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In what now appears to be a clarification of my previous post, TOP BOYS, news has emerged of something, that although may be common knowledge to many of those who have spent time in a care home in the UK – especially during the 1970s through to the 1990s – may come as a surprise to many people.

Yesterday, an ex-care north Wales care home resident, specifically the Bryn Alyn Community Home near Wrexham, admitted sexually abusing a boy, under the age of sixteen, on three occasions, while he was himself a resident of the same home.

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Although the length of time this has taken to come before the courts was, understandably, questioned by the presiding judge, and he also pointed out one of the complainants was first interviewed in 2014, he was assured that Operation Pallial was a “lengthy investigation that had generated hundreds of complainants and 106,000 pages of material that had to be considered” before cases could be brought before the courts.

Which might lead one to believe, that other similar cases may, in the fullness of time, also come to light.

It also has to be considered, that not ALL acts of physical, and indeed Sexual abuse against young people in the British care system, was perpetrated by members of staff, and what this case will hopefully highlight is, that (although nobody appears to want to talk about it) this type of peer abuse, was rife throughout the entire care system.

As many people may already be aware, there have been, what can be accurately described as a ‘flood’ of online accusations, leveled at a number of people who have put themselves forward as Campaigners and/or spokespersons, who advocate for, and claim to be seeking justice on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

A number of these, who through aggressively promoting themselves on every platform that has been made available, have also attracted a large following, and as such, are rather prominent.

Of those, there is one in particular, who has been receiving a lot of attention lately, the greater majority of which is highly critical, and despite appearing to drop off the face of the earth for a couple of years, now appears to be making himself visible again.

Most of what has been alleged is what has come to be expected, namely that he is a ‘Paedo-Protector’, an ‘Establishment/Police Stooge’, a ‘Shill’ or is simply, just another low-rent grifter, who is making cash on the back of other people’s misery and suffering.

Much of what has been circulated, has of course been based on hearsay or internet rumour, and as such would be difficult to prove, but as much of the criticism has also been supported by some rather suspicious behaviour – and by his long-time association with some really questionable characters, then those criticisms are entirely justified.

In my opinion.

However, there is one allegation that has surfaced recently, which to anyone who has been a resident in one (or more) of this countries’ Approved Schools (Community Homes), Detention Centre’s, Borstals or similar institutions …. would be altogether more disturbing.

As I understand it, the image above came from the Twitter account of somebody who claims to have been in care, either with Bill Maloney, or around the same time, or knows somebody who was.

The Tweet is self-explanatory, inasmuch as Mr Maloney, if the allegations are indeed true, appears to have occupied the position of a ‘Top Boy’ whilst he was in care, which would have placed him at the very top of the pecking order, and a figure who would have been very much feared (and despised) by other residents.

‘Top Boys’ were the ‘Enforcers’, a title which, as you would expect, have allowed them to ‘enforce’ their will on anyone they chose to target, and who were usually younger, smaller, weaker and ultimately frightened and vulnerable people.

If I were to suggest that there are two other ‘Enforcers’ that I am aware of, that are, as I write this, currently occupying the roles of fairly high-profile CSA campaigners and advocates, and that one of them is female, (the role of Enforcer was not exclusively male) – how would you feel about that?

Now that the mainstream media appear to be running with the story of how VIP Paedophile Accuser ‘Nick,’ was charged some eight months ago, with what are being referred to as ‘Paedophile Offences’ – I have decided to publish a short article only, for readers to post their own thoughts about what is going on.

I have no intention of being dragged into any aspect of CSA Advocacy again, any more than I would volunteer to be blinded with a red-hot poker – which is no reflection on genuine survivors in any way, but those who know me will know exactly what I mean, and will be able to understand why.

What I can say, however, is that I am in daily contact (privately) with a number of genuine CSA survivors, all of whom are understandably appalled, (but not at all surprised) by this latest revelation, and like myself, have never subscribed to the #ibelievenick mantra that has been circulating on social media since it began.

I will continue to support genuine survivors to the best of my ability, as they do me, that will never change, but I will never again add my voice to any public displays of ‘Paedo Hunting,’ nor will the Outlaw lend it’s support to any of the more fantastical claims that have emerged.

I have already walked along that road, and have along the way, met with many of those who claim to be CSA Survivor ‘advocates’ and ‘supporters’, and among their disparate ranks – I have encountered some of the most wicked, duplicitous, cruel, disgusting, stomach-churningly disturbing, inherently evil and downright dangerous people a person could ever have the misfortune to meet.

