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It is interesting to conclude that at the height of the Salem Witch Craze, even while the courts were murdering more people, some inhabitants of Salem would not have realised that they were living through a witch-craze. This will occur if, as today in England, the media are frightened to open up the subject for fear of personal reprisals against individual editors. Erin Pizzey received death threats, had to have police protection, and left the country for fifteen years for safety.
Although our witch-craze was targeted at fathers in particular and men in general, it got out of hand, as did the Salem craze, where even judges were regarded as witches (if they found a defendant not guilty). In our case, the police investigating witches are themselves facing a ten year jail sentence. Also, in the recent Newcastle disaster, one of the nurses charged was a woman.
Radfems are much like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Cheri Blair, the Prime Minister’s wife, is in the midst of them, see www.ivorcatt.com/2201.htm
Radfems like Bea Campbell are loose cannon in general, not just in promoting the current witch-craze. Heavily entrenched in the Home Office, the Family Courts and so many other centres of power, they are going to do massive damage.
Ivor Catt 15sep02
Unofficial Secrets - Beatrix Campbell, pub. Virago 1988
p23 "[Dr Buchanan said;] '…. Abusers will abuse anything - holes in the floor, their own children, anybody else's, anyone or anything.'
p153 "…. Male sexuality was the problem, but in the great sex scandal of the 1980s that had become almost unsayable."
It is curious that, using the title coined during our previous witch-craze in East Anglia, of all the players in today’s tragic-comedy, today’s Witch-hunter-in-chief, Bea Campbell, is the player who looks most like a witch!
;People; Professor Beatrix Campbell Visiting Professor of Women's
Studies. Department of Social Policy
http://www.iccl.ie/about/sal2002.html ; Second Annual ICCL Lecture
24th May 2002
Trinity College Dublin The Irish Council for Civil Liberties hosted it's [sic] Second Annual Lecture in Trinity College Dublin on Friday 24th May 2002. The lecture entitled "Human Rights - Linking National and International Frameworks", was delivered by Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and a response was offered by Beatrix Campbell, Freelance Journalist and Writer.
The Newcastle tragedy, fanned by Campbell’s partner Judith Jones, is at http://www.ivorcatt.com/2201.htm
Soham police in court over child porn
- Dipesh Gadher and Maurice Chittenden, Sunday Times, 15sep02, p7
THE _ police officer who comforted' the parents of the murdered schoolgirl Jessica Chapman appeared in court Yesterday charged with possessing child pornography.
Detective Constable Brian Stevens, a family liaison officer, remained silent as the allegations against him were read out before magistrates at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Stevens, 41, who arrived at court with his head covered by a blanket, faces three charges relating to the downloading of indecent images of children from the internet. He is alleged to have carried out the offences between March 1999 and June 2002.
Beside him in the dock stood PC Antony Goodridge, who also worked on the investigation into the deaths of Jessica and Holly Wells, both aged 10.
Goodridge, 34, who faces four charges relating to child pornography from March 1999 to this month, `is one of five exhibits officers responsible for collecting evidence for any prosecution in the Soham case.
Both officers, who face up to 10 years in jail if found ,guilty, were remanded in custody after lawyers for the crown objected to a magistrates' order granting .them conditional bail. The ap peal is expected to he heard .by a judge tomorrow.
Cambridgeshire police confirmed this weekend that Stevens, of March, and Goodridge, of Ely, had been suspended from duty on full pay but said the charges were not connected to the' double murder inquiry.
Stevens had built up a close relationship with Sharon and Leslie Chapman and their daughters Rebecca, 16, and Alison, 14, after the disappearance of Jessica and Holly from their home village of Soham, Cambridgeshire, on August 4.
He broke the news to the family when the bodies of the two girls were discovered a fortnight later in a ditch near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
Last month Stevens was chosen by the family to read a poem entitled Lord of Comfort dedicated to Jessica at a commemorative service at Ely Cathedral. He was also present at the funerals of both girls.
Stevens and Goodridge were arrested on Thursday by detectives from the West Midlands, the force called in by Cambridgeshire. Computers were removed from their homes and they were questioned for 36 hours before being charged:
"Everyone is just so shocked by this," said Tim Alban Jones, the vicar of Soham.
"From my dealings with Brian Stevens, I thought he was an extremely good family liaison officer and I don't think the family had any reason or cause to complain about him."
The arrests were- part of a national inquiry, codenamed Operation Ore, targeting the users of American pay-per-view websites.
Much of the evidence has come from the FBI, and at least three other police officers from London, Sussex and Scotland have been arrested over suspected child pornography offences. It is understood that number could eventually reach up to 30 officers.
Ian Huntley, 28, the caretaker of Soharn Village College, the local secondary school, has been charged with the murders of Jessica and Holly. Last week he appeared at Peterborough magistrates' court where lie faced an additional charge of conspiracy to pervert the course
of justice. Doctors at Rampton high security hospital, where he has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, were granted a further 28 days to find if he is fit to stand trial.
Hunt-ley's girlfriend, Maxine Carr, 25, a former teaching assistant in the murdered schoolgirls' school, has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Officials from Cambridgeshire county council last week met Kevin Huntley, the father of Ian, to discuss his future as caretaker of a primary school in Littleport. They told him it would be "inappropriate" for him to return to his job and home, which had been searched by detectives for possible evidence. Ian Huntley's mother Lynda has already resigned from her job as a cleaner at Soham Village College.
Parents hoping to help as volunteers or to become governors at their child's school are facing delays because of a backlog at the Criminal Records Bureau, which carries out detailed background checks.
Paedophile ring hunted inside armed forces.
- David Leppard, Sunday Times, 11aug02, p9
Military police are investigating a network of suspected paedophiles in the armed forces who are downloading child pornography from the internet.
The proliferation of child pornography in the armed services has led military detectives to acquire advanced computer software from America that allows them to recover material from computers, even though it appears to the user to have been deleted.
Military detectives fear the use of pornography is likely to lead to more direct forms of child abuse.
It is important that, in order to limit Noble Cause Corruption, the Thetford [actually Soham] police be dissuaded from fitting up the man they charge with attacking the two girls, with pornography in his personal computer. - Ivor Catt
[ Written in August, before the computer child porn problem became attached to the Soham tragedy. Thus, I predicted correctly. However, instead of fitting up the alleged murderer, they fitted up themselves! ICatt 15sep02]
A dinkum editorial in EW. It starts; "As the technical content of our lives increases, Ivor Catt thinks that the exclusion of technical competence from government decision making will finally implode. He suggests that excluded techncrats should make technology-free government unworkable. The first step in this direction, he suggests, is to block the pursuit of child pornography. He finds is offensive that technology-free agents of government in the UK should use american expertise in an attempt to retain control, which they would lose if UK technocrats were involved. This is because, as Galbraith said in "The New Industrial State", Power is where the most complex decision making is. Technical input is sterilised by being taken in from abroad, thus keeping political control in the hands of lawyers and other non-technocrats. [Then move to 222]" Ivor
Technology-free police, lawyers and politicians are out of their
To Phil Reed, Editor,