Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014

Crowd perception

One comment from me regarding yesterdays court case:

The will to accept conspiracies in everything relating to this case is apparently not reserved for those that still read their tea leaves to decide on whether to hang their washing out, but seems to have affected studied lawyers as well.

Apparently all defense lawyers unanimously suggested that Scotland Yard - who take years and millions to finally decide on re-testing evidence from behind the sofa and the hired car - would be so organised and cunning to be able to orchestrate their visits to correlate with the hearings in the damages case. While both processes are subject to a heap of unforseeable events, like the break-down in the portuguese justice system or the dismissal of lawyers on the day of the hearing...

And almost everybody seems to nod their heads in consent and cleverly remarks that this is what they have said and known all along...

Now here is a list of the court dates and the number of correlating visits by Scotland Yard in Portugal:

12th September 2013 - nada
13th September 2013 - nada
19th September 2013 - nada
20th September 2013 - nada
27th September 2013 - nada
2nd October 2013 - nada
8th October 2013 - nada (Crimewatch had been announced on the 4th October, mobile phone records are new clues)
5th November 2013 - nada (Monteiro is in the news)
19th November 2013 - nada
27th November 2013 - nada (news about hope of a Joint Investigation Team)
16th June 2014 - nada (searches had ended on 11th June)
8th July 2014 - nada (questioning had ended on 2nd July)
10th December 2014 - BINGO


WOW

ONCE they were in Portugal at the time of a court hearing. This either shows extremely bad planning skills on the part of Scotland Yard or rather what can happen to crowd perception when enough numpties repeat after each other...

Mittwoch, 10. Dezember 2014

Schadenersatzklage McCanns gegen Amaral 10.12.2014


Eine Zusammenfassung des heutigen Gerichtstages nach dem Bericht von astro - maddiecasefiles.com (english version in Link)

Die Verhandlung fand heute in einem anderen Raum statt. An der Wand über der Richterin - die übrigens nicht ersetzt wurde - standen die Worte geschrieben "A injustiça feita a um é ameaça para todos" - Ein Unrecht, das einer Person angetan wird, ist eine Bedrohung für jedermann.

Ein Umstand, der noch nicht so bekannt war, wurde heute deutlich: Isabel Duarte ist die Anwältin der Eltern während Ricardo Afonso der Anwalt ist, der die drei Kinder der McCanns vertritt. Jedem dieser Anwälte standen heute 90 Minuten zur Verfügung für eine Art Schlußplädoyer. Isabel Duarte nahm allerdings nicht an der Verhandlung teil (evtl. wird der Grund noch bekannt) und so mussten "nur" 1,5 Stunden überstanden werden, während denen Ricardo Afonso in "Fidel Castro Manier" seine Rede hielt. Trotzdem blieb es wohl bei einem geschätzten Drittel seiner Anschuldigungen, da ihn die Richterin dann unterbrach.

Trotzdem referierte er fast 2 Stunden über Zahlen, verglich das Buch mit ausgewählten Teilen der Polizeiakten und versuchte Goncalo Amaral, die PJ und die Hunde zu diskreditieren, während er gleichzeitig darauf beharrte, dass die britische Polizei nicht einer Meinung mit den Schlüssen der PJ waren, die dazu führten, die McCanns zu Arguidos zu machen.

Ein Beispiel seiner Argumentation: das Buch beginnt mit der Erwähnung von Jägern, die Hasen jagen, was angeblich nicht zur Jahreszeit/Jagdzeit passen würde. Daher wäre auch alles andere im Buch falsch.

Er versuchte die Hunde anzufechten, die DNA Tests, Mark Harrisons Bericht, von dem er sagte, er wäre nur auf die Möglichkeit ihres Todes ausgerichtet gewesen. Er behauptete, die PJ wären auf Teufel komm raus darauf aus gewesen die McCanns zu beschuldigen und die Beweise den Anschuldigungen anzupassen.

Um es kurz zu machen, er erörterte Dinge, die keinen Platz in diesem Prozess hatten; weite Teile seiner Behauptungen waren darauf ausgerichtet, die polizeiliche Untersuchung und den Arguido status der McCanns zu erläutern, mit einigen Erwähnungen von Alipio Ribeiro und seiner Aussage, es wäre "voreilig" gewesen, die Eltern zu Arguidos zu erklären.

Er attackierte auch die Glaubwürdigkeit der Familie Smith und hinterfragte, warum sie als glaubwürdige Zeugen der Untersuchung gesehen wurden während Jane Tanner diskreditiert wurde. Er sagte, dass die Tanner Sichtung die Smith Sichtung untermauere aber dass der Koordinator - Amaral - und sein Team einfach nichts anderes untersuchen wollten als die Todeshypothese und die Eltern.


Der Angeklagte wollte nur "Blood, Swet and Tears" verkaufen.

Er fügte hinzu dass die Untersuchung jegliche Objectivität verlor und dass die britische Polizei, Martin Grime und Mark Harrison dies erkannten und befürchteten, dass die McCanns Opfer einer impulsiven und ungerechtfertigten "Arguidisierung" wurden. (ja dann hätte Kate ohne Anwalt die 48 Fragen beantworten müssen - Anmerkung von mir)

Er führte weiterhin aus, dass Stuart Prior "sehr beunruhigt" war als er sich mit der PJ am 4. September traf, nur Tage bevor die McCanns zu Arguidos erklärt wurden. Und dass er deshalb beunruhigt war, weil er wusste dass es falsch war sie zu beschuldigen, da es keine Beweise gab und die DNA Berichte falsch interpretiert wurden, aus Bequemlichkeit/zum Nutzen der PJ.

Dann etwa wurde er von der Richterin unterbrochen. Er verbrachte keine ZWEI MINUTEN damit, die Aussagen seiner Zeugen zu erwähnen. Aus gutem Grund wie wir uns vorstellen können.

Gonçalo Amarals Anwalt, Miguel Cruz Rodrigues, betonte, dass diese Klage vor Gericht nur dem Zweck diene das Ehepaar von Schuld freizusprechen. Schuld die Kinder in der Nacht des Verschwindens nicht beaufsichtigt zu haben, und Schuld nicht mit der polizeilichen Untersuchung kooperiert zu haben.

Der Mangel an Kooperation der Eltern und ihrer Freunde führte dazu, den Fall zu den Akten zu legen, etwas, dem sie sich nie widersetzt haben obwohl es möglich gewesen wäre.

