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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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Public confidence in Britain’s police at all time low

Public confidence in Britain’s police at all time low

Recent revelations about the dishonest behaviour of Britain’s police are causing many members of the public to doubt the integrity and trustworthiness of officers. Hillsborough, revelations in the Leveson inquiry, inappropriate relations between the police and the press and the latest apparent dishonesty of police officers in the Andrew Mitchell affair (“Plebgate”) are causing people…

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Sex Offender Lie Detector tests may be expanded to include any suspected offenders

Sex Offender Lie Detector tests may be expanded to include any suspected offenders

In a shameful bid to score political points and to boost the failing reputation of the Home Secretary, Theresa May, the government has announced that, despite the fact that the devices are so unreliable that the evidence obtained from them is not allowed to be used in court, the use of polygraph testing or “Lie…

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Compassionate Conservatism ditched as ‘nasty’ Tories swerve violently to the right

Compassionate Conservatism ditched as ‘nasty’ Tories swerve violently to the right

Multi-millionaire Prime Minister, David Cameron today unceremoniously ditched the idea of “Compassionate Conservatism” as he gave in to Right Wing Tories over unemployment and housing benefits, dumping on the unemployed, the young and the homeless in the process. It would seem to TheOpinionSite.org that Cameron has also given up on the idea that “We’re all…

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Government again uses paedophile paranoia to justify Internet snooping Law

Government again uses paedophile paranoia to justify Internet snooping Law

On the day the beleaguered Child Exploitation & Online Protection agency (CEOP) has led nationwide arrests for downloading child porn, had only this morning released a report effectively asking for more money, warned of a connection between child porn and ‘contact offending’ and had released a ‘dramatic’ video showing a raid on a porn suspect’s…

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Government must not weaken over police reforms

Government must not weaken over police reforms

The government’s resolve to reform the way in which the Police operate is being severely tested after the announcement that the former rail regulator and lawyer, Tom Winsor is to be appointed as the new Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales. TheOpinionSite.org believes that the government is right to appoint someone from outside…

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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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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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1,000 police officers and Police Support Officers have criminal records

1,000 police officers and Police Support Officers have criminal records

Freedom of Information requests have revealed that there are over 1,000 or more police officers and PCSOs who have a criminal record serving in Britain’s police forces. Some forces did not respond so the number may be even higher. Obviously, not all police officers are bad but it has also been revealed that over the…

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Sex offender policies misleading, under-funded and potentially disastrous

Sex offender policies misleading, under-funded and potentially disastrous

Legal sources have told TheOpinionSite.org that the government is failing in its duty to rehabilitate sex offenders by cutting spending on vital offending behaviour courses, choosing instead to spend taxpayer’s money on misleading policies designed to convince the public that the government is protecting children when in fact it is not really doing so at…

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