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Police: DON`T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
It is becoming increasingly irrefutable that the disastrous cuts in police numbers instigated when she was home secretary by arguably the worst prime minister in modern times are resulting in a crime wave of horrendous proportions where daily killings in London are common place and drug dealers are extending their empires to every town and village in the country.  In the light of such activity one would have thought that police up and down the country would maximise their limited resources for public protection and prevention of breaches of the peace. One would have thought wrongly at least in the case of the thin blue line attempting to patrol the county of Leicester`s many streets and byways. This is the constabulary which in 2015 announced with the bravado of a  teenage Lothario who had made his first conquest that in future investigations of alleged burglary it would investigate only those addresses with even numbers. Not satisfied with the derision that that decision heaped upon those officers at the...

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Fire: Eccleston Car Wash in Aid of Violet-Grace’s Gift

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Eccleston Car Wash


Police: WHAT IS DIVERSITY?

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
I`m a collector or perhaps hoarder is a more accurate description the result being that I never have enough space to put away all my bits and pieces. It was whilst I was searching this morning for some documents from the 1990s that I stumbled across the learning log supplied when I attended the weekend induction course to the magistracy. The third entry written on December 31st at the end of my first year on the bench describes my thoughts and I copy it word for word below.

“Legally two cases stand out. The first at the beginning of the year; a case of two black defendants being accused of causing harassment, alarm and distress to two police officers with three other officers as witnesses. We decided there was no case to answer. This was my first trial. It was a rude awakening to how the police can operate against “short tempered” innocent blacks and how the rules governing the threat to use CS gas were disregarded. I wonder if the defendants considered that a white, middle class middle aged bench believed their story...

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Police: Police reveal 17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake car insurance

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog
  • City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department reveals 17-24 year olds are most likely to fall victim to ghost broking
  • IFED launch second phase of ‘Steer Clear of Fraud’ campaign to raise awareness among this age group, including university students
  • Reported losses for 17-24 year olds total £164,993, with individuals losing on average £912
  • IFED officers are due to attend Freshers Fair’s at Liverpool John Moore university, City, University of London and London Metropolitan University

New figures from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) has revealed that 17-24 year olds are most likely* to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake care insurance, also known as ‘ghost brokers’.

From November 2014 – July 2018, the majority of reports received by Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime centre, hosted by the City of London Police, have come from victims aged 17-24**. The reported...

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Police: Police reveal 17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake car insurance

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog
  • City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department reveals 17-24 year olds are most likely to fall victim to ghost broking
  • IFED launch second phase of ‘Steer Clear of Fraud’ campaign to raise awareness among this age group, including university students
  • Reported losses for 17-24 year olds total £164,993, with individuals losing on average £912
  • IFED officers are due to attend Freshers Fair’s at Liverpool John Moore university, City, University of London and London Metropolitan University

New figures from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) has revealed that 17-24 year olds are most likely* to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake care insurance, also known as ‘ghost brokers’. 

From November 2014 – July 2018, the majority of reports received by Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime centre, hosted by the City of London Police, have come from victims aged 17-24**. The reported...

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Ambulance: Connecticut Overdose Death Numbers

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe

The opioid overdose epidemic continues to rage in Connecticut, although numbers again show the carnage may be plateauing.

The Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office just released the overdose death numbers for the first six months of 2018.

Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Statistics

 515 people died in contrast to 500 and 538 in the two previous six month periods.

The numbers continue to show the rise of fentanyl as the cause behind the overdose deaths,

Source: Ct. Medical Examiner’s Office numbers.  Graphs by Canning.

Connecticut Overdose Deaths Plateau

 



Fire: Lloyds Pharmacy teams up with fire service to spread water safety messages

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
A Gateshead pharmacy is helping to spread the message about keeping safe near water in a unique partnership with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. Lloyds Pharmacy in Teams is using their Healthy Living Table to showcase key water safety messages including the dangers of drinking and drowning, being careful when going out for a run or walking near open water and how to keep children safe in swimming pools and the sea. Diane Carr Lloyds Pharmacy branch manager said: “I was at the Quayside and saw the fire service in the water doing the rescue demonstrations and went over to watch. I hadn't heard about Cold Water shock before and hearing first-hand the devastating consequences from family of those who have lost someone really brought it home to me. “I approached firefighter Tommy Richardson and got the ball rolling to help spread these important water safety messages to hopefully save even just one life.” Each Lloyds Pharmacy has a Healthy Living Table...

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Police: MORE FROM THE MOUTHPIECES AT THE MOJ

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Still not fully recovered from the wee germ but it so happens there have been some recent  government press releases which might be of interest. Results of fully-video hearings pilot published.    Still this regime will not be deflected from the path of instant distance justice whatever the cost in human emotion. Pilots will inevitably be deemed as successful and the English language is tortured to death to excuse any unwanted results. Judicial Diversity Statistics 2018 will show that the magistracy is the most diverse of all judicial levels but IMHO we are being hanged on this term when quality and suitability should be the only criteria.  Judicial office holders must be respected for their ability to do the job not fulfil a quota. Jail time to double for assaulting an emergency worker  It would seem that in order for the increased penalties to be available such matters will have to go to crown court as the lower courts` powers are limited to six months custody for a single offence.  According to the...

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Police: Where Did That Come From?

Written by RSS Poster Hogdayafternoon
Bad dream last night. It came from out of the old filing system.
I half re-lived the time I came within a gnats whisker of shooting a young chap who, as things planned out, was unarmed. We both dodged a bullet that morning.

I wrote it up under the title “The Judas Kiss in the Garden.....”

Wonder what rattled that file? Perhaps I shouldn’t have watched “Bodyguard’ on the iPlayer? That’ll teach me.


Police: FORGIVE THE GAP

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Recovering from a viral infection. Normal service will, I hope, be resumed ASAP



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