Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Jim Gamble resigns and Gerry McCann talks about the 'value of our children.'


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Chief executive of Ceop resigns

The chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) has offered his resignation, the BBC has learned.

The Home Office confirmed the Home Secretary was aware Jim Gamble had sent a resignation letter to her.

The agency said it did not feel it was in the best interests of children and young people for Ceop to be assimilated into the National Crime Agency.

The merger proposal was outlined by Theresa May in July.

Ceop told the BBC it "does not feel that it is in the best interests of children and young people for CEOP to be assimilated into the National Crime Agency, as was announced a short while ago.

"This direction of travel does not seem to have changed and Ceop's CEO, Jim Gamble, has therefore offered his resignation to the Home Secretary with a four month notice period. We are not prepared to comment further."

It is understood that Ceop has made representations to the government since the announcement that its work was to become part of the proposed National Crime Agency.

As CEO of CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency) Jim Gamble supported serial neglectors, Kate and Gerry McCann unreservedly, though what such an organisation has to do with a missing child who was left night after night by her parents while they went out on the piss is quite beyond me. Yet, Gamble even presented Gerry (we are responsible parents and everybody does it) McCann, as a guest speaker at the CEOP conference earlier this year.


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And, of course, weighing in with support for his best buddy is Gerry McCann on the Find Madeleine web site.

Statement 5th October 2010

We were told last night of the resignation of Jim Gamble from the Child Exploitation and On Line Protection Unit (CEOP). We are certain that he will be a huge loss to the field of child protection. Knowing how committed Mr Gamble is to this cause, it is extremely saddening that he feels unable to continue to lead CEOP which appears to be as a consequence of the proposed Governmental changes.

The search for our daughter Madeleine has been greatly enhanced by the work carried out by the team at CEOP. We would like to thank Mr Gamble for all of his efforts, both for Madeleine and for all missing and exploited children.

In what way has the search for Madeleine been enhanced by the work carried out by CEOP? By inviting the father who left her alone to speak at a conference? By the making and dissemination of this strange little video?

Yes, I agree Mr Gamble, "It's never too late to do the right thing," and you have shown that by resigning. Now, it's up to Madeleine McCann's parents to do the right thing and call a halt to this fiasco of private detectives and so many suspects that most people in the UK and elsewhere could probably grass up a near relative. Do the right thing Kate and Gerry: the truth will set you free.

In this challenging economic climate, we urge the Government to remember the value of our children and the importance of the invaluable work which is necessary to protect children against the devastating crimes of child abduction and exploitation.

Now, I'm wondering who the first person plural possessive pronoun in Gerry's statement might be referring to? "....the value of our children."? Does "our children," refer to just his own? Well, he didn't value them too much when he left them on their own in an unlocked apartment in a foreign country night after night. Is it a universal generalisation? Everybody's children? Then who is everybody? Not child-traffickers or those who trade children as sex workers. Then who? He can count me out because I know the value of my children and I never left them alone.

Child abduction and exploitation are "devastating crimes."? Devastating for whom? Gerry has told us over and over that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to harm. Yet, child abduction is a devastating crime? Does he think that if Madeleine had been abducted that she wasn't devastated? Would it just be Gerry and his dozy wife who were devastated? Still, I've yet to see any evidence that Madeleine was abducted. That trivial matter, lack of evidence, didn't seem to be of any significance to our Mr Gamble, though, did it?

While I'm here, I'd like to ask Mr Jim Gamble where the photos went to, the photos that he asked holiday-makers who were in Praia da Luz at the same time as the McCanns to upload, just in case there was something in them to indicate what might have happened to Madeleine. Those photos never reached the Portuguese police, who would possibly have found them useful. So, what was the use of asking for them?


Your photos never reached the Portuguese investigators.

To this day, the PJ have not received any photos at all resulting from the campaign launched by the Leicestershire police, asking tourists who were on holiday in Praia da Luz to send copies of photos taken during the two weeks preceding Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

The appeal had been launched by Leicestershire police, in coordination with CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) and the Association of Chief Police Officers. (ACPO)
According to a source close to the investigation in the United Kingdom, several hundred photos were sent to the British authorities, most of them downloaded via internet pages specially created for the occasion.

"We will then evaluate these images - at a rate of 1000 images an hour - so that before long we are sending the significant information to the Portuguese authorities. " Jim Gamble, head of CEOP had promised.
According to Jim Gamble, the official objective of this campaign was to make progress with the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance, using, notably, a programme of facial recognition for all the people "who might seem out of place or to be behaving strangely."

"Wondering what the real purpose was of launching the public appeal....We have not had access to those photos," one of the investigators confirms, stressing that the only photos the PJ were able to receive came to them directly from witnesses.

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Those photos could possibly have helped in the search for Madeleine had they reached the police teams in Portugal who were charged with investigating her disappearance, but they seem to have disappeared down a very large hole.

So, before you go Jim, perhaps you could dig out those photos and send them to the Portuguese police. You never know, they may help in the search for Madeleine.

Goodbye Jim Gamble. I hear the government is into cutting benefits, so maybe you'd better get yourself another job fairly soon, but personally I'd prefer that you followed the instructions on every box of matches, "Keep in a dry place away from children."