questioning whether the BBC Trust itself is competent enough – or relevant enough, to be the guardians of a multi-billion dollar public institution.

Remember, you heard that question here first – and not at the Times, BBC, Telegraph, Guardian or Independent.

Will police go all they way, and find out who Clifford has been covering for and who the victims are?

Stay tuned for more revelations and exposures regarding institutional paedophilia festering in high places.

RELATED: The Trouble with BBC ‘Children in Need’ Ambassador Max Clifford and Tory MP Alan Clark

RELATED: No matter how Gov’t spins it, it’s a conspiracy to cover-up paedophilia and other crimes

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More Public Funds: Lord McAlpine Wants Police To Open Special ‘Twitter Investigation’

November 21, 2012

Lord McAlpine, the former Conservative Party treasurer wrongly named as a paedophile by people on Twitter, has made a formal complaint to Scotland Yard

By Steven Swinford

This morning the peer asked police to investigate potentially thousands of people who used the website to make “malicious communications” against him but have failed to apologise.

The police complaint could lead to mass prosecution, fines and criminal records for people who wrote about him online.

Scotland Yard said that officers will begin “scoping” whether any offence has taken place but said it is “too early” to say whether a criminal investigation will take place.

Lord McAlpine has promised to take on the “Twittering fraternity” and to force people to “start thinking about what they are saying” before posting messages.

Last week the BBC, which wrongly linked him to allegations of sex abuse on Newsnight, settled with the peer for £185,000.

‘McLibel’ Tweets: Tory Lord wants Scotland Yard to get involved.

He is also seeking up to £500,000 in damages from ITV after This Morning presenter Philip Schofield showed a list of alleged Tory paedophiles to David Cameron

Lord McAlpine’s lawyers have hired a team of experts to collate the offending Twitter messages, including those that have been deleted, as well as “re-tweets” in which one user republishes a message posted by someone else.

They have identified more than 1,000 people who sent their own tweets implying or directly saying he was a paedophile, and a further 9,0-00 who “retweeted” the claims of others.

Last week, Lord McAlpine said he was left “terrified” after becoming a figure of public hatred” because of people naming him as the subject of a BBC Newsnight report wrongly claiming a senior Tory was a paedophile…

Read more at The Telegraph

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Another Police Cover-up? Sir Savile’s Empire of Abuse Continues to Unravel in North Yorkshire

November 18, 2012

Sovereign Independent

Corruption Buster Tim Hicks blows the whistle on the North Yorkshire SAVILE COVER-UP

Getting a Fix on Sir Jim: The Savile story is far from over.

In a recent article in the Sunday Express, a senior Officer of the North Yorkshire Police commented that he would be “completely staggered” if the Savile allegations did not spread north.

Inevitably, they have.

Real Whitby has already published three articles on the subject; herehere – and here.  In summary, by collating information from open sources and obtaining information from local people, Real Whitby investigative-journalists have identified eight locations in Scarborough and one in Whitby that were associated with Savile and the paedophile-ring of influential people that he operated there for over forty years.

It would appear that four of these locations are unknown to the police. The single location in Whitby still exists and is alleged to have had a whipping-post in it.

Also, a member of the public has used the ‘comments’ section of one Real Whitby article, to provide information on an alleged male rape by Savile, in which he was assisted by others of his circle.

Given the lack of interest or support from North Yorkshire Police, this information has been passed to Operation Yewtree via the NSPCC

On Wednesday the 14th November, two of Savile’s associates were arrested by Greater Manchester Police for rape; thus supporting the allegation made in Real Whitby that Savile and his entourage were involved in rape.

Since North Yorkshire Police are known to monitor Real Whitby, it seems reasonable to conclude that it is aware of our articles and the evidence we have amassed.

One would think that the existence of a room with torture equipment, in a location known to be frequented by a gang of paedophiles, would have been of interest to Whitby Police – particularly as there is reason to believe that some of the people involved in these matters may still be alive and, if so, could be arrested and prosecuted. Yet North Yorkshire Police has not contacted us for assistance.

According to another Sunday Express article, ace Yorkshire investigative-journalist Mark Branagan (who broke the Scarborough Borough Council corrupt procurement fiasco involving the High-Point-Rendel sea-defence contract in 2005), has confirmed that North Yorkshire Police have not even searched Savile’s apartment in Wessex Court, Scarborough.

Yet Strathclyde Police consider his house in Glencoe is a key crime scene in their investigation into offences committed there! Why can’t the good people of Scarborough rely on the same high standards of investigation as those of Strathclyde?

