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By Mike Cunningham On June 9th, 2015 at 9:30 am

One of the extremely small number of benefits available to those UK Subjects (I refuse to state ‘citizens’ because that refers to the f’’*++ing EU) who reside in Scotland; is the fact that the Scottish Crown Office is independent.

We shall now sit back and watch as the London Crown Prosecution Service desperately tries to prove, conclusively, that 2 + 2 = 47 loaves; or that the circle can be squared; rather than investigate or prosecute one of the Establishment’s own!

 

and what have YOU got to hide; Sir?

By Mike Cunningham On April 6th, 2015 at 11:13 am

Police hunting ‘Midsomer Murder’ killer to begin knocking on doors to ask for DNA

Detective Superintendent Nick May of Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “We want to thank all those men who attended the voluntary sessions in Bosham, Fishbourne and Chichester over the three-week session to give their DNA.

“The response has been positive. We still need those men who have not come forward to do so.

“We will be doing house-to-house enquiries and knocking on doors during a week of action from Monday 6 April to 12 April asking those who have not given their DNA to consider doing so.

“If we don’t get a reply we will also be sending out further letters asking them to attend Chichester police station to give their DNA.

“We have to be tenacious in our efforts to catch the killer.

But we do understand that this is an entirely voluntary process and there is no compulsion for anyone to co-operate with us.

“We simply want to do the best we can for Valerie’s family and for the community in bringing the killer to justice.”

More than 9,500 people have been interviewed as part of the investigation and a £20,000 reward has been offered for information that could help lead to the capture of the person responsible.

Detective Constable Steve Taylor from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team explained: “The process is painless and should take no longer than 10 minutes.

“It is important for the public to understand that we will only use the samples obtained to check against this particular crime and their DNA profile will not appear on any database.”

 

Indeed? In regard to the final sentence from this mealy-mouthed copper, I am reminded of that old saying : If you believe that, you’ll believe anything!

Honour bright, shine that light

By Mike Cunningham On December 12th, 2014 at 10:15 am

I watched a very, very interesting tv drama/documentary last night. Entitled ‘The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies; it was based on the truly terrible and traumatic reporting of the arrest, interrogation and public humiliation of Mr. Chris Jefferries, over the sad and tragic murder of one of his tenants, Joanna Yeates.

The drama, produced for ITV, retold with graphic exactitude, the perils of being ‘eccentric’, more than a little ‘unworldy’, non-conformist almost extreme in his behaviour; and at the same time being looked at in the minutest detail by a bunch of Bristol policemen who really do believe that ‘they have got their man’, and have briefed the press regarding their suspicions.

As I wrote previously; All I would ever say about Chris Jefferies’ life is that I do hope he hasn’t got a copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ on his bookshelf; hasn’t visited the BNP website regularly on his computer, or worst of all been reading the collected speeches of Margaret Thatcher, because he really would be condemned out of hand!

Mr Jefferies has embarked on a crusade, one which I, as a champion of Free Speech, have some problems with; but it is a crusade based upon his own experiences, and he should make his case accordingly.

 

Policeman; Phone Home?

By Mike Cunningham On June 26th, 2014 at 10:09 am

 

I am encouraged to read that the Supreme Court in D.C. has, by a unanimous ruling, reafirmed the right to privacy in respect of a cell- or smart-phone by stating that, once arrested, a suspect’s cellphone must remain inviolate without a search warrant issued by a member of the judiciary. In many recent cases, the police have moved to examine the contacts and calls made by the suspect immediately upon arrest, claiming that speed is of the essence; and evidence may well be remotely erased if the search is not promptly carried out.

I am no friend to the criminal class, but, in asserting the right to privacy, the Court has once more demonstrated that America is still a country ruled by Law, and if  ‘probable cause’ is shown the judge will be happy to furnish such a warrant.

My only hope is that we, one day, will follow in the footsteps of ‘The Land of the Free’!

 

THE ABU QATADA FARCE ROLLS ON

By Pete Moore On April 24th, 2013 at 8:48 am

qatadaWhat a joke this is.

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled against the government. Despite Jordan giving assurances over the manner in which Qatada would be prosecuted, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission last year ruled that he should not be deported. The Court of Appeal upheld this decision, stating that there’s “a real risk of a flagrant denial of justice”. It also refused permission for the government to take the case further to the Supreme Court.

The Telegraph reports that Theresa May (the Home Secretary), Chris Grayling (Justice Secretary), Dominic Grieve (the Attorney General) and David Cameron held talks at which temporary withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights was considered. It’s a nuclear option and would cause big ructions in government. The problem is accepting the ECHR in the first place. Either stay with it or (preferably) withdraw permanently, but to overturn supposedly timeless principles just to get one man out of the way isn’t really playing the game.

A life for a life?

