Police story February 13, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Useful editorial in the SBP in relation to the Sergeant Maurice McCabe situation. And is situation even the best term because what has been revealed this last week – as the SBP says ‘Most people have been left dumb-founded with what they have heard in recent days – the stuff of the wildest conspiracy theories borne out by hard evidence.’
It is this reality, that saw, as the SBP notes ‘the might of two agencies of the state … combined to bring about, as [McCabe] sees it, destruction upon him’.
This is the story of how the apparatus of the state’s justice system, two bodies tasked with protecting the public instead combined – either by accident and design – to destroy an individual who was seeking to speak the truth. Rather than reassurance from government, all we have is infighting and disagreement about how concerns were handled.
What is most noticeable is how slowly the move to address the central concerns has been in this – with instead, and this point was made by people in comments on this site, a shift to a ‘he says, she says’ dynamic which while far from unimportant does not illuminate the processes that directly impinged on Sergeant McCabe. That that can happen given the sheer gravity of the unfounded and false allegations against him that the state presented him with is even in a time where the word is over used – shocking. And there are the ramifications in relation to others dealing with those bodies of the state. The implications of all that are near incredible.
A spokesperson for Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he understands that the Health Service Executive is endeavouring to make contact with garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.
But who could not understand the feelings of the McCabes when yesterday…
Yesterday evening, Maurice and Lorraine McCabe told RTÉ News they have decided to have no further direct engagement with the HSE or Tusla in the wake of an apology over a file by the Child and Family Agency Tusla containing false allegations of sexual abuse against him.
At the very least one might expect any further engagement by the state with the McCabes to be on an entirely new basis given the dismal history that has come to light.