Let us cast our minds back to February 2010, the final day of the hearing in Lisbon where Goncalo tried to get his book unbanned.
Yes there were gasps of the British Police think the McCanns did it.
Oh please, give me a break. I will quote you exactly what the report said as quoted directly by the British Media.
A spokesman said to the Daily Mail this with regards to the report:
The Home Office agency, which describes itself as ‘part of the police service’, aims to improve police use of information, evidence and science and to support operations.
It is understood to have provided Portuguese police with a ‘checklist’ of how to proceed.
A spokesman said last night: ‘In disappearance cases it is common for the NPIA to advise officers to consider the possibility of the involvement of family and close friends.
‘This is good practice for investigating cases. The NPIA gave similar generic advice to Portuguese police.’
Note the operative words of consider and possibility. Yes the NPIA told the Portuguese Police that they should consider investigating the parents as that is standard Police procedure as far as they are concerned.
“The potential involvement of the family in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann cannot be discarded, and it can be considered that, when pondering the basis for research, this hypothesis deserves as much attention as the criminal with sexual motivations that has been previously prioritised.
“It should be stressed that there is no evidence to directly support an involvement of the family, yet given the absence of decisive evidence to prove the contrary, such a scenario has to be explored.” At court last week, Mr Amaral’s lawyer, Antonio Cabrita, read out a section of 37-year-old Mr Rainbow’s report which said: “The family is a lead that should be followed.”
So Mr Rainbow is saying in his opinion as a profile, even though there is no evidence to directly support the involvement of the family, the Portuguese Police must should investigate further to make sure they weren’t involved.
Fine, I’ve got that and I hope you have to. So the crux of the profile report is, the parents could be involved, even though there is not evidence to support that scenario at the moment. Now remember this report was sent to the Portuguese Police within a month of Madeleine disappearing.
In Chapter 7 of Goncalo’s book he states this (Thanks to JATYK for highlighting this):
FOR THE PROFILERS, MURAT IS THE GUILTY PARTY
Since Murat’s first interview, which they attended, the specialists have continued to refine the profile of the suspect. They have heard about the statement from one of his so-called childhood friends, put on file by the police department: according to him, Murat had an affirmed penchant for bestiality. He recounted his attempts at sexual relations with a cat and a dog, subsequently killed, he states, with cruelty. Moreover, he allegedly attempted to rape his 16 year-old cousin. This individual describes Murat as someone violent with behavioural problems, a sexual pervert, sadist, and misanthropist. We are somewhat sceptical. All the same, according to the English profilers, there is a 90% chance that he is the guilty party. That seems to us to be a bit too easy. We think that drawing conclusions based essentially on the statement of an ex-convict is rather dangerous.
Nothing in there about the profilers thinking the McCann’s are guilty is there?
But I do have to laugh at that final sentence. You know the one that says:
We think that drawing conclusions based essentially on the statement of an ex-convict is rather dangerous.
I totally understand how you feel, I feel the same too, I too think it is dangerous to draw conclusions from a person who has been convicted of perjury and falsifying evidence. Wouldn’t you agree?
Well of course this revelation on twitter has not helped the anti-McCann brigade at all. Lee Rainbows report being posted so that all can see that he DID NOT say the McCanns were involved, all he said they should be INVESTIGATED. Big difference.
And the actions of someone, wanting to get my tweets to the bottom of the #McCann tag proves to me, I am correct and they are very fearful of someone finding out that Lee Rainbows report didn’t say what the anti-McCanns want you to believe.
As you can see from this screenshot.
And of course they did have to tweet me saying this:
Of course I want people to read the Official Police files, what I don’t want them to do, is read yours, Bennetts, GA’s and every other piece of anti-McCann misinformation that is out there and take it as gospel.
Just one more thing, with regards to the Rainbow report. You see they must have investigated the parents because the final conclusion with regards to the McCanns in the archiving dispatch is this:
Therefore, after all seen, analysed and duly pondered, with all that is left exposed, it is determined:
a) The archiving of the Process concerning arguido Robert James Queriol Eveleigh Murat, because there are no indications of the practise of any crime under the dispositions of article 277 number 1 of the Penal Process Code;
b) The archiving of the Process concerning Arguidos Gerald Patrick McCann and Kate Marie Healy, because there are no indications of the practise of any crime under the dispositions of article 277 number 1 of the Penal Process Code.
Article 277 number 3 of the Penal Process Code is to be fulfilled.
Under article 214 number 1 item a) of the Penal Process Code, the coercion measures that have been imposed on the arguidos are declared extinct.
All I can say really is, how I feel when my tweets appear in amongst the anti-McCann brigade tweets.