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Old October 30 2012, 04:07 PM   #91
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Hmm, seemed more like people suspected there was something fishy about him but lacked evidence to do anything about it, so just kept him away from their particular area. If anything the beaurocracy of the BBC helped Savile cos various areas weren't talking to each other about it, or at least that's how it seemed.

But then the police are guilty, if that's the right word, of something similar. Some chief constable has said that if three constabularies who'd had complaints made about Savile had known about each other, it would have highlighted a pattern of abuse.

I just dislike how the Beeb is taking all the flack over this given the police and NHS seem equally culpable.
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Old October 30 2012, 05:37 PM   #92
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I have no doubt the NHS and police will be next in line, the tabliods like to spin these things out so once they are done with the BBC the police and NHS will be next.
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Old November 1 2012, 10:16 AM   #93
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After the Murdoch hacking scandal nothing would suprise me when it comes to the british police.
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Old November 2 2012, 09:59 AM   #94
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Freddie Starr now taken in for question before being bailed.

They'll be after Orville soon
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Old November 2 2012, 10:04 AM   #95
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Maybe they were being euphemistic when the papers printed "Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster"?

There seems to be an odd thing going on where people are secretly wishing there's going to be loads more of this that will seep out of the wood work, while at the same time going on about how horrible and disgusting it is.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:08 AM   #96
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The Germans have a good word for it, Pooh.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:14 AM   #97
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Maybe I should learn German then. Guess I should be brushing up on my rubbish French too.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:18 AM   #98
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I wonder if there is more to come out to be honest. Given that Starr only seems to have one accusation against him, that he groped a 14 yr old girl, the police seem to be making a bit of a meal of it. Not that for one minute I'm condoning what he did if it's true, but compared to what Savile was up to it seems very small scale. Of course maybe they've had further complaints against him since the first one came out.

Have to say seeing him sitting next to his finance who's half his age he did look a mite creepy!
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Old November 2 2012, 11:44 AM   #99
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The problem is who can tell after this period of time? There are going to a lot of cranks mixed in with genuine cases - I'd envy the police trying to work out which is which decades later.
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Old November 2 2012, 01:32 PM   #100
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Yeah its gonna be a hell of a mess!
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Old November 2 2012, 03:38 PM   #101
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The problem is who can tell after this period of time? There are going to a lot of cranks mixed in with genuine cases - I'd envy the police trying to work out which is which decades later.
Double that now Savile estate worth 4 million has been seized.
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Old November 2 2012, 03:54 PM   #102
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Yeah some people will start to sniff money...though as I said up thread (I think) some people will just be seeking attention.

hopefully the genuine victims will get some kind of closure
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Old November 2 2012, 04:23 PM   #103
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The problem is who can tell after this period of time? There are going to a lot of cranks mixed in with genuine cases - I'd envy the police trying to work out which is which decades later.
Double that now Savile estate worth 4 million has been seized.
Well the BBC said £2m and they said the executors had frozen the dispersal of assets at the request of the family. This is hardly 'seized'. I strongly suspect that if the family had not been bothered the estate would have been doled out with absolutely no legal requirement to withhold any of it. You can't try a dead man and you can't force anyone else to pay for his crimes. His family have acted honourably throughout this and are without blame.
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Old November 2 2012, 04:51 PM   #104
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Frau Blucher wrote: View Post
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The problem is who can tell after this period of time? There are going to a lot of cranks mixed in with genuine cases - I'd envy the police trying to work out which is which decades later.
Double that now Savile estate worth 4 million has been seized.
Well the BBC said £2m and they said the executors had frozen the dispersal of assets at the request of the family. This is hardly 'seized'. I strongly suspect that if the family had not been bothered the estate would have been doled out with absolutely no legal requirement to withhold any of it. You can't try a dead man and you can't force anyone else to pay for his crimes. His family have acted honourably throughout this and are without blame.
I am sure nobody said his family were to blame...people are just pointing out what's happening.
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Old November 2 2012, 04:57 PM   #105
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Yeah some people will start to sniff money...though as I said up thread (I think) some people will just be seeking attention.

hopefully the genuine victims will get some kind of closure
I hope so.
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