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Operation Ore appeal under way

Operation Ore appeal under way

The appeal involving a specimen conviction resulting from the flawed child pornography investigation, Operation Ore started¬† yesterday in the Appeal Court. However, there is little being released as to the progress of the action. Nevertheless, given the huge interest in this case, not least here on TheOpinionSite.org, one has to ask why so little is…

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Sentencing Review – where is it?

Sentencing Review – where is it?

If you have been looking on Google or elsewhere for details of Kenneth Clarke’s much heralded Sentencing Review, you will have been sadly disappointed with the results. The Government, it seems, is in no hurry to announce the results of the Sentencing Council’s deliberations, despite the fact that many of the proposed cuts to the…

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Operation Ore appeal could change child protection balance

Operation Ore appeal could change child protection balance

The appeal relating to the clumsy, US spawned Operation Ore investigation into Internet child pornography is due to start on 11th November. Those affected are seeking to prove that they were in fact victims of credit card fraud and did not access child pornography on the Internet. It is understandable therefore that many people, child…

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Prisoners win right to vote as Cameron recognises EU Law

Prisoners win right to vote as Cameron recognises EU Law

The BBC are reporting that David Cameron has reluctantly accepted that the UK can no longer break the Law by continuing to deny prisoners the vote. The UK was in breach of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights made some five years ago. An announcement is expected later this week. The news…

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CEOP fails to win independence Home Secretary confirms

CEOP fails to win independence Home Secretary confirms

In the House of Commons today, the Home Secretary, Theresa May confirmed that the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre will not be granted independence and autonomy. She was answering an opposition question. Although the views of the NSPCC, other childrens’ charities and the ubiquitous Sarah Payne were put forward, May sensibly refused to give way.…

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23% cut to UK Justice System as unions play on public fear

23% cut to UK Justice System as unions play on public fear

The UK Chancellor, George Osborne has today announced that the UK Ministry of Justice will effectively lose 23% of its budget over the next four years. Prison places are expected to fall by 3,000 over the same period but this can only be achieved through sentencing reforms as the prison population rises every year without…

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IPP Sentence – Prison Governors Sentence Indeterminate Sentence to Scrap Heap

It seems that UK prison governors will call for the immediate release of 2,500 prisoners who were jailed indefinitely for the protection¬† of the public (IPP) and have now served more than their minimum tariff. Eoin McLennan-Murray, president of the Prison Governors Association, will describe the sentences as a “blatant injustice”. TheOpinionSite.org sees this as…

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As CEOP dies, Jim Gamble saves himself…no surprise there then.

As CEOP dies, Jim Gamble saves himself…no surprise there then.

Operation Ore, the UK’s biggest investigation into alleged child pornography, resulted in numerous innocent people being jailed or cautioned, led the politicians to invoke draconian legislation, caused the erosion of civil liberties in the name of ‘child protection’ and also caused the death of 39 people. The man who was at the centre of its…

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No job help for former violent and sex offenders

No job help for former violent and sex offenders

The number of out of work ex-offenders who have committed violent or sex offences is continuing to increase, a fact that nobody – especially the UK government – wants to talk about. An investigation by TheOpinionSite has shown that sex offenders in particular receive no help at all from the Job Centre (run by the…

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No Hope for Jobless ex-offenders

No Hope for Jobless ex-offenders

In the UK and the USA, getting a job nowadays is hard. However, if you are an ex-offender, especially in the UK, it is now virtually impossible. The UK in particular seems to penalise ex-offenders more than any other European state. It is a country of retribution where most of the population have difficulty spelling…

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