Which should, I hope, tell you everything you need to know.

I have already offered my opinions on ‘Nick’ and his ilk, and despite the Daily Mail’s claim to have been the first to voice suspicions about ‘Nick’s’ credibility, back in 2015, regular readers of the Outlaw may recall that an article,  ‘Survivor or Storyteller’ was published here around that time, as well as ‘Nick Nick’ in 2016, both of which, asked salient questions about the whole Operation Midland/Nick saga.

Today’s publication of an amended version of the Macur Report, which investigated the deeply flawed Waterhouse inquiry into Child Abuse in North Wales Children Homes, and which was first published in a heavily redacted form during March 2016; has revealed that ex-North Wales police chief Gordon Anglesea, was in fact being investigated by the force with a view to his being prosecuted for child abuse, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided against it.

This latest version of the report also adds weight to the persistent claims from witnesses, that incriminating images that showed Anglesea being involved in illegal sexual activity had actually existed, and had been subsequently destroyed.


North Wales child abuse review now names Gordon Anglesea

A former senior police officer jailed for indecently assaulting boys has been named in a revised version of a judge’s review of an inquiry into abuse of children in North Wales.

Gordon Anglesea’s name had originally been redacted from Lady Justice Macur’s report published in March 2016.

Welsh secretary Alan Cairns said his conviction and death meant there was “no reason” to keep his name secret.

Exceptions have been made to prevent identification of victims or witnesses.

Lady Justic Macur had reviewed the £13m Waterhouse inquiry into child abuse amid concerns that although it found “appalling mistreatment” of children over 20 years its remit was too limited.

Her review found no evidence of alleged historical abuse by prominent figures.

Anglesea, a former North Wales Police superintendent from Old Colwyn, was convicted in October 2016 of indecently assaulting two boys.

He was sentenced to 12 years in prison, dying in jail in December 2016 at the age of 79.

Welsh Secretary Alan Cairns told MPs on Tuesday in a written statement:

“in light of Gordon Anglesea’s death there is no reason for his name to be redacted, except where there is any risk that victims, witnesses or other individuals might be identified. I have therefore laid a revised version of the Macur Review Report with references to Gordon Anglesea reinstated except where an ongoing risk has been identified. The other redactions in the report remain.”

Prosecution dismissed

The newly-published, partially unredacted version of the report shows thar North Wales Police had wanted to prosecute Anglesea some years previously, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided against it.

Lady Justic Macur said that the decision not to prosecute may have deterred witnesses from coming forward to give evidence to the Waterhouse inquiry.

The report also reveals that one witness believed pictures depicting Anglesea involved in illegal sexual activity had been destroyed.

Lady Justice Macur also investigated his links to Freemasonry and whether that had led to a cover-up.

However, she concluded that “considerable efforts were made in pursuit of evidence against Gordon Anglesea” by the Waterhouse inquiry and that she found the investigations into Freemasonry were in accordance with the weight of evidence before the tribunal.

A UK Government spokesman said:

“The Secretary of State for Wales is committed to ensuring that there is as much transparency as possible around the incidents that took place in North Wales since the 1970s. The redactions in the initial Macur report were made in line with advice received from Lady Justice Macur to protect victims, witnesses and ongoing criminal proceedings. The amended report published today removes redactions relating to Gordon Anglesea, except where there is a risk that victims, witnesses or other individuals might be identified.”

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‘To all my friends on Facebook & any where else I have been waiting & fighting for justice for going on 15 years, We have been promised by two Governments that we will get it!!

Well we are still waiting?

The Prime Minister Teresa May said in Parliament that anybody that turned a blind eye to sexual abuse or failed to report it or enabled it would be prosecuted, well Mrs May all the officers & staff have openly admitted to all of the above, most of them admitted to it 15 years ago in documented statements to the Durham police & also under oath in Newcastle crown court!!!

Why are we still waiting?

Throughout this fight my health has suffered to the extent that I have found myself out of work for the first time in 28 years, I suffered a stroke in 2013 & was off work for just over a year & paid out of own pocket for rehabilitation & got my Taxi Badge back, a few months later I suffered a seizure & was diagnosed with post stroke epilepsy, I have now been told by my doctor that I have signs of heart failure!!!

Am I and many others from Medomsley going to be dead before we see justice done!!

