Chasing dead or decrepit criminals who are no longer a threat to the public must surely be less important than catching (and deterring) those currently active.
There has also been a huge increase in paperwork around PACE and use of force (the latter allegedly includes shouting loudly )
This council tax hike to pay for police, will I get a rebate for non attendance to incidents as we gets no one attending about 85% of the time.
This is the third night in a row I have rang regarding a lad in the gang causing havoc in neighborhood waving a knife around.
Wednesday a single Bobby arrived an hour and 40 minutes after we rang 999.
Last night no one.
Tonight no one again rang at 20:39, but did get a call back to ask if they were still outside at 21:35.
The system is totally broke.
Reading that link it appeared that the judge was questioning the CPS as to why the charge of GBH wasn’t brought against the accused.
Years ago if there was any doubt the CPS always erred on the charge of ABH. The reason they used was, well we could get this through the magistrates, if it was GBH the accused would have to be tried at Crown Court.
Even back then money came before justice.
When I was at Hendon an assault that resulted in a bone been broken was a GBH, except a nose, in fact a punch on the nose that caused a bloody nose was classed as a common assault. A common assault back then wasn’t arrestable, in fact a common assault was dealt with like an RTA, names addresses exchanged, advice given to victim as to how to proceed, civil or criminal and that was it. I never like dealing with those and was relieved when that went out of the window and all common assault were treated as per ABH, ie arrestable.
Times and laws have changed but the cost always seems to be the leading factor when charging, it will only get worse and the CPS actually stands for.
And that’s why I said what I said earlier. The system stinks.
Yes nobody likes a bent copper, in fact they are vermin and serious complaints should be fully investigated.
However, all the police want is for these vindictive complaints that the scrotes use to cast doubt on their own guilt are looked at quickly and dealt with so the honest coppers can confidently get on with the job.
It’s not much to ask for.
I've just watched the film and have to say I quite enjoyed it.
I don't quite get the Nazi thing (from the far right group) but it nice to see how upset the poor little dear is by these nasty people stopping her getting into the Westminster fantasy world by the terrible method of walking along side her and not stopping her in any way.