Er führte auch aus, dass es sehr merkwürdig wäre wenn sie nicht deprimiert, ängstlich und traurig wären. Wenn sie keinen Appetitverlust und Schlafstörungen gehabt hätten. Aber wo ist der kausale Zusammenhang zum Buch? Der wurde nicht bewiesen. Ihre Beschwerden könnte jede ander Ursache haben, z.B. die Schuld, die sie fühlen müssen wegen der Verletzung ihrer Aufsichtspflicht und wegen ihres Verhaltens im Laufe der Untersuchung.
Zusammenfassend: Vage Anschuldigungen von Seiten der Eltern aber keine Beweise für irgendeinen Zusammenhang mit der Veröffentlichung des Buches.

Fatima Esteves, Anwalt für Guerra e Paz, stellte heute die etwas emotionaleren Behauptungen auf. Sie betonte ein paar relevante Punkte:

- das fast vollständige Fehlen von Journalisten im Gerichtssaal heute, im Gegensatz zum vollen Saal immer wenn die Eltern am Prozess teilnehmen, was beweist, dass die McCanns der Motor hinter den Medien sind and sie die Agenda der Medien definieren.

- die Eltern hätten von Anfang an zu Arguidos erklärt werden sollen, was im Fall verschwundener Kinder üblich wäre.

- die Zeugen der Anklage hätten sehr vage Aussagen gemacht und zwei von ihnen hätten sogar nachträglich schriftliche Berichte eingereicht (die von der Richterin abgelehnt, von einer höheren Instanz aber zugelassen wurden) ohne von der Anklage befragt zu werden.

- es wurde nicht bewiesen, dass die angeblichen Schäden durch das Buch resultierten.

- Scotland Yard erscheint, zufällig, immer dann wenn es eine Gerichtssitzung in Lissabon gibt.

- die McCanns verklagen Goncalo Amaral um die Zwillinge vor einem Buch zu schützen, dass diese nicht lesen können, da es auf portugiesisch ist, aber verklagen nicht die Websites, die die englische Übersetzung veröffentlichen, die die Zwillinge lesen können.
- die McCanns haben nie die Wiedereröffnung des Falles in Portugal beantragt. 
- Kopien der Bücher des Fund wurden von der Verteidigung angefordert aber von den Eltern abgelehnt.

Miguel Coroadinha, der Anwalt von TVI, begann mit einer Kopie der heutigen Ausgabe des Correio da Manha und einem Artikel über die Befragungen in Faro um die folgenden Punkte deutlich zu machen:

- die Besuche durch Scotland Yard lenken die Aufmerksamkeit vom Prozess ab, wiederholt und genau passend.

- der Fall ist bereits Grundlage zu Studien über seine aussergewöhnliche Medienpräsenz geworden

- die McCanns haben den Fall in den Focus der Medien gebracht und tun alles um ihn dort zu halten

- die Aufmerksamkeit der Medien hat nie nachgelassen und das Buch hatte keinen Einfluss auf die Medien oder die Untersuchung

- Zeugen für die McCanns haben ausgesagt, die Medienpräsenz hätte mit der Veröffentlichung des Buches zugenommen

- TVI hatte die Dokumentation der McCanns nicht gesendet da die McCanns ihr Einverständnis zurückzogen nachdem bereits darüber verhandelt worden war.

- was angebliche Schäden betrifft ist es unmöglich einen kausalen Zusammenhang zum Buch zu beweisen

- dieser Gerichtssaal ist nicht der Platz um Fehler der Untersuchung zu diskutieren (wie Ricardo Afonso), aber wenn es einen Fehler gab, dann war es der, die McCanns nicht am Tag nach dem Verschwinden nicht zu Arguidos gemacht zu haben. Wenn dies geschehen wäre, wären wir vielleicht heute nicht hier.

- die Zeugen der Mccanns waren emotionell zu involviert und zu nahestehend um glaubhaft zu sein.

- die beiden "Experten" Gutachten (ich nehme an die schriftlich, nachgereichten) wurden von den Autoren benutzt um der Befragung zu diesen Berichten auszuweichen

- das Ehepaar versucht Geschichte umzuschreiben, jeden zu überzeugen, dass die einzige Theorie ihre eigene sei, aber das Buch ist bereits Teil der Fallgeschichte.



Das weitere Vorgehen ist wie folgt:

Der nächste Verhandlungstag ist der 21. Januar 2015. Dann wird die Richterin vortragen was als "materia de facto" während der Verhandlungen vom Gericht festgestellt werden konnte. Dies sollte einen ersten Eindruck auf das mögliche Urteil geben.

Danach laufen 30 Tage ab in denen die McCanns ein Dokument des High Court Richters in London vorlegen müssen, das belegt, dass sie berechtigt sind, Madeleine zu repräsentieren, da sie ja ein Mündel des Gerichts ist. Wir werden sehen, wie lange sie diese Zeitspanne ausreizen werden.

Sollten die Eltern das Dokument nicht einreichen, wird nur der Teil der Verhandlung annuliert, der Madeleine betrifft. Alles andere geht weiter.

Dann haben alle Anwälte 10 Tage Zeit ihre "alegações de direito" einzureichen. Ein Urteil wird dann frühestens für März erwartet.

Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2014

Phase 3

That was quick.

Only two days after my latest post predicting future tests on items from the hired car that had been sent back to Portugal, we have this article in Correio da Manha, that mentions retesting and hired car in one sentence.

Will wait for proper translation. Stay tuned...


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Pulled up from the comments section. Big thank you to Mercedes:


Experts from the National Institute of Legal Medicine (INML) analyzed 444 hairs that were collected by the Judicial Police in the months following the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007, in Praia da Luz, Lagos. As far as CM knows, 25 blood and saliva samples, and three other traces found in the room where the girl disappeared, and in the trunk of a car underwent forensic tests. These are some of the vestiges that Scotland Yard now wants to take to England to be retested in a British private laboratory.

The English, as CM reported yesterday, want to re-analyze the curtains that were in Maddie’s room, which were subject to expert analyses by INML in 2007, and which found nothing relevant. The collection of vestiges was made in homes, cars and sofas by experts of the Forensic Science Laboratory of the PJ. Among these vestiges are also hair samples and saliva of several people who were considered important for the investigation. In the list of 444 hairs subject to examination 432 are human and 12 nonhuman, 98 had no correspondence with any DNA profile and 19 gave partial results. The request for re-evaluation of the vestiges, are part of a 6th rogatory letter. This despite the absence of a decision, by the new public prosecutor in Portimão, Inés Sequeira, about the 5th letter, sent by the British to Portugal.

Sonntag, 26. Oktober 2014

The final curtain? (update)

The Mirror, which has been the inofficial mouthpiece for a couple of months now, today continues to  desperately spin the fact that Scotland Yard wants to retest for possible DNA evidence from the apartment where the McCanns stayed in 2007.

Madeleine McCann new DNA hope: Curtains may hold key to who took her


Do you notice the reek of desperation evaporating from these two lines? How to spin the basic facts when the latest paedo is as good as eliminated from the investigation? When hairs of burglar-abductors are not the only objective of the Scotland Yard investigation. When CURTAINS are being mentioned...