By Mike Cunningham On February 12th, 2013 at 10:07 am

I have no means of checking the demographic spread of ATW readership, nor would I wish to be able to achieve that knowledge; but, based purely on guesswork, intuition and a healthy dollop of curiosity, I would reckon on a fair few men aged from forty-plus to around sixty five. My reasons for selection of this slice of British men will become clearer as I progress. You are more than likely to be married, with a family now grown into adulthood themselves, all of whom are eager to spread their wings and sample life as it is offered within these Isles. We are a law-abiding bunch, we British, and one of the very few areas where fathers, especially fathers, would tend to stray outside the boundaries of acceptable behaviour, is when their children are threatened; either morally or physically.

Possibly the only area of intrusive legislation either proposed or adopted within our legal system which has gained majority support is the measure known as Clare’s Law, by which women suspicious of a new man’s behaviour or intent can ascertain if he has a violent nature or criminal convictions.

If your daughter or indeed your granddaughter, now maybe in her middle-to-late twenties, has a firm boyfriend who is slightly reticent about his past, and has also a history of vagueness about his family roots; as well as having the traces of a ‘Scouse’ accent; just remember that one Robert Thompson is alive and well, and unlike his fellow killer Venables, who is hopefully behind bars for a long time to come, is free, living under an assumed name and under minimal supervision.

Remember too those smiling eyes and chirpy grin which for a heartbreakingly-short time, enlivened the very world and life of Denise and Ralph.

asmallmartyr

UNDER AGE JUSTICE?

By David Vance On January 4th, 2013 at 9:29 am

Wonder what you think about this?

A boy of 12 who carried out more than 20 criminal acts was today released without charge – because the courts have no legal way to deal with him. A judge heard the child’s behaviour has ‘deteriorated beyond control’ but his low IQ means that he cannot properly understand the court process. The judge described the situation as the ‘perfect storm’ as there is no way that the court could accept a guilty plea from him, as he cannot understand the implications of his acts, and they could not follow doctor’s recommendations, as the boy had not been convicted.

Hope his next victim appreciates the  tender sensitivities involved. This child, because that is what he is, is a menace to both himself and other people. He should be detained in hospital. He may not understand some things but he knows how to break the law and even commit sexual assault.

A LAND FREE FROM JUSTICE….

By David Vance On November 8th, 2012 at 8:16 am

This is a horrifying insight into what passes for Justice in 2012;

The parents of a four-year-old girl raped by a teenage babysitter who was never sent to jail for his crime are in despair after their appeal against his paltry sentence was blocked.  The unnamed mother and father had demanded a tougher sentence for the 14-year-old who tricked their little girl into being abused when he was meant to be looking after her.  During the sickening attack he blindfolded their daughter with a Hello Kitty apron and promised her a ‘chocolate’ but then raped her. The teenager walked free from Cambridge Crown Court earlier this year and still lives a few doors away from the child he abused.

It strikes me that as the years progress, our Justice system has become more unjust. The fact that a FOUR year old child gets RAPED by a teenager who then walks free from judicial sentence is truly shocking. But there are people who will delight in this. Just a week or two ago, I took part in a radio debate on whether the AGE of criminal responsibility should be raised from 10 to 12. Liberals see this as progress and you know assuredly that once they win this debate, the plan will be to increase the age of criminal responsibility even further.  Back to the case for a moment;

The victim’s parents understood he would receive a three-year custodial sentence – but he was let off with a community order instead after a judge blamed ‘the world and society’ for his porn addiction. Judge Gareth Hawkesworth sparked outrage by deciding he should not go to prison, instead giving the rapist a three-year community order.

The world is to blame..but no one goes to jail. And the little four old girl who has been raped is more of an awkwardness….

REMEMBER, THE STATE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

By Pete Moore On October 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

“Completely unprovoked, the youth punched Angus before beating him around the head with his crutches and then leaving him bleeding on the ground.”

“Despite identifying his attacker, who is known to the police, Angus and his family were told it was ‘not in the public interest’ to prosecute the 17-year-old.” If the animal had posted an offensive comment on Facebook or scribbled it on his t-shirt, he’d have really been in trouble then. I sincerely hope that the next person he attacks (and he will) is a Crown ‘Prosecution’ Service lawyer.

A certain remedy!

By Mike Cunningham On October 9th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Anonymity! A desire to be unrecognised? A wish that certain facts about you are kept from public scrutiny? A state which most of us keep almost with impunity, because we do not wish our names to be broadcast to a wider world? All of these statements or expansions of that term are valid, and, according to that same desire are acceptable, in that, if we wish our names, or works; or indeed writings are not associated with who we are, or more importantly, where we live and who we really are, that anonymous state is our ‘invisible shield’! I sign my own name to all my posts, because that is who I am; other writers and bloggers, being perhaps more circumspect, sign with pen names.

But, and it is a big ‘BUT’, that self-chosen anonymity should remain sacrosanct especially when the seeker after anonymity is a member of a professional organisation, or Government Department or Agency; because the ‘whistle-blower’ is universally detested by either managements or Government. Their short-comings are laid bare in a clinical, cold public stare; and decisions, truths, cock-ups or operations which perhaps some would wish should remain behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy are laid bare for an uncomfortable public scrutiny.

Which is why I believe the damages awarded the former blogger ‘Nightjack‘ should have been £425,000.00, and not the measly sum awarded him by the Courts.