Ariel Castro, Cleveland kidnapping suspect, appears in court, Thatcher’s five attempts to secure knighthood for Savile

July 19, 2013 Comments Off on Ariel Castro, Cleveland kidnapping suspect, appears in court, Thatcher’s five attempts to secure knighthood for Savile

Ariel Castro, Cleveland kidnapping suspect, appears in court – video
Ariel Castro, who is suspected of kidnapping and raping three women in Cleveland, Ohio, appears in court on Wednesday. During the hearing, at which charges against the 53-year-old are read out, the judge repeatedly has to ask Castro to lift his head and open his eyes. Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight escaped from the man’s property in May
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/18/ariel-castro-cleveland-arraignment-court-video

Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to new indictment (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Accused kidnapper and murderer Ariel Castro pleaded not guilty this morning to a 977-count indictment…,  but not before he was admonished by a judge to raise his head and open his eyes during his appearance in court.

Castro was charged anew last week in an indictment that covers the entire 10-year period prosecutors say Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were imprisoned and repeatedly raped in Castro’s Seymour Avenue home.
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/07/ariel_castro_pleads_not_guilty.html

Revealed: Lady Thatcher’s FIVE attempts to secure knighthood for Jimmy Savile while her aides warned of his ‘strange and complex’ life
Tory PM first asked he be made ‘Sir’ Jimmy in 1984, secret documents show
Civil servants warned her off because of his boasts about his ‘lurid’ sex life
He was finally knighted in 1990, Lady Thatcher’s final year in office

By Vanessa Allen  17 July 2013

Margaret Thatcher made repeated attempts to win a knighthood for Jimmy Savile  despite warnings about his ‘manner of life’.

The former prime minister made at least five requests for the now-disgraced DJ to be considered for the top honour, but senior civil servants voiced fears about his ‘strange and complex’ private life.

Previously unseen documents from the Cabinet Office reveal the extent of unease about the BBC presenter, almost three decades before he was finally unmasked as a predatory paedophile.

There is no suggestion that Baroness Thatcher or her aides were aware of his vile abuse of children as young as eight.

But the official documents show that while BBC bosses were apparently willing to ignore the presenter’s private life, Whitehall mandarins privately voiced their misgivings about handing him a knighthood.

The files, made public under the Freedom of Information Act, show Mrs Thatcher wanted to bestow the honour to reward Savile’s charity work….

It was only after his death in 2011, aged 84, that he was finally unmasked as a predatory paedophile with more than 450 victims….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2366576/Revealed-Lady-Thatchers-FIVE-attempts-secure-knighthood-Jimmy-Savile.html

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