The Mirror tries to tell the uninformed masses - and some that should be informed - that the curtains from the bedroom where Madeleine and her two siblings were sleeping are the focus of the request to retest some of the samples that were returned to Portugal at the end of 2007 and those that were kept there from the beginning. You remember the whooshing curtains?

Unfortunately, these curtains were never collected, sent to Britain, tested or kept in Portugal. Just check the files.

The only curtains that feature prominently in the original police files are those that were hanging behind the furniture-that-must-not-be-named and where the four-legged-creatures-that-must-also-not-be-named did what they are supposed to do with unquestioned precision. Curtains that never got in contact with the burglar-abductor if you believe the abduction tale.

The original Portuguese investigation retained a sample of the lower part of the white net curtains from the living-room (I said it). Guess where Keela the CSI blood dog alerted when she was deployed to 5A for a second time on August 3rd?

On this date a new sniffer dog inspection was carried out in the apartment mentioned above, with the help of the dog Keela who detects human blood remains. The activity produced the following results: 19.19 The dog "marked" an area of tiles in the living room, next to the window and behind the sofa. 19.20 The dog "marked" the lower part of the left white coloured curtain of the window behind the sofa.


It is not quite clear what happened to the original blue curtains that were tested at the FSS in Britain. So far I could not find a return note. But searching for it, I found another return note that could turn out extremely interesting in the next weeks.

It is the delivery note from the FSS to Leicestershire Police of non-perishable samples that were not destroyed but returned. Thirty-three samples.




They could represent the following items (there is no batch number given, so take this with caution):

1. 10 (1) baggage compartment lined with fabric with ventilation holes
2. 10 (2) moulded plastic extension
3. 1A Head hair collected from the driver - s seat.
4. 1B Fibres and possible head hair from the back of the driver - s seat.
5. 1C Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom of the driver - s seat.
6. 1D Nail fragment collected in the floor in front of the driver - s seat
7. 2A Head hair collected to the right of passenger - s seat.
8. 2B Head hair collected from the floor next to the right front passenger - s seat
9. 2C Fibres and possible head hair from the back of the right front passenger's seat
10. 2D Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom of the right front passenger's seat.
11. 2E Nail fragment collected in the floor in front of the driver - s seat.
12. 3 Head hair collected between the front seats.
13. 4A Head hair collected from the left area of the back seat.
14. 4B Fibres and possible head hair from the back in the left area of the back seat.
15. 4C Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom in the left area of the back seat.
16. 5A Head hair collected from the middle area of the back seat.
17. 5B Fibres and possible head hair from the back in the middle area of the back seat.
18. 5C Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom in the middle area of the back seat.
19. 6A Head hair collected from the right area of the back seat.
20. 6B Fibres and possible head hair from the back in the right area of the back seat.
21. 6C Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom in the right area of the back seat.
22. 7A Head hair collected from the left seat of the luggage area.
23. 7B Fibres and possible head hair from the back of the left seat in the vehicle luggage area.
24. 7C Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom in the left area of the back seat.
25. 8A Head hair collected from the right seat of the luggage area.
26. 8B Fibres and possible head hair from the back of the right seat in the vehicle luggage area.
27. 8C Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom of the right seat in the vehicle luggage area.
28. 9 Head hair collected from the vehicle luggage area.
29. 11 Fibres and possible head hair in the rear shelf/luggage cover.
30. 11 Fibres and possible head hair in the rear shelf/luggage cover.
31. 12 Key card
32. 13 Pattern sample of the fabric covering the vehicle seats.
33. 15 Pattern samples taken from the clothes worn by PMFG Vilhena.

All samples from the hired car. It is yet unclear if they were returned to Portugal.

So the Mirror might still focus on the relatively safe area of the bedroom, where the dogs did not alert, while the curtain in question is definitely from the living-room where they did, but what will they do if the focus is turning onto samples from the hired car? Will we then see headlines like this?
 

Kate and Gerry furios:
Burglars stored body in hired car while they were jogging





Donnerstag, 9. Oktober 2014

All in the Family





This was Clarence Mitchell talking to the Press shortly after Martin Brunt had stalked and outed her on live TV, while the DailyMail shortly afterwards gave her real name away splitting the outing to avoid repercussion.

After her horrible and lonely death we find out via a radio interview of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernhard Hogan-Howe that it was the family who gave the Dossier to the Police, either to BHH himself as Martin Brunt claimed, or to Operation Grange, although a complaint to the local police of Leicestershire would have been the logic choice.


Interviewer: So tell me about that file that was handed to you re. at the McCanns, you know, concerned individuals and certainly that story has been in the headlines with tragic consequences...yesterday. A file handed to you? Are you looking at it at the minute?


BHH - no what happened, well first of all, you may have seen over the last 10 days we've launched a cyber crime unit, about 500 officers. Thats really intended to target people who steal things, not necessarily bullying , I think that's going to be a real challange to us in the future just in terms of volume.

But in terms of that file, what happened if you recall was that the family handed to our team who are investigating or reviewing the murder of... sorry errm reviewing the missing girl errm the McCann daughter. The file was handed to that team and we were liasing with Leicestershire police which is where the McCann family live..... and as suddenly it turned out possibly the person who was trolling or abusing people may well have been.

So the file was in the process of being considered partly by the Met, partly by Leicestershire police but it was likely to have been dealt with by Leicestershire police and not by the Met.


The question remains who gave the "dossier" to the media, but if one discounts the leaking of such uninteresting material by the Police then there remains only one possibility...

IMO this concerted campaign to shut up those on the internet that still after 7 years are very vocal in questioning the McCanns and their version of events started with the book by Summers & Swan, which prepared the way with their constant reference to "haters" of the parents combined with the claim of authority on the "definite account" of what happened in Praia da Luz in 2007.

The supporter group had been hording information on the "dissenters" for a long time and after Summers and Swan claimed that trolls and haters had led a campaign to discredit their book on amazon.co.uk with unjustified reviews, and when @sweepyface (Brenda Leyland) was linked to one of those negative reviews the way was clear. She, one of the more moderate dissenters, was to be the first EXAMPLE to be outed and presented to the world as a troll, soon to be followed by those that actually used veiled threats against the parents. Her "crime" was that she had written a review on Amazon and lived in Leicester.

Only that the whole campaign to finally shut up those questioning the McCanns failed not only to coincide with Scotland Yard giving up the case as impossible to solve, but also because the first victim of the campaign dared to kill herself. (Pending coroner's verdict)

And so Gerry now refuses to talk about "trolls"

Asked whether they felt it was right for the media to identify internet trolls, 46-year-old Mr McCann replied: ‘I don't really want to talk about trolls, we're here very much to talk about child rescue.’

