Thursday, September 27, 2007

Physician heal thyself...

I read recently that the local community in the Norris Green area of Liverpool has expressed ‘concern’ that the killer of Rhys Jones has not yet been charged with the murder.

On the one hand, I can understand them; wouldn't every sensible person want the criminal caught?

But the police haven’t got a crystal ball and they are somewhat restricted by having to obtain evidence of someone’s guilt before he or she can be charged. And where do you suppose that evidence could, or should come from? CCTV? maybe, if they’re lucky.

But isn’t the real untapped source of evidence the people from that very community who either saw what happened, heard the offender bragging, washed his clothes, or helped the offender dispose of the weapon?

The police cannot operate in a vacuum; they require the assistance of honest, public spirited citizens who have witnessed crimes to come forward and help.

So instead of pointing the finger of blame at their police, perhaps the community in question should start examining their own consciences and provide the evidence which detectives are waiting for.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Lucky Sven...

Once again, the Throne has been a post-free zone for the last ten days due to the pressure of work.

I have, however noticed that Sven Goran Eriksson has been made the first Barclays 'Manager of the Month' of the new season.

Presumably for spending tens of millions of pounds donated by their highly dubious Thai benefactor and thereby achieving the dizzying success of three wins and two defeats out of five games.

I wonder what the managers of the four clubs which have had better starts than City think of that...