Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maybe He Was Confused About The Whole 'Fraud Squad' Thing...

Hard to believe, but the Nigel Evans Show wasn't the strangest recent case involving Lancashire Police and a gay dude.
In an interview with his local paper, [Richard Kennedy] said: 'I heard a group of men shouting homophobic abuse at me. 'The next thing I know I was punched in the back of the head. I was violently assaulted - all because of my sexuality. 'I was covered in blood and had my face stamped on, causing my teeth to go into my gums. I might need surgery to amend the damage done. It’s absolutely disgraceful to violently attack someone because of who they are.' Kennedy went on: 'From all of this, all I want is awareness...I want people to see what can happen if you are as stupid as me to be alone on a night out'.
Yes, indeed, a fairly typical case of homophobic violence - which is to say, a hoax.
But today the teenager, who studies Contemporary Theatre and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire, admitted he made it all up.
Oh, my!

It takes more than being exposed as a Big Fat Liar to hash his mellow though:
After being shown CCTV of him tripping and falling, face-first, onto the pavement, Kennedy accepted that the 'utterly inhumane homophobic attack' he had talked about actually never happened.
Much as Bernie Madoff accepted that his bookkeeping wasn't all it could be, no doubt. Then again, who can blame him for his arrogance? It's not like he was going to face any consequences, was it?
Detective Inspector Paddy O’Neill said:... 'Having had oversight of the investigation... I accept his report was made in good faith.'
Say what?

This wasn't a guy who woke up with a bad case of UDI (Unidentified Drinking Injury) and decided to spin a heroic tale about it in the SU bar afterwards. He made an official complaint, complete with a graphic tale of violence, and triggered a police investigation. That's the very definition of wasting police time.

More to the point, was his tale of crazed homophobes meant to encourage community cohesion and mutual respect? Hell, no. In so far as it was a classic attempt to smear, mostly Christian, social conservatives it was what the left used to call 'Hate Speech', until approximately two seconds ago.

All of which is to return to the usual point: stop giving leftists the benefit of the doubt. This case isn't about noble intentions gone wrong, it was a set up right from the off and now everyone can see how corrupt the left is.


JuliaM said...

I notice the 'M' word wasn't mentioned, yet that would have added verisimilitude, in light of the recent Brick Lane 'no gay zone' shenanigans...

Of course, if he'd used it, he might not have sparked anything!

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX causing my teeth to go into my gums. XX

Where does he NORMALLY keep his teeth?

Nick Roberts said...

So during the detailed and thorough police investigation of this non-assault, not a single probation-breaking or other absconding criminal for whom the police could have been hunting: beat up his ex-girlfriend in front of their kids; stole or damaged property and messed up innocent folks’ working day or disturbed their domestic peace; took too much drugs or drink and disrupted the healing that our health service ought to have been providing for the blameless victims of illness and injury, I suppose?

But in our unreal world where an erstwhile functional collection of technical training institutions formerly known as Preston Polytechnic can be renamed ‘The University of Central Lancashire’, re-branding a malicious reduction in limited police resources as a ‘report…made in good faith’ is par for the course.

‘A drama student.’ There’s only one word wrong out of three.