Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Corrupt plod, and a database. What super bedfellows.
The case has raised wider concerns about the misuse of police databases, which the Metropolitan police is keen to downplay.
Given the Police's awful clear up rates, I think we can be fairly confident that this chap is just the tip of the iceberg. After all, it isn't the first time something like this has happened.
No database state. Elected police chiefs. Vote LPUK.
Friday, 19 December 2008
Yet again an innocent man is jailed for a crime he didn't commit, police use underhand and extremely dubious tactics to try and convict him, and the real killer is free to roam the streets and commit further crimes.
And they still refuse to have a public inquiry, hoping we will be content to be told that it won't happen like this again. I'm not sure Barry George and Colin Stag will share your optimism, Mr Yates.
It is time for elected police chiefs. Now.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
But council officer Julie Rankin has ruled the law - which would apply only to Nottingham - would not be "appropriate".
She said: "A ban on smoking in all streets would be subject to challenge by human rights legislation and may prove difficult to enforce."
There you have it. Banning smoking in the street can't be considered. Not because it is totally unjust, unpleasant and authoritarian, but because that pesky human rights act would stop them enforcing it.