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'Mob Rule' Claims Just Don't Stack Up

Written by: BlueBear67
Friday, 27th May 2016

Like many other Rangers fans I was astonished to read the alleged claims in yesterday’s Daily Record that mob rule by Rangers fans prevented police from promptly responding to the violent pitch invasion at Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final. My astonishment to such claims stemmed from the previous statement from Police Scotland where Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams stated:

"Public safety is our number one priority and the pitch incursion was unacceptable and jeopardised that. Our response was immediate, measured, proportionate and professional. In a short period of time, we deployed mounted officers, public order and conventional officers to separate the opposing supporters."

http://www.heraldscotland.com/Police_say_their_response_was_professional_/

I also knew that from my own personal experience of the match ending, watching the events after full time up to the point where police officers finally managed to form a line along the halfway line, and walking back to my car which was parked up near the Church on the Hill, that the claims being made were simply not true by any stretch of the imagination.

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Dehumanisation And The End Game

Written by: The Ref
Friday, 27th May 2016

Dehumanisation is a psychological process whereby opponents of a section of the community or of the population view another section of the community, or population as less than human and thus not deserving of moral consideration. In Nazi Germany, the Jews; and if you take a look at more recent times, the genocide of the Tutsis by the Hutus in Rwanda are prime examples of dehumanisation.

In life, we generally believe that all people should have some basic human rights which should not be violated, and that everyone deserves to be treated justly and fairly, with dignity and respect.

Victims of the dehumanisation process can be viewed as outside the scope of morality and justice, and undeserving of basic needs and fair treatment. Basic fundamental human rights are often seen to be non-applicable, and irrelevant, and any harm that befalls those groups and individuals is accepted as being warranted, and perhaps even morally justified.

We typically dehumanise those whom we perceive as a threat to our well-being or values, and some common criteria for exclusion can include religion, nationality, and those of different cultures.

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The Blatancy of the Anti-Rangers Liars

Written by: Nineteen-SeventyTwo
Thursday, 26th May 2016

I’m sure at one time, there must have been a subtlety to the lies and the art of lying from the media in Scotland, but that time has passed, and the mainstream media now are guilty of passing off blatant lies about the Rangers support without so much as a check and balance on sources, or the provision of any evidence.

In recent months, one journalist has been exposed as a liar, and still remains in position. The Scottish Sun’s recent recruit from the Evening Times, Rebecca Gray, was exposed via an FOI to Police Scotland, and her article was proven to be a fabrication.

http://www.vanguardbears.co.uk/article.php?i=100&a=foi-reveals-the-suns-rebecca-grays-lies

Is it any wonder then, that the Daily Record and their own “crime” journalist Jane Hamilton, believe that it is acceptable to print an apparent Police attempt to blame the Rangers support OUTSIDE Hampden Park, as Police Scotland failed to do their jobs inside the ground?

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Jane Hamilton Ignores Facts, Spreads Rumours, Lies

Written by: Admin
Thursday, 26th May 2016

After FOUR DAYS of criticism from all angles, the Police in Scotland appear to have entered into full deflection mode following the Scottish Cup Final shame on Saturday, 21st May - a day in which Rangers players and staff were physically and verbally assaulted by violent Hibs supporters who had illegally entered the field of play.

Aided and abetted by Daily Record 'reporter' Jane Hamilton - who late last night published a very dubious article on the dying tabloid's website - we are now hearing of claims that Police Scotland were obstructed in their line of duty by Rangers supporters "using their own kids to block roads" preventing them from getting inside Hampden to deal with the thousands of Hibs supporters who had illegally entered the field of play.

While the BBC and Sky pointed their cameras away from most of the troubling scenes, many eye-witness accounts have appeared on social media - backed up with video and photographic evidence - showing Hibs fans intimidate and attack Rangers players, staff and supporters.

What evidence/sources does Jane provide? Here are direct quotes from the article:

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A Dark Day

Written by: Nineteen-SeventyTwo
Monday, 23rd May 2016

For Rangers fans in recent years, there have been many dark days, but Saturday’s events rank with any of them.

The analysis of the football is for another day with there being more pressing issues to resolve.

Let’s be absolutely clear, when Hibs scored the winner in injury time, shortly followed by the final whistle, the expected outpouring of joy at winning their first Scottish cup for 114 years instead materialised as a bizarre venom filled attempt to start a riot, with Rangers players attacked, and thousands of Hibs fans leaving their own support in their “end” of the ground, to attack and provoke the Rangers support.

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