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Make Your Minds Up..

August 2, 2015 7 Comments
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Make Your Minds Up..

Which is it? Too busy to enforce existing drugs laws, or desperate for new ones?

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When Will We Learn That ‘Legislation, Legislation, Legislation…’ Is Not A Magic Bullet?

June 27, 2015 5 Comments
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Is it because he was poor? Is it because tiny Reggie Blacklin was born into a poor family that his brutal death this week has already passed into distant news? What..? What on earth does his parent’s annual income have to do with anything? Soon only his mother and those closest to him will remember his blue eyes, his baby smell and the lips still too young to have even…

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“It is not about condoning the activity…”

June 23, 2015 2 Comments
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Well, maybe it should be, Ethel: Ethel Quayle, project leader and senior lecturer in clinical psychology at the University of Edinburgh, said the group’s findings have been turned into practical advice. “It is not about condoning the activity, rather it is about providing more practical advice about being able to talk about this and manage issues when they come along,” she said. “It is interesting that the majority of young…

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Another ‘Need’ You Didn’t Know Existed…

June 17, 2015 6 Comments
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Another ‘Need’ You Didn’t Know Existed…

Maybe they do. But they don’t ‘need’ to do it at a decibel level exceeding Concorde taking off, do they? Or is this just Leicestershire Police’s way of saying ‘Awww, we don’t want to have to come out to yet another noise complaint! Can’t you just put up with it?’

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You’re All Second Class Citizens Now…

June 13, 2015 Comments Off on You’re All Second Class Citizens Now…
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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 of disability hate crimes are being failed by the criminal justice system. Yup, it’s not just dogs, it’s everywhere. The US concept of ‘special victims’ come to the UK. We’ll…

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Two Tier Justice System Founders On Rocks Of Public Sector Incompetence…

May 26, 2015 4 Comments
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Victims of disability hate crimes are being failed by police, prosecutors and the probation service, according to a report by inspectors. Despite earlier recommendations on improving the way criminal justice agencies help those targeted and attempts to drive up the reporting of incidents, it found that insufficient progress has been made. And no, it’s not because there’s resistance to a two-tier system of justice, you won’t be surprised to hear……

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Can’t Do The Time? Don’t Do The Crime. Yes, You Too, Ladies..

May 18, 2015 10 Comments
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The usual suspects are in full cry (again), demanding soft sentences for women: Green served three months of her sentence in prison and the rest on licence, but said that a community sentence would have saved her from the stigma of a criminal record. Well, no. It wouldn’t. You can only get a community sentence if you’ve committed a crime. The clue’s in the word ‘sentence’, you daft mare! Women…

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The Abolition Of Justice In The UK…

January 30, 2015 23 Comments
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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 day, sometimes by text or social media, thanking them for a sexual encounter. Defendants can try to rely on such messages should there be a trial. So, chaps, did you…

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I Think You Might Need To Look Up ‘Unjust’ In A Dictionary..,

January 8, 2015 6 Comments
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Because, it ain’t this: “The use of the joint enterprise principle in this case was extreme and in my view most unjust,” said Michael Birnbaum, QC, who represented the three men. “Here the attackers intended to use only a cricket bat and bottles. It was the victims who seized two large knives. “But by defining the joint enterprise as being a plan to use ‘whatever weapons came to hand’, the…

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You’re Not Guilty…

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on You’re Not Guilty…
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…but here’s your punishment (for what others did) anyway: District Judge Peter King was told by the offender that he had felt threatened and frightened as a result of the Facebook posts about him. He said comments added to McCloskey’s Facebook page included suggestions that he should be shot, hanged and have parts of his anatomy cut off. The offender said he was in fear of a potential attack further…

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Because It’s Not Always The Failure Of The Frontline Staff…

November 24, 2014 2 Comments
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A pensioner who defecated in public, urinated on shop windows and swore at police officers has been given an Asbo, banning him from part of Caterham for five years. Lovely. Drink is not mentioned as a cause, unusually enough. Tandridge safer neighbourhood team Inspector Angie Austin said: “The type of appalling behaviour displayed by James Johnson is something we will never tolerate as it has no place in our society.…

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It’s Official! You Are Now Guilty Until Proven Innocent…

November 14, 2014 8 Comments
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…well, in Brighton & Hove anyway: Any bruise discovered on a baby less than six months old will be treated as potentially suspicious, a children’s safety body has ruled. The decision comes as a report by the Brighton and Hove Local Children’s Board showed complaints about possible abuse had soared in the past four years. So, you can expect them to soar even higher, can’t you? And incredible as it…

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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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