Not if I can help it, so I am planning to sit outside the gates of Medomsley on hunger strike until we get justice or I die!!

Please everyone I need support from you all, If you have Children & Grand children you will understand why this is not just important to me & the other Medomsley Boys its to protect all kids from these beasts, Help us any way you can, thank you all ‘

Raymond Thomas Poar xx.

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DAILY MIRROR

The following article, written by Johnny Vedmore, may shed some light as to the lengths that have been gone to, in order to cover up evidence of decades of child abuse within the British establishment.

It may not remain online for long, for obvious reasons, so it is republished here in full with a link to the original article.

The Shills and the Establishment’s Flying Monkeys are currently doing their damndest to silence all the genuine voices who are speaking out publicaly about Childhood Sexual Abuse, as can be witnessed every day on social media platforms and the specifically set up (under the guise of being advocates and a platform for survivors) data-harvesting blogs … who then release the online attack dogs and stalkers in their attempts to silence those seen as a threat, and may also be very vulnerable.

So get to know the real enemy people, trust only rarely and always question everything and everyone – as many online persona’s true motives – may not be as benign as they claim.

The Serial Killer, The Traveller’s Daughter, and the Cover Ups

Johnny Vedmore

Theresa May’s Father, Reverend Hubert Brasier, was born on 20th August 1917 at 61 Clonmore Street, Wandsworth, London. Like many people a century ago, his was a home birth. Hubert’s father, Tom Brasier, was a military man. He had served as a sergeant in the King’s Royal Rifles, but was a clerk by the time Hubert was born. Hubert’s mother’s maiden name was Amy Margaret Patterson and they had married 8 years prior in Hampshire. Amy and Tom’s first son, James David Brasier, had died within a year of his birth in 1911 in Uttaranchal, India, where Tom Brasier had been deployed whilst in service. Two years later, in 1919, Hubert was joined by his younger sister and only other sibling Jean Robina Brasier.

By 1938, Hubert Brasier was 21 years old and attending Leeds University. On the 27th April 1939, preempting World War 2, Neville Chamberlain’s cabinet introduced limited conscription. Single men between the ages of 20 to 22 were now eligible to be called up for compulsory military service. A month later the ‘Military Training Act’ was passed in the UK Houses of Parliament. On the 3rd of September 1939 WW2 began and the ‘Military Training Act’ became the ‘National Service (Armed Forces) Act’ which increased liability of call up to men aged 18 to 40.

In the year 1940 Hubert Brasier, then 23, had a decision to make. As a man of his age in the early years of WW2 he was probably heading to fight the Nazi Wehrmacht, or heading to defend British colonial outposts. Hubert Brasier felt his only path was that of the Anglican-Catholic Church, and he joined the priests at the Community of the Resurrection Seminary School in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. In years to come the Community of the Resurrection would become known for the systematic sexual abuse of children at the seminary by the Italian Verona brothers, who were rampant sex offenders in the 1960’s and 1970’s. However the seminary in Mirfield in the early 1940’s was just about to start welcoming its first refugee children. In December 1941 mass bombing of Sheffield and other northern industrial towns meant many children were evacuated to the countryside. The residents of Mirfield were some of the first to support the war effort and receive evacuees.

The Community of the Resurrection had only been founded at the later part of the 1800’s. The people of Mirfield took some time getting used to having the single young men of the seminary walking around the village. One Mirfield resident recalled them being referred to as ‘The Petticoat Men of t’Resurrection’. In the early 1900’s the residents of Mirfield grew suspicious of the men of god and this climaxed to a protest outside the Black Bull in Mirfield proper. Father Frere, a talented musician who was popular with the locals, stood on a chair and used his preaching talents to good effect. The community of Mirfield and the Community of the Resurrection were a tight knit unit by the 1940’s. When the northern industrial hub of England began to be targeted by the Luftwaffe nightly, many children from all over England were evacuated to communities such as Mirfield. Hubert Brasier would only stay in Mirfield for the beginning of his training.

In 1942 he was designated to a new church, in London, and after a year of hands on priestly experience he would be ordained. Hubert’s first placement was at The Church of St Andrew on Sandhurst Road in Catford, Southwark. The bombings were numerous in Catford, and the community was very close, soon to be brought closer by tragedy. On the 20th January 1943 a bomb landed directly on the local Sandhurst Primary School, 38 Children were killed alongside 6 teachers. To be a man of God in this devastated community would have meant sharing a lot of suffering and loss. The parents of many of the lost children agreed for them to be buried in a mass grave at Hither Green Cemetary, and for a terraced memorial to be laid in their honour.

