Sunday, June 30, 2013

SUNDAY EXPRESS - CORRUPTION IN JERSEY - TED JEORY INVESTIGATES


TED JEORY - HOME AFFAIRS EDITOR -SUNDAY EXPRESS

DEPUTY MIKE HIGGENS

EMMA MARTINS -DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER

JERSEY POLICE CHIEF - MIKE BOWRON AKA GAMESHOW  MIKE


Before we look at the piece written by Ted Jeory I would like to let  our readers know that late last year I was approached by a Documentary Team from the Uk and asked if I would talk to them about Jersey and the shocking murders committed by Damien Rzeszowski.  I agreed to be interviewed. The documentary is called "The Jersey Slayings."  It goes out  on their Crime and Investigation channel (553)at 9pm tonight, Sunday June 30th on Sky TV. 



It shows how far we have come as bloggers. We have worked with the Guardian, Sunday Express, Independent Journalists, The Inside- out team and now documentary film makers.  Even when some jersey editors  want to discredit us as conspiracy theorists we know that our message is getting out there. We will not stop in our pursuit of the truth - exposing  corruption and filling the deep void left by the Jersey Media who simply cannot and will not report on the real issues facing Jersey and it's people. This farce lies squarely at the door of the Editors. 

Voiceforchildren Blog will be doing a follow up posting on the alleged violent thug Mario Lundy. The Chief Executive of Education, here in Jersey, has been accused of battering defenceless children when he worked at Haut De La Garrene. Read about him here: 

http://ricosorda.blogspot.com/2013/06/mario-lundy-chief-executive-officer-of.html 


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"The accusations are so worrying that politicians and bloggers, including Rico Sorda and Neil McMurray, the island’s modern-day Bergeracs, are urging mainland Britain, which has been rocked by cover-ups and failures over the Hillsborough tragedy and Jimmy Savile, to take note. They warn a lack of transparency will always cause a breakdown of trust."


Stephen Lawrence smear investigation 'Institutional deceit' is damaging opinion of police

AS another storm swirled around Scotland Yard last week, sucking in officers over alleged secret smear operations against Stephen Lawrence’s family, three MPs boarded a plane for the Channel Island haven of Jersey.

By: Ted Jeory

Sir Alan Beith, Nick de Bois and Elfyn Llwyd, jetted out as part of a Commons inquiry into good governance in our Crown Dependencies.

As the plane prepared to land, passengers could peer down at meandering roads where a fictional television detective used to drive a spluttering Triumph Roadster. Eighties cop Jim Bergerac was synonymous with tenacious policing, a renegade who confronted authority but got the job done.
Thirty years on, the force he represented, the island he helped make famous, and even the daughter of the actor who played his character, are enveloped by dark and threatening clouds. Allegations of corruption, cover-ups, perverting the course of justice, and a culture of secrecy are being levelled at the Jersey establishment.

The accusations are so worrying that politicians and bloggers, including Rico Sorda and Neil McMurray, the island’s modern-day Bergeracs, are urging mainland Britain, which has been rocked by cover-ups and failures over the Hillsborough tragedy and Jimmy Savile, to take note. They warn a lack of transparency will always cause a breakdown of trust.

Eleven days ago, the Commons Justice Committee published a letter from Mike Higgins, a Deputy in Jersey’s States Assembly. He outlined evidence he has amassed about the island’s authorities. He is no lone voice: other deputies, including Trevor Pitman and his wife Shona, are battling with him, and at the top of their list of targets is the States of Jersey Police.
Mr Higgins says the force has consistently failed to “properly investigate” a series of claims, including allegations of fraud in the wealthy financial services sector, perjury by civil servants concerning wrongdoing by colleagues and perversion of the course of justice by fellow police officers.
In an ironic twist, Mr Higgins also says that Emma Martins, the daughter of Bergerac actor John Nettles, has failed to uphold islanders’ rights to information from the police in her role as Jersey’s Data Commissioner.

