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1 original, poem on the theme of .............Operation Yewtree. Shame on you, Margaret! Shame on you, Elizabeth! In 1990 Queen Elizabeth Knighted Jimmy Savile. He had celebrity status, due mostly to being a DJ, television and radio personality. During his lifetime he donated huge amounts in fundraising, mostly for Hospitals, care homes, and other organizations set up to help the public. He was a monster! During his lifetime it isn't clear how many reports were made against him for sexual child abuse, but there were several. Most of the time, well, everytime, these reports were dropped because Jimmy was a friend to everybody. Even the cops! As a matter of fact, Jimmy was allowed uncontrolled access to children in the hospitals. Even when reports were made by witnessing nurses, they went untouched by those in charge. He was witnessed molesting a young girl who suffered brain damage, in her hospital bed, and another young girl in her hospital bed whom was recovering from an operation. Basically, he used his celebrity status to gain access to, and ultimately rape children in hospitals. 219 incidents have been formally recorded as crimes. 219! His victims ranged in age from 5 to 75.
On Oct. 29th, 2011 Jimmy Savile died. Many victims then came forward wanting the Knightship revoked. British law says that the Queen has the sole responsibility of revoking Knighthood, upon reccomendation from the Forfeiture Committee. But, then it goes on to say that Savile cannot be stripped of his knighthood since he is dead. But... My God, at least remove his name from the list of those whom have ever been knighted.
Please do not put your name on poem, but please do put what country you are from. Such as, From USA.
Let's show these people that it is not only upsetting to those in the UK, but that the whole world is disgusted by such a monster being knighted.
For this contest, please google 'paedophile Jimmy Savile.' Do a little reasrch. I will personally send the top five winners, (only 5 winners in this contest) to The editor at The Guardian Newspaper which has asked for public opinion. Let's give them public opinion!
Please, not just anger without facts. Do a little research.
:) Hugs! :)
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