Sunday, 24 October 2010

My Way or No Way

The Portuguese prosecutor digested the information available in the investigation files and concluded that no crime could be determined. Therefore there could be no identifiable suspects and no evidence to bring a court case. Goncalo Amaral digested the information in the investigation files and concluded that he believes strongly that Madeleine is dead and that her parents concealed the body. The two, vastly different, conclusions from the same information. What could be the difference?

The prosecutor had an objective and balanced contribution to the conclusion. Amaral has revealed by his words in the introduction of his book, the Truth of the Lie, that he has grudges against the institution, grudges against the media and a wish to get his own way by whatever means. Yes, the book reveals that Amaral has prejudices driving his conclusion.

With ingredients such as prejudice and the excuse of conspiracy, Amaral has decided to do everything to ensure his own belief of what happened leads to a conclusion befitting his own thesis. That is dealing prosecution, judgement and sentence all in one book. He openly admits that he had to retire from the PJ to mete out his justice. The regulations specify that he remain silent while still employed by that institution. I would understand that for him to accuse publically without charging would have prejudiced any case. So he retired to force his opinion and gather support from publicity to further force his opinion. The legal system does not agree with his thesis and he can’t respect that.

Goncalo is used to getting his way.


The investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was in chaos last night after the detective coordinating the hunt for her abductor was charged with criminal offences over another notorious missing child case.

Goncalo Amaral and four other Portuguese police officers were charged over the weekend with offences relating to the inquiry into the disappearance of Joana Cipriano from a village seven miles from where Madeleine was abducted.

The nine-year-old girl has not been seen since her disappearance three years ago but her mother and uncle were convicted of murdering and dismembering Joana because she caught them having an incestuous relationship. Joana’s mother, Leonor, has alleged that she was beaten into a confession during a police interrogation that took place without her lawyer or the knowledge of the public prosecutor.

Portugal’s Ministerio Publico, the district attorney, confirmed last night that it had charged three police officers with torture, a fourth with omission of evidence and a fifth with falsification of documents. It did not reveal who had been charged with which offence.

So is this what Amaral means by getting justice without being politically correct, as he states in the introduction of the Truth of the Lie?

If the law states that no crime or criminal could be determined. Then that person who is selling a book stating that there is a crime and identifies his suspects, has committed libel. Trial by book and publicity.  Sadly the victim who has lost most from Amarals agenda is Madeleine Beth McCann. I sincerely hope the libel case judges do the right thing and stand up for the proper course of justice by making an example of Sr Amaral's mersenary justice.

Goncalo Amaral’s justice. My way, or no way.