Friday, 4 July 2014

JIMMY SAVILE Truly a most evil man            

This man (deceased October 29, 1911 at age 84) when he was alive was so evil, if he hadn’t died, he probably would have been lynched by now. They said that we should never condemn the dead. Well I am going to condemn this piece of filth and when you read this article, you too will condemn him.
Savile was conscripted to work in the coal mines as a Bevin Boy during the Second World War. He then began a career playing records in, and later managing dance halls, (Savile admitted that he used to beat people up and lock them in a basement during his career as a nightclub manager) and has been claimed to have been the first disc jockey to use twin turntables to keep music in constant play. His media career started as a disc jockey at Radio Luxembourg in 1958 and on Tyne Tees Television in 1960, and he developed a reputation for eccentricity and flamboyance. At the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), he presented the first edition of Top of the Pops in 1964 and broadcast on Radio 1from 1968. From 1975 until 1994, he presented Jim'll Fix It, a popular television program in which he arranged for the wishes of viewers, mainly children, to come true. During his lifetime, he was noted for fund-raising and supporting charities and hospitals, in particular the Stoke Mandeville Hospital  in Aylesbury, and also the Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire. In 2009 he was described by The Guardian as a prodigious philanthropist and was honoured for his charity work. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1971 and was knighted in 1990.

On the surface, he was a saint but underneath that façade, he was the devil incarnate. His sexual crimes against children, the infirm, the insane and even the dead were so gross, it would even surpass Adolf Hitler’s sexual eccentricities.
In January 2013, a joint report by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Metropolitan Police, Giving Victims a Voice, stated that 450 people had made complaints against Savile, with the period of alleged abuse stretching from 1955 to 2010 (55 years) and the ages of the complainants at the time of the assaults ranging from eight to 47. The suspected victims included 28 children aged under 10, including 10 boys aged as young as eight. A further 63 were girls aged between 13 and 16 and nearly three-quarters of his victims were under 18. Some 214 criminal offences were recorded, with 34 rapes having been reported across 28 police forces. These are only those that were actually reported to the Authorities.

During Savile's lifetime, sporadic allegations of child abuse were made against him dating back to 1964, but only became widely publicized after his death. Savile claimed the key to his success on Jim'll Fix It had been that he disliked children, although he later admitted to saying this to deflect scrutiny of his personal life. He did not own a computer as he did not want anybody to think that he was downloading child pornography. In his autobiography As it Happens (1974, reprinted as Love is an Uphill Thing, 1976) contains admissions of improper sexual conduct which appear to have passed unnoticed by the police during Savile's lifetime. 
In a 1990 interview for The Independent on Sunday, Lynn Barber asked him about rumors that he liked "little girls". Savile's reply was that, as he worked in the pop music business, "...the young girls in question don't gather round me because of me – it's because I know the people they love, the stars... I am of no interest to them." In April 2000, in a documentary by Louis Theroux, When Louis Met Jimmy, Savile acknowledged "salacious tabloid people" had raised rumors about whether he was a pedophile, and said, "I know I'm not.” He was lying through his teeth.
In 2007, Savile was interviewed under caution by police investigating an allegation of indecent assault in the 1970s at the now-closed Duncroft Approved School for Girls near Staines, Surrey, where he was a regular visitor. The Crown Prosecution Service advised there was insufficient evidence to take any further action and no charges were brought. In March 2008, Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun, which had linked him in several articles to child abuse at the Jersey children's home Haut de la Garenne. He denied visiting the school, but later admitted he had done so following the publication of a photograph showing him at the home surrounded by children.

The States of Jersey Police said that in 2008, an allegation of an indecent assault by Savile at the school in the 1970s had been investigated, but there had been insufficient evidence to proceed. A former patient at the Broadmoor Hospital for the insane passed on complaints of three women patients in the hospital who were sexually abused by Savile to Alan Franey, the general manager of hospital. Franey was also a personal friend of Savile so as to be expected, the complaints didn’t leave the hospital. And as to be expected, Franey claims that he can’t recall have a conversation with the patient who passed on the three worm’s complaints to him.

In 2009 in an interview with his biographer, Savile defended convicted pop star Gary Glitter, who he described as a celebrity being vilified for watching 'dodgy films': “It were for his own gratification. Whether it was right or wrong is up to him as a person. But they didn't do anything wrong but they are then demonized.” The defence was not made publicly and the tape was not released until after Savile's death.
A series of reports covering 28 hospitals where he had worked showed Savile had used his fame and charitable work to get unsupervised access to patients, raping and sexually abusing boys, girls, men and women aged between five and 75 in wards, corridors and offices. At the Leeds General Hospital, one nurse told other nurses that she was Savile having sex with a dead body at another hospital. Why didn’t she report the incident to her superiors? I blame some of the hospitals for this debacle that continued for 55 years by this vile man. Victims complained to the hospital staff but they failed to pass on the complaints to the senior management.
In one disclosure, it was reported that Savile, who had publicly spoken of his fascination with the dead, had sexually abused bodies in the mortuary of Leeds General Infirmary in northern England, taking advantage of his role as a volunteer porter. While he was a volunteer at that hospital, he bragged that he had removed the glass eyes from corpses and then had made large rings out of them which he often wore on his fingers. His sexual victim’s ages at that hospital ranged from 5 years of age to 75 years of age. 

