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Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Many police officers are apparently trying to prevent members of the public from filming them whilst on duty, even using the threat of arrest if the individuals do not comply. Officers have also been using ‘Stop and Search’ powers to dissuade press and other photographers from taking photographs. Several recent cases have made it clear…

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Responsibility and the Press – two unlikely partners

Responsibility and the Press – two unlikely partners

Since the closure of the News of the World, previously silent politicians have suddenly started calling for a cleanup of the British press. This new and possibly hypocritical outcry from those elected to make our laws could indicate that there is a real chance of putting the press back into a box where it can…

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Cameron finally proves he is vindictive, selfish, uncaring and thoroughly nasty

Cameron finally proves he is vindictive, selfish, uncaring and thoroughly nasty

David Cameron’s response to the sentences being handed down by the courts in relation to the recent rioting shows that the Conservative “nasty” party is back in town. Vindictiveness is in the DNA of the Conservative party along with a natural selfishness, greed and lack of concern for the poor and currently, there is plenty…

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Record prisoner numbers will climb further as remands and recalls increase

Record prisoner numbers will climb further as remands and recalls increase

The number of prisoners held in Britain’s jails has hit a new high with in excess of 85,000 people being kept in custody. The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice show a relentless increase in the prison population that shows no sign of slowing down. The total for those in jail increased by 1,000…

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London riots – the result of two generations of excessive child protection

London riots – the result of two generations of excessive child protection

TheOpinionSite.org suggests that it should come as no surprise to anyone that so many of those participating in the London riots are so-called “children”. Over the past 25 years, children and teenagers have been taught that they are a protected species, that nothing is their fault and that no adult can take any sanction against them.…

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London riots again as hatred of police and social unrest grows

London riots again as hatred of police and social unrest grows

London saw more riots yesterday, this time in Tottenham, with police cars being set alight and resulting in more than 40 people being arrested. Meanwhile, the ever more pompous Home Secretary,Theresa May condemned the violence without giving any heed whatsoever as to its cause. She said: “Such disregard for public safety and property will not…

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Yet more police corruption as Cleveland chief and deputy are arrested

Yet more police corruption as Cleveland chief and deputy are arrested

The arrest of the Chief Constable of Cleveland and his deputy is yet more proof, were it needed, that the higher up the police promotional ladder one looks, the more police corruption one is likely to find. Indeed, TheOpinionSite.org feels that it is time to ask the question, “Are the UK police institutionally corrupt?” Whilst…

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Sarah’s law is a fraud and a waste of money

Sarah’s law is a fraud and a waste of money

TheOpinionSite.org does not usually reprint articles from other websites. On this occasion however, we break that rule. The Guardian website reports in clear and simple terms one of the great lies of the tabloid press in startling simplicity; that Sarah’s Law is a fraud, a waste of money and a populist measure sanctioned by a…

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