July 30, 2012
Child pornography, Daily Mail, Paedophilia, Royal Commission on Policing
Child pornography, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Jim Gamble, London, Operation Ore, Police, Scotland Yard, United States
It appears too good to be true, but the Daily Mail has published 50 police officers arrested in child porn raids! Maybe the next step WILL be a Royal Commission on Policing? Just as in New South Wales in 1996, where the result was: corruption, reform, paedophilia… So far, 91 MPs think it’s a good idea!
Fifty police officers across the UK have been arrested as part of a crackdown on suspected paedophiles who pay to access child pornography websites, detectives revealed today.
The officers were among 1,300 people arrested on suspicion of accessing or downloading indecent images of children – some as young as five – from US-based Internet sites.
Thirty-five men were arrested in London this morning as part of the investigation – codenamed Operation Ore – following raids on 45 addresses across the capital.
July 15, 2012
Corruption, Fraud, Government, Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Inquiry, Royal Commission on Policing, State kidnapping, The Rule of Law, The rule of money
Norman Scarth, Member of Parliament, Forum for Stable Currencies, Royal Commission, Keith Vaz, New South Wales Police Force, Merlin Hanbury-Tracy 7th Baron Sudeley, Lord Sudeley
MoDPensions.com only tells one story that is representative of how many servicemen???
The Committee on Standards in Public Service thinks that everything is hunky dory, but does invite the general public to provide input. The Nolan principles that public servants should act on are: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, Leadership.
If all that was operational, I wouldn’t have to publish most of my websites for Victims of Fraud! I wouldn’t have had to send this email either:
Dear Sir Christopher
Re: Ethics and Best practice – what works?
It is with great pleasure that I read about your invitation to the public to express views and experiences regarding Ethics and Best practice and learned about the seven principles Selflessness – Integrity - Objectivity - Accountability – Openness – Honesty – Leadership. I’m afraid they make me laugh, given my experiences…
July 12, 2012
Early Day Motion, John McDonnell MP, Magna Carta, Public Inquiry, Royal Commission on Policing
Bureau of Investigative Journalism, City of London Corporation, Early Day Motion, John Hemming, John McDonnell, Magna Carta, Member of Parliament, WriteToThem
This excellent news came as a text message from journalist Tony Gosling: John McDonnell MP has tabled an Early Day Motion about the abuse of power by the City of London Corporation:
That this House congratulates the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for its thorough research in exposing the abuse of power by the City of London Corporation in using its public resources in a multi-million pound lobbying exercise to distort Government policies, in particular its tax regime, in the interests of the banks and finance houses that control the City Corporation through its undemocratic electoral system based on the business vote; and calls on the Government to instigate an urgent independent inquiry into the role and influence of the City Corporation with the aim of bringing forward proposals for its abolition.
Everybody who knows that and how we’ve been trying to redress the imbalance between Westminster and the City since 1998 will know that this brings a smile on my face!
What can you do? Ask your MP to sign the EDM by using WriteToThem.
And while you’re emailing your MP, check whether they are one of the 91 MPs who signed the request for a Royal Commission on Policing.
September 6, 2011
Campaigning, Court Hearings, Exposure, Justice, Mainstream Media, Members of Parliament, News, Parliament, Petitions, Public Inquiry, Publicity, The Rule of Law
Appeal, Habeas Corpus, Human rights, Independent Monitoring Board, Ken Clarke, Kenneth Clarke, Leeds, London, Nick Hardwick, Petition, press release, Prison, Royal Courts of Justice, Television, World War II
Ken Clarke says decision to allow sentencing to be televised will increase public confidence in justice system
Well, given the comments by petition signers, it seems to take much more than televising summaries to increase public confidence in the justice system. Please check
- a one-page news release
- an eight-page executive summary
- and a 47-page full report produced from comments by signers of the petition Free WWII Veteran Norman Scarth from Leeds Prison
April 19, 2011
Gagging orders, John Hemming MP, Justice, Public Inquiry
Courts of England and Wales, Gag order, Injunction, Investigative journalism, John Hemming, miscarriage of justice
The two gagging orders, that I have received against “The Media & Others” by two local Councils, are in the collection that John Hemming MP is putting before the Justice Committee for further investigation.
“What is clear,” he said, “is that almost all of the super and hyper injunctions have no public judgment. That means that they are not compliant with the rules for a fair trial.
New type of injunction – the Quaeroinjunction
Mr Hemming has also revealed a new type of injunction against investigative journalism.
“I have recently seen a gagging order that prevents people seeking information about a case from the parties. This goes a step further than preventing people speaking out against injustice. It also puts any investigative journalist at risk if they ask any questions of a victim of a potential miscarriage of justice.”
I call this the Quaeroinjunction, after the Latin work “to seek”. I don’t think this should be allowed in English courts. It has the effect of preventing journalists from speaking to people subject to this injunction without a risk of the journalist going to jail. That is a recipe for hiding miscarriages of justice.
April 19, 2011
Campaigning, Compensator of last resort, Government, John Hemming MP, Justice, Members of Parliament, Ministry of Justice, News, Public Inquiry, The Rule of Law
Lord Chancellor, public inquiry
The launch of Volume 2 of The Forensics of Legal Fraud and the frustration over my gag fuelled me to illustrate the need for a Public Inquiry into White Collar Crimes.
Now more than 500 page views have produced the first 25 signatures and fascinating comments.
They’ll be sent to the “targets”: the Lord Chancellor, the Business Minister and the Justice Select Committee, as soon as we have 200 signatures together.