The Times reports that the police have concluded their report with regard to the serving of an arrest warrant to AD politician Harry Vassallo days before a general election. What we have is an exoneration of the police forces. If you call “mismanagement and chance” being involved in the handing of an arrest warrant an exoneration.
It’s like – it’s ok mate. We’re just inefficient that’s what. Our desk officer needed to tot up efficiency points so he got the first file to fall in his hands and after ascertaining that he was an ordinary bloke (Enrico Vassallo – no big head to be irritated- anzi, the less known, the more common the better) off he went with arrest warrant. The poor guy had no idea he was an “important” politician did he? What does that imply exactly? The measures of the law and all?
The best part is the attitude of the police towards these particular arrest warrants:
On top of this, the report points out that, because hundreds of such arrest warrants are issued in connection with VAT reporting offences – which are known to carry draconian penalties usually resolved through a Presidential pardon – the warrant was probably not considered to be urgent.
You see. Administratively they call a spade a spade. The legal measure is extreme – draconian even – in any case most of them get pardoned Presidentially – there must be a reason. Which vindicates the point made before the election – fortuitous timing or conspiracy – the exaggerated reaction by the anti-AD crowd and pundits was biased and unfounded. To them this warrant was manna from heaven to attack the wasted vote crowd (while defending JPO’s party please note).
Different scales. Different measures. And an exoneration based on incompetent mismanagement. Lovely. I’d still like Harry to explain his conviction that it was no conspiracy. Just to hear his side of the argument and not just the police report.