And he says Jersey’s Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand has failed to take action on any of it. Jersey’s problems have been largely ignored by the mainstream media and it has been down to bloggers and politicians to probe the claims. When the MPs arrived last week, they were treated to a slap-up meal by ministers and officials in a Michelin-starred restaurant at the Atlantic Hotel. In contrast, Mr Higgins and the Pitmans got just a few minutes with the trio.




Mr Higgins told the Sunday Express: “It is said that the rule of law is an essential element in a democracy.“Parliaments pass laws, the police enforce them and the courts and judiciary deal with those who break them.

“But what happens when one or more of these institutions fails to do its duty? The lack of accountability and transparency by the States of Jersey Police and the failure of those responsible for overseeing them is seriously damaging the public’s trust in the police, the Island’s parliament, the Data Protection Commissioner and other institutions, such as the judiciary.”

The States of Jersey Police declined to comment and a spokesman for the Island’s Chief Minister Ian Gorst said: “The allegations made are vague and without foundation.”
Ms Martins did not respond to a request for comment.

Journalists Paul Lewis and Rob Evans provided shocking allegations in a new book, Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police. However, as Mr Higgins spoke to the Sunday Express, a similar row over secrecy was stirring on the mainland. Last week’s revelations prompted Mr Mansfield to go further. “It’s institutionalised deceit,” he said.
They reported claims that a covert section of Scotland Yard had, in 1993, undertaken a surveillance and intelligence-gathering mission on the family and friends of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence – as they were still grieving.

The Lawrence family’s barrister Michael Mansfield QC was appalled. The 1999 Macpherson review into police failures around the investigation of Stephen’s death concluded Scotland Yard was “institutionally racist”.

Former Manchester detective Stephen Hayes believes it’s even more than that. In his book, Britain’s Biggest Gang, a reference to the police, he says cover-ups were nothing compared with the criminality of some officers.

He alleges they were a mafia mob in their own right, pilfering houses that had already been burgled, accepting bungs from criminals, and letting off prostitutes in return for “favours”.
His website, thebiggestganginbritain.com calls on other former officers to supply him evidence. “I want to draw back the veil on the reality of ‘old fashioned coppering’,” he says.




26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bloggers are without doubt the only trusted media in Jersey if the local hacks can't see that yet at least the national media can so Keep up the good work Rico and VFC.

Anonymous said...

Thank god the outside media are reporting on all the corruption over here as it might start shaming the state media into doing something about it!? I'm not sure I would have described Rico and VFC as a modern day Bergerac though Woodward and Bernstien would be a fairer description.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Not a single word of the Sunday Express article on the BBC paper review this morning which demonstrates why we need Blogs and independent media over here. If Jersey State Media had of been doing their job there would have been no need for Ted Jury to come to Jersey in the first place.

The fact that the BBC didn't feature the Sunday Express article is no surprise to those of us who are familiar with their (non) REPORTING

Anonymous said...

Papers have not arrived on the Island yet.

rico sorda said...

I find it incredible that it didn't make the paper review. Jersey mentioned in the Sunday Express and thats not even news. Onwards we go.

Ian Evans said...

Good one Rico. Below is the comment I left on the Sunday Express website.




So the question is, is Jersey corrupt?

The answer is....ABSOLUTELY!

Perjury by policemen in Jersey Courts is an accepted practice that has been going on for decades, yet no officer is ever brought to account, even with damning evidence of that perjury. The police flatly refuse to take complaints against their own officers which fact is very well documented. The Judicial Greffe's office of the Magistrates Court & the Royal Court proactively doctor trial tapes before they are sent for transcription, another fact that is well evidenced. Indeed, we caught them out only last year removing sections of oral evidence from recordings. There is no law (so we are told) that enables the public to take out a private prosecution against any government agent who has wronged us. Our Home Affairs Minister refuses to investigate corruption, and our lawyers will not go against the system. Our judges are totally corrupted and refuse to operate under their Oath of Office. As crooked as the proverbial mile!

Zoompad said...