Theresa May’s father was still a bachelor priest at this point in history. During the war life, the whole of London could be savage. The bombing brought death daily to Lewisham and the number of funerals were overwhelming for all of the local religious institutions. When war ceased Hubert continued to serve the Anglican-Catholic community of Catford until 1948 where he was relocated to a Reigate in Surrey and the very small, steeple-free church of St Luke, in the Southpark area. In contrast to The Church of St Andrew in Catford, St Luke’s was almost retirement. Obviously the stress and strain of the war experience had affected the still single Hubert, and the transfer made for good respite. In 1952 Hubert had reached the age of 35, and as in Mirfield at the turn of the century, celibacy provided more questions than it answered. Communities were already rife with gossip and speculation about the private lives of others. It can be presumed that the Anglican-Catholic churches history of child abuse is older than just the last 60 years, and it would usually be easier for a priest to be married.

The Serial Killer

The following year, in 1953, Hubert became the Chaplain All Saints at Eastbourne Hospital in Sussex. Over the next 6 years he would work alongside the famous serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams. For those who are unaware of Dr John Bodkin Adams, he was believed to be the Harold Shipman of his age. He would usually prey upon his more elderly patients, convincing them to put him in their wills, of which over 130 complied. They were soon given an injection by Bodkin Adams, and would conveniently pass away of ‘natural causes’ soon after. On review more than 165 of the deaths that Dr Bodkin Adams oversaw were seen as suspicious. The suspicion was not a well kept secret amongst staff at Eastbourne Hospital, most of the nurses had voiced their concerns to their superiors. They were believed to have been ignored on purpose, as the newly founded NHS was considered to be under political threat and a scandal that could see a general practitioner sentenced to death was to be avoided at all cost. The problem was Dr Bodkin Adams just couldn’t stop himself. He was being protected by Lord Gwynne who was believed to be his secret gay lover, and was an extremely well connected politician.

Hubert Brasier would have given last rights to many of those killed by Adams, he may have even taken confession from Bodkin Adams himself, who when asked by the press if he was guilty of stealing from old women said ‘I have made my peace with God over that’. Eastbourne Hospital is where it is believed that Theresa May’s mother Zaidee Mary Barnes met Hubert Brasier for the first time. Hubert was 11 years her senior and Zaidee had already been diagnosed with MS, and was a regular visitor to Eastbourne Hospital. Whether or not in the 1950’s society it was considered appropriate for a celibate hospital chaplain to marry a patient, that is what happened in 1955. Zaidee and Hubert were married in Reading in front of Zaidee’s father Reginald James Barnes whose profession is recorded in the wedding certificate as a ‘Traveller’. On October 1st 1956 Theresa Brasier was born in Eastbourne hospital. The following year Dr John Bodkin Adams would be acquitted of murder in a trail that was an obvious cover up, however he was convicted on 8 counts of forging a prescription, 4 counts of making false statements on cremation forms, and 3 offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1951. He would be temporarily struck of the NHS, only to be reinstated in 1961 when the proverbial dust had settled.

As chaplain of Eastbourne Hospital Hubert was under the Chichester Diocese of the Church of England. During the 1960’s til the 1990’s this diocese has some of the worst examples of child sexual abuse committed by priests. The numbers and the scope of the phenomenon is truly astounding. Canon Gordon Rideout who was the Vicar of All Saints in Eastbourne was jailed for ten years for 36 separate offences on 16 children between 1962 and 1973. Peter Ball, former Bishop of Lewes was convicted of abuse in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Former priest Keith Wilke Denford of Burgess Hill and organist Michael Mytton were convicted of historic sexual abuse. Vickery House, a former Brighton priest was also convicted along with the former Vicar of Brede, Roy Cotton. Former Vicar of St Barnabas in Bexhill was charged and convicted of historic allegations amongst many others. But Father Hubert Brasier was about to be offered a fantastic opportunity that would take him from the Chichester Diocese.

