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Superintendent Mark Payne, the man leading the murder hunt, says that whoever commited the crime is cowardly and beneath contempt.
The general tone of his letter shows how critics of his organisation are beneath contempt and he would obviously prefer it if they just kept quiet and let him and his generously rewarded cronies get on with their meddling.
Detective Constable Stephen Gaskell from Greater Manchester Police, said: "To threaten a man while he held a young child in his arms is beneath contempt.
Van Rompuy, apart from a mild shaking of the head at Farage's hysterical outburst, said nothing more to indicate that he regarded the British MEP's behaviour as beneath contempt.
Right thinking people would consider those who target the elderly and the vulnerable in society as beneath contempt," he said.
I find these comments so inane and reprehensible as to be almost beneath contempt," said panelist Charles Jaco, reporter for Fox Channel 2.
In "Gossip Wants to Be Free" (page 16), Matt Welch discusses how "media ethics hand-wringers" continue to demonize Web journalism as beneath contempt.
Deliberately to deny Jews the knowledge of Jesus Christ, Saviour of all mankind, is an act of such abject personal cowardice as to be beneath contempt and beyond the treachery of Judas.
David Bar-Illan, told United Press International the allegation "is beyond the pale and beneath contempt (and that it is) "beginning to be worrisome that the Mossad is being blamed for all the ills of the world.
It is tempting to dismiss such dogma as beneath contempt and not worthy of response.