Friday, September 21, 2007

Cops stood by as boy drowned
TWO Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) "just stood there" while a ten-year-old-boy drowned trying to save his step-sister, an inquest heard.
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Boy waves AK47 on platform



A SCHOOLBOY points an AK47 assault rifle — while waiting for a TRAIN.

The lad, aged about 14, was seen loading ammunition before calmly aiming the weapon at terrified onlookers.

A workman who was targeted called cops — but incredibly they decided an armed response vehicle was NOT needed.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Cops admit spinning 'good news' on crime to public

TOP cop Jerry Savill has admitted colluding with politically controlled council spin doctors a about how to present crime issues to the public.

The Tower Hamlets borough police commander told councillors he regularly 'co-operated' with the Labour-controlled Town Hall about spinning 'good news' stories to the press.

Chief Supt Savill was asked by Tory Opposition leader Peter Golds whether police
"colluded" to issue media releases and prevent worrying criminal incidents reaching the public.

He replied: "We tend to use the media to promote good news in co-operation with the local authority."

His comments came during a grilling before the authority's overview and scrutiny committee on September 4.
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Friday, August 31, 2007

Notting Hill Carnival Shooting: Father Slams Police.

The father of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the leg at the Notting Hill carnival today launched a scathing attack on the police officer who at first tried to arrest the lad, and then let him make his own way to hospital!!!

Ryan Ramsey, 14, heard bullets bouncing off the walls when one hit him in the leg. But when he told a police officer his arms were wrestled up his back and he was thrown to the floor, as if under arrest.

How can this happen in a city like London, in broad daylight, with thousands of revellers present and hundreds of police officers?

The answer is simple. Ryan Ramsey is WHITE!

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Notice no sympathy for the 14-year-old boy from either the police officer or the black mouthpiece in the video, both of whom are more concerned about preserving their jobs.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The hijab-wearing 17-year-old Muslim girl hired as a community police officer

A Muslim teenager has been named as one of the 'babies on the beat' as police community support officers.

The Daily Mail revealed on Monday how Thames Valley police were employing two 16-year-old schoolleavers as PCSOs.

Yesterday it emerged that the force also recruited three 17-year-olds, including Nadia Naeem, now 18, who wears the hijab.

All now have the power to detain and question suspects.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Babies on the beat: Two 16-year-olds are recruited as community bobbies
Two 16-year-olds have been recruited as police community support officers with the authority to detain and question suspects.

The pair, just out of school, will join foot patrols from a 'busy' police station.

The move by Thames Valley Police has triggered a row about public safety and allegations that forces - and the Government - are trying to "police on the cheap".

The teenagers are two years too young to join the regular police force. If they were offenders, they would be tried in juvenile rather than adult courts.

Yet they will have a string of powers, including the right to detain offenders, stop and search under terror laws, issue penalty notices for disorder and stop vehicles.


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Friday, July 27, 2007

Policeman 'passed over for promotion because he was white'

A white policeman has begun a racial discrimination claim after an Asian colleague was promoted ahead of him.

Peter Richmond, 44, says he was next in line for the high-profile role of inspector in one of the country's most racially divided inner-city areas.

But senior officers ignored force protocol and promoted Kash Singh ahead of him as a "token representative", he told an employment tribunal.

Mr Richmond, who has 25 years' service, said he was among 20 sergeants selected by West Yorkshire Police for promotion to inspector in October 2005, but by last July was one of three who had not been given a promotion.

Mr Singh was selected for inspector in June 2006. Force protocol dictates that those still to receive their placement must take precedence over those on the next list, but instead Mr Singh was given the job.

He accused the district commander, Chief Superintendent Allan Doherty, of choosing Mr Singh as an Asian figurehead to try to improve relations in the Manningham area of Bradford, which was hit by race riots in 1995 and 2001.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Thousands of sex offenders receive cautions

Almost 8,000 sex offenders have received a police caution rather than being charged in the past five years, it emerged today.

The crimes include 230 rapes and almost 2,000 offences involving children, a survey of police forces in England found.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) insisted offenders were not being "let off", since the caution would still be noted on a criminal record and they would be entered on the sex offenders register.