This lack of any North Yorkshire Police investigation or interest in the Savile case is perplexing and deeply concerning, particularly considering the high profile of the case and the local impact.

On the 10th and 11th of October, two victims came forward to report serious sexual abuses by Savile in the late-’60s and late-80s, respectively.

Yet an article in the Daily Express on the 24th of October states:

  • “Yesterday North Yorkshire Police insisted they had no record of an investigation into the star.”

On the 31st of October, a statement published by North Yorkshire Police on its website read:

  • “When the allegations surrounding Jimmy Savile were publicised, we carried out extensive searches of force records which did not reveal a local connection. However, following the coverage, two women came forward about alleged offences committed by Savile that occurred in Scarborough in the the late 60s and late 80s.”

Peter Jaconelli aka the ‘Ice Cream King’ with colleague in crime Sir Jim.

Clearly, North Yorkshire Police are denying all knowledge of the paedophile-ring that Savile and his high-profile associates (including his worship the Mayor of Scarborough, Councillor Peter Jaconelli) – collectively known as ‘The Club’ – are alleged to have run for over forty years in Scarborough and Whitby.

Curiously, the link to North Yorkshire Police website on which the statement “we carried out extensive searches of force records which did not reveal a local connection”  has been revised and now declares only that two women have now come forward to make allegations.

The denial that North Yorkshire Police were aware of any local connection has been completely removed.

What can be the explanation for this apparent about-face by North Yorkshire Police?

The Real Whitby investigative-journalists have constantly maintained that it must have been impossible for the North Yorkshire Police – in Scarborough or Whitby – to have been ‘unaware’ of Savile’s activities, or those of the other high-profile members of his paedophile-ring.

The Express has arrived at the same conclusion, running not one but two articles alleging that North Yorkshire Police knew that Savile was targetting under-age girls for sex, and stating that during a major paedophile investigation in Scarborough in 2003, members of the public were questioned by Scarborough Police about Jimmy Savile’s involvement in it.

I do not agree with speculation, but it would therefore appear to me that the only conceivable reason the above statement exonerating North Yorkshire Police of any knowledge of the Savile ring (or “club” as it was apparently known in Whitby) has been removed, is because they fear it may no longer be tenable in the light of comments by the Express and Real Whitby, and, in fact, force records did reveal a local connection, which the police ignored.

I have asked North Yorkshire Police for an explanation but they have not responded.

The Daily Mail and The Times have recently run ‘must-read’ articles alleging that Savile had extensive social contacts with the Police and met with them regularly; their social group was also known as a “club”.  Savile is also alleged to have routinely bribed Police Officers and to have used a policeman as his bodyguard, a practice strictly prohibited by Police disciplinary rules, but which was nevertheless permitted.

These allegations concern West Yorkshire Police and other forces, not North Yorkshire Police.  However, it is clearly a concern that this was obviously part of his modus operandii to evade Police action and it is not impossible that he employed it equally successfully wherever he committed offences.

It certainly seems strange that if indeed:

senior police officers investigating a suspected paedophile ring operating around seafront arcades in Scarborough in the 1980s had concerns that Jimmy Savile may have been involved.  Although his name was repeatedly mentioned to the 2003 investigation team, Savile was never quizzed over targeting under-age girls for sex between 1982 and 1986.

It is also strange that no-one from the North Yorkshire Police said anything two years later, in 2005, when the proposal that Savile should receive the accolade of being appointed Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Scarborough proceeded through Council without impediment – particularly as Councillor Tom Fox had been the Acting Chief Inspector running Scarborough Police until his retirement and in fact actually presided over the awarding of this accolade in his new rôle as Councillor and Leader of Scarborough Borough Council.

Why would that be?

I think we should be told.

http://www.real-whitby.co.uk/north-yorkshire-police-and-jimmy-how-much-did-they-know

Two Jags Prescott Loses Out on Nice Perks Job – but delivers exit warning about ‘Privatisation of Police’

November 18, 2012

Prescott: Hoped to trade in his two Jags for a new motorbike.

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

Two Jags lost on Friday, but as we still left pondering why the state has created this new Police Commissioner’s office in the first place – in the end, we’re now wondering if he might have actually been a better candidate for the job…

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, famous for having two Jaguar cars whilst on the taxpayer clock, lost out yesterday in the Humberside Police election to wealthy Tory businessman, Matthew Gove.