Of course he is... And enjoying himself on a charity do, where he was sure to run into Hugh Grant and was able to discuss the advantages of sending in the Press when need be.All in the spirit of the #HackedOff campaign.

For those of you who really want to get to the bottom of the news and want to decide for themselves if Brenda Leyland did anything that constituted an offence (either by racism or threats) , feel free to check yourself in her "tweet-file".


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Sonntag, 5. Oktober 2014

And Gerry said:"Let there be an example.."






....and there was an example



Rest in Peace sweepyface and rest assured that the intimidation campaign against those that dare to question the McCanns will not be successful.

Your "crime" was a tweet that called for the McCanns to suffer "for the rest of their miserable lives "
The same "crime" Kate McCann committed in her book when talking about Goncalo Amaral, saying "he deserves to be miserable and feel fear".

Don't judge a book by it's cover

No, I am not going to dwell again on the impossibility of the "last photo" being taken on Thursday 3rd of May. I am not going to mention the difficulty of losing ones hard earned tan within hours or gaining the same on a rainy day. Not on the tantrums little girls can throw when they are not going to get to wear their new dresses until the 6th day of their holiday or the meteorological facts in the western Algarve in May 2007.

Instead I am going to start with those things that are NOT in the book. A book with the claim of being the "most definite account possible" should cover all aspects of the case. One would think....

The first thing you notice missing is the word "NEGLECT". It appears only once in connection with a person who had the audacity to ask that the parents be investigated by Leicestershire police for child neglect. Something that would be normal had Maddie gone missing in the UK. Nine adults, leaving eight children, aged from 1-3, on five consecutive nights alone in apartments outside a confined resort without proper supervision, with at least one child crying on one night for at least 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) should be challenged by investigative authors about their parental conscience. At least once.

The next thing that is missing is everything surrounding the person of David Payne that might in any way be deemed libelous although it is part of the police files the summerswaning couple are so eager to cite, albeit, I fear, from translations they appear to use from unpaid authors firmly placed in the nutter box by the almost-Pulitzer-Winners... still unpaid, but used...

Neither the statements by Mr. and Mrs. Gaspar about an alleged incident in Mallorca on a previous holiday is mentioned, nor the alleged recognition of David Payne by Yvonne Martin, nor is the incident properly described where David Payne visits Kate McCann in/out of the apartment on May 3rd at 17:00/17:30/19:00 with/without his wife and with/without Gerry being present. Would the vision of Kate wrapped in a towel after her shower have distracted Anthony, the old rascal?

Also prominently missing is every statement from the police files that contradicts the version of the parents. Like the statement by the cleaner of the Ocean Club who was very certain that one of the cots had been placed in the parent's bedroom and NOT in the children's bedroom as the authors/parents claimed. Nor the statement of the Ocean Club receptionist who claims the reservation for the Tapas Bar was made by a man who was accompanied by a child that she thought had been Madeleine.


Missing is also the clear fact that after prolonged discussions there are emails in the files by all friends of the McCanns clearly rejecting the participation in the proposed reconstruction. The authors simply claim that the Public Prosecutor had given up on the notion of a reconstruction without mentioning their clear refusal.

And it goes on. The many inconsistencies in their statements like the point of entry/exit, the curtains, how they left Madeleine, who she claimed had cried the night of Wednesday - all brushed away with one declaration that everybody that has to deal with statements including the acclaimed authors KNOWS that statements are notoriously fallible. Oh well, that revelation will revolutionise the judicial system.

But what I found even worse than the many omissions that would be necessary to give an unbiased and independent account of the disappearance of a little girl are the slight twists of the evidence at hand. Deliberate little "amendmends to the truth" that might fool those that haven't spent months of real research of the files.

An example regarding the search Eddie the cadaver dog did on the items taken from the villa of the parents:

"When these items were taken to another location for examination, the dog Eddie alerted to clothing in one of the boxes. Again, Grime thought it possible that the cadaver dog was reacting to cadaver scent contamination."
Eddie did not react to the clothing IN "one of the boxes ". He reacted to Kate's white top and checkered trousers and one t-shirt of Madeleine that had been laid out on the floor together with the rest of the contents of that box. By saying he reacted to clothing IN the box and not to clothing FROM the box it is insinuated that this scent might have resulted from some sort of transferance, which could not have been the case since it was only three explicit items from the box he reacted to. Had transference been the cause every item would have rendered an alert.

Another example of twisting the evidence comes from the description of the already mentioned visit by David Payne in 5A:

"David, who had stopped by the McCanns' apartment earlier, said as he sat down that Madeleine and the twins had "looked like perfect children ... all clean in their pyjamas, having a story""

Now this quote does not come from any statement by David Payne but rather from the statement by Fiona Payne, his wife. His comment had run like this:
The three children were all you know dressed you know in their pyjamas, you know they looked immaculate, you know they were just like angels, they all looked so happy and well looked after and content and I said to Kate, you know it's a bit early for the you know, for the three of them to be going to bed, she said ah they've had such a great time, they're really tired and you know err so I say, you know I can't remember exactly what, what you know the night attire, what the children were wearing but white was the predominant err colour
Why was David's recollection not allowed to enter the most definite account possible? Why had Fiona's statement to be used? One explanation could be the mention of the colour white in the pyjamas which was the colour Aoife Smith remembered instead of the predominantly pink with floral aspects that was presented to the world.

One last example is at least questionable regarding its origin. With the sighting by George Brooks of a couple carrying a child on the early morning of May 4th we don't see any evidence that the authors have actually spoken to George. They refer more than once to the files and not to a personal interview with him. Nevertheless we find an exact description of the said couple whereby the man has a remarkable similarity whith the man Jane Tanner allegedly saw the night before thought to be the abductor for almost 7 years:

 "...Brooks said, he thought the couple were both in their thirties. The man was "less than 6 foot tall", had "shoulder-length hair and looked quite tanned". The woman was "dark-haired and slim". To him, they did not look British, or like tourists."
This description is nowhere to be found in the files. It is simply copied and pasted from a Daily Express article from May 7th as if it was gospel truth...

I could go on dissecting the most definite account possible but since it's world-wide distribution looks to be only marginal, it would be time wasted. The notion is clear. The almost sickening repetition of the mantra that there is not a shred of evidence against the parents had to brush over the fact that indeed there are plenty of indications and possible circumstantial evidence that at least raise legitimate doubt.








Freitag, 5. September 2014

A subtle hint by the media?