In 1959, Theresa May’s father, Hubert Brasier was installed as the 1st Vicar of Enstone with Heythrop, deep in the Diocese of Oxford. This cannot be understated, it was quite an achievement. Only 4 miles from Chipping Norton this was a sought after location and Hubert would have been the envy of many men of the Anglican-Catholic cloth. Hubert is approaching his mid forties and it may be time to permanently settle for the sake, and sanity of his family. He lives the quiet life in Enstone for 11 years with only records of baptisms, funerals, and weddings to note his existence. In 1970 Hubert is moved to be Vicar of Wheatley in Oxfordshire as Zaidee’s condition was worsening and he was no spring chicken anymore.

On October 12, 1981, Hubert was killed in a car accident on his way to a service at a local church in nearby Forest Hill. His Morris Marina edged out of a central reservation and in front of an oncoming Range Rover driven by a chartered surveyor named Desmond Hampton. Hubert Brasier died of head and spinal injuries sustained in the crash soon after, Zaidee would pass away months later. The Oxfordshire Coroner Nicholas Gardiner recorded a verdict of accidental death.

The Cover Ups

So there is the life of Hubert Brasier, it doesn’t seem like there’s is much to see. Yet just after Theresa May took over at No.10 her campaign team started to request the deletion of web addresses linked to Hubert Brasier. If you were to go to Wikipedia and type in Hubert Brasier there will be no results. I first realised that he had once had a Wiki entry when I found a version of it in French, and then one in Spanish. Any researcher has the wonderfully named ‘Wayback Machine’ to help them nowadays. You can go to the archive and find pages that have been deleted, only if you can work out the original web address. In this case you can copy and paste the Wikipedia page address and add Hubert_Brasier to the end. You will see Hubert’s Wiki page in all its former glory from a snapshot archived on 17th July 2016. For some reason the people around May, or May herself, do not want you looking into the history of Hubert Brasier. After researching Hubert’s life I came across many pages that had been removed, links to nowhere, and a few conspiracy theories too. On investigation of Hubert’s Wiki entry there is nothing damning present. It’s not a large entry, it covers only the basics, so why would you want it removed? The only important information it seems to contain is Hubert’s placements within the Church of England, and that he’s Theresa May’s father.

On 8th July 2014, Theresa May as Home Secretary, oversaw the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to the inquiry set up to investigate child sexual abuse by prominent politicians and clergy in the previous decades. Within 6 days of the announcement of Baroness Butler-Sloss as chair, she was forced to stand down for obvious conflicts of interest. Theresa May had selected somebody whose brother was Attorney General during some of the periods being investigated. Later the same year May chose the then Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, to chair the inquiry. Fiona Woolf had to stand down when it became apparent that she had lived near Leon Brittan, who had also been accused of alleged sexual abuse. She recalled sending him and his wife a dinner invite at around the time of the accusations. It was almost as if Theresa May was sabotaging the inquiry with no regard for the victims who still required answers. On 4th February 2015, May announced that Dame Lowell Goddard, a New Zealand High Court judge, would be taking over as chair. But a month after Theresa May became Prime Minister, in August 2016, the new Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the resignation of Dame Lowell Goddard. Soon after her resignation it was announced that one of the existing panel members, Professor Alexis Jay, became the chair. But now the inquiry has faced serious and obvious questions about its credibility.

To get things so badly wrong must be almost impossible. Theresa May never seemed to meet any of her immigration targets as Home Secretary, and it is truly hard to name her recorded achievements whilst she has been in office. But the inquiry into child sexual abuse seems to be something Theresa May does not want to face. My thoughts are that the investigation will focus on Tory MP’s who frequented the infamous Elm Guest House, but also the Diocese of Chichester, once the ecumenical home of her Father Hubert Brasier. So what is it that you fear Mrs May? The truth about your colleagues, or is it something much closer to home? Maybe May is terrified of people connecting her with the name Brasier?

I have done my best to build an accurate jigsaw from all the pieces I could locate, but it may need a different set of eyes to see the real picture.

THE SWAMP MEDIA

FURTHER READING:

JOHN BODKIN ADAMS – KILLER DOCTOR

DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER ABUSE REPORT

According to the STOKE SENTINEL, Staffordshire police are currently investigating a number of Tweets published by former world darts champion Eric Bristow.

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Bristow’s comments were in regard to the recent revelations that a number of victims have come forward with allegations that they were sexually abused as children by their football coach.

The investigation follows a complaint that the retired sport star’s comments regarding ex-Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell and his victims – constitute a ‘hate crime’.

