#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story of how police repeatedly allowed a serial murderer to slip through their fingers. Stephen Port date-raped and murdered four young gay men in East London within fifteen months and dumped all four bodies within a few hundred metres of each other. Yet Barking and Dagenham police failed to link the deaths, until weeks after the fourth one. The film tells the story through eyes of the families of Port’s victims, unpicking how the police failed to properly investigate each of the deaths in turn. The police’s assumptions that these young gay men had died from self-inflicted overdoses of chem-sex drugs allowed Port to continue raping and killing innocent young men. The film unravels Port’s sinister character and modus operandi. Port was motivated by a desire to satisfy his lust for abusive drug fuelled sexual encounters. He found all his victims through gay dating and social media sites, using multiple online profiles. Barking and Dagenham police’s failings have led to huge anger amongst the families of Port’s victims. Some have accused the police of institutional homophobia, and asked if officers would have investigated more thoroughly, had four young women turned up dead within such a small radius. The Met police have referred themselves to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over their handling of the case and will not comment on specific allegations until the IPCC investigation is complete.
Plot: The story of how police repeatedly allowed a serial murderer to slip through their fingers. Stephen Port date-raped and murdered four young gay men in East London within fifteen months and dumped all four bodies within a few hundred metres of each other. The film tells the story through eyes of the families of Port’s victims, unpicking how the police failed to properly investigate each of the deaths in turn. The police’s assumptions that these young gay men had died from self-inflicted overdoses of chem-sex drugs allowed Port to continue raping and killing innocent young men.
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Good, but mind the gaps
Admittedly I did watch this about 3 years ago when I first came out, because it was interesting insofar as I lived in this part of London around that time, and I never heard about these murders at all….
The documentary is good but not great, there are holes everywhere and what it is attempting to convey is somewhat lost in the concept that it was police ineptitude that created this problem, and to some extent that is probably true. Its also probably true that had this been four teenaged girls the coppers would have been a little more cogent in their investigation and it is also fair to assume that their dismissal of the lives of gay men was in no small part due to institutional homophobia.
What is less clear to me is how this guy managed to lure all these young men to his place. I mean come on, he was no oil painting was he, and no matter what inducements were on offer, one would seriously not have thought you’d meet this chap at the local tube station and decide to go home with him, no, you’d get back on that tube and leave. Maybe drugs were involved, or the promise of gods knows what, and it is sad as much as anything that this may have been all it took to get probably vulnerable young guys to go with him. It begs the question to me around why people make the choices they do. All of us gay men I should imagine are none too saintly and we I suppose will all have those experiences we look back on and think (after seeing this doc) ‘there but for the grace of god go I’ – the concept of going to a strangers house for sex is not a new one, or a diminished one at all, and yet it is probably a very risky behaviour – the risk is perhaps also part of the thrill of it.
Anyways, the documentary shines something of a light on the choices we make as people as much as it does the lack of action by the local coppers. They failed to connect the dots that were plainly there to see, and because of this, the questionable choices of the men involved became fatal choices. I see there is a 3 episode series out in recent weeks that I think from the synopsis is a serialisation of the families story around this case, haven’t seen it yet, but will get to it, will be interesting to see how they address these questions if indeed they do so at all.
This story is a salutary lesson to any of us who think its entirely safe to go off to a random strangers house and to be so vulnerable, sure, not everyone is a psychopathic killer, but, some people are and ultimately we are each accountable for the decisions we make.
Port Him Away For Good
As the BBC placed this repeat of their factual 2017 programme on the serial killer Stephen Port directly after the final episode of their 3-part dramatisation of his horrendous crimes “Four Lives”, it was irresistible not to watch it. There probably isn’t too much to say about it other than it appeared to me that the factual retelling of his deviant actions was pretty close to what really happened, which of course is as it should be.
The programme did tease out one or two minor aspects of Port’s upbringing and background (we learn for example, that he was bullied at school and worked for many years as a chef, this latter leading to the heavily circulated shot of him grinning at the camera in the background of a previous episode of the BBC’s own “Celebrity Masterchef”), made good use of graphics to show just how close to his flat the sites were where he placed his victim’s bodies and showed in greater detail the CCTV footage of him walking off with his final victim and the interview footage with him once in custody.
What it certainly did was give the families and friends of the victims the opportunity to openly and heavily criticise the local police handling of the case, which is again exactly as it should be. Like the TV version though, it seemed too to stop short of naming hardly any, if any of the members of the force who so let them down. Indeed the point is forcibly made that if the police procedures had been duly rigorous, the succeeding murders to the first could all have been prevented.
In passing too, I might say that for the most part all the actors in the new drama bore strong resemblances to their real-life counterparts, which again is as it should be. One thing the drama didn’t appear to reflect however was the collective anger at the perceived homophobia behind the police’s lack of energy, competence and commitment to treating these deaths as they should have.
It seems as if the publicity generated by “Four Lives” is forcing the police to look again at the systemic mishandling of this case and perhaps at last some accountability will emerge for the police staff who so let these obviously devastated families down. Through watching this programme as a supplement to the TV series, I sincerely hope it does.
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Runtime 46 min
Director Steven Grandison
Actors Sarah Sak, Ryan Edwards, John Pape, Barbara Denham
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