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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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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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Are the British really a nation of sex offenders?

Are the British really a nation of sex offenders?

After the report into the apparent sexual offending of Jimmy Savile, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kier Starmer, has effectively announced that the prosecution of those accused of sexual offences against children is to be made even easier by further lowering the bar – or ’level of proof’ – required before police can be authorised…

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Child protection insanity as innocent man is dragged from swimming pool

Child protection insanity as innocent man is dragged from swimming pool

An incident in Bournemouth this week shows that adults in Britain are now in danger of being arrested if they seek to prevent children from misbehaving in public or behaving in a manner that is inconsiderate of others; the paranoia of child abuse that has been created over the last 20 years now means that…

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Chief Inspector of Prisons fears for children held behind bars

Chief Inspector of Prisons fears for children held behind bars

The Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick has expressed fears for the wellbeing of some 16 and 17 year old boys held in custody. While the present and previous governments, together with child protection charities hypocritically call for greater protection of children, they also demand longer sentences and tougher release conditions for such ‘vulnerable’ children…

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TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors – and is still counting

TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors – and is still counting

As TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors, its creator and editor, Raymond Peytors offers this personal message: This week saw TheOpinionSite.org exceed the million visitor mark which, for what is essentially a political comment site, is a fair achievement after only 2 years of being created. My sincere thanks go out to all those who…

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Internet censorship likely as government seeks even more power

Internet censorship likely as government seeks even more power

The Prime Minister, David Cameron is meeting with Virgin Media, Sky and other Internet Service Providers (ISP) supposedly to discuss the best ways of “protecting children” from pornography and “inappropriate” content. TheOpinionSite.org and others though believe that what Cameron really wants is to control what the public read and see online, as this government and…

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UK sex offenders being used in chemical castration experiments

UK sex offenders being used in chemical castration experiments

An experiment designed to ‘chemically castrate’ sex offenders, all of whom are supposedly ‘volunteers’, is being carried out by the Prison Service. The scheme is fully backed by the Ministry of Justice which said it supports the use of drug “intervention” for some high-risk offenders. However, some believe that it is not possible for the…

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Police privatisation sets us all on a dangerous path

Police privatisation sets us all on a dangerous path

Police forces across England and Wales are inviting bids from private companies who wish to undertake some aspects of the policing role in England and Wales. In allowing forces to do so, the government has set itself on a dangerous path that could seriously undermine the public accountability of the police. With many believing that…

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CRB Check Reform Slow, Difficult and Politically Dangerous

CRB Check Reform Slow, Difficult and Politically Dangerous

TheOpinionSite.org has been told that the government could be having second thoughts about making any real changes to CRB checks, resulting in previous proposals being watered down. Ministers are so frightened about a backlash from the child protection lobby that in the end, any changes may in fact be little more than cosmetic. After the…

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