Tag: law and order

Telling Passages…

The ‘Guardian’ has a big article on the work of the YOI; it’s pretty much as you’d expect, and quite a long article, but several bits stand out. First, there’s the assumption that these youths are – and are entitled…

Maybe The ‘Teflon Don’* Is Right?

The ‘Mail’ invites us to gasp at the audacity of Arran Coghlan, as he challenges the Coroner’s Court and seemingly disrespects their holy authority: There were dramatic scenes as Mr Coghlan was ordered to respect the court. He responded by saying:…

Ahhh, Brighton…!

A group of homeless men who have set up home on a golf course are threatening any intruders to their makeshift camp with legal action. Wha..? The men have been sleeping in archways on the pitch and putt course at…

Oooh, Another New ‘Human Right’!

Registered disabled Christopher Williams, 49, from Rishton, says he has a heart condition, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and has been told by medics to exercise and lose weight. But, a court heard, he has been prevented from entering parks, play…

A common denominator

Via the Ambush Predator. On Friday I will be attending the funeral of my friend, Mark Duggan (Ed: truly, the Funeral That Taste Forgot…). Five weeks after he was shot dead by the police in Tottenham, at last the community…

Oh, I Hate To Be Proved Right….*

So, just a few days after I wrote this: A man is facing court after allegedly trying to organise a 1,000-person waterfight in Colchester town centre. Not that – not ‘holding’ one, ‘allegedly trying’ to hold one! A 20-year-old man…

S(t)ea(l) Fever

I must go down to the shops again, To the shops on Kensington High, And all I want is some Xboxes And a streetlight to loot ‘em by, And some iPhones and some ciggies And the owners’ fists shaking, And…

California Dreamin’ Madness

SE Smith on an incident that has apparently ‘made headlines around the world’ despite the fact that it is the first time I’ve heard of it, and I’m a bit of a news junkie… On 5 July, police officers in…

The Elites Are Scared…

…and what they’re scared of is the public deciding that, since the police service they pay for isn’t up to the job, they better do it themselves: … the broom-wielders of Clapham have not been the only manifestation of the…

Police, Camera, Industrial Action

A few months ago I had a short comment conversation with Lex Feranda, The Thinking Policeman, about the British police and industrial action. Angry Exile said… How far are you barred from taking industrial action? I mean we all know…