Posts Tagged ‘ law and order ’

Spectacularly Inappropriate Timing, PlodFed!

October 28, 2014 10 Comments
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Victims of crime are suffering a poorer service because of police budget cuts, a survey of detectives indicates. Not only do the results published on Monday highlight the continuing pressure officers are under, they show that detectives believe victims and witnesses of crime are getting a sub-standard level of service as a result, the Police Federation of England and Wales said. Oh noes! Teh awful Tory cutz! Whatever shall the…

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So What Do You Want, Mary? Summary Execution?

October 22, 2014 5 Comments
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Vile online trolls will not be deterred by the threat of a two year prison sentence Mary Beard, the TV historian who was subjected to aggressive online abuse, has warned. She doesn’t elaborate, but her partner in crime does: Stella Creasy, the shadow Labour minister who received rape and death threats via Twitter when she backed a campaign to keep a women on the £5 note, said that longer sentences…

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Translation: “Why Won’t You Peasants Just Convict These Men, Like We Want..?”

June 9, 2014 4 Comments
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The usual suspects are up on their hind legs squawking about the ‘lack’ of rape convictions again. Professor Liz Kelly, London Metropolitan University and co-chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said she welcomed the initiative. “I am pleased to see that already 700 more defendants have been charged in 2013-14 compared to the previous year but we need to see a corresponding rise in convictions,” she said. Whoa,…

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Sing Those Prison Blues, Billy!

May 6, 2014 5 Comments
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The banning of steel-string guitars in British prisons has come under fire from a group of prominent musicians.. Including everyone’s favourite: … including Billy Bragg, Johnny Marr, Dave Gilmour and Richard Hawley. Dave Gilmour I’d heard of, the others..? Other musicians that have signed the letter include Seasick Steve, Speech Debelle, and Scroobius Pip. *blank look* The ban came in as part of the government’s changes to the incentive and…

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They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

April 1, 2014 9 Comments
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Is this yet another CPS car-crash in the making? Dr Katrina Erskine, consultant gynaecologist and head of obstetrics at Homerton Hospital, Hackney, said she was angered by the case selected for the first prosecution because it gave a “misleading” impression of FGM, and risked deterring other doctors and midwives from giving appropriate care to affected women. This isn’t the usual ‘no! not us, we’re special!’ backlash from the medical profession,…

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Sorry, Helena, But The Judges Have Spoken…

February 26, 2014 2 Comments
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Helena Kennedy (Labour peer) spouts off: Our riled security services’ transparent intimidation and interference with Miranda is shocking. But it’s also important that we use his case to shed light on the murky everyday reality of schedule 7. The power is consistently used to target minorities – you’re 42 times more likely to be stopped if you’re Asian than if you are white… All those poor Chinese/Thais/Vietnamese, eh, Helena? Yesterday’s…

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”… no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs . . . never, never feed him after midnight.”

February 14, 2014 9 Comments
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Restaurant owners in London’s world-famous Brick Lane today said a midnight curfew would destroy the city’s curry capital. A wha..? A letter from Tower Hamlets Council warned that even eateries with licences to serve food and drink beyond midnight must now abide by local planning rules which insist upon midnight closing to cut down on “anti-social behaviour”. Ah, yes. Of course. The world of collective punishment again. Mr Hussain, 62,…

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I Wonder Whether The Poor Sod They Arrested Agrees?

January 29, 2014 8 Comments
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The family of Rebecca Day: “We would like to thank the police for their hard work and our admiration goes out to them all. Our liaison officers have been amazing. They have made this very sad time more bearable with their overwhelming compassion and their support has been invaluable to us all.”We would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy.” Meanwhile… An inquest into Rebecca’s death was…

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I’m Confused Now, George. Surely This Was Just What The Left Wanted?

January 17, 2014 8 Comments
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George Monbiot on the ill-fated attempt to introduce IPNAs… These laws will be used to stamp out plurality and difference, to douse the exuberance of youth, to pursue children for the crime of being young and together in a public place, to help turn this nation into a money-making monoculture, controlled, homogenised, lifeless, strifeless and bland. But that sounds like exactly the sort of world the Left is striving for,…

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“Sparing Ourselves The Hard And Unpopular Decisions”? Peter, You Don’t Know The Half Of It!

January 13, 2014 7 Comments
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Peter Hitchens, knocking it out of the ballpark on Duggan: Roughly 50 years ago, beguiled by smiley reformers, we chose the wrong future. We adopted ideas which were mistaken and have proved to be disastrous. We called them ‘compassion’. But who were we really being compassionate to? Not, as it turns out, to the poor we claimed to be helping. They suffer most from the compassion of our criminal justice…

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In Which I Wonder Yet Again…

January 3, 2014 6 Comments
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In Which I Wonder Yet Again…

…if ‘Inspector Gadget’ is a real policeman: Yes, this is the controversy over Staffordshire Police tweeting the personal details of those arrested on suspicion of drink driving. But under a hashtag that leaves little doubt of their presumed guilt. It takes some degree of ignorance of the law not to realise the dangers of this (not least, the breaking of Twitter’s terms & conditions) and then – when challenged –…

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Slow Justice Is No Justice..?

December 22, 2013 8 Comments
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The woman accused of attacking a shopper in a trolley rage incident in The Glades shopping centre last Christmas has been rebailed again. To the spring… Police first arrested the 31-year-old on suspicion of GBH on Boxing Day last year four days after a man was struck with a trolley which was being pushed by a woman in Marks & Spencer. He fell to the ground and sustained injuries including…

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“But It’s So Unfair..!!”

October 29, 2013 9 Comments
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Oxfordshire’s drugs campaigners have highlighted the case of Michelle X, the Abingdon multiple sclerosis sufferer who grew her own cannabis, as “the human cost” of Britain’s drug laws. Oh, for..! Lady Neidpath, Countess of Wemyss and March, also known as Amanda Feilding, founded drugs charity The Beckley Foundation 15 years ago. She said: “This is a very clear example of a human cost, where a woman is being criminalised for…

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Expect The Ratchet To Tighten A Little More

September 29, 2013 24 Comments
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The high court rejected the application by the man, known only as R, that he should not have to give a sample to officers working for Operation Nutmeg, which targets those convicted of serious offences before the collection of DNA records became routine. That operation is aimed, primarily, at clearing up unsolved historic crimes. This is a blow to true freedom, and a warning to us all. Yes, forget for…

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‘Increased Legislation’ Isn’t The Answer…

July 28, 2013 8 Comments
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…in fact, it’s what got you into this mess in the first place: Councillors have called for increased legislation to deal with travellers after a leisure centre in Kinson closed early yesterday because of safety concerns. Pelhams Park Leisure Centre closed four hours early because of “unacceptable behaviour” from travellers towards employees and customers and Dorset Police attended the incident. Yet managed not to arrest anyone. Fancy that! Councillor Dennis…

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