Other offences that attracted a caution involved child pornography, bigamy, exploitation of prostitution, indecent exposure, acts against animals, sexual grooming and incest.


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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Man accused of racism over gollywog on car bumper

Burger bar boss Chris Brown is being investigated by police for driving around in his Land Rover with a gollywog fixed to the front bumper.

A neighbour reported him for racist behaviour and two officers called round to his home, took snaps of the car and seized the soft toy.

Mr Brown, who was out on a motorbike ride when his gollywog was removed on Sunday, claims he now faces being prosecuted on a public order charge.

He has blasted the police action as "political correctness gone mad".


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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Armed police swoop on fancy dress cowgirls with toy guns

As gunfights go, it was something of an unequal contest.

On one side were dozens of armed police officers assisted by dogs, with helicopters hovering over head.

On the other were two teenage girls in cowboy outfits, with one toy gun between them.

Not surprisingly, 19-year-olds Fatima Rupp and Holly Spedding surrendered without a fight in the stand-off outside a Tesco supermarket.

But they faced several hours in police cells before Miss Rupp was cautioned for possession of an imitation firearm and the pair were released.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

POLICE CHIEFS IN CALL FOR POSITIVE DISCRIMINATION

National police chiefs are pushing to legalise Avon and Somerset's controversial bid to discriminate in favour of women and ethnic minority officers.They want employment rules changed so they can take on more new recruits from under-represented sections of the community - a move which would severely hinder applications from white males.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Calls to police stations 'are going unanswered'

NEARLY half of calls to police stations go unanswered, according to research.

Liberal Democrat staff telephoned all 141 stations in London and could not get through to 65. The 2007 survey showed 46 per cent of calls were unanswered but in 2003 that figure was 39 per cent.
Dee Doocey, Lib Dem policing spokeswoman on the London Assembly, conducted the research.

She said: "Londoners face silence at the end of the line for just under half the capital's police stations, a disgrace by any standards."


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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Police check on 'gay' email by 10-year-old

A father criticised police yesterday for launching an investigation after his 10-year-old son allegedly called a schoolfriend 'gay' in an email.

Alan Rawlinson said he was astounded after two officers arrived at his home in Bold Heath, Cheshire, to speak to his son, George. 'I could not believe what I was hearing,' Rawlinson, aged 41, said. 'They told me they considered it a very serious offence. I thought they were joking at first.

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Only one in forty police officers free to answer 999 calls

State of the police under Labour

Monday, March 05, 2007

Police stop boy, 7, from sailing model boat

A police officer was sent to stop a seven-year-old boy sailing a boat on a picturesque tarn - in response to a complaint that he was scaring the ducks.

The officer ordered Christopher Snell, who was with his dad, Adrian, to remove the three-foot, radio-controlled cabin cruiser powered by a petrol engine from the water at Keighley Tarn.

But Mr Snell, 37, an engineer of Silsden, said he was staggered that precious police resources had been used to deal with such a minor incident.

He said: "The officer said the person had told him we were scaring the ducks. I got the impression the policeman himself knew the complaint was a waste of time.

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Police 'too busy' to attend after attack on home

While a gang of youths tried to smash their way into an elderly persons' residential home in Warwick, police said they were too busy to come and investigate.

Three helpless members of staff were working at Woodside in Spinney Hill when the building was set upon by the group at about 1.30am on Sunday morning.

After trying, and failing, to kick the door they prised drainpipes off the side of the building and used them to smash the windows in attempt to gain entry. After a a few minutes the gang ran off - but not because police were on their way. Officers did not turn up to answer the emergency calls until ten hours after they were made.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Innocent have-a-go hero in cells for ten hours

As a former traffic warden and store detective with two police commendations to her name, Wendy Challis-Jones is all too familiar with tackling lawbreakers.

So when the 39-year-old spotted a man chasing a teenager who had stolen his bicycle, she instinctively waded in and carried out a citizen's arrest.

But moments later when police arrived on the scene she was arrested by an officer on suspicion of assault.