Voter turnout across Britain was abysmal with the lowest region showing a pathetic 7% of eligible voters at the polls. Humberside area was high in comparison with a 19.48%, in the end Prescott came up 2,000 votes short, not enough to win this nice little retirement position, no doubt with all the usual perks and payouts of a newly created high profile public-funded ‘CEO’ office. As they say, “it beats working”.

Lord ‘Two Jags’ did surprise 21st Century Wire readers however, with an unusually relevant point on his way off the stage, as Prescott quite rightly warned the British public against the “privatisation of the police”. A moment of clarity… Prescott would’ve got my vote on that comment alone.

If Lord Prescott is in fact, serious to his word on the dangers of a private policing force in Britain, then we would hope (but certainly not holding our breath) that he would consider become a campaigner against the corporatisation of the UK’s struggling police force, is dystopian future where sworn-in officers and support workers are being replaced – with for-profit ‘staff’ from insider-approved contractors like of international companies G4S and Serco, accountable only to their shareholders.

Also up for grabs in the high stakes, state-funded gold rush for lucrative contracts are the UK’s already gargantuan surveillance system contracts (which has yet to put a noticeable dent in crime rates) and the rolling out of new drone and cyber snooping units throughout the country in the next decade as Britain rushes to maintain its leading role in implementing ‘modernised’ domestic police state operational measures. This trend is extremely fascist in nature, as it facilitates the convergence of state and corporate interests in the extreme.

The editorial team of this website, and surely too, others we’ve discussed this issue with, believe this latest move is a localised, globalist-oriented transition currently being rolled out in Britain in order to politicise the police forces, further degrading their overall accountability, and opening up the institution to a whole new level of corruption – where the heads of police can now interface directly with various business interests on a regional level.

By all accounts, it’s a dangerous road ahead.

If you are in any doubt as to what the future holds for this country with a privatised police force, then just take a few minutes to watch this shocking news report we shot recently. The victim in this film could be anybody…

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Boston Brakes: North Wales Paedophile Whistle-blower Car Sabotaged

November 17, 2012

By Jerry Lawton

The whistle-blower who exposed the Welsh children’s home sex abuse scandal has cheated death in a suspect car smash ­after his brakes failed.

Police have seized care boss Malcolm King’s motor to see if it was sabotaged.

The car, a regularly-maintained Volvo S60, careered across a busy A-road and was hit side-on by an Alfa Romeo.

Afterwards Mr King, 68, who suffered a broken leg, found his brake pedal unattached and lying on the car floor.

The outspoken former boss of social services in Clwyd, where much of the abuse took place, told the Daily Star yesterday: “I guess I’ve pissed a lot of people off over the years.

“My friends tell me I’m crazy not to be more suspicious about it, but I can’t live my life being ­paranoid.

“If a man could die from paranoia I’d have been dead a long time ago.”

Labour councillor Mr King blew the whistle on a ­paedophile ring ­operating at north Wales children’s homes in the mid-1980s.

It allegedly ­involved shamed TV star Jimmy Savile and other ­celebrities, politicians, police chiefs and judges.

Mr King, a county councillor and former chair of North Wales ­Police ­Authority, was one of only 12 people given copies of the 1996 Jillings Report, which named ­every abuser.

Missing: Are the names of abusers are in the The Jillings Report?

The married dad-of-two’s brake pedal mysteriously failed on the A525 near Ruthin days after the ­scandal blew up again two weeks ago.

Mr King said: “I pushed my foot down hard on what I thought was the brake pedal but nothing happened.

“I’ve no idea whether the pedal was attached at this stage or not.

“The car flew across the junction and a car coming from my right smashed into my side.

“If I’d shot across the junction a split-second sooner I’d be dead because it would have hit where I was sitting rather than the bonnet. It doesn’t bear thinking about. My car, which is a write-off, is now in the hands of the crash investigators.

“It’s a good car and I’ve always maintained and serviced it regularly at the best garage in town.

“The police officer at the scene told me they’d examine it very thoroughly. They said they’d go over it with a fine-tooth comb.’’

The Jillings Report was so explosive insurers ordered it to be pulped but a copy has been found in council archives…

Read more at Daily Star

UK Police Launch Mugshots Database to Catch Criminals Who Move Around The Country

November 12, 2012

The Independent

Detectives say face-matching technology is a ‘game changer’, but doubts remain on what data should be held

The photographs of millions of people are being put on a national police database for the first time next year to try to stop criminals escaping detection simply by moving around the country.