Rico, I don't find it incredible, here is Masonic Staffordshire I am not even a tiny bit surprised that the cover up continues. The BBC made that cover up propaganda piece that they had the bare faced cheek to call a documentary "CARE HOME KID", with Niel Morrissey, trying to make out Staffordshire Pindown wasn't really that bad, OH YES IT WAS!
And right now, we in Stafford have the misfortune to have a Chief of Police (Mike Cunningham) who is more interested in Gay Rights than he is about the rights of children not to be abused.

Anonymous said...

Where else have you heard of "senior officers leaking information to the media to discredit rivals and promote their own careers"...???

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351654/Leveson-gagged-police-smears-Whistleblower-tried-expose-Met-dirty-tricks-stopped-Press-inquiry.html

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

More of what you won't be learning about from the local State Media and why Bloggers remain the number 1 trusted news source on the island. HERE

Anonymous said...

Tried to buy The Express, after noon, still not arrived.

Did they get to the Island?

Doesn't really matter, still got the exposer that counts, on the Mainland.

rico sorda said...

The Express did arrive in the island.

rs

Chevalier Blanc said...

Well done Rico! You and yhe other bloggers are the only way to find out the truth. The JEP, CTV, & BBC just will not publish anything that would show the establishment in a bad light on how this island is being governed and all the cover ups that have and continue to take place. If ever the lid was lifted right off of what has being going on it would total shame this island with seeing the rotten members of establishment on just how over decades have covered up all sorts of things.

Anonymous said...

Just saw you in an advert on the history channel for "The Jersey Slayings". The programme is repeated this thursday at 9pm on Crime & Investigations channel.

The advert alone is a huge deal! Well done Rico.

Ian Evans said...

Jersey psychopaths helping to KILL US OFF

Anonymous said...

The Jersey Slayings was good - well done. What did you think of the result, Rico?

rico sorda said...

I was very pleased with how the program makers handled such a sensitive and tragic episode for all those involved. My utter respect goes out to all the services and first responders who walked into a total horror scene. Im sure it will live with them for the rest of their lives.

rs

Anonymous said...

Page 2 of the "filthy rag" last night (but not online yet ..... Big Ian? .... please)
Deputy Pitman using Parliamentary Privilege to ask written question about the secret cost to taxpayers of secret civil case (Super Dysfunction?) brought by our esteemed government, on behalf of third parties, against a certain Ex-health Minister. [I paraphrase]

It is presumably only because of the current mainland press interest in corruption in Jersey that an elected politician has been 'allowed' to successfully table this question - until ILM changes the law to gag even our politicians ....

Anonymous said...

Stuart Syvret super injunction

STUART SYVRET -INJUNCTION

This has been out a long time. The Jep has just woken up.

Anonymous said...


The JEP ..... Who wants yesterday's paper ?

Isn't that a song ?

Ian Evans said...

A bent cop, a lunatic nurse, and a paedophile star in "URINATER 2 - I'll Pee Back" Guest appearance from Jon Sharrock Haworth!

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Leah McGrath Goodman and HAUT DE LA GARENNE.

Zoompad said...

Rico, I've sent this to Stuart as well, and I know it might seem to be off topic, but it isn't really, because if the sons of wealthy financers are infiltrating WHAT DO THEY KNOW and wrecking their FOI requests and then sending hotmails to a child abuse victim using other peoples identities and leaving anonymous blog posts with encouragements to commit criminal offences, I think it bis everyones business:

http://zoompad.blogspot.com/2013/07/who-are-atos-and-who-is-ganesh.html

Anonymous said...

Do I hear this right, the UK government wanted to disband our local TA Unit and others to cut costs, and so the Governor gets involved he then talks them into keeping it, at a cost to the taxpayer of 1,million pounds per year, what gives him the right to do this?

Ian Evans said...

The crooks are at it AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rico,

I just wanted to call attention your latest link to Ian's Right of Reply Blog concerning the JEP story about Law Officers being "legally" above outside scrutiny. This seems like a very big deal indeed, with repercussions for...well, nearly everything you are fighting for.

Elle

rico sorda said...

Hi Elle,

I intend doing a blog on it. Could be up on Sunday.

rs