Bristow has already been dismissed by SkySports from his job as an occasional darts pundit, over his comments, which suggested that the victims ‘went back and sorted him out when they were older’, and caused anger by conflating paedophiles with homosexuals in a tweet which read:

“Might be a loony but if some football coach was touching me when I was a kid, as I got older I would have went back and sorted that poof out.”

He later retracted the later comment, insisting that he meant to use the word ‘Paedo‘ instead of ‘Poof‘, and has since deleted the offending tweets.

Apart from the expected Twitter meltdown, and the collective furious response from the great and good within the British media and various ‘celebrities’ – a number of questions have been asked by child abuse survivors, who are rightly, in my opinion, somewhat confused by the almost immediate police response to what on the surface appears to them to be a rather trivial issue.

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From what I am seeing on social media, and from survivors who have contacted the Outlaw, is that there is a great deal of anger among some abuse survivors, who over the last few years have been subjected to all manner of verbal abuse, threats and continuous harrassment online, much of which has been reported to various police forces, and has been summarily dismissed.

From what I have been hearing from those who have made these reports, the reasons for the police’s apparent reluctance to investigate their complaints – have ranged from: “We don’t Police the Internet”, “Why don’t you just come offline”, “What do you want us to do about it” through to “Just ignore them they will get bored soon enough”.

When you realise that some of these complaints were related to clear cases of ‘Stalking and harrassment‘ as is set out by not only CPS guidelines and the National Stalking Helpline, then you should also understand how frustrating this must have been to those who make the complaints in good faith.

My question, however, is are the police now starting to act on what amount to what must be hundreds of complaints that have been reported to them by any number of CSA survivors …. Or have Mr Bristow’s ill-informed comments been swiftly acted upon, due simply to the derogatory term he used conflating homosexuality with Paedophilia?

Which is, I recall the same thing that ex-Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron was at pains to point out, when confronted on daytime TV in 2012 with a ‘list’ of well-known names, that were alleged to be Paedophiles.

I do not ordinarily comment here on any ongoing trial for obvious reasons, but in this particular case I will make an exception, as the following extracts are part of a larger article and are already in the public domain after being reported on and published in the North Wales Daily Post earlier today.

The extracts I have selected and would like to focus on, were presented during the trial of ex-North Wales Police Chief Gordon Anglesea, at Mold Crown Court, by the defending barrister in her summing up:

‘Defending barrister Tania Griffiths QC said that those who told “whopping great lies” knew how to tell them and branded the allegations against her client “ arrant nonsense”.

She warned of the danger of copy cat allegations by people who wanted compensation by making false allegations.

“Absolutely it is an Oscar winning performance and you don’t need me to tell you that”‘.

And….

The jury had been treated over the last six weeks to a smoke screen, she said.

She warned of the danger of contamination of evidence and said that a Bryn Alyn survivor’s web site, which closed down before the trial, had spoke about “all singing from the same hymn sheet” and “sticking together.” 

There was talk of compensation, the top 16 abusers named by a number of people, and “similar fact evidence which got John Allen convicted last time”.

There was a risk of contamination at what she called “an Aladdin’s Cave” where people could pick up “a tailor made allegation.”

Which, as anyone who has been following the twists and turns of the long-running story of alleged child abuse in and around North Wales are only too aware of, demonstrate perfectly the difficulties faced by anyone trying to get to the truth of what really happened.

Especially when the events that manage to reach the courts, to even the casual observer …. appear to have been engineered and effectively steered by disgruntled ex-residents, their advocates and any number of faceless ‘Social Justice Warriors’ on the Internet.

Regular readers and contributors to the site, are only too aware that the Outlaw has been mentioned in a number of investigations and subsequent court cases since 2012;

The most significant instance being, during the investigation and trial of a man who received a 16-year sentence for child abuse/cruelty, after a number of victims contacted the South Wales Police after reading about him being mentioned on this site.

Although it’s notoriously difficult to secure an entirely safe CSA conviction, and obviously impossible if the alleged perpetrator has passed away, it is still vitally important that ALL genuine victims/survivors of childhood abuse and maltreatment are recognised ….

That they are listened to ….

That they are believed ….

They receive the correct support they are entitled to ….

And that their stories are recorded for posterity and then added to the public record.

To my knowledge, the event(s) being referred to in a comment that was posted to this site earlier today, along with many, many others that I am aware of, have never been mentioned by any online ‘Survivor Group’, ‘CSA Advocate’ or Blogger, but they exist nonetheless.

