Rather than giving comfort to the afflicted it is necessary sometimes to afflict the comfortable. For all those smug self-satisfied twerps who have been parroting the stock response so beloved of totalitarian regimes everywhere: ‘If you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear.’
Well smug buggers - consider this:
“Peter Francis, a former undercover police officer turned whistleblower, said his superiors wanted him to find "dirt" that could be used against members of the Lawrence family, in the period shortly after Lawrence's racist murder in April 1993.
He also said senior officers deliberately chose to withhold his role spying on the Lawrence campaign from Sir William Macpherson, who headed a public inquiry to examine the police investigation into the death.
Francis said he had come under "huge and constant pressure" from superiors to "hunt for disinformation" that might be used to undermine those arguing for a better investigation into the murder. He posed as an anti-racist activist in the mid-1990s in his search for intelligence.” Guardian 23/6/13
So there you go. The Met Police, under pressure for being ‘institutionally racist’ and with an inquiry tainted by corruption do what nasty bastards everywhere do - attack the victim.
Evidence? Who needs evidence when you can smear and pollute decent people.
One chilling thought is emerging from the Snowden affair. If the snoopers can hoover up information so readily, what is to stop them doing what the Met did, and create evidence which can then be used to attack a potential rival politician, union leader or scapegoat?