The most distressing part of the Peter Ellis miscarriage of justice

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It isn’t the speaking tours of evangelical Christians warning of satanic rituals just before he was accused.

It isn’t the appalling behaviour of Senior Officers having relationships with some of the solo mothers during the investigation.

It isn’t the terrible quality of evidence taken from children.

It isn’t the circumstantial nature of the entire case.

It isn’t the selective evidence shown the jury.

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It isn’t the paying of ACC payments to anyone who had an allegation and it isn’t that he died before he could clear his name.

The most distressing part of the Peter Ellis miscarriage of justice, is that if those allegations had been made today on twitter, the outcome would have been the same.

In the post #metoo identity politics landscape where allegation is the new evidential threshold and due process is a cis-male privilege, these allegations against Ellis would have been echoed a thousand times by virtue signalling SJWs and he would have been convicted before the trial even began. Again.

The only difference between the Satanic cult hysteria that gripped Christchurch and the current woke rage culture is todays lynch mobs use trigger free torches & micro-aggression policing pitchforks.

We have learnt nothing from the Salem witch trials.

4 COMMENTS

  1. When the Civic Crèche case hit the news, Peter was immediately branded a pedophile – a term completely incorrect on all levels and sinister to say the least.
    When a man is accused of interfering with a child, he’s automatically called a pedophile (which may or may not be correct as there are specific diagnostic criteria which must be met in order to be classified as one).
    However, when a woman is accused of interfering with a child, the media will NEVER refer to her as a pedophile.
    They’ll use such phrases as ‘she had a relationship with the boy/girl’ or ‘she had an affair with the boy/girl’ or ‘she had a sexual encounter with the boy/girl’.
    Would someone like to tell me why the media are so damn bent and misandrous, and why women are exempt from being referred to as pedophiles when their actions are no different to men?

  2. “In the post #metoo identity politics landscape where allegation is the new evidential threshold and due process is a cis-male privilege, these allegations against Ellis would have been echoed a thousand times by virtue signalling SJWs and he would have been convicted before the trial even began. Again.”

    Cos there’s money in it. The ChCh mothers got ACC payouts. Girls tell each other now that if a woman goes to the cops and alleges rape then she gets a $500 ACC pay out, plus extra for her clothing if the police have to keep it.

    Say something over and over again and people start to believe it if they hear it often enough.

    Children fantasize and tell lies, and little kids believe their own lies, as do some adults also believe their own lies and get indignant when others don’t or won’t.

    There was so much ludicrous and unrealistic in the ChCh persecution of the late poor Peter Ellis, that it rendered all the various accusations unsafe.

    If the police were pressured or manipulated into laying charges by these hysterical nutters, this should have been picked up by the legal processes, and it wasn’t, perhaps because it was ChCh.

    I experienced, in a govt workplace, being subjected to two attempts by the same person to instigate salacious rumours about colleagues, which I believed unfounded. Once a rumour gains momentum in any milieu, the damage can be lasting, even if it is subsequently proven to be unsubstantiated. It can probably happen to anyone.

  3. “The only difference between the Satanic cult hysteria that gripped Christchurch and the current woke rage culture is todays lynch mobs use trigger free torches & micro-aggression policing pitchforks.”

    I believe that it’s worse now, because of both social media and the woke left, neither of which existed back then. At that time, news was disseminated via the msm. And word of mouth. So: not the reach that Facebook and the like now have. And the left was pretty traditional: identity politics hadn’t been invented, as far as I can recall.

    Then (as now) there was a section of the populace which didn’t take much interest in what was going on in society generally, preferring to pay attention to their families and friends. Such people couldn’t have told you anything about the Ellis case, beyond possibly being vaguely aware of it. Nowadays, it’d be all over their social media, doubtless accompanied by a good dose of misinformation and a rush to judgement.

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