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Hitting The Ground Running On The Most Important Things…

February 18, 2014 Comments Off
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…that’s the newly-formed National Crime Agency: The National Crime Agency has issued a warning … About terrorism? Drugs? Fraud? … to users of “hook-up” apps like Grindr that they must take responsibility for checking the people they meet are above the age of consent. Oh. Right. Ummm…. …while the NSPCC said that it did not collect specific figures relating to such apps, it has seen a noticeable rise in calls…

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Not Really Thought This Through, Have They?

September 17, 2013 5 Comments
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Londoners will now be able to report crimes at the touch of a button, as a new crime-fighting smartphone app is launched by an independent charity. Self Evident is a free app, available for Apple’s IOS and Google’s Android operating systems, allows users to report the details of a crime direct to police. Where they’ll do…what? Guy Dehn, Witness Confident director, said: “Self Evident makes it easy for the public…

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I Guess A Policeman’s Lot IS A Happy One After All…

August 30, 2013 23 Comments
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…at least, while their union holds the balls of the senior leadership in their hands and says ‘Now, we don’t want to hurt each other, do we?’ Fitness tests designed to ensure that police officers can move fast enough to catch criminals have been quietly watered down for fear of legal action and compensation claims. All employees – including chief constables and civilian Community Support Officers – were intended to…

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Let’s Run This Through The Police Universal Translator, Shall We?

August 8, 2013 5 Comments
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A GMP spokesman said: “We will always listen to residents concerns and if another agency is better placed to investigate a matter, such as the RSPCA in this instance, we will liaise with them in an attempt to ensure all matters are fully investigated.” *clears throat* “We’ll just ignore this because we’re too busy with other matters and because the other agencies are doing our work for us but if…

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They Don’t Always Get Their Way

April 28, 2013 4 Comments
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At a licensing meeting held yesterday it was revealed how the authority area was now the second worst in Yorkshire and the Humber for such violence, with figures showing: Up to 40 per cent of arrests are associated with alcohol misuse – that is 140 arrests per month linked to alcohol abuse. Ah, those weasel words – ‘linked to’. We all know just how they use that phrase, don’t we? Of…

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But We’re Supposed To Worry About G4S Taking Over?

November 5, 2012 8 Comments
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Warden Elizabeth Fairbank battled for two years against charges of fraud from an elderly resident in her care at sheltered housing complex Alexander Hutchinson Court in north Hull. She was in charge of handling one resident’s finances when almost £9,000 was left unaccounted for. Miss Fairbank claims she used some of the savings to decorate the woman’s flat. The police were handed bundles of receipts, which Miss Fairbank claims prove…

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Coming Soon, To A Police Farce Near You?

October 26, 2012 15 Comments
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Coming Soon, To A Police Farce Near You?

The police should be given greater powers to hack into private computers in their efforts to combat cyber crime, according to a concept briefing for parliament… What..?! … by justice minister Ivo Opstelten. Oh. Whew! No need to worry that Inspector Barnaby will be typing away in his office, two-fingered, tongue poking out of the side of his mouth in concentration, trying to find his way through your folders. It’s…

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Life With The ‘Reality Based Community’…

September 3, 2012 9 Comments
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Life With The ‘Reality Based Community’…

…it’s a never-ending battle between them and the forces of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy™ . Now, on Saturday, I was idly browsing Twitter, when Ally Fogg (a CiF columnist, but a reasonably sensible one, mostly) tweeted a worrying report from Brighton’s Pride march that kettling was going on. So, I took a look: Hmmm, what was going on? Why would the cops – who were desperate to facilitate the…

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I Think I Like The Cut Of Mark Pritchard MP’s Jib…

July 13, 2012 9 Comments
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On May the 31st, Mr Spendlove said he confronted Mr Pritchard, 44, at the Huntsman pub in Little Wenlock, Shropshire for calling the police and said the pair had a “heated discussion” . Mr Spendlove left after the argument, but according to other witnesses Mr Pritchard was heard publicly criticising the police and their response to his allegation about Mr Spendlove’s driving. The way they phrase that, it’s almost as…

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You Are Not Entitled To Know…

July 7, 2012 4 Comments
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Today the Oxford Mail can reveal the shocking extent of crimes reported on school grounds across the county. Police were called to more than 400 reports of crimes at Oxfordshire school sites in the past three years. They include allegations of rape, sexual assault, grievous bodily harm, possession of drugs and weapons. So, where? Well, we can’t tell you that. Approximately a third of the offences were reported on school…

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No good deed goes unpunished

June 14, 2012 10 Comments
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“If the boy responsible doesn’t own up then the whole class, and I do mean the whole class, will stay behind after school.” I have no idea if teachers can still do this but if not I’m guessing that those of us past out mid 30s can probably remember hearing it at least once, and unless we happened to be the boy – or for the sake of equality, the…

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I wouldn’t call it a police state, but…

May 26, 2012 5 Comments
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I wouldn’t call it a police state, but…

… but things do seem to be tilted in their favour sometimes, as two stories this week about policing in different parts of Oz illustrate. First, over in the west, yet another example of the law punishing the innocent and guilty alike when it comes to impounding cars for speeding, though in effect the innocent party receives the bulk of the punishment by being deprived of their property while the driver cops…

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When constabulary duty’s to be done

May 16, 2012 9 Comments
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When constabulary duty’s to be done

Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. Readers who take an interest in police activities may…

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“Freeze Dirtbags! Decency Squad!”

April 1, 2012 5 Comments
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“Ya’all play nicely on this here ‘Twitter’ thing, OK?” …a comment attributed to an account called KevinRooney1 appeared online. It said: “After what Villa fans were singing about Aliou Cisse’s family when majority died on a cruise I couldn’t care less about Petrov!! #villa****” I neither know nor care what that’s all about. I don’t follow football. Not on Twitter, not in real life! When angry Villa fans reported the…

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Paul Blart: Internet vigilante

February 24, 2012 1 Comment
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Paul Blart: Internet vigilante

  Official secrecy about schools’ exam results; official secrecy about climate data; official secrecy about  the European Union; official secrecy about the ethnicity of malefactors; official secrecy about the true teachings of Islam – who can be surprised if our masters want to censor the facts about the distribution of violent crime about the nation’s capital? If we knew all about important stuff we’d likely do something our owners in…

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