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Police: Now is not the time

Written by RSS Poster McNoddy
A couple of thoughts.....
It would appear that material changes have occurred. I mean why else would we have another General Election after just two years?
I take it Ruth Davidson's bunch will be asking themselves, "How's that day job going?" I also take it the 'walk out' is cancelled.
If I was cynical, I might suggest the dawning true consequences of an inevitable 'hard' Brexit might have destroyed any potential for a Conservative & Unionist Party General Election win in 2020.

"Now is not the time."

BTW - Trident renewal is an anachronistic and abhorrent aberration.

Feel free to spread the joy by joining the SNP today.

Saor Alba

© McNoddy 
Published by Toy Town™ Times


Police: “It’ll be incredible to be part of the world’s largest fundraising challenge”: Kayal’s Marathon

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers
Kayal Velaigam

Kayal in her Crimestoppers running vest

Every year around 40 people run the Virgin Money London Marathon for Crimestoppers. Dedicating much of the winter to training, our runners make huge sacrifices to prepare themselves for the big day. We spoke to first-time London Marathon runner Kayal Velaigam to understand why she chose to run for Crimestoppers, and her feelings around the race itself.

Q. Have you taken part in many races before?

Yes, I’ve run a few – mostly recently I completed the Vitality North London Half Marathon on 12 March. I dance regularly, which helps to keep me healthy and in good shape.

Q. How do you feel about the challenge?

I have mixed feelings at the moment about the big day, ranging from huge excitement to full blown nerves. I think it’ll be incredible to be part of the world’s largest fundraising challenge and to be able to raise funds for such a great cause.

Q. Why did you decide to...

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Police: ACCEPTABLE COMMENTS IN 1957

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
This report of a case at a magistrates` court in 1957 quotes the words of the presiding magistrate or "stipe"...we don`t know which.  I wonder whether such comments would pass today without reprimand from those in authority. 


Police: CBOs TAKE THE BISCUIT

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
For the most part, criminal behaviour orders are just another way of avoiding the reality that some offenders who are not being put away should be put away.  When every trick and turn considered to be acceptable to a sceptical public has been exhausted the bright young things at the MOJ offer ever more suggestions on how to run a service to protect that public and simultaneously reduce its reliance on incarceration whilst upping custodial limits in  Sentencing Guidelines.  Seems to me that having a custodial cake whilst eating it  hasn`t succeeded in the past and won`t succeed now.  To expand the metaphor this example takes the biscuit.


Police: ONE RULE FOR THEM AND ANOTHER FOR US

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace




Prior to the final decision on which magistrates` courts were to be closed many Bench chairmen made themselves available to the media to argue their case for their court to be excused execution. Whether or not their efforts were against the spirit of the rules on media guidance is not for me to say but lest there be any doubt, up to date guidance is that  magistrates who are considering writing to a...

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Police: Fear Not, The “Right People” Have Arrived To Save Us

Written by RSS Poster RetiredAndAngry

It’s fair to say that I am vexed.

Last night I tripped over a Twitter conversation concerning one of my favourite organisations, Police Now.

Two of their 2015 intake were promoting the benefits of the Police Now route into Policing, and, in my opinion, did not take kindly to being challenged by crusties like myself and others.  I am not alone in not favouring this route.  I don’t need to reiterate my views here, I expect you can all imagine what they are, but last night’s conversation, taken together with an evaluation of Police Now by MOPAC, just pushed me over the edge.

In fairness, one of the two Police Now ‘recruits’ was far more engaging and willing to answer questions than the other, and DID answer all the questions I put to him.  Fair play for that.

The other was a different kettle of fish entirely, immediately (in my opinion) confrontational and hostile.  Not happy about being challenged at all.  Whilst not seemingly Tweeting from an official Police account...

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Police: Back to the Ranch

Written by RSS Poster The Magistrates' Blog
In the six months since my retirement from the bench I have not had cause to visit the courthouse. This week, however, I volunteered to show some local people around the building, and I was agreeably surprised to find that I still remembered the pass code for the car park. Our visitors were very interested and full of questions, which reminded me of my very early days as a JP when I found out just how little people knew about the court and its workings. That was a prime reason for my starting a blog a decade ago.


Police: Back to the Ranch

Written by RSS Poster Bystander
In the six months since my retirement from the bench I have not had cause to visit the courthouse. This week, however, I volunteered to show some local people around the building, and I was agreeably surprised to find that I still remembered the pass code for the car park. Our visitors were very interested and full of questions, which reminded me of my very early days as a JP when I found out just how little people knew about the court and its workings. That was a prime reason for my starting a blog a decade ago.


Police: EQUALITY FOR WOMEN

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
A Scottish case but principle is universal........at least pre Brexit. Would the same logic have been provided if offender were male. And after Brexit and assuming Scotland in U.K. it would be British courts that would have the final jurisdiction; a situation with which I wholeheartedly agree. 


Police: DRIVING THE POLICE JOB MARKET

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Another wonderful expression in our modern English language from Police Professional.  Note the use of apostrophe.  Oh to be so politically correct and literally incorrect simultaneously. 
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