Sunday, June 4, 2017
1 MILLION HITS
STARTED BLOGGING IN APRIL 2010
358 BLOG POSTS
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY BLOG
WHY I STARTED BLOGGING
The majority of my blog postings have been to do with the Jersey Child Abuse Cover Up. Back in 2008 when Operation Rectangle went public and the resulting denigration of lead investigating officer Lenny Harper, the trashing of Operation Rectangle and the resulting farcical suspension of former Chief of Police Graham Power and not forgetting the tragic abuse of innocent children of Jersey made me want to do something. The Rico Sorda blog spot was born.
I have no training in Journalism. My spelling, punctuation and the ability to string a sentence together wasn't going to stop me. I was just one of a small band who was prepared to do something about the Cover-Up. I decided from the very beginning that everything I published would be under my name. I would stand by it. I still stand by it. I just used my instinct. Anyone can do it. The (Pipe Fitter ) nailed it.
I would like to say a very big thank you to Voiceforchildren (VFC). I met VFC back in 2008. Our paths had never crossed before but straight away I found a brother in arms. After pestering me for quite some time VFC persuaded me to start blogging. We became a Team. Team Voice. We were determined to get the truth about the attempted Cover Up and trashing of Operation Rectangle out into the public domain. We were going to challenge the spin being put out via our local media, the English media and not least David Rose of the Daily Mail. During the early day it was just myself and VFC. Taking up the mantle from former Senator Stuart Syvret, who via his excellent blog exposed so much and was brave in doing so. He remains an inspiration to me. Over time we had other decent minded politicians join us in the fight for truth. The Pitmans, Bob Hill, Mike Higgens, Daniel Wimberly Montford Tadier.i have nothing but the utmost respect for all of them.
The work that appears on the VFC blog and my own is probably the most comprehensive piece of Investigative Journalism that Jersey has ever seen or is likely to see for some time. We took risks in publishing what we did. We did it for the greater good with no protection. Nobody had believed the victims of abuse, then when finally they were brave enough to tell their horrific stories, they had to watch the investigation get trashed. It was sickening then and continues to be sickening to this day.
The body of work on my blog is there for all to see and read. From the Metropolitan Interim Police Report, The Warcup Letter, The In Camera Debate, The ripping apart of the BDO ALTO Report into the financial handling of Operation Rectangle. The exposing of David Rose and Mick Gradwell. The list go on.
For the Victims of horrific mental and physical abuse.
For Graham Power & Lenny Harper who exposed this horrific abuse.
VFC and Myself gave them a Voice
I would like to thank everyone again for logging on and reading what we have to say.
The Committee of Enquiry publish their report in July.. I will not pass judgement until then.