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  1. Greater Manchester Police chief admits the force was 'borderline incompetent' in dealing with grooming gangs in Rochdale and apologises for 'failing children' The top officer at Greater Manchester Police has apologised on grooming gangs Stephen Watson gave a personal apology to three of the Rochdale gangs' victims He said GMP was 'borderline incompetent' and lacked 'curiosity' in the cases The force has paid substantial damages to the women abused in the scandal The chief constable of England's third biggest police force said it was 'borderline incompetent' in the way it dealt with grooming gangs in the past. Stephen Watson, the top officer at Greater Manchester Police (GMP), also said the force 'parked an element of professional curiosity' in the way it dealt with the problem, something he said was now 'radically different'. Mr Watson last week gave a personal apology to three women who were victims of grooming gangs in Rochdale who police failed to protect. They took legal action, backed by lawyers from the Centre for Women's Justice (CWJ), that claimed from the early 2000s there was growing evidence from multiple allegations that gangs of predominantly Asian men were grooming, trafficking and sexually abusing predominantly white working-class girls in Rochdale. The force paid substantial damages to the women in an out-of-court settlement. Mr Watson, speaking on BBC Radio Manchester, said: 'And the bottom line is we've failed children in the past, we simply did, there's no beating around the bush. 'I don't think people did it out of a sense of badness, I don't think people did it because they were incompetent. 'But I think organisationally we were borderline incompetent in the sense that we just didn't do things then that we absolutely do now.' Mr Watson said when he was a young police officer if a missing child was found with an adult, the focus was on recovering the child, whereas now the adult would 'as night follows day' be arrested. He also said child sexual exploitation sometimes results in 'very unfortunate behaviours' from victims. He added: 'And once of a day people didn't see past the behaviour, as opposed to questioning, 'Why on earth is this youngster finding themselves in this position, in this situation?' 'And that's what I mean by a professional curiosity.' Mr Watson became the head of GMP in 2021 and the police failings, highlighted in previous reviews of grooming gangs operating in Greater Manchester, happened under previous chief constables, including Sir Peter Fahy and his predecessor. Former detective Maggie Oliver (2nd left) with lawyers Harriet Wistrich (left) and Kate Ellis (centre), being interviewed by members of the press outside Greater Manchester Police Force HQ Though the abuse was happening 'in plain sight', a police operation to tackle the gangs was closed down abruptly in 2004, despite police and social services having the names of the men involved and their victims. Eight years later, following a second major police investigation, Operation Span, nine men were convicted for sexual exploitation of children in Rochdale. The trial heard that girls as young as 12 were plied with alcohol and drugs and gang-raped in rooms above takeaway shops, and ferried to different flats in taxis where cash was paid to use them. Former detective constable Maggie Oliver resigned from GMP in 2012 to turn whistle-blower over the force's failings. A new police unit to investigate child sex grooming gangs in Greater Manchester has already identified more than 800 offenders and is running three major investigations into alleged historic abuse of young girls. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10732297/Greater-Manchester-Police-chief-admits-force-borderline-incompetent-grooming-gangs.html
  2. Sikh24 reported that Gurdwaras were opening their doors to Manchester jihadi attack victims, and also Sikh cabbies were giving free rides to victims. No biggie, right? Wrong. It seems that at least some Muslims and their sympathizers were upset at highlighting this fact. Check out this tweet by a Sikh about Sikh cabbies giving free rides: https://mobile.twitter.com/SinghLions/status/866930974369632256/photo/1 @dineshjoshi70 applauds @SinghLions and says: Gurudwaras worldwide are messengers of humanity . So are the Sikhs and so do some others. But not Twitter user @ShazU_91. She asks why identify the religion of the good samaritans?: https://mobile.twitter.com/ShazU_91/status/866937798686912512?p=p and: https://mobile.twitter.com/ShazU_91/status/866941338742378496?p=p Actually what really pisses off Miss ShazU_91 is that normal people appreciate Sikhs' warm and giving personalities and the fact that they are not bombing average British people, and people are figuring out the difference between Sikhs and Muslim, even people like Katie Hopkins in her latest article: What Miss ShazU_91 wants is a united colored peoples front where whenever the latest Islamic terror attack occurs, everybody who isn't white (West Indians, Chinese and other orientals, aboriginals from various places, Indians including Sikhs, Pakistanis, middle-easterners, Africans, North Africans, Latinos, etc.) get lumped into a single category, and no further distinctions are made. And I don't think we should give her what she wants.
  3. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gurmat-camp-2018?
  4. Candle light vigil in unity against the desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and recent killings on innocent Sikhs in Punjab, India. And in remembrance of the 1984 Sikh genocide. Castlefield Bowl Manchester M3 4JR 3pm - 5pm Please wear a black head covering
  5. Baljit Singh "Sangat ji with Guru Sahib Ji's kirpa I will be in Manchester on Tuesday 27th October at 7pm talking about the heart aching events that are taking place at present. Again and again Guru Granth Sahib Ji Patshah is being disrespected, we must never forget Guru Sahib ji is All Powerful and is sacrificing themselves again & again, lets do ardaas so that we can understand on a deeper level what is going on." https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=742227209254377&id=100004013141283&set=a.103656133111491.5832.100004013141283
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