20 June 2014

Maddie and the Farce



All of this is a ridiculous farce. The search for guilt is a smokescreen that eludes the excuse.

by Francisco Moita Flores

What we have witnessed in the Algarve, concerning the disappearance of a English child seven years ago, is a spectacle that should embarrass the English police. They are not looking for the remains of the girl, nor for culprits. Thy are just trying to find an excuse. All of this is a ridiculous farce. The search for guilt is a smokescreen that eludes the excuse.

A few months ago, the British detectives that lend themselves to this circus were a success in a television program titled 'Crimewatch'. With record-breaking ratings. They put millions of people looking for similar individuals to e-fits that Portuguese PJ had already created, pedantically announcing with the arrogance of advertising agents that they had attained hundreds of clues and that, unofficially, the abduction of Maddie was on the verge of being solved. From English paedophiles, one arrested in Manchester and initially divulged as the author of the kidnapping, which was soon disproved, to paedophiles from anywhere in the world.

Seven years later, the story changes dramatically. There is no abduction. It was all an invention and misinterpretation of the evidence. What really happened was a burglary of the apartment, done by three sophisticated Portuguese house burglars who were caught in the act by the girl who slept in the bedroom with her two siblings. Maddie would have screamed and those sophisticated thieves rather than silencing her with a punch or with a bullet, no sir. They did not steal anything. But they were suddenly overcame with the desire to take revenge on the girl. So, they carried her through the window and then decided to kill her in a nearby field. They buried her and went on with their lives, happy and content, but with empty hands. Oh, and it is known that they were Portuguese. And they are three. Even though the English police suspect of eight people.

All of this, it's a ridiculous farce.

The truth is that the search for guilt is a smokescreen that eludes the excuse.

The criminal investigation is not an act of witchcraft, astrological prediction or demented hypotheses. It is a logical, rigorous method. Those who follow this case seriously know where the key to the mystery lies. Within the group that came to spend holidays with Maddie's parents. Part of this group lied to the police. Part of this group eluded the truth. This whole group is not willing to do the reconstruction of the facts. And to ignore this group signifies not searching for the guilt. It's making up excuses to leave these people alone.

in Correio da Manhã, June 8 2014

22 comments:

  1. Didn't see this article before, saw the reference in the CMTV special I'm translating, had to translate it as well, obviously.

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  2. Yes. It is so very obvious. The UK police were told to investigate the 'abduction' and nothing but an abduction so they are completely avoiding the truth.

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  3. Thank you Joana , isn't it time the Portuguese Police kick the British Police out of Portugal and conduct the investigation themselves ? The world is laughing at these uniformed " land scape gardeners " in action , when the vital clue is in Rothley Towers , get the vile pair and the Tapas 7 arrested and taken to Portugal for questioning and charge them don't forget to take the "pink" mouthpiece" too . Maybe let them share a cell with rats while they await the case in court? They should feel very much at home .

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  4. Indeed it is, I still hope the PJ directorates have a few good men standing, and that the current AG is brave enough to pursue what is obvious.

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  5. I have no faith in Redwood & SY,you don't have to be a genius to see that they are only sticking to the script re the abduction crap.The McCanns & tapas 7 HAVE NOT been questioned by SY at all.I wish I could say how sorry I am to dear Mr Amaral for being a citizen & patriot of England yet can do nothing re the corruption that wants to destroy him.Something so dark happened & still happening in this case.God Bless you dear Goncalo Amaral.x

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  6. The people of Portugal should rally their Government to stop this nonsense , how can they live with the fact that a Portuguese Police officer is being persecuted in his own country , the motive of SY it seems is to cover the real evidence . Would common sense not suggest that this hideous pair and their friends behaved in a very irresponsible manner on the day in question ? Hence the child went "missing" ? Let common sense prevail SY and let the Portuguese Police Question these two irresponsible parents instead of making a class laughing stock of yourselves and the UK . Sooner or later the rate payers will demand questions as to the expenses on this case .

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  7. She screamed and yet no one but the burglars heard her and her screams did not rouse her twin siblings. Or did they also scream but the three burglars only had the capacity to carry one child away?

    I'll pause here to say there's something about a process and the findings it leads to: you might in fact succeed in casting sufficient doubt on the process to be able to declare the findings of the process irrelevant. But how do you discredit a process that you were party to without facing a considerable internal and public backlash, not to mention the ensuing investigations, demotions, firings etc? Funny stuff and an awful price to pay...!

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  8. I am ashamed to be British. S/Y are coming across as being totally inept and a laughing stock. What on earth is happening in this investigation? It is time the British public demanded answers. The vast amounts of tax payers money being wasted is a disgrace. Thank you Joanne for all your hard work in bringing to light all the information about this case. I rarely comment but am an avid reader of yours and other excellent blogs. I sincerely hope Dr Amaral is okay and that he will win his day in court. God Bless you all.