McCanns' FURY at Maddie slur -  Sun 01.09.2007


 Parents' FURY as Portuguese Press Claims they...30-08-07


Maddie's Uncle In Fund FURY 2.12.07


FURY at Bremner's McCann Sketch. The Guardian 16-10-07


FURY at Rory Bremner's TV Sketch about Missing...16-10-07


Madeleine: New Police Chief's FURY over the Mess..22-10-07


Kate McCann's FURY at Police Offer of a 'Deal' 19-11-07


Portuguese Police's FURY as British DNA Experts....05-12-07


Madeleine: Gerry's FURY at 'Bungling' Dog Handlers 17-12-07


Madeleine McCann Police FURY Over Private Hunt 25-09-07


McCann Family & Friends Vent Their FURY. Times 07-09-07


McCanns' Note FURY. Daily Mirror 15-06-07


McCanns' FURY at Police Chief's Warning 04-01-08


McCann FURY at 'Maddie' For Hire. The Sun 11-01-08


McCann's FURY at Police Leak 11-04-08


FURY at McCann 'Crucifixion'. The Sun 19-02-08


Border FURY of Maddie's Parents. The Sun 03-12-07


FURY at New Maddie Theory. The Sun 23-08-07


Statement FURY of the 'Tapas 7'. The Sun 08-11-07


Readers in FURY at Sick Stunt. The Sun 12-01-08


FURY at Maddie 'Ghost Chat'. The Sun 29-12-08


Kate's FURY at Detective Who Published Book On.....06-09-08


FURY Over Madeleine Crying 'Smear'. Sky 11-04-08


Family FURY Over 'Madeleine is Dead' Interview. Sky 12-08-07


McCann Mortgage Fund FURY. Daily Mirror 30-10-07


FURY as McCanns Accused Of Burying Body. Sky 01-10-07


Tory's FURY At McCann's Leak. Belfast Telegraph 13-04-08


Madeleine McCann Suspect's FURY At Finding GPS......17-03-08


FURY at new Madeleine book 'slur' 25.9.09


Maddie Dad's FURY At Cop's Banned Book. The Sun 10-09-09


McCanns' FURY At Death Claim. Daily Express 14-01-10


FURY Over Kate & Gerry McCann Using Photograph.....19-02-08


Police FURY At Madeleine McCann Parents 29-01-08


McCanns FURY At TV Girl. Daily Mirror 24-08-07


McCanns' Overdose Smear FURY. Daily Mirror 25-08-07


FURY Over Maddy's Lookalike. Daily Mirror 11-01-08


FURY Over Book On The McCanns By Disgraced Police...25-07-08


Gerry & Kate McCann's FURY After 14 Texts Slur 29-05-08


FURY As Madeleine Cop Brings Sick Book To UK 17-08-08


McCanns FURY Over 'Neglect'. The People 26-10-08

FURY over Spoof Chat To Maddie. The People 28-12-08


Kate McCann's FURY At New Madeleine Smears 11-04-08


FURY At Maddie Joke As Gerry Returns To Work 01-11-07


FURY Of Maddie Probe Pervert's Family. Daily Star 23-05-09


FURY Mounts Over Slurs on Madeleine McCann’s.... 21-03-08


McCanns’ FURY at media slurs. Liverpool Echo 24-08-07


FURY as Vulcan attacks. Daily Mirror 12-09-07


Maddie's Uncle In Fund FURY. Sunday Mail 02-12-07


Maddie's aunt FURY at diary move. Evening Times 13-09-07


McCanns FURY at 'media slurs'. Evening Times 24-08-07


McCanns' FURY at policeman claims. Evening Times 10-09-09


McCanns’ FURY at book ruling. Sunday Express 24-10-10


Maddy dad's cops FURY. Daily Mirror 13-08-07


Maddy parents' FURY at murder suspects claim 09-08-07


FURY as Madeleine McCann images used in porn art...23-01-09


Kate tells Portugal of FURY at cop hunt. The Sun 23-05-11


FURY at claims by tecs. Sunday Mirror 16-12-07


McCann web FURY. The News of the World 20-09-09


McCanns FURY over Wiki slur. News of the World 19-12-10


Maddie Mum Orgy FURY. Daily Star 05-11-07
 

Exclusive: Cop FURY as drug Brit flees. The Sun 17-12-07


Maddie's dad FURY at TV girl. Daily Star 14-01-10

Maddie stunt FURY. Hackney Gazette 22-01-09


New Team FURY Over Files Mess. Sunday Mirror 21-10-07


Maddy Slurs FURY. Daily Mirror 01-10-07


McCanns' FURY at TV Freeze. Sunday Mirror 02-12-07


FURY Over Writer's Joke Interview With Madeleine... 29-12-08


McCanns' FURY as Ulster Cop Quits. Daily Mirror 06-10-10


FURY as Frankie Boyle cracks 'joke' at expense of...10-01-12


FURY over top job for Tory activist who dressed up..01-02-12


FURY as Madeleine’s photograph promotes discount...11-05-12


Kate's FURY. Daily Record 22-07-08


McCanns' FURY At Sick Maddie Adverts. Daily Record 01-11-07


FURY of Hacking Victims. Daily Express 30-11-12


McCanns' FURY Over Kidnap Film. Daily Star 15-07-13


FURY at Roma Gypsies. Private Eye 91-11-13


'We just want justice' FURY of Madeleine McCann....16-06-14


McCann FURY at Slur Cop. The Sun 17-06-14


McCanns' FURY at disgraced cop's vile claims 17-06-14


 







Montag, 21. Juli 2014

A message from Goncalo Amaral

21 Jul 2014

Dear friends,

Upon reading the news about the most recent trial session, I am certain that the vast majority of journalists doesn’t know what is being discussed in court, and have not informed correctly.
.............................
Continue here




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Lisbon Appellate Court’s decision - 2010



The book at stake in this process – "Maddie – the Truth of the Lie" – which was written by the defendant Dr. Gonçalo Amaral, has the main motivation of defending his personal and professional honour, as the author points out right away in the preface and throughout his text.

The contents of the book does not offend any of the applicants' fundamental rights.

The exercise of its writing and publication is included in the constitutional rights that are secured to everyone by the European Convention on Human Rights and by the Portuguese Republic’s Constitution, namely in its articles 37º and 38º.

Samstag, 5. Juli 2014

In support of the People of Praia da Luz






As pessoas na Praia da Luz dizem: #SomosTodosPedintes
Pedimos Paz!
 
People in Praia da Luz say: #WeAreAllBeggars
We ask for Peace!

Die Menschen in Praia da Luz sagen: #WirSindAlleBettler
Wir wollen Frieden!

Donnerstag, 3. Juli 2014

Going through the motions

My take on the Arguidos and the alleged evidence based on the report by Marisa Rodrigues from JN to which I would like to express a very special thanks for a professional reporting. 



