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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Paedophile Scandal: Deadly result of naming and shaming

2-20-2000 United Kingdom:
TIME IS running out for paedophiles. Not just because of the large- scale police inquiries into child abuse at care homes in Lambeth and Birmingham, or the search for the missing 28 suspects named in the Waterhouse report. No, the really frightening thing for sex offenders lying low this weekend must be the prospect that vigilantes will find them first.

William Malcolm answered a knock on the door at his flat in Manor Park, east London, on Thursday night, and ended up with a single bullet through the brain. "It was a classic hit," said a policeman, using language more suited to The Godfather than a briefing by the Met.

The policemen's words were, in fact, apt. Last year two paedophiles were gunned down in Mafia-style executions in Naples, after being released from prison pending appeals. Both were shot in the head, and the local priest said: "Everyone knew these men would be eliminated eventually. The settling of accounts is not over. People are rejoicing."

Our cosy assumption that they do things differently in the land of the Cosa Nostra has now been challenged. Yesterday the Sun claimed that neighbours cheered when they heard that the "child-sex beast" in their midst had been shot. A drinker in the local pub had allegedly raised a glass in celebration and said: "This is the best thing that could have happened to a bastard like that." ..more.. by Cole Moreton

Hunt goes on for pervert's executioners
2-20-2000 United Kingdom:

Detectives were last night continuing their hunt for two hitmen who executed a notorious paedophile. Child rapist Bill Malcolm, 44, was shot in the head on his doorstep after walking free from court on a legal technicality.

As over 30 officers searched scrubland for clues opposite the block of flats where he lived in Manor Park, East London, neighbours declared: "He's better off dead. Now our children are safe." ..more.. by Jonathan Hayter

No one mourns and no one talks. A community closes ranks after a
5-29-2000 United Kingdom:

INSIDE WILLIAM Malcolm's scruffy flat, you can still see bloodstains on the floor where he was gunned down. His murderers shot him once in the head, but it took him several minutes to die.

He was a 47-year-old working man in a relationship with a woman, but in the street where he lived, no one cried for him. If anything, there were mild celebrations and a touch of satisfaction that he lived a while after being shot. Perhaps he even suffered a little.

Malcolm was murdered in February by two men who knocked on his door in Manor Park, east London. Yet, after three months of investigations, police are no nearer catching the killers. His is a murder no one wants solved, because he was a paedophile.

Since Malcolm's death, not one person has called police to volunteer useful information, according to Detective Chief Inspector David Shipperlee, head of the central London serious crimes group.

"We haven't had any calls with significant information," said Det Ch Insp Shipperlee. "The inquiry is not becalmed. We are very active, but we have very little to go on." ..more.. by Steve Boggan

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