From March detectives will be able to compare suspects’ images with an estimated 16 million mugshots of people taken into police custody, using Facebook-style photo technology that has never before been available to forces on a nationwide system.

However, campaigners raised concerns yesterday about breaches of civil liberties, with the pictures of people not convicted of any offence being held on the system, and police tactics changing to make use of the new photographic resource.

The system is an extension of the police national database (PND), which was established in 2011 following recommendations by a judge, prompted by the failure of intelligence sharing over the 2002 Soham murders.

Mike Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Police and the lead on intelligence matters for the Association of Chief Police Officers, explained that with many of the 43 police forces in England and Wales using incompatible technology, police could currently compare photographs of suspects only with ones held in their own files. “This is a game changer,” he said. “A criminal from Cornwall might get away with it in Newcastle because they don’t know about him. We’re closing that door.”

The PND currently holds information on millions of people who have been convicted, cautioned or arrested, as well as driving licence holders and others not suspected or convicted of crimes. Discussions are continuing about what photographs can be kept on the database, following successful court challenges by people who have argued that their images should not be retained by the authorities.

National police guidelines introduced in 2010 say that information held on an individual “must not be excessive and must be proportionate to the risk they pose to the community”. Mr Barton said the Information Commissioner, the European Court of Human Rights and domestic court cases had all thrown up different views. “If we have to change our rules of engagement then we will,” he said.

Campaigners maintained that only those who have been convicted, or on a judge’s ruling, should have their pictures on the database.

Nick Pickles, the director of Big Brother Watch, said: “For the police to make themselves judge and jury when deciding what information they should be holding is a flagrant abuse of due process and a serious threat to people’s civil liberties,”

The technology is not currently good enough to match images retrieved from CCTV cameras with the database. Mr Barton said it would need a clear full-face shot for the computer to produce a list of possible matches.

He said it could be used, for example, if police were trying to identify photos seized during a raid on a passport forgery factory. Police were trying to get “ahead of the curve”, he said, and to capitalise on advances in technology.

National approach: The lesson of Soham

The police national database was the key recommendation from the Bichard inquiry following the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in 2002.

After the murders it was found that their killer, Ian Huntley, had come to the attention of Humberside Police over eight separate sexual offences from 1995 to 1999. This information did not emerge during the vetting check on Huntley when he moved to Cambridgeshire and was appointed caretaker at Soham Village College in 2001.

Tory Pier Lord McAlpine break silence: ‘I did not sexually abuse anyone’

November 9, 2012

Former Conservative Party treasurer, breaks silence over internet rumours linking him to the North Wales child sex abuse case, describing them as “wholly false and seriously defamatory”

Gordon Rayner
The Telegraph

Lord (Alistair) McAlpine’s name circulated widely online after Steve Messham, a former resident of the Bryn Estyn home in Wrexham, told Newsnight he had been abused by a high-ranking Thatcher-era Tory.

After the Guardian newspaper named Lord McAlpine but reported that he had been a victim of mistaken identity, the peer released a strongly-worded statement addressing the “slurs”.

He said he had visited Wrexham “only once” and that was in the company of an agent from Conservative Central Office.
“I have never been to the children’s home in Wrexham, nor have I ever visited any children’s home, reform school or any other institution of a similar nature,” he said.

“I have never stayed in a hotel in or near Wrexham, I did not own a Rolls Royce, have never had a ‘Gold card’ or ‘Harrods card’ and never wear aftershave, all of which have been alleged.

“I did not sexually abuse Mr Messham or any other residents of the children’s home in Wrexham.”

He added: “I wish to make it clear that I do not suggest that Mr Messham is malicious in making the allegations of sexual abuse about me. He is referring to a terrible period of his life in the 1970’s or 1980’s and what happened to him will have affected him ever since.

“If he does think I am the man who abused him all those years ago I can only suggest that he is mistaken and that he has identified the wrong person.”

A local councillor who was also a victim of abuse at Bryn Estyn told The Guardian that he believed a different member of the McAlpine family may have been mistaken for Lord McAlpine.

Several sources have suggested that Mr Messham may have been referring to Jimmie McAlpine, who chaired the building firm Alfred McAlpine Ltd, and who lived in Chester, near Wrexham.

The Waterhouse inquiry into the abuse allegations recorded that, according to Mr Messham’s statement to the police, “X (the letter used to hide the identity of the McAlpine family member) had several different motor cars and would wait for him at the bottom of Bryn Estyn Lane.”