1. S.M.

1.1. The sofa

The alleged similarity between hairs found on the discarded sofa and in Apartment 5A is only theoretical. Since no DNA had been obtained in 2007 from S.M. the only comparison that could be done in the Lisbon lab was to extract and analyse the MtDNA from the hairs and place them in the relevant Haplotype groups.

Haplotype X - apart. Ocean Club e sofa of 1-seat in the garage in Portimao
Haplotype Y - apart. Ocean Club e sofa of 1-seat in the garage in Portimao
Haplotype Z - Residencia Liliana e sofa of 1-seat in the garage in Portimao


But since there are only a certain number of haplotypes it is of absolute no relevance if the same haplotype is found in two different spots.

There was also a similarity of hairs in a completely unrelated apartment in Burgau and Apartment 5A. And if my hair was tested I am sure my haplotype would fit one of the hairs found in 5A as well.
1.2. The hearsay

The statement concerning the alleged overheard conversation regarding a body that had to be disposed of was neither made to the PJ nor is it part of the original rogatory process and can therefore only have been made to one of the McCann's private investigators. How much credibility does this have if it was the then suspects PI's that "unearthed" this statement? The credibility of Metodo 3 (and I suspect it was them) has been at it's height when they promised Maddie to be back by Christmas and has since lost considerably...

1.3. The arson

This was a crime directed at the Arguido, the burning of his car and the framing of him. Wouldn't it be a good idea to try and find out who did it and why, instead of turning the victim of a crime into a suspect of another crime because he had been a victim in the first place?
Do we have to point out that this crime was committed during the reign of Metodo 3?

2. J.S. ("recently diagnosed with a brain tumour. He didn't follow his doctor and his lawyer advice and decided to speak up to refute the accusations.")

2.1 The burglarizer

In the list of employees of the Ocean Club there is the word "furto" attached to the Arguido's name, written by the PJ investigation which means "theft". But so it is with 2 other persons that are not being targeted by Scotland Yard. Of course it is normal that people that have been charged previously with some kind of offence should be investigated, but this had obviously been done by the PJ who came up with no connection. We should not forget that NOTHING was taken from 5A exept the body of a little girl.

2.2 The phonecalls

The only phonecall relating to J.S. in the released PJ files is to the number allegedly belonging to R.R. at 21:51. Nothing else.

2.4. The residence

J.S. lives on Rua Primero do Maio. The Smith sighting was in Rua 25 de Abril roughly 350 metre away, in no way a suspicious distance in such a small town if you live in the centre and not in some ex-pat area.

2.5. The e-fit

The person who allegedly helped to draw up this e-fit was 60-80% convinced that it had been Gerry McCann who he had seen. The fact that the e-fit had been hidden by the McCanns for years and the sighting covered-up weighs heavy against the possible similarity of somebody's face to an e-fit done by private investigators of the then suspects.

3. P.R.
Acting strangely might be excused when you are suffering from schizophrenia. Apart from that we have the same MO of the then accused's PI's contacting witnesses and getting e-fits done. Not in any way an independent source. Phonecalls are not in the files

4. R.R.
Having been only 16 years at the time of the "disappearance" he is supposed to fit the description of a witness who described a man 18-20 years of age as being a charity collector, which in itself is not a crime, at least not outside the Metodo world.
This and the one phonecall that can be found in the files should be sufficient to drag this young man in front of the vicious british media? I think not.
The whole "request" is in my opinion copied straight from a report of Metodo 3 that Scotland Yard found in the boxes they collected from their offices during a raid in Barcelona some years ago.

Which leaves a couple of questions: Why was it approved by the Portuguese judiciary? And what was the purpose of this action? To prepare for shelving the case again, because no patsy will ever be found after this latest farce? Or to refute even the most ludicrous scenarios that entered the process when they were found inside the boxes of Metodo 3 and therefore have to be dealt with?

Mittwoch, 2. Juli 2014

Engländer fragen nach DNA der Arguidos

Engländer fragen nach DNA der Arguidos

- Illegale Mittel wurden vorgeschlagen
- Verdächtige werden befragt

von Marisa Rodrigues

Die britische Polizei ging so weit, die Kriminalpolizei (PJ) um Fingerabdrücke und DNA-Profile der vier Verdächtigen, die jetzt zu Arguidos gemacht wurden, zu bitten. Heimlich, falls erforderlich.

Der Antrag ist Teil eines Rechtshilfeersuchens von Juli letzten Jahres, aber es wurde von der PJ angefochten, weil es illegal ist. Auf Wunsch von Scotland Yard und mit Zustimmung der Staatsanwaltschaft wurden die Verdächtigen gestern formell zu Arguidos gemacht, durch Inspektoren  der PJ in Faro.

Mindestens zwei der Arguidos wurden nicht von Anwälten begleitet, die in der Zwischenzeit nominiert wurden, damit die Befragung stattfinden konnte. Eine Liste mit über 250 Fragen erwartete si. Die Mehrheit stimmte zu diese zu beantworten. Die Fragen wurden von den Inspektoren der  Kriminalpolizei gestellt, in Anwesenheit der britischen Detektive, die nicht eingreifen konnten.

JN hat erfahren, dass die Befragung zu Beginn des Abends abgeschlossen wurde und die Arguidos nicht ins Direktorat zurückkehren müssen. Der letzte der entlassen wurde um 20.30 Uhr war Sergey Malinka, ein russischer Staatsbürger mit portugiesischer Staatsangehörigkeit, der bereits im Jahr 2007 untersucht worden waren, in dem portugiesischen Fall. Seine Computer wurden beschlagnahmt und Hausdurchsuchungen vorgenommen, aber nichts Relevantes wurde gefunden. Er war ein Freund von Robert Murat, einem ehemaligen Arguido in der portugiesischen Untersuchung.

Die anderen Verdächtigen sind José da Silva, ein ehemaliger Fahrer des Ocean Club, Paulo Jorge Ribeiro, ein Arbeitsloser, der an Schizophrenie leidet, und Ricardo Rodrigues, der damals 16 Jahre alt war. Sie leben in Praia da Luz, einige von ihnen in der Nähe des Geländes, wo die Recherchen stattfanden vor einem Monat. Scotland Yard glaubt, dass sie einen Einbruch in die Wohnung planten, in der die Mccanns ihren Urlaub verbrachten. Aber Madeleine war aufgewacht und wurde getötet, so dass damit sie nicht in der Lage wäre, sie zu identifizieren, und der Körper wurde von einem von ihnen durch die Straßen, die mit Touristen gefüllt waren, getragen. Eine Theorie, die absolut keinen Sinn für die PJ macht. (HEAR HEAR)

Ab heute werden 11 Zeugen befragt, ebenfalls auf Wunsch von Scotland Yard.