The Outlaw, however, will always strive to highlight these issues whenever possible, (even though they attract zero media coverage or the attention of the Twitter lynch mobs ) will continue to be a place of safety, and will be quietly bringing together genuine survivors, and gathering evidence under the radar, so that the deserved recognition, and ultimately closure, can be achieved for all of those who have been affected.

The Outlaw will also continue to be a voice for all of those ‘Lost Ones’, who have been purposely overlooked, and/or forgotten by the Mass Media, by the Politicians, by the ‘High-Profile (& Media Friendly) CSA Survivors’, by the Justice System, by the Journalists, by the Bloggers, by the Social Justice Warriors, by the Shouty self-styled online ‘Paedohunters’, by the so-called ‘Alternative Media’ mouthpieces – and by  the increasing numbers of mainly anonymous entities on Twitter, that have been so visibly vocal of late ….

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It always makes me uncomfortable and more than a little sad, when I am left with little alternative  but to remove a longstanding link I have published to another website …. from the Outlaw.

This site publishes very few  such links as it is, and by publishing those links, associates itself with sites I 100% trust and can personally vouch for and recommend to readers, due to either having personal interaction with the authors/owners, or have been a regular reader of for many months/years.

Removing a link leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and hammers home even more, the harsh reality that there are so very few websites that I personally, can actually trust out of the millions upon millions that exist online.

That being said, my reasons for removing the link which is the subject of this post,  is not going to be what most people think, and as this is the Outlaw, which has since it’s inception, always strived to view situations and events from a wholly unique and alternative viewpoint – I shall endeavour to explain why.

I am sure that many people who read this site are aware of the current internet firestorm surrounding the ‘Alternative Media Guru’ Don Ferguson, AKA Zen Gardner and his recent, and very public online ‘Outing’ as a one-time member of a cult known as the ‘Children of God’.

As someone who has followed Gardner’s work for a number of years, this great ‘revelation’ is not really breaking news, as Gardner has previously discussed it at length on more than one occasion, and has fully explained the reasons why he was drawn in at the beginning, and more importantly, why he got out at the end.

His well-documented past as a cult member is not the reason I am removing the link to his website from the Outlaw, neither is the rabid pursuit of Gardner by the online ‘Paedo Hunters’ and the hypocrites that exist within the laughingly entitled ‘Truth Movement’ and the ‘Alternative Media’, who are positively frothing at their collective mouths at the possibility that Gardner may lose the lofty position he holds within their ranks, and more importantly …. And let’s be honest here; some of his vast and loyal audience – to them.

The reason(s) I am removing the links to Zen Gardners website are twofold:

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The first being that on May 15th 2015, Gardner appeared at ‘AV6’ (The Alternative View) and shared a platform with a number of people who collectively, have done their utmost to not only purposely supress and dilute the truth, but also to distract, to harass and to bully and to spread as much fear and distrust among their audience as is humanly possible.

And to empty their wallets of course, never forget that.

I will not post the link to the event for obvious reasons, but if you are truly desperate to see it, you can pop along to Ian Cranes’s self-titled website and purchase it as part of a ’16-DVD Box Set’ for the bargain price of £69.99/$92.47, which in these austere times is money far better spent elsewhere …. in my opinion.

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My second reason; Is that immediately following the story about his one-time cult membership taking the Alternative Media by storm, Gardner made the conscious decision to be interviewed by none other than one Angela Power Disney, who single-handedly runs the YouTube channel ‘Angela’s Caches’ which broadcasts on the ‘Conscious Consumer Network’ which is in turn, run by Mel Ve, who has an easily-researched history of pushing a number of pernicious hoaxes and spreading disinfo, and who actually charges the lucky ‘broadcasters’ given access to her CCN network.

Ms Disney, who alongside her other online ‘misdemeanors’, has contributed more than most to perpetuate the ‘Hampstead Satanic Child Abuse/Murder Ring’ story, which has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be a complete hoax, and has had a singularily unpleasant and long-lasting effect on a large number of completely innocent Hampstead residents.

So my reasoning is this;

If Zen Gardner can knowingly share a platform with proven charlatans without doing any research whatsoever, and not even be aware of the very well documented history of Ms. Disney, then how can the Outlaw in all conscience, continue to publish a link to his website?

Which is a great shame as Zen Gardner was a guy I once respected and took on board a lot of what he had to say.