Tag: law and order

Doesn’t Compute…

Hackney’s top police chief has admitted his force can’t get to grips with the borough’s knife culture. Maybe you aren’t speaking to the right people? Speaking at a passionate public debate on how to make Hackney safer, Det Ch Supt…

The Human Cost Of False Allegations…

…and, as usually turns out to be the case, institutional incompetence: Mr Jones, who worked as a courts officer for East Sussex County Council, said simple checks could have prevented the case going to court. He said: “The main allegation…

*Shrugs* You Get What You Vote For…

The county’s police and crime commissioner, Katy Bourne, wants to increase the police’s share of council tax by 3.4 per cent. That would amount to £5 per year for Band D households, and would mean Mrs Bourne had raised the…

OK, Brian, Over To You…

Brian Dow, the director of external affairs at the charity Rethink Mental Illness, recognised that officers “had to take tough and quick decisions in highly pressurised circumstances”. But he said: “These people are unwell and will already be in great…

You’re All Second Class Citizens Now…

News of the murder has prompted calls by disability groups for greater protection of disabled people. This comes just weeks after a joint report by the HM Inspectorates of the Crown Prosecution Service, the police, and probation, warned that victims…

The Abolition Of Justice In The UK…

At the police and the Crown Prosecution Service’s first joint initiative on rape, prosecutors said they had established an emerging pattern of behaviour where rapists constructed “false narratives” after the crime. One technique described involved rapists contacting victims the next…