Saturday, 17 January 2009
The Pete Stockley Phenomenon.
The LPUK favours the rule of law and self-defence over vigilante justice.
With this in mind, I would like to examine what I call the "Pete Stockley Phenomenon".
Staff at the Liverpool Echo offices were pretty star-struck when they met ex-gangster turned vigilante Pete Stockley last summer.
So star-struck in fact, that they failed to do any fact checking at all. When Stockley claimed to run Dovecot Community Centre they blithlely accepted this nonsense at face value. Just for the record, Pete Stockley has no connection with the local community centre, Dovecot MAC, or the charity that runs it, The Dovecot Mac Trust.
Of course, if you read between the lines, Stockley actually runs a pub with creche. He claims that all proceeds from the pub go to the "community centre". So why isn't it a registered charity then?
Since the following article is also based on first hand testimony from Pete Stockley I'd take this one with a hefty pinch of salt as well.
Personally, I'd love to believe his vigilante stories. Should I?