For those of you without a knowledge of Greek mythology is one of the Titans.
She was often pictured blindfold with scales.
Themis was the goddess of a civilized human existence, of natural justice and fairness.
Her Roman name was justitia, we know her as the figure atop the old Bailey, madam justice.
How ironic that gloucester police used this epithet for their operations policing the badger cull and the badger cull area.
Lest we forget, despite the threats and the assaults on badger cull protesters, or as the more politically correct are want to call them wildlife protectors. Despite ladies being followed, run over, men being assaulted, shots being fired over people’s heads, nothing was done…
Actually that’s a lie, a man, or so some would call him was blocked in, after running a last over…. The witnesses were given harassment notices.
Now …. Martin Surl will tell you that that was in the past, and liaison is so much better these days…
What they call liaison is in fact a cost cutting exercise… Year one they reported every badger cage missing. Just driving behind a badger killer would get you a harrasment notice. And walking through a field with a torch was an act of criminality.
However they got clever…. Years two and three they have got clever… They have “listened” and now want to “engage”.
We have lost count of times people mentioned that nice Adrian Tuft, or how the new wildlife office Jill Shields will be good of how Inspector Cruse is a vegan you know….
Here’s a thing. They are the police . They are NOT ON YOUR SIDE . If they were the hunts wouldn’t have free access over the county, Brian Bennet wouldn’t be able to bulldoze badger setts with impunity and Mr J T Griffiths would be in HMP.
But let’s think about that for a moment… In listening were they really being neutral, or have they sold us a con.
Has “police liaison” done anything other than giving us a higher level copper to say fuck you in more diplomatic terms….
Cos let’s be clear once and for all…. They have sold us on the lie that they are impartial. They aren’t. They are plebs protecting their feudal masters.
This is the old struggle, the monitors who tell the police about the hunt, the oppressed who tell the authorities about their landlord…. Nothing has changed and nothing has been done.
To illustrate this point I could use so many examples.
But I will use one.
Recently, and by recently I mean after the cull there was a thriving badger sett, thriving because people had spent weeks protecting them….
Now AFTER THE CULL mr Griffiths and his cohorts filled in the sett…. Placed feed bags down it…. Poured petrol and diesel down and tried to incinerate the Badgers. They killed them all.
And here is the strange part. The police (operation Themis and glos wildlife ) were called. They have admitted that these badgers were killed illegally. They have fingerprints. They have lots of scene of crime evidence, but have decided not to prosecute.
The police know that it wAs him and his cronies. When sabs walk on his land he and his inbred chums are there in seconds. Why? Because the whole place is drenched in cameras, all miraculous in the fact they failed to capture people burning badgers to death, but capture a person looking at the results.
Let’s make this clear.
They have evidence. Witness statements and fingerprints. And won’t prosecute.
Now there are those that will apologise for this … They are the same ones who blast the police for their treatment of activists.
We cannot cooperate with these people they enable and encourage crimes and wildlife and crimes against people.
Here’s a thought…. Try breaking the law in front if the police ….
Try laughing at madam justice You will be arrested …
There really are only two possibilities the police concerned are either corrupt or incompetent.
The activists who place their faith in them are naive in the extreme.
The hideous cliche is there is no justice just us.
The sad truth is there never has been any justice, there will only be natural justice .
We can stop these monsters