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British juries are ignorant, incompetent and dangerous

British juries are ignorant, incompetent and dangerous

Research should be carried out into how and why British juries reach their (sometimes clearly flawed) verdicts. So says a former Director of Public Prosecutions and a former Lord Chief Justice. As with previous administrations however and amid a sea of provocative ‘historic’ abuse allegations, David Cameron’s government is fighting hard to resist any possibility…

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Theresa May plays the paedophile card to justify new snooping laws

Theresa May plays the paedophile card to justify new snooping laws

The Home Secretary, Theresa May has been trying to justify the introduction of the government’s new snooping laws by saying that they are necessary for the apprehension of “terrorists, paedophiles and criminals” adding that “ordinary people have nothing to fear.” Her howls of anguish at the huge level of criticism of the new proposals to…

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Police ‘thug in uniform’ gets job back despite damning video evidence

Police ‘thug in uniform’ gets job back despite damning video evidence

A police sergeant whose force was warned that he was a ‘thug in uniform’ is to be reinstated to his former position, despite damning video evidence that shows him allegedly mistreating a prisoner. Sgt Mark Andrews was dismissed by Wiltshire Police after being seen on CCTV in July 2008 dragging Pamela Somerville, 60, across the…

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Police incompetence may prevent questioning of Brooks and Murdochs

Police incompetence may prevent questioning of Brooks and Murdochs

The blundering incompetence of the police which was demonstrated on Sunday with the arrest of Rebekah Brooks is almost impossible to believe. The timing of Mrs Brooks’ arrest has led some conspiracy theorists to suggest that the arrest was made in order to protect the police themselves. This however is unlikely and what we are…

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Milly Dowler case must not be allowed to weaken defence options

Milly Dowler case must not be allowed to weaken defence options

The conviction of Levi Bellfield for the murder of Milly Dowler was a gift to the media and a threat to the stability of the principal that any defendant in a criminal case has the right to the best and most forceful defence of possible. TheOpinionSite.org believes that no one, politicians or anyone else for…

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Is the NSPCC being dishonest in order to get our money?

Is the NSPCC being dishonest in order to get our money?

According to the latest scare story from the NSPCC, at least 64 children are sexually abused every day in England and Wales; a claim that some may wish to question given that the NSPCC has already had one of its major advertising campaigns stopped by the Advertising  Standards Authority for being misleading. In common with…

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Government dismisses Supreme Court ruling on miscarriage of justice compensation

Government dismisses Supreme Court ruling on miscarriage of justice compensation

The government yesterday dismissed a ruling from the UK Supreme Court regarding payment of compensation where there has been a miscarriage of justice. Two former prisoners from Northern Ireland yesterday claimed victory in their fight to obtain compensation after they had been cleared of any guilt by the High Court but had still been refused…

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