Former Detective Superintendent Caroline Goode of the UK Metropolitan Police took to Twitter on Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, to bully the mother of Julian Assange.
Goode was the Senior Investigating Officer in the Metropolitan Police’s Counter-Terrorism Command (SO15). She also happens to be the one who was in charge of Scotland Yard’s investigation into Edward Snowden.
On Saturday, Goode tweeted at Christine Assange saying, “I don’t know what he’s told his old Mum, but he can leave any time he chooses. Tell him to come on out. Btw, how did you let your baby boy be the smelly kid in class?”
During her time with the department, Goode used an anti-terrorism law to detain David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald. The department held Miranda for nine hours and seized his electronic property.
Goode is now represented by the talent agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop after serving 33 years in the Metropolitan Police. She is also the Director of Operational Security at BAE Systems, an international defense, aerospace and security company.
Responding to the classless jab from Goode, Mrs. Assange defended her son by pointing to work he did to help the Australian government bust a pedophile group online.
“Australian police asked Julian to use his expert computer skills to help bust an online paedophile ring & remove a terrorist hand book,” Mrs. Assange wrote. “He successfully did so as a community service.”
Mrs. Assange has recently created a Twitter account under her own name to speak out against the continued political persecution of her son.
Regardless of how you feel about WikiLeaks, bullying a distraught mother over her son’s work is absolutely unacceptable.