Forum

RSS Forum rules
 

Commenting article: Liverpool Labor Party Leader Joe Anderson: Michael Shields Wants to Clear His Name in Bulgaria

Novinite.com exclusive interview with Joe Anderson, Liverpool Labor Party leader. the man who led the campaign in support of Bulgaria-jailed Michael Shields

What makes you so convinced that Michael Shields is innocent?

There are a number of issues that make me completely and totally satisfied that Michael Shields is innocent. The first is my own feelings and intuition you only have to meet Michael to know that he is incapable of committing such a horrific attack on anyone. He has never been in trouble with the Police and neither have any of his family. He was and is a young man that anyone would be proud to call their son.

...
#1
NellieotAmerica - 16 Sep 2009 // 15:08:37

Joe Anderson, Liverpool Labour Party leader looks like a Russian gangster. lol

Clearly he is setting up to sue Bulgaria for false incarceration of Shields and Bulgaria will have hell to pay for keeping an innocent man in prison for 4 years!

#2
IanKLux - 17 Sep 2009 // 09:36:09

Yeah - and if they did wrongly incarcerate Shields - and did ignore evidence that Sankey was the guilty party, then Bulgaria should step up to the plate- re-examine the case and if wrong, admit their own guilt and pay the young man for taking 4 years of his life. Then they should set about extraditing Sankey.

#3
IanKLux - 17 Sep 2009 // 09:39:56

If they did that - Bulgaria would be universally admired for its impartiality, in fact Bulgaria would probably get as much good publicity from this case as it might get if it made some major corruption convictions.

#4
Seedy - 18 Sep 2009 // 16:14:48

Perhaps Mr Shields would like to return to Bulgaria to see if a court there decides that his release by the man of Straw was a trifle premature? ;-)

#5
WickedWitch - 18 Sep 2009 // 17:06:59

Okay, so all the "proof" that Shields is innocent (and all your pontifications thereof) hinges so heavily on the fact that some Liverpudlian has a gut feeling (so very GW Bush of him) that Shields is such a nice boy and that Sankey gave a confession but NOT really, really a confession that counts for anything under law because that wouldn't be as convenient, would it?

In that case, let then extradite Tweedledum to be convicted and clear Tweedledee.

Again, that wouldn't be as convenient, would it?

#6
resipsaloquitur - 19 Sep 2009 // 14:24:38

So...JOE ANDERSON ingnores ALL RULES OF EVIDENCE and proclaims 1) as

JUSTICE HIS OWN FEELINGS AND ITUTITION?!

WHO IS JOE ANDERSON? A poltician,who is CHASING the votes of the electorate in

Liverpool!

And SOON,very SOON there are elections in his constituancy.,which consists 90% of Labor followers.

WHY POLITICISING THE CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ,Mr.Joe Anderson?

He is talking RUBBISH! ID EVIDENCE is not admissible in UK Criminal Courts...that is what he says.

Firstly it is NOT named ID evidence but TESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE...evidence elicited from a witness.


Such a type of evidence is admissible in ALL Western jurisdictions.


2)" The Bulgarian system(he probably means judicial system) is barbaric."


HOW DOES HE KNOW? DID HE STUDY LAW IN BULGARIA? DID HE WORK AS AN

ATTORNEY OR AS A JUDGE OR PROCURATOR IN BULGARIA?


If Michael Shilds felt innocent,WHY HE DID NOT REQUIST THROUGH HIS DEFENCE

AN APPEAL?

Of course the BG system allows NEW evidence but ac.to the Criminal Ptrocedure it can be produced ONLY in a trial...

NOT in the office of the Leader of UK Labor Party!!!!

After a sentence was issued,a NEW trial in Criminal law could be initiated by Shild's attorney.

The BG Attorney General is obliged acc. to Criminal Procedure to re-open a trial ONLY if he is presented with new facts,which must give grounds for starting a NEW TRIAL.

A person,named SPANKEY,wrote a statement(confesion) at the Police but later withdrew this so called confesion.

And this happens in UK,NOT in Bulgaria.

If the UK Police charged SPANKEY with some kind of criminal activity,BG could require EXTRADITION...but how in the world could te BG Procurator DEMAND,that UK Government delivers Spankey to Sofia?

HE HAS NOT BE CHARGED WITH ANYTHING!

3)If Shild thinks he is innocent,WHY HE DOES NOT ASK BG TO REOPEN THE TRIAL?

Again the English show their prejudice,that Bulgaria as a small country(and somewhere there on the wartorn BALKANS) could NOT possibly have

a PROPER JUDICIAL SYSTEM!

HOW DO THEY DARE!

Bulgaria existed as a STATEHOOD looooooooooooooooooong before the word ENGLISH existed!

When the English were still wearing lathr skins and hunting wild animals!

THE ROMANS WERE WHO tought them CIVILISATION AND ESTABLISHED THEIR JUDICIAL SYSTEM on this foggy island!

