Tag: law and order

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…

You’re Not Guilty…

…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…

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…