marky2484 wrote:What a lot of ignorant, self righteous fools on here. This young man tried to help, when he saw a mob of neo-Nazi football hooligans attacking a Roma man. This version was supported by several witnesses,including police,at first.
During the course of this intervention, tragically, a man was stabbed, and died.
The victim was from a very rich, very prominent Bulgarian family.
By the time the case came to trial, any pro-defence witnesses had changed their statements. One can only speculate why.
Pro defence police - now mysteriously ex-police-, witnesses " could not be traced". How difficult can it be to trace an ex policeman? Unless the system does not want them found.
The lingering stench of Bulgarias notoriously corrupt legal ststem has turned what should have been a case of self defence - at worst manslaughter-into a murder case. That is why people still protest this verdict.
Strewth, mate - too right - we ARE a bunch of "ignorant, self righteous fools
" but luckily we have an expert with the "inside story" to put us right.
Here we were thinking that Hristo Monev was a psychiatrist and psychologist until you kindly came along to tell us that he's really a "rich and powerful" geezer all along. I assume that "rich and powerful" is a euphemism for "no-neck businessman" but you're just kindly sparing our sensibilities in case we should ever need to be treated by Mr Monev.
Likewise we were stupidly thinking that his son was just an ordinary medical student who was intelligent and educated enough to be admitted to the top medical school in the country when all along he's a low-life "neo-Nazi thug". Since we're all so "self-righteous", I guess that our rabid anti-Australian sentiments just blinded us to the fact that the Caped Crusader was just cleaning up our streets for us.
You're right, now you mention it - "intervention
" sounds so much more like someone doing his civic duty than "murder
", doesn't it? Are you sure you wouldn't perhaps prefer "cleansing
" or "tidying
"? They've always struck me as such "neat" words.
And how deeply ignorant we are not to realize that walking the streets of Sofia with a knife in your pocket is simply de rigueur
for today's young tourist and no more than a harmless fashion statement.
It appears that poor old Palfreeman is a victim of Bulgarian corruption, injustice, putrid lack of due process (have I missed anything out?) and that a statue should be erected forthwith to this peaceful and harmless little humanitarian.
I am just amazed that the judges were so short-sighted as to not call the one witness who could have given the whole picture without bothering with police, trials, lawyers and all that legalistic mumbo-jumbo.
I can just see the scene in court now:- "M'lud, please stop pretending to be a judge and pray be silent while the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is explained to the ignorant and corrupt court by St Marky The Omniscient!