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Can the Police be Trusted? Probably not

Can the Police be Trusted? Probably not

Recent events such as Hillsborough, the death of Ian Tomlinson and the now infamous Plebgate affair involving the former cabinet minister, Andrew Mitchell have caused the British public to question whether or not police officers can be trusted. TheOpinionSite.org has to join those who are now asking, “Can the British police be trusted ever again?”…

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Early release ended by Grayling in right wing bidding war

In a blatantly political move, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling has announced that the automatic early release of prisoners convicted of child rape or certain terrorist offences is to be scrapped. What Grayling has not said clearly and publicly is that this is simply a first step towards scrapping early release altogether for all offences; something…

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Police fail to condemn anti-paedophile vigilantes despite victim suicide

Police fail to condemn anti-paedophile vigilantes despite victim suicide

Leicestershire police have refused to condemn an anti-paedophile vigilante group that calls itself ‘Letzgo Hunting’, despite the fact that a victim of the group who had not even been charged by police later committed suicide. It is believed that the man who hanged himself could have been driven to suicide by the potential stigma of…

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False abuse allegations may increase after new guidelines

False abuse allegations may increase after new guidelines

The recent acquittal of former news tycoon Eddie Shah, after being found not guilty of raping a 12 year old girl years ago, demonstrates clearly that despite the bleating of NAPAC, the NSPCC and other so-called ‘charities’, complainants of ‘historic’ abuse do not always tell the truth. Despite new guidelines given to the police and…

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Conservatives celebrate Bedroom Tax victory and new Protection Orders

Conservatives celebrate Bedroom Tax victory and new Protection Orders

Conservatives are celebrating their latest High Court victory, this time involving the Bedroom Tax and the government goes ahead with the introduction of an almost limitless Public Space Protection Order which could potentially allow any specified behaviour or activity to be made unlawful. Judges rules that the governments’ so called “bedroom tax” was not unlawful…

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European Court rules whole life tariffs breach human rights

European Court rules whole life tariffs breach human rights

In a ruling this week that has unsurprisingly upset Downing Street, Conservative party backbenchers and right-wing campaigners, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that whole life tariffs as currently handed down by British courts are unlawful. Whilst making it clear that the court was not offering prisoners serving whole life tariffs any imminent…

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Work Programme leavers face Job Centre threats and bullying

Those leaving the Work Programme can expect very little help and a great deal of bullying and intimidation As the first of the unemployed begin to leave the government’s failed Work Programme, sceptical about returning to the tender clutches of Job Centre Plus, those who have been unemployed for years are now reporting that they…

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Criticism of Ovenden sentence by charities undermines child protection

Criticism of Ovenden sentence by charities undermines child protection

The Graham Ovenden case – recently concluded with Mr Ovenden walking free from court with a suspended sentence – has thrown into sharp relief the contempt shared by child abuse charities  when decisions in sensitive court cases do not go their way. TheOpinionSite.org believes that such criticisms of the judge’s decision from representatives of many so-called…

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DPP sides with campaign groups over suspect anonymity

DPP sides with campaign groups over suspect anonymity

TheOpinionSite.org is saddened to report that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kier Starmer QC, appears to have sided with protection charities and women’s lobby groups over the issue of anonymity for suspects arrested but not charged. Keir Starmer delivered a keynote speech recently in which he stated that he wanted cases that had not been…

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Police invitations to ‘victims’ encouraging false allegations

Police invitations to ‘victims’ encouraging false allegations

Police officers making statements related to sex abuse cases have been told to always include a reference to “brave victims” and to always invite other “victims” to come forward with more allegations, safe in the knowledge that they will be assumed to be telling the truth, even though they may well have other motives. The…

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