Saturday, 31 December 2011
ACPO Ltd are trialling lie detectors for criminal suspects and in particular those suspected of being sex offenders.Who could possibly argue with those scummy perverts and crims having to undertake a lie detector test .
Well lets just consider a few things before making a decision on whether this is a welcome addition to the fight against crime or another stride on the road towards a Police state.
Firstly unaccountable undemocratic ACPO is a private company and has no powers to decide whether lie detectors are introduced or not-only parliament can do that.So the use of lie detectors without parliamentary approval is dodgy to say the least.
Secondly there has been a good reason why lie detectors have not been approved for Police use before.That reason is that they have not been proved to be effective in detecting whether people are telling the truth which is a pretty basic requirement for a lie detector.The technology is old and is no better than it was in the 60s and dependent on the interpretation of the data by a biased operator provided by or paid by ACPO.
Thirdly this means that the right to silence and innocence until proven guilty is consigned to the dustbin marked Police state.Even though you may be completely innocent of any allegations you will be considered guilty if you refuse a lie detector test or if you "fail" the test that is proven to be accurate only 25% of the time.So the fact that you may be innocent is meaningless because you are considered guilty whether the machine operator says yes or no or indeed whether you say yes or no.The odds dont look good when you consider you will be considered to be guilty of something if you refuse to take the test and if you agree to take the test there is a 75% chance of being told you are a liar and in denial of your crimes.
Taking into account these points it would appear that ACPO is jackbooting its way to putting the cherry on the cake of the proto Police state that we already live in.
I hear people saying well what does it matter they are trialling it on perverts so who cares.Well hang on there these people are totally innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.Like all things it will be accused perverts today but you tomorrow facing Russian roulette odds with a lie detector because you did 33mph in a 30 limit or heaven forbid touched a mobile phone whilst sitting in a stationary car.Would you fancy face losing your licence andyour living on the say of an electronic beeper controlled by a fully paid up member of the stasi.
It doesnt take an enormous leap of imagination to see people being pulled off the street by jackbooted policy officers to undertake a lie detector because the local stasi informer has accused you of a thought or hate crime.
Dont fall into the trap of thinking that accused sex offenders deserve anything they get because that is a big mistake.People can easily be accused of a sex crime ( I know someone who was maliciously accused of a sexual assault despite the fact that they didnt even know or had even met the accused) so remember it could be you.
ACPO have declared war on us all with these proposals and unless they are resisted we will all be screwed by the box that goes beep.
Friday, 30 December 2011
Shooting the messenger" is a metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of lashing out at the (blameless) bearer of bad news.
In modern usage, the expression still refers to any kind of punishment meted out to the person bringing bad news, but has taken on an ironic dimension as well. Nevertheless "it is still worth a man's neck to disturb an emperor's image. Nowadays the axe falls more subtly and the execution may be postponed, but sooner or later it comes".
Bloggers are the new messengers and the powers that be do not like it one little bit.Like any repressive Police state free speech is restricted and people start disappearing albeit just from the blogosphere (for the time being).
The blogger Ollie Cromwell was the first to get the early morning "knock on the door" by the local stasi for upsetting the local ACPO piggy and exposing corruption within his local (Bexley) council.
Now the blog Dock Green has been "removed".For those that do not know Dock Green was a blog which compiled stories from the press about Police incompetence .
What have these two things have in common ?Well it appears that ACPO (Limited Company) has decided to take the blogosphere for their own and eliminate any dissenting voices.Ollie gave his persecutors a bloody nose but I fear the blog author of Dock Green may not be quite so lucky as his blog has disappeared without trace.
ACPO and local corrupt politicians have made a big mistake by taking on bloggers and attempting to restrict free speech on the blogosphere.For every blog shut down or blogger persecuted there will be 100s ready to take their place in a "I am spartacus" manner.
Who would have thought that in the 21st Century Britons would be fighting to remain free in thought and speech against an onslaught from our own traitorous countrymen.
Bloggers need to unite and support each other so that everyone can be free to express opinions and thoughts unhindered and uncensored.The alternative is a nightmare scenario of repression and opression not seen since the fall of East Germany.
We are all stronger standing together-thats when we all win.
Monday, 19 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Well David Cameron seems to have "grown some" at long last.
I was driving when I heard that the veto had finally been brought out of the box marked "emergency use only" and actually used.Not really sure that I heard it correct but it was confirmed 30 minutes later when the BBC went into full "sky is falling in " mode telling how we were now completely isolated from the EU which according to the Bastard Broadcasting Corporation was the end of civilisation as we know it.
Having checked on the interweb at a service station that this wasnt a new political drama being plugged I was amazed and shocked that David Cameron had actually stood up for British interests and given the EU and his coalition partners the finger.
Perhaps we have all misjudged Cameron and perhaps just perhaps there is a great leader appearing who can deliver us from the evil that is the EU .
Fuck me in one day Cameron has gone from zero to hero by employing the classic feigning weakness ploy to triumph over superior numbers of the enemy.He drew his enemy out by appearing to be on his last legs but just when Merkosy and their henchmen thought they could finish him off he pulled out the veto and wiped the smile off their faces .
Having started the war Cameron must now capitalise on his position and ditch Clegg and his utterly useless Lib Dums.If ever there was the right time to call an election now is it.Any "mainstream politician advocating a referendum on EU membership would be guaranteed a win of epic proportions especially if they could ditch the pro Euro traitors in their midst and welcome UKIP into the fold.
We all knew that the EU and the Eurozone were on their knees but to see Cameron give them a kicking in the process has been a pleasure to behold.We are now truly witnessing the end of the EU and we can either tie ourselves to the twitching corpse or cut ourselves free and stand well back.The last week has given me hope that we have the knife in our hands ready to do the later rather than the former.Isolation from the mess that is Euroland seems very sensible to me given the circumstances and even the partly EU funded BBC cannot spin it otherwise.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Eight Police officers charged with corruption have had the case against them dropped because vital evidence has gone missing.
John Terry is likely to face charges for something he alledgedly said to someone else.
Whats the chances of evidence in the John Terry case going missing and the whole thing being dropped.Well if he was a copper the chances would be pretty high but as he is not the chances are zero.
Obviously the Police will do everything to protect the criminals within their ranks but if anyone else oversteps the mark and commits a "speech crime" the book is comprehensively thrown at them.Welcome to Policing in a post democratic proto police state.