Posted on another thread:
Our intrepid Police Chief Officer Power, (suspended from Power), who has had an unimaginable lack of comment throughout the whole debacle has finally outed himself and spoken.
This shroud of silence, oft intensified (as reported by his colleagues) by his inability to make eye contact as he speaks within the confines of his office, has let the spotlight conveniently drift onto the man he charged with overseeing the entire investigation.
Unfortunately, the appointee, who has also left the ranks of our creaking, leaking Public order defence system, was as we all know a frightening bully, a pitbull with personal axes to grind and with more media savvy than an expolosion at the sewage plant. Unchecked, unreined and outspoken, the damage done by the deafening silence of our appointed guardian, and the failure of his master to see that the position is not blown out of proportion would have been better served by Chief Officer Wiggum (Simpsons) who although brash and un pc, would have dealt with matters properly. At least he would have given our Island good press and not torn the bulllet ridden wings of our tourism industry.
It is unfortunate therefore that the media firestorm is being fuelled by the "I told you so's" of the political world. This helps no one in the least, this sort are only looking after themselves.http://www5.channelonline.tv/news/templates/jerseynews2.aspx?articleid=17477&zoneid=109
More voteseeking at the expense of the abused which makes me retch.
As we all know, we live in "The Island of secrets" - rather a romantic notion don't you think? Conjuring up elements of a Daphne du Maurier bestseller but with hidden elements closer to a David Hackl film, as with deep water, just lurking beneath the surface, horrific stories lie.
The greater sin has been, like the missing eye of Lord Nelson seeing "no ships", like the administration of Haut de La Garrenne " we see no pain and abuse", and like the Chief of Police of the States of Jersey "I stood by and said nothing too you know - ergo
I have done nothing wrong", the greater sin has been that of the paymasters of our protectorate feathering themselves for the colder and leaner times to come and leaving this sorry tale to unfurl itself.
It is early days yet, but the initial pitch of the new assistant Chief Officer seems like a breath of clean,warm sea air.
I for one don't think that it is the last chapter in this tale of misery.