In 2012, Sir Roger Jones, a former BBC governor for Wales and chairman of BBC charity Children in Need, disclosed that more than a decade before Savile's death, he had banned Savile from involvement in the charity, because he felt Savile's behaviour was “strange" and "suspicious”, and had heard unsubstantiated rumors about his activities. Former Royal Family press secretary Dickie Arbiter said Savile's behaviour had raised “concern and suspicion” while Savile was acting as an informal marriage counsellor between Prince Charles and Princess Diana in the late 1980s, although no official reports had been made at that time about his freakish behavior.

Immediately after Savile's death, the BBC show, Newsnight programme began an investigation into reports that he was a pedophile. Meirion Jones and Liz Mackean interviewed one victim on camera and others agreed to have their stories told. The victims alleged abuse at the Duncroft School in Staines, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and the BBC. The programme was scheduled for broadcast on 7th of December 2011 but the film was never shown and the BBC broadcast tributes to Savile at Christmas 2011. Newsnight also discovered that Surrey police had investigated allegations of abuse against Savile. The later Pollard Review found that Jones and MacKean had found cogent evidence that Savile was a sexual abuser and that the programme could have exposed him in 2011 but a bad decision was made not to broadcast the story.

In early 2012, several newspapers reported that the BBC had investigated allegations of sexual abuse immediately after his death, but the report was not broadcasted. The Oldie alleged there had been a cover-up by the BBC. You have to remember that he had radio and TV shows on the BBC and the senior people at the BBC may have felt uneasy about broadcasting the story about a pedophile that had been in their midst in the BBC between the 1960s and the 1990s.

The Department of Health appointed former barrister Kate Lampard to chair and oversee its investigations into Savile's sexual activities at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and the General Infirmary, Broadmoor Hospital and other hospitals and facilities in England. That would have been an enormous undertaking.

Within a month of the child abuse scandal breaking, many places and organizations named after or connected to Savile were renamed or had his name removed. A memorial plaque on the wall of Savile's former home in Scarborough was removed in early October 2012 after it was defaced with graffiti.  A wooden statue of Savile at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre in    Glasgow was also removed around the same time. A sign on a footpath in Scarborough bearing Savile's surname was removed. Savile's Hall, the conference centre at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, was renamed New Dock Hall.  Two registered charities founded in his name to fight poverty and sickness and other charitable purposes announced they were too closely tied to his name to be sustainable and would close and distribute their funds to other charities, so as to avoid harm to beneficiaries from future media attention. On October 28th it was reported that Savile's cottage in Glen Coe had been vandalized with spray-paint and the door damaged. On October 9th 2012, relatives of this man said the huge headstone that so highly praises this evil man at Savile's grave would be removed, destroyed and sent to landfill. Savile's estate, believed to be worth about £4 million, was frozen by its executors, the NatWest bank, in view of the possibility that those alleging that they had been sexually assaulted by Savile could make claims for damages.

On June 26th 2014, the UK  Secretary of State for Health,  Jeremy Hunt delivered a public apology in the House of Commons to the patients of the National Health Service abused by Savile. He confirmed that complaints had been raised prior to 2012 but were ignored by the bureaucratic system. Also the police for the most part ignored the complaints. Hunt said in the UK Parliament;

“Savile was a callous, opportunistic, wicked predator who abused and raped individuals, many of them patients and young people, who expected and had a right to expect to be safe. His actions span five decades from the 1960s to 2010. As a nation at that time we held Savile in our affection as a somewhat eccentric national treasure with a strong commitment to charitable causes. Today's reports show that in reality he was a sickening and prolific sexual abuser who repeatedly exploited the trust of a nation for his own vile purposes.”

Paul Butler, the bishop of Durham later said, “If we don’t face up to the past failures, we will never really improve the future.”  This means that the authorities who could have nipped this abuse in the bud but it didn’t.

 It’s ironic when you think of it. The last four letters of Savile’s name is VILE and that is a good description of this freak of nature.

It is sometimes hard to spot a sexual monster in the midst of so many people. But it seems to me that if there was a complaint by patients about this freak when he was visiting patients in the hospitals and students in schools, those in authority should have paid more attention to the goings on of Savile. The problem was that no-one wanted to risk accusing such a famous man of sexually abusing their patients and students.

There is an old adage that states; “Where there is smoke, there is fire.” Well in those hospitals and schools, there was plenty of smoke and yet the fires raged unseen by those that should have had their eyes opened wide.
I wish Savile hadn’t died of a heart attack. If he was still alive, he would be serving a life sentence in a prison populated by inmates that hate rapists and child molesters. Just thinking about what they would be doing to him tickles my mind.  

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