Jimmie McAlpine, who is now dead, had one of the largest private collections of cars in Britain.

Reporters covering the inquiry at the time concluded that Lord McAlpine could not be the person referred to as the abuser because Mr Messham said his abuser was dead, whereas Lord McAlpine is alive. And when a Times reporter put Lord McAlpine’s name to Messham in 1996, he said his abuser was in fact called ‘Tom’…

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Strange Bedfellows: Atlanta Police Join Forces with OWS

October 26, 2012

Since the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it has become apparent that protesters and police don’t mix. But in Atlanta, Georgia all that has become a thing of the past.

The two arch enemies have joined forces to save a former detective from losing her home. Rob Call, organizer for Occupy Atlanta Homes, talks about this latest of this bizarre alliance…

Another Dead Conviction? Thatcher’s Top Aide Named Again in Downing Street Paedophile Ring

October 26, 2012

The politician implicated in an alleged child sex ring at 10 Downing Street was Sir Peter Morrison, one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest advisers, IBTimes UK can reveal.

Of course, no one claims to know anything about Sir Jimmy Savile and his under-aged victims. How convenient.

Morrison was the mystery “senior aide” MP Tom Watson alluded to at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). Watson’s allegation of a paedophile ring close to Downing Street stunned the House of Commons.

Morrison was a Conservative politician who acted as Thatcher’s parliamentary private secretary while she was prime minister. He also masterminded her failed bid to hold on to the leadership in 1990.

Morrison left office in 1992 and died in 1995.

The sexual tastes of the prime minister’s trusted adviser were an open secret in some quarters but were concealed by a police cover-up and threats of libel by Morrison himself, according to a former editor of the Sunday Mirror, Peter Connew.

Simon Heffer wrote in the Daily Telegraph in 2009: “At least one member of Mrs Thatcher’s first cabinet was homosexual. Her last parliamentary private secretary, Sir Peter Morrison, was a constant trial to the whips, who were afraid that his late-night cruises around and skirmishes in Sussex Gardens would come to the attention of the press.”

Connew told IBTimes UK that he saw first-hand how efforts to name and shame Morrison were hampered.

Morrison, the MP for Chester, was arrested more than once for pestering young boys in public toilets for sex, said Connew. When police officers tried to charge him, the cover-up began.

Source: Cryptogon

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George Galloway: Senior anti-terror policeman ‘slept with my aide in my house’

October 23, 2012

Gordon Rayner
The Telegraph

A claim by George Galloway that a senior Scotland Yard officer orchestrated a “dirty tricks” campaign against him took another twist as he accused the policeman of using his home for sexual liaisons with one of the MP’s aides.

Mr Galloway, the MP for Bradford West, said that “K”, a long-serving detective inspector in the elite SO15 counter-terrorism branch, had slept with “Ms A” in his London home while he was away.

He has already accused K of setting up email accounts in false names to spread “disinformation” about him to a reporter on the Guardian newspaper.

K has been placed on restrictive duties by the Metropolitan Police while a complaint from Mr Galloway is being investigated. Ms A has been suspended from her job by the Respect MP.

Mr Galloway set out his claims in an early day motion tabled in Parliament, in which he asks the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to make an “urgent statement” to the Commons on the affair.

On his website, the MP claims he found out K had been staying in his home in Streatham, south London, when the house was burgled in June.

He claims K “had to tell the officers investigating the break-in that his fingerprints would be found in the house as he had been sleeping there with Ms A while George was away”.

He believes Ms A was “not just personally involved with the officer but was his agent inside the Bradford branch of Respect, passing on gossip and lies damaging to George and Respect”.

Mr Galloway also alleges that the officer used his official Scotland Yard email address to tell Ms A that he had evidence of voter fraud in the by-election which Mr Galloway won with a majority of more than 10,000.

Email accounts set up in false names were then used to “pump out false information to national newspapers” and to attack the MP on Facebook, he claims.

Mr Galloway said the aide’s home in Bradford had been raided yesterday morning, and that a parliamentary laptop computer had been seized.

He added: “I have incontrovertible evidence. He either did this as a freelancer or it was sanctioned by his superiors. I have asked the Home Secretary to act on this.”

In a letter to Mrs May published on his website, the MP said he had been the victim of “a campaign of vilification – a dirty tricks operation – using police facilities and resources”.

The Met said the complaint had been passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and was also being investigated by its internal directorate of professional standards.

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