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  9. Sr Dr Moita Flores
    Não permita o aniquilamento de um Homem que "só" tentou fazer o seu melhor no decurso da sua actividade profissional.Ainda que,eventualmente, Profano, a sociedade precisa de gente séria.Precisamos de todos os homens bons

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  10. How on earth has this case come to this? It seems as if the English and Portuguese police are living in a parallel universe to the rest of us!! The questions yet to be answered in this case by the mc cann s and the tapas 7 are truly remarkable. How have they gotten away for so long without cooperating with the investigation and how have so called experienced police officers so easily turned their back on glaringly obvious questions and leads!!! I really hope and pray that some of them are reading these blogs and those of pat brown. I hope that they see the public s growing outrage at the way this case is being white washed, for reasons totally beyond our comprehension. We are not stupid and the sense of anger and frustration at what is happening goncalo amoral in the legal wrangle with the mc cann s is increasing with fervour every day. How two people who are grieving for their missing daughter can expend such energy on a dedicated man who has risked all in the pursuit of truth about what happened their child is beyond most people s comprehension. I pray that the judge residing over the case will do the right thing based on the evidence before her and not be swayed by any outside influences which seem to have affected this case in so many underhand ways. The public is not going away and I think with the present momentum still growing the powers that be have not heard the last of this by a long shot...

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  11. To anyone who has read the actual *facts* of the case - the evidence..... There is only ONE explanation for Madeleine's disappearance - namely that the parents and possibly others are fully responsible for it. There is ZERO evidence of a break-in / abduction / anything other than the parents removing her probably dead body from apartment 5A and disposing of it somewhere and possibly moving it at a later date in the hire care. I cannot believe the parents are walking free whist this farce is playing out in Portugal. It's ludicrous.

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  12. Quando o 8 de Julho aproxima-se ja sabem o que vai acontecer, nao sabem? Eu diria que daqui a uma semana o Scotland Yard volta ao ataque com mais uma estoria para que o publico, incluindo a juiza, nao se esqueca a conviccao que eles tem de que a muida foi raptada.

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  13. Raptada morta? Promovidos de ladrões, pedófilos para necrófilos?

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  14. @12 Guerra.

    I agree at least one more media story blitz will be instigated before the 8th July.

    I think the decision from the court will be controversial.

    mojo

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  15. DCI Redwood's a biddable little career creep who knows which side his pension's buttered!

    Sorry, feel better now.

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    1. Couldn't have put it better myself. SY are a laughing stock both in U K & abroad.

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  16. @15 , his bread will not be buttered well in the end as both he and the corrupt ones above him will face the might of the court one day very soon if he continues doing what he is doing so far , protecting the vile couple , orders or no orders from the powers that be , if I were him id rather resign than bear false witness to implicate another while the hideous couple go about persecuting a fellow officer whose only motive was to seek justice and truth for the dead child . In medieval times this lot would be thrown in the tower , maybe to satisfy the anger of the people of the world who can see the persecution of Dr Amaral by this vile venomous guilty pair , the tower should be opened once again to let the world know what happens to people who lie and bear false witness to gain wealth of their fellow man ? As in most cases of crime , greed will get this venomous pair where they belong , in front of the courts to answer to God and man what a despicable thing they done and with them Jail Pinky .

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  17. Perhaps they will even Knight Redwood who has worked so hard in his effort for the 'cause', that's after they have honoured Kate and Gerry of course, who have worked tirelessly in the cause of missing children, what with their runs, which they did anyway even when Madeleine first went missing, and all. Just so long as it doesn't involve actually going searching themselves for Madeleine. Never mind Madeleine, maybe next year they will be out there searching for that 'lair' you are being held in, as told them with certainty by their trusty investigators!

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  18. A farce it is and a cover up it is. Yet, this is no Shakesperian tragedy and it involved a cadaver of a 3 yr old being smelled by police sniffer dogs. Amaral merely stated a few points that are highly likely given all the facts. It wasn't Amaral photographed by video smiling and animated in front of a pile of cheques. It wasn't Amaral playing tennis, It wasn't Amaral's sports bag going missing. And so on. It is up to the Portugese establishment to quietly but firmly tell the British Police to tell the truth. It is the Portugese people who need to show Amaral support for he is being hung out to dry by those who care nothing for the life of a 3yr old and everything for the dark arts.

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  19. Its a cover up , has SY not noticed the shifty little rodent eyes and the movement of the hands ? Do the pair of them for neglect and for wasting police time that is common sense !

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  20. Nobody can silence all people all the time

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  21. Them doctors and there cronies who are lying for them,shame on you dirty lying bastards.

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