Even up til today,their LAWS are ROMAN laws...I just had a case in UK Conveyancing law.

Many times I have also divorce cases...UK citisens,living in Germany,who are divorcing here.

The German Family Law allowes couples to use their NATIVE divorce law,EVEN if they use a German court.

#7
resipsaloquitur - 19 Sep 2009 // 14:35:38

Sorry,I meant:"intuition".

#8
resipsaloquitur - 19 Sep 2009 // 14:39:34

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

you are a typical ENGLISH! You know EVERYTHING...even the laws of Bulgaria!

Such a SUPERIORITY IS ONLY TYPICAL FOR THE ENGLISH!

#9
resipsaloquitur - 19 Sep 2009 // 14:51:48

My dearest IAN KNUX,

there is NO evidence,that SANKEY commited actus reus?

DO YOU KNOW THE RULES OF EVIDENCE?

If Joe Andeson is talking to a newspaper,that SANKEY confesed to whomever and ome days later withdreww his statement...

SORRY,this is ONLY a HEARSAY!

It is not admissible in the courts of law!

And EVEN if Shield was sentenced wrongfully,the Bulgarian Government have to reimburse him for time spent in Bulgarian detention center ONLY if there are SUCH

laws in Bulgarian,which give compensation to detainees,injustifiably convicted.

#10
jay211 - 20 Sep 2009 // 00:04:24

the comments about the bulgarian justice system being in place longer then the brithish one ,idiot grow up ,that as nothing to do with corruption that has nothing to do with the arrest and beating up of an innocent 18yr old man that as nothing to do with police taking bribes to release the real thug that as nothing to do with a corrupt judicail system in varna closing ranks to hide the corruption ,the lenght of time a judicial system as been in place does not mean it is without corruption ,if there was this type of corruption against a british innocent youngman how much corruption is there against ordenary bulgarian people who have not got the power or means to fight agains injustices,why do you think we are atill fighting for justice for michael he is free with a pardon ,but we feel we owe it to michael and the desent people of bulgariia to fight to clear his name in doing so we believe we will make bulgaria a better place to live and a better place to visit also we will remove a violant thug of the streets of liverpool if the real culprit

#11
resipsaloquitur - 20 Sep 2009 // 15:41:04

Hey,IAN KNUX,

you are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo HIGHLY EDUCATED,that you EVEN did

not comprehend what I said!

I did NOT mention the UK judicial system being established EARLIER or LATER than the BULGARIAN...

I said that Bulgaria existed as a STATEHOOD(if you know what it means)

longer than the WORD "English" existed!

Read your history...since when ENGLAND exists?

Your allegations DO NOT HAVE ANY GROUNDS...DO YOU HAVE EVIDENCE?

And stop offending me...that is what the UK hooligans can do...ONLY



offending,beating, ijuring,killing peole in the countries,where they go IN ORDER TO

DRINK

THEMSELVES TO DEATH!

#12
jay211 - 29 Sep 2009 // 16:56:52

everything i said was the truth ,but iam sorry if it upsets the village idiot ,michael shields is totaly innocent ,as for the british drunks yes they are a disgrace but the people who only to willing to sell them alcahol till they cant stand or carry out such disgracful attack are no better ,the people who sold the thug drink must take some of the blame, maybe thats why so meny of the doormen emplyed on the clubs in golden sands stood in the witness box claiming michael attacked martin georgiev because michael wasnt drunk and wasnt high on drugs ,have you ever wondered if so meny doormen witnessed the attack by three youngmen ,did they realy stand there and do nothing ,are they liars or just cowards, if the bulgarian government investigates this case it wont be just the thug who commited the crime going to prison but the member of his family who took money to the policemen who released him ,but all those who shared the ВЈ93,000 paid in compensation,because martin georgiev only got paid enough to point the finger at michael ,dispite is first statement saying he did not see who throw the rock on is head ,

#13
Bill - 29 Sep 2009 // 17:07:57

jay211:

"everything i said was the truth ,but iam sorry if it upsets the village idiot ,michael shields is totaly innocent..."

That is a matter of opinion. The court has ruled, and that's that. Now suppose you Liverpudlians quit raving about it on this forum? It isn't going to change anything.

#14
NellieotAmerica - 29 Sep 2009 // 17:08:14

jai211

Most people agree with you on this issue. Take a look at the poll asking people if they think Michael Shields is innocent. Over 1000 people said he is innocent and approximately 100 people said he is guilty. 10 to 1 people think he is innocent.

I say that whoever threw the rock is not guilty either. He was drunk and therefore he was mentally impaired. And as you say, the bar allowed him to get drunk. The road was full of rocks, which is the fault of the municipality for not maintaining it. If the bar had not got him so drunk and if the road was not full of rocks, none of this would have happened.

#15
Bill - 29 Sep 2009 // 17:12:25

Nellie:

You've expressed that opinion before, and it's still not correct in law. Drunkenness does not eliminate crime through impairment. If that were true, then every drunk in town who damages something would be innocent.

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria