16 September 2007


I am appalled at the media frenzy to label the parents of little Madeleine MacCann 'guilty' when no concrete evidence is available. Only they know the true facts and to date nothing substantial has been brought forward to make us think that Madeleine was not abducted. It is far too easy, as I know well, to conduct trial by media and this can be so damaging. Imagine the horrors those parents are going through if this is a case of genuine abduction! People should focus on the definate issues which surround this case and stop speculating.It is also wrong, as reported in the media, that this would not have happened had this case been investigated by British police. From the situation that I am in I no longer trust the police or the British Legal system and so I would hope that the McCanns will ensure any process taken by British forensic laboratories is scrutinised thoroughly. DO get Professor Alex Jefries on board. Let us concentrate on a missing little girl, refuse to read the highly emotive speculation of the Portuguese authorities and hope that Madeleine is eventually found....alive and well. Do NOT believe all that you read in various newspapers!!


Anonymous Nigel said...

It seems to me that if you're remotely suspected of an offence after an incident of this nature, then you just can't win.

If you let your grief show and blub your eyes out, you're accused of putting on some kind of act. But if you're well brought up enough to put yourself on your very best behaviour and show no emotion in the face of whatever troubles befall you (like Sheila Bowler, after her Aunt disappeared and was afterwards found floating in the River Brede near Rye), then you're accused of lack of feeling.

Either way, you're a suspect in the eyes of the Police and the media.

7:38 pm  
Blogger Alan said...

To be perfectly honest, not having followed this case very well, when I first heard that the parents were suspected, I thought something like, "I might have known", perhaps partly because there have been a few similar cases recently in France where it was seemingly the parent(s). But perhaps also because we are "conditioned" to think this way. I seem to have read somewhere that many crimes are committed within the family, but might not the statistics be falsified by the fact that the British police seem bent on going after family members rather than real suspects. And one notes the involvement of the british police in this case.

I guess it's dangerous these days to put pressure on the police to do something, because it might backfire, but what could they do.

5:54 pm  
Blogger Sandra said...

Once again, we have the British press "creating" a case, and the insidious suggestion of British investigators feeding that press.
It has to stop. Far, far too many innocent lives are being destroyed by this terrible process of presenting inuendo, speculation, and downright lies as truth and fact. Whatever happened to the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty? There is, quite simply, nothing to suggest any wrongdoing on the part of this little girl's parents, except the media contention that they must somehow be implicated. Before this case has come anywhere near a courtroom, this couple are forced into a position where they have to prove their innocence. As if having their four year old missing without trace, in a foreign country, with a hostile press and police investigatory team isn't enough to have to contend with.
I sincerely hope they find her soon, and the family can be back together.

6:01 pm  
Anonymous yonner said...

The headlines are farcical. On the "evidence" presented so far I don't think there is even the slightest chance that they have ANYTHING to do with it

12:30 pm  

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