Spürhunde für die Suche in Autos

Die englischen Behörden werden von Spürhunden aus dem Vereinigten Königreich begleitet, um nach den Verhören evtl. Durchsuchungen durchzuführen, z.B. der Auto. Die Hunde sind die gleichen, die vor kurzem bei der Suche an der Algarve teilgenommen haben. Damals während der Untersuchung im Jahr 2007 hatten zwei Hunde (Eddie und Keela) geholfen, Indizien zu sammeln.

Arguidos: Fakten, die die Engländer als kompromittierend sehen.


S.M., Geschäftsmann, im Alter von 30

Bereits im Jahr 2007 war er ein Verdächtiger und ein Ziel der Durchsuchungen der PJ. Jetzt ist er es wieder, weil er ein Sofa entsorgt hatte, das von forensischen Experten analysiert wurde und das Haare enthielt, die ähnlich der Haare sind, die in der Wohnung der McCanns gefunden wurden. Es gibt auch ein Gespräch, das aus zweiter Hand berichtet wurde und angeblich in der Nähe von Malinks Zuhause belauscht wurde bzgl. einer Leiche, die entsorgt werden müsse. Die Engländer betrachteten auch die Tatsache, dass damals das Auto des Russen in Brand gesteckt wurde und jemand das Wort "Fala" ["Sprich"] auf de Bürgersteig schrieb.

J.S., ehemaliger Fahrer, im Alter von 38

Er arbeitete im Ocean Club und die Engländer halten ihn für die Person, die Ferienwohnungen aussuchte in die im Ort eingebrochen wurde und die dafür verantwortlich war die "Bewegungen" der Touristen zu überprüfen. Scotland Yard sagt, dass ihn Telefonanrufe verdächtig machen, die er zu anderen Arguidos machte in der Nacht des Verschwindens und seine Ähnlichkeit mit dem Phantombild, das auf der Beschreibung einer irischen Familie basiert, die im Urlaub in Praia da Luz war. Er ist angeblich der berühmte Mann, der gesehen wurde, als er ein Kind trug.

P.R., im Alter von 50

Er wurde ein Verdächtiger für die englischen Polizisten, weil ausländische Touristen sein merkwürdiges Verhalten
 und seine Gegenwart in der Nähe der McCanns Wohnung vor dem Verschwinden beschrieben. Als psychisch Kranker wurde er auch durch seine Ähnlichkeit mit einem anderen Phantombild auf der Basis von Zeugenaussagen denunziert, die ihn als Bettler identifizierten und weil er einen der anderen Arguidos kannte, mit dem er am Tag des Verbrechens telefonierte.

R.R., im Alter von 23

Er war 16 zu der Zeit des Verschwindens und die Engländer bringen ihn mit dem Fall in Verbindung wegen der Anrufe, die er vor dem verhängnisvollen Moment und am selben Tag gemacht, darunter ein Aufruf an Paulo Ribeiro. Ein weiteres der angeblich belastenden Argumente ist die Tatsache, dass er der Beschreibung ähnelt, die von Zeugen von einem der beiden Bettler und einem Verdächtigen für Einbrüche in der Gegend von Praia da Luz gemacht wurde. Gegen ihn spricht auch die Tatsache, dass er  in der Nähe einiger der anderen Männer wohnt, die jetzt  von den englischen Polizisten zu Arguidos gemacht wurden.


Quelle: Jornal de Notícias, 2014.07.02, Papierausgabe und E-Paper

Montag, 30. Juni 2014

The wallet in the bush

From "madeleine" by Kate McCann:


By now we were more than familiar with
cases where evidence had been missed the first
time round and discovered on further searches (in
one instance the UK police had told us about,
a
wallet sitting in a bush). At this stage, I was also still
giving some credence to the information we were
receiving from psychics, some of whom were
suggesting that we should scour nearby territory
again.

The paths that research take are long and winding. I was looking at the time when Danie Krugel was called in to search for Madeleine with his "matter orientation" machine. A most crucial time in the story. The question has never been successfully answered as to why two scientific people who requested professional expertise in all matters involved, such as the reliability of sniffer dogs, would ask a man with his secret electronic wiggle stick to go hunting for their daughter let alone be guided by the well-meaning advice of "psychics".

Let us look at the time frame Krugel's visit took place in. He arrived on the 15th July at a time when the parents had not yet been made arguidos and Robert Murat had been the only official suspect in the case, due to a friend of Clarence Mitchell having a "strange feeling" about him, CEOP "profiling" him as a sociopath of the highest order and of course because four of the nine Tapasniks had visions of him being at the crime location.

During the four days following his arrival Krugel surveyed the area to the East of Praia da Luz including the stretch of land where Scotland Yard has recently performed their second ground investigation. This area lies along the main street connecting Lagos with Praia da Luz and would have been the route George Brooks had taken that morning on May 4th around 6 a.m. when in his headlights he saw a couple carrying a child scurrying into a side road. It is the same road along which Kate and Matt went for some jogging allegedly on Wednesday lunch time.



If we are to assume that Madeleine's body had been hidden since 4th May on this piece of land - 15 minute walking distance from 5A -  why would Krugel now be allowed to survey this area and give a report with his findings to the PJ? Who then might initiate a second search with dogs and might possibly find the body? In my opinion this would only make sense if the discovery of the body would also present a link to the abductor, an unmistakable fingerprint that had been overlooked during the first searches like the wallet in the bush. Or preferably like a cigarette butt with the DNA of its owner...






















But why then was no body discovered? Why no appropriate end to the sad saga? Let's hear Kate again:

Wednesday 18 July. The start of a downward spiral
for me. When I look back on our meeting with Neves
and Encarnação that day I recognize it as a turning
point: the beginning of what was to blow up into a
whole new nightmare...

The meeting ended with a final body blow. Danie
Krugel, on whom we had, irrationally, hung so much
hope, had produced a report for the PJ based on his
findings. His machine had recorded a ‘static signal’
from an area around the beach, close to or on the
Rocha Negra cliff. Although this included villas,
apartments and other buildings, the implication of
the ‘static signal’ was that Madeleine was most likely
to be dead and buried there.

Apparently everything was working according to plan, a "static signal" that Madeleine was most likely dead and buried in the area surrounding the Black Rock had been communicated by Krugel to the PJ. To this day Krugel is certain she had been in that area. Unfortunately there exists only a google maps image of a rather general area and no X that marks the spot.

But on the 18th of July, during this meeting with the PJ, the final body blow did not come from Krugel, but from a totally unexpected side. The PJ had requested the assistance of Mark Harrison and informed the parents during that meeting that Britain's best cadaver dogs were about to enter Portugal and would be searching Apartment 5A as well. Cadaver odour AND a body found in walking distance from the apartment might trump a cigarette butt, possibly overlooked again.

