Very shortly after this blog was posted my wife and her employers were repeatedly harassed by a number of vicious troll accounts - all of which Darren Cooper and Brian Rickers publicly associated themselves with and actively interacted with. This blog then proved that Cooper was DIRECTLY communicating with at least two of those troll accounts.
Darren Cooper and Sandwell Council then communicated directly with the Charity to try and get my wife suspended or sacked simply because of what I am exposing in this blog!
My wife made a formal complaint of harassment to West Midlands Police who stated (after many months) that they would investigate harassment in Cooper's own name but that they would NOT investigate ANY of the harassment of her and her employers via the trolls (and even though two detectives at WMP told me the proof that Cooper was DIRECTLY linked to two of the troll accounts was a "game-changer" and merited further police investigation). But Cooper is, unbelievably, Chair of the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel (WMPCP) and so he now knows that, as far as WMP is concerned, he is now above the law and immune from any action via association with troll accounts.
And so, yesterday, a new troll appeared using some of the same wording as the earlier trolls (all now suspended by Twitter) and such is the troll's confidence that WMP will do f*ck all they even copied in the new CHIEF CONSTABLE on one of the abusive and harassing tweets!!!!! (Last year the trolls had also deliberately mocked one of the officers running the fraud investigation into Cooper's Council by setting up a troll account called "Wayne").
I should just mention that a number of non-Labour members of the WMPCP have stated to me that they don't care what Cooper is doing with the trolls and don't want to get involved! I hope this doesn't rebound on them as other action is now being taken by my wife to protect her interests!
The new troll copied in West Midlands Police and the Chief Constable in a familiar trick employed by the trolls Cooper had chosen to interact with, ie falsely claiming that I was also running another account (one that is, in fact, run by a female). He then stated the area where we live - copying in the CC, Dave Thompson:
The trolls that Cooper has been involved with have made numerous allegations concerning my wife's morals - that she sleeps around and is always losing her knickers. And so this abusive tweet appeared yesterday:
Now WMP have made the policy decision that they will not protect Birmingham women from social media harassment but you might think that even they would draw the line on attacks on one of our City's main arts charities:
"@brummytaff @bcrover Any time #cowards #BullsTalk #Knickers #linda Saunders @xxxxxxxxxxx [brum charity] #Keyboardbullies #Tweetstorm".
(As with the other trolls, the threat of much more viciousness to come is made.)
By an amazing coincidence yesterday and with uncanny timing, Darren Cooper's (allegedly) mentally-ill social media spokesman, Andrew Hipkiss, also wrote a blog, er, attacking my wife!
You would think some of the women in the Labour Party would take a dim view of trolls associated with a Labour Council "leader" viciously attacking a woman for the sole reason that she happens to be my wife and that some people are trying to get me to stop writing this blog. The women in Sandwell Labour Group refuse to condemn Cooper's actions and, in some cases, appear to be actively encouraging him to try to get at me via my family. Last November, when MP's Stella Creasy and Jess Phillips were tweeting about social media harassment of women I emailed them with a copy of this post:
I invited them to condemn Cooper's harassment of my wife. But answer came there none. Right on, sisters!
I have since established that the profile picture on the new troll account has been taken from a Russian dating site! And in a new low the troll put a tweet implying that my wife had gone missing - #lindamissing (in the sick mind of this troll network Norton = Kings Norton):
But as ever with Twitter and its failing business model they cannot see the bleeding obvious and have, once again, refused to take a troll account down:
Addendum 06/02/16 - the return to a familiar troll theme again:
THE SANDWELL SKIDDER - COMMUNITY NEWS - READ THE SKIDDER, KIDDER!
AS TROLLED BY ANDREW HIPKISS
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