Miss Challis-Jones was said to have attacked the youth while grabbing him from the stolen bike. Instead of giving her the benefit of the doubt and taking her details pending further investigation, the stunned motorist was locked up in a police cell for 10 hours.

She was treated in the same way as the criminal suspect she caught.


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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Police refuse to chase 'helmetless' bike thieves

A mother has spoken of her fury after police refused to chase her sons' stolen motorbikes — because the thieves weren't wearing helmets.

Pauline Nolan, of Droylsden, Greater Manchester, claims traffic officers told her they could not pursue the pair in case they fell off and sued the police force.

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Force will keep open just four of its police stations to save cash.

A police force has been given the go-ahead to close all but four of its stations to the public. Wiltshire Constabulary hopes to save £500,000 a year by replacing the public inquiry desks with local “contact points”.

The 30 contact points that will replace closed inquiry desks are likely to be small booths in high streets and shopping centres but with limited opening hours compared with police stations.

Cath Hollands, chairman of Wiltshire Police Federation, said: “I fear this is the thin end of the wedge towards closing and selling off police stations. These contact points are only going to be open a couple of hours a day whereas the inquiry offices are open around 12 hours.


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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Boy banged up for booting ball

A BOY of 15 was arrested and thrown in a cell after his football hit a neighbour’s car.

Ashley Gallagher was sharing a kickaround in the street with his brother and pals when he says a gust of wind blew the ball into the new Vauxall Astra.

Owner Nathan Jubb called police, who nicked Ashley on suspicion of criminal damage.

The frightened youngster was read his rights in his kitchen before being taken into custody at Stroud police station, Gloucs.

He was locked up for an hour before dad Stephen collected him. Ashley had to return next day and was formally interviewed then freed on police bail.

Dad Stephen, 41, said yesterday: “I just couldn’t believe it — the police were so heavy-handed. They even took his laces off him in case he hanged himself. It was ridiculous.”

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Compare the above story with the following:

Two criminals caught on CCTV cameras vandalising cars in a city street have not been taken to court to face prosecution - because police said they were "unemployed foreign nationals" and it would cost too much to bring them to justice.

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Wecome to Britanistan!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

PROBE AS POLICE CLASH OVER GAYS

POLICE chiefs have ordered an investigation into the expression of religious beliefs in their ranks after a row between gay and Christian colleagues.

Officers could be banned from voicing opinions based on their faith if colleagues are likely to take offence.

The Association of Chief Police Officers is expected to issue guidelines following the review's completion.

A source said: "We've had one dispute already and a row between two different religious groups would be more damaging, so it's best to nip it in the bud."


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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Murder Cop: Take babies' DNA

Britains’s most senior murder investigator has called for DNA to be taken from babies. Commander Dave Johnston said it would build up a database to SOLVE crimes and PREVENT others. He said samples could also be taken from Britons renewing passports and from migrants arriving here.

The head of the Met Police’s Homicide and Serious Crime Unit, went on: “We have 300,000 unsolved cases where we have taken a profile at a crime scene but have not yet matched it. “As well as solving crime, it would really make someone think twice about committing crime if they knew their DNA was on a database.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Police too busy chasing chickens to stop murder

A POLICE force failed to investigate properly the violent robbery of a showjumper which led to murder because its officers were busy inquiring into stolen chickens.

Documents obtained by The Sunday Times reveal Derbyshire police assigned only one detective to investigate the brutal beating and robbery of riding instructor Tania Moore, 26, in June 2003. She was attacked by a pair of thugs wielding baseball bats who had been recruited by her former boyfriend Mark Dyche. He went on to shoot her dead nine months later.

By contrast, the force deployed up to 40 officers, including an undercover team disguised as painters and decorators, to investigate the theft of chickens by staff from a poultry processing plant owned by a prominent businessman and former councillor, according to previously undisclosed documents.

A police source said: “The ‘chicken job’ came down from ‘on high’ to the officers who had to investigate — they were told to do it and give it the emphasis it got.”

Even Detective Constable Louise Howarth, the sole officer assigned to investigate the attack on Moore, was subsequently told to focus on the hunt for the chicken thieves instead.


