Historic child sex abuse cases being covered up

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  1. VOOMER

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  2. Nebuchadnezzar

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    Hundreds of thousands of pounds....
     
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    Probably not, but like the Catholic church, a lot of places have a history of being run by people who would rather avoid a scandal in their organisation than do anything about child abuse. As well as a history of people in power not believing the most vulnerable members of society when accusations come forward. Having said that, I don't know how true it is, but I read rumours that Thatcher would deliberately promote people with a shameful secret as she could use them to manipulate them and guarantee their support. It wouldn't surprise me if a lot of political (in culture rather than party political) organisations have operated in similar ways in the past.
     
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    It's a shocking story and shows a total neglect of the duty of care that social services and the police had towards these girls. The only thing you can say in defence of GMP is that they knew that the last operation had sucked in huge resources that restricted their ability to investigate other crimes and didn't want the same thing to happen.

    But there are so many negatives, which include them not seeing these girls as victims and an excessive desire not to rock the boat with the particular community that the abusers came from. Personally I think that the vast majority of that community would be horrified by the actions of some of their members.
     
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    100% agree. Its those in positions of power that remain unchallenged, persons with far more influence than TV personality, I think of the likelihood of senior civil servants, mp's and judges, who gravitate to this repulsive action. This is before we look at the rich and powerful outside the institutions of law and governance.
     
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    And how many others?
     
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    https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-07-23/uk-s-pedophilia-scandal-even-worse-anybody-thought

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-thatchers-government-covered-up-a-vip-pedophile-ring
     

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