The Truth About IPP Sentences

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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Police fail to apprehend anti-paedophile vigilantes

Police fail to apprehend anti-paedophile vigilantes

British police are failing to arrest and investigate a so called ‘anti-paedophile’ vigilante group, despite one group spokesman admitting on BBC Radio that his organisation is knowingly acting “outside of the law”. The group – whose name we will not publish as we do not believe it deserves publicity on TheOpinionSite.org – admits trapping potential…

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Government blackmails unemployed into making hopeless job applications

Government blackmails unemployed into making hopeless job applications

Unemployed people are being threatened and blackmailed into making entirely hopeless job applications. Those claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) are now being forced to apply for at least three jobs per week, even if they are barred from working in such positions or do not have the necessary skills. Ex-offenders with serious criminal records but…

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