Following the death of Jimmy Saville evidence of his evil depravity started to leak out and the leak got bigger and bigger until such time that there was a flood of victims. How the hell did he get away with it for so many years and why didn’t any of the victims come forward? Well,Continue reading “PROSECUTING CELEBRITIES AND OTHER PAEDOPHILES”

Extending the Law on Reasonable Force – Motorbike Offenders

The UK Law as it currently stands, “A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances in the prevention of crime, or in effecting or assisting in the lawful arrest of offenders or suspected offenders or of persons unlawfully at large. So, is it reasonable to use a Police car to stop an offender riding aContinue reading “Extending the Law on Reasonable Force – Motorbike Offenders”

Is there corruption in the Police?

The simple answer must be ‘Yes’; why else would Chief Constables run ‘Anti Corruption’ units. There has clearly been corruption with the police in the past because some serving and retired officers have been convicted of corruption offences.  When I talk about corruption I mean a police officer using their position as a police officerContinue reading “Is there corruption in the Police?”

Dealing with Knives

Steve White the head of the Police Federation recently went on record as stating that all front-line police officers should be offered tasers in response to the increased risk from terrorism and I’m assuming that he is talking in particular about the threat to attack and kill street coppers. The risk is real and IContinue reading “Dealing with Knives”

Firearms, Cops and Squaddies

Like many serving or retired police officers I served in the Army for a number of years before joining the police and as such, I can speak from experience. The proposal that soldiers might need to be deployed at sensitive or potential terrorist target buildings because there are insufficient firearms trained officers needs to beContinue reading “Firearms, Cops and Squaddies”

Should Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey Resign?

Instinctively I feel that Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey failed in his duty as a police officer and should resign, but does the evidence support my feelings. DAC Mackey seeks to defend his failure to take any action on his lack of equipment, and therein lies the reason he should resign. PC Keith Palmer did notContinue reading “Should Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey Resign?”

Vigilantes – The Risk of Insufficient Police Numbers

Let me state from the very beginning that I do not in any way, shape or form support any person or self-appointed group undertaking local law enforcement and punishment. Any such person or group seeking to investigate, apprehend and punish any person or persons they suspect of any crime in unlawful. My concern and itContinue reading “Vigilantes – The Risk of Insufficient Police Numbers”

Militarisation of the Police

Are the streets of England becoming as dangerous as various war zones around the world? The elite cadre of specialist firearms officers within the Metropolitan Police Force Firearms Unit (formerly SO19) in their black uniforms and the Counter Terrorist Specialist Firearms Officer (CTSFO) in their grey uniforms look so similar to their military equivalents as to beContinue reading “Militarisation of the Police”