Tag: law and order

Spectacularly Inappropriate Timing, PlodFed!

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…

Sing Those Prison Blues, Billy!

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…

They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

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…

Sorry, Helena, But The Judges Have Spoken…

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…

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…

Slow Justice Is No Justice..?

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…

“But It’s So Unfair..!!”

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…