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Monday, November 27, 2006

Police to handcuff everyone they arrest

Everyone who hasn't got a needle hanging out of their arm should be disturbed by this story, the rest probably vote 'Big Brother' anyway:

Northumbria Police are to become the first in the country to handcuff EVERY person they arrest – regardless of the crime they are accused of.

Northumbria Police will be handcuffing prisoners when they are arrested and transported. There will be obvious exceptions as in the case of the elderly or sick prisoners.

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So, no exceptions for members of the BNP then?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

BNP targeting local schools, say police

Another example of the "Thought Police" shamelessly attacking a legitimate political party.

A SENIOR police officer has warned right wing groups are targeting schoolchildren following the huge influx of migrant workers into the area.

Inspector Glynn Hookings, community safety officer for Wiltshire Police, said the British National Party had been handing out literature to vulnerable youngsters at secondary schools and colleges across west and north Wiltshire, including Trowbridge.

Insp Hookings said leaflet campaigns by the BNP had been targeting youngsters, prompting students, parents and the schools to raise concerns.

"They have not done anything illegal but there is a danger, particularly in the run-up to the local elections, that any political parties might use the issue of migrant workers, because it is a relatively new phenomenon for us," he said.


If they have done nothing illegal what on earth is it to do with the police?

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Men who sleep with 13-year-olds 'not paedophiles', says police chief .

A chief constable has sparked controversy by declaring that men who sleep with 13- to 15-year-olds should not be labelled paedophiles.

Terry Grange, the Association of Chief Police Officers' (ACPO) spokesman on child protection and managing sex offenders, also says that the term "child pornography" should only apply to images of children aged 13 and under. His views are set out in an interview with The Sunday Times. Mr Grange, chief constable of Dyfed-Powys Police, adds that only those who target prepubescent children should be treated as paedophiles.


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Only a man who is himself sexually attracted to 13 - year - olds could make such a statement. Surely this is tantamount to inciting paedophilia!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Parents sick as stranger molests tot, two



SICKENED parents have slammed police after a stranger kissed and groped their two-and-a-half-year-old-daughter but was let off with a caution!

Paul and Rachel James (above) say they have been left sick to the stomach after their daughter Stephanie was sexually assaulted in broad daylight last Tuesday - and her attacker was freed after he apologised.


A 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault by touching- and admitted the offence.

But he told an interpreter during police interview that it was customary in his home country, Pakistan. He was later cautioned for common assault.

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Police clean up on 'easy' crimes

POLICE are massaging their crime clear-up rates by concentrating on solving minor offences such as cakes being thrown on buses and hair pulling in the school playground.

In some forces such offences, which involve suspects being questioned and warned but not charged, account for up to a third of all crimes solved.

Police chiefs are considering abolishing the practice because it is diverting officers from pursuing more serious crime.


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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Outrage as police spend £450m on 'equality and diversity'

Scotland Yard has spent almost £450 million on promoting 'equality and diversity' in the past three years. In the past year alone £187 million - six per cent of the Met budget - went on 'equalities-related expenditure'.

This included recruitment, training and research within minority communities, as well as crime fighting and prevention.
It covered not just race issues, but those of gender, faith, disability, age and sexuality. Since 2003, more than £21million has been spent on interpreters' fees.

However, new figures show the number of race-discrimination claims against officers made by colleagues or the public rose by 24 per cent from 259 in 2003/4 to 320 in 2005/6.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Stop tracking drug dealers, we've arrested enough already

A police force criticised for its supposed liberal stance on drugs was yesterday accused of ordering officers to stop logging intelligence about drug dealers because they had already hit the annual arrests target.

The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary claimed that two divisions within North Wales Police were "instructed" not to enter the information on the force computer as further arrests would lead to a higher target the following year.

The force is led by Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom, who has been criticised for his crusade against speeding motorists and a relatively liberal attitude to drug policy. He has called for some drugs to be legalised.


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Richard Brunstrom is on record for having compared the ABD (Association of British Drivers) to the BNP (British National Party). The ABD have an excellent website dedicated solely to The Chief Constable of Contoversy .