So the next day on 19th July their phones started pinging in the "Triangle" while they were sitting at the Bar Caribe with Trish, Sandy and the twins having a good time. The rest is history.

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15/7 Krugel arrives
18/7 talks with PJ, info on upcoming arrival of Eddie and Keela
19/7 last day of Krugel's search - first phone pings in the "Triangle"
20/7 Mark Harrison arrives - McCanns make it to the top of the hill overlooking the area in 16 minute jogging
22/7 Gerry flies to Washington
26/7 Gerry comes back - second phone pings in the "Triangle"
27/7 third phone pings in the "Triangle"
28/7 fourth phone pings in the "Triangle"
29/7 Trish and Sandy leave PdL
30/7 Eddie and Keela arrive
31/7 searches in 5A
1/8 an alibi search of the above mentioned area was conducted within one hour

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014

A Sauce Said...: No stone left unturned?

A Sauce Said...: No stone left unturned?: Visitors to findmadeleine.com, the website of Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned, who wish to learn more about the Fu...

Freitag, 13. Juni 2014

Presumption of Innocence

The parents killed her. British police are stupid.


I have been asked many times the question why I don't respect the presumption of innocence in this case, especially by people that know me and my usual respect for human rights. It is not easy to explain.

From the time the news broke in May 2007 until the release of the police files, I had been very much a fence-sitter trying mostly to shed some light onto the hundreds of conflicting news reports. At that time I even was posting under the name Impartial on the Mirror forum and 3As. I could see the discrepancies, the changes to their statements via the media but I could also see two people devastated by the loss of their daughter.

During these months I kept the presumption of innocence high. Even though suspicions became stronger by the day it was my private opinion that even if there had been a terrible accident and the parents had somehow felt the need to cover-up her death in order to avoid repercussions to their other children, the children in the group, their jobs and reputation it was up to the law to investigate, charge, judge and sentence those responsible for it.

This still would be my stance today had it all stopped there. Had there not been added crimes to the original crime. Additional crimes that would never get followed up if the original crime would not be solved.

The crime of fraud for one. Taking money from schoolchildren, old age pensioners and well-meaning mothers. And not to be invested into a fake search for the missing child but very explicitly invested into the build-up of a defense wall that would avoid the proper prosecution of the original crime. Cheating the course of law if you like.

But it was the crime of deliberately casting wrong suspicions on another person that then caused me to drop my caution and restraint. The way in which Robert Murat had been set up by four of the friends of the McCanns, how his life and that of his mother and fiance had been shredded to pieces only because he was "too" helpful, happened to live in the direction of Jane's concocted sighting and coincidentally was also the person to translate the important statements of Dianne Webster and the nannies was my breaking point. In order to get justice for this crime the first one would have to be cleared up. Otherwise there would never be evidence of this follow-up crime. Compensation money by a paper that had been a victim itself was not a substitute for good old proper justice.

Last but not least it was the parents' atrocious treatment of the one man who had committed himself to finding out what had happened to their daughter: Goncalo Amaral
The vicious, vindictive, hate-filled persecution and destruction of another good man was the last straw that changed my view about a highly cherished good, the presumption of innocence. The law is clear, and no mere mortal can change it, but on this blog it was cast aside after the evaluation of the evidence of the police files to express the desire for the truth to be revealed, to put a stop to the never-ending destruction of people and the creation of a parallel universe built on lies and deception.


Dienstag, 10. Juni 2014

The Dig 2.0

All around me I sense a drop in hope and trust. Based on the fact that a second location for digs has been chosen and that the MEDIA (accomplices in the crime of the century) have found a feeble thread to link one of the "suspects" to that area.

A WATER PLANT

Tractorman is supposed to have worked at a tiny water treatment shack somewhere in the scrublands of the western Algarve.

The Express has elaborated a bit more on the possible targets:

They are to concentrate on areas close to a water treatment sub- station, a derelict farmhouse and an abandoned well.

Ah a derelict farmhouse brings back memories of Aztec towels with blood and fibres:
The hunt for Madeleine McCann last night centred on a disused barn near Praia da Luz where police found a towel stained with what may turn out to be the little girl's blood.Fibres found on the towel allegedly match fibres from the hire car rented by Maddie's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann.Portuguese detectives discussed the breakthrough when they met British police and a Crown Prosecution Service official last week at a police station in Leicester.
 But there is a second lead that might confirm the seriousness of tomorrow's dig. And it is noone else but Michael Wright who coincidentally went for a pizza:

As for additional information I would like to add that on Sunday, 6 May I went to the pizzaria in PdL and bought a large quantity of pizzas. I was attended by a girl from Liverpool. I explained to her my relationship to the McCanns and she told me that her father 'George' had seen a man carrying a child in his arms in the early morning of 4 May in the resort. I asked her if her father had spoken about this to the Portuguese authorities. I don't know if the information was ever investigated.
 Sky was the first to broadcast it:
So George Brooks was on his way from Lagos to Praia da Luz on the morning of May 4th around 6 o'clock when it was still dark and the McCann couple had already left the Payne's apartment to do at least Kate's only physical search of her daughter.

The road George Brooks would have taken is exactly the road M537 along which the dig 2.0 is going to take place.

Two sightings of a man/couple carrying a child through Praia da Luz and two digs close to the areas these sightings occurred.

Forget about the water plant and do as the cultists do. Believe!!!



ETA:

Dom't get your expectations too high, this is just the search for the second possible hiding place. The third and final one only one or two people know. 

Montag, 9. Juni 2014

Running commentary

A sentence from Pat Brown's latest blog has made me smile:
"We have heard via the press (and although this information can be questionable, the Portuguese press seems to agree FOR ONCE with the British press) that the scrubland area searched all last week was an area near to where at least one of the drug dealing suspects lived.
Any idea why this might be so? It is really simple if one has focused on the distribution of media spin ignoring most of its contents.

Clarence Mitchell has been firmly shut up by Scotland Yard with their latest instructions of the media.
No more "source close to the family"-nonsense or "friend of the family"-fairy tales. His days are over.

But it would not be the McCanns if they would simply give up. (Get a t-shirt with their motto here) They do have spent a lot of money for a PR agency in Portugal, Lift Consulting who have apparently taken over where Mitchell has left. The myth that all this is happening not because of 8 non-suspects who enjoyed some nights at the local tapas bar in 2007, but because of 8 burglars/drug traffickers has been transfered seemlessly from the UK to Portugal. Despite the more serious news outlets reiterating that the portuguese police is determined that the thesis is frankly rubbish.

Totally coincidentally Brendan de Beer has all the right sources, allegedly within the Portuguese police, those nasty plods who might endanger the whole operation by leaking information to the media. Well Scotland Yard might just pack up their equipment and leave, if the leaks are not stopped.

Never believe the media, always question the source. After 7 years we should know that.