Is the CPS taking the Urine

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    UK drops extradition bid for IRA escapees
    on 05/08/2009 11:14:58

    British authorities have dropped plans to extradite two IRA men who escaped from London's Brixton prison 18 years ago, it was confirmed today. British authorities have dropped plans to extradite two IRA men who escaped from London's Brixton prison 18 years ago, it was confirmed today.

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it was no longer preparing a case against Pearse McAuley, who was freed from jail today after serving 10 years for killing Detective Garda Jerry McCabe during a robbery 13 years ago, and Nessan Quinlivan.

    The pair were awaiting trial on conspiracy to murder and explosives charges when they launched the audacious jail-break in July 1991.

    In a statement the UK's CPS said: "Having reviewed these cases, the CPS has decided there is no longer a realistic prospect of conviction."

    McAuley and Quinlivan shot their way out of Brixton as they awaited trial for conspiracy to murder brewery boss Charles Tidbury and for firearms and explosives offences.

    Both McAuley and Quinlivan had been arrested on an extradition warrant in 1995 and while McAuley went on to serve a sentence for Det Gda McCabe's killing, Quinlivan fought the case.

    While on the run, McAuley was part of a notorious IRA gang jailed for the shooting dead of Det Gda McCabe in an armed robbery in Co Limerick in 1996. Det Gda McCabe was in an unmarked garda patrol car escorting a post office van delivering €102,000 to local offices in Adare in June of that year when the IRA gang struck. The officer was shot about 15 times with a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

    His colleague, Det Gda Ben O'Sullivan, was seriously injured in the shooting.

    McAuley, Kevin Walsh and two others - Jeremiah Sheehy, who was sentenced to 12 years, and Michael O'Neill, who served more than eight years - were charged with murder but all pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

    The State accepted the pleas in 1999 after witnesses refused to give evidence in Dublin's Special Criminal Court.

    A fifth man, John Quinn, was jailed for six years for conspiracy to commit a robbery.

    McAuley, from Strabane, and Walsh were the last of the five to be released. They had served three-quarters of their 14-year sentences.

    Walsh, a senior IRA figure from Patrickswell, Co Limerick, was believed to have fired the fatal shots.

    The two walked free from Castlerea prison at 7am this morning and were met by Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris, who later welcomed the decision to lift the extradition warrant.

    Mr Ferris said: "Sinn F€in welcomes the decision by the British Attorney General to waive the warrants in these cases and to stop any extradition proceedings.

    "This will be a relief to the men and their families.

    Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said McAuley and Walsh had apologised for Det Gda McCabe's killing and should have been granted early release under the Good Friday Agreement.

    "In a public statement some years ago, the IRA members convicted in relation to Jerry McCabe's death and the wounding of Garda Ben O'Sullivan expressed their deep regret and apologised for the 'hurt and grief we have caused to their families'," the West Belfast MP said.

    "I believe that this apology was genuine and it echoes the sentiments of republicans everywhere.

    "I deeply regret the great loss and hurt suffered by the McCabe and O'Sullivan families.

    "The release of Kevin Walsh and Pearse McAuley comes at the end of their sentences, despite them being qualifying IRA prisoners under the Good Friday Agreement."

    The McCabe family issued a statement in the last fortnight insisting that they did not want to discuss the killers' release but added that it offered them some closure after the rule of law has been served.

    The CPS also said it was no longer seeking prosecution of two other men, Andrew Martin and Anthony Duncan.

    Martin was wanted on bomb-making and conspiracy to cause explosions charges in the late 1980s. He had been identified as a suspect in 1995 and in 2001 successfully appealed his extradition.

    Duncan was wanted over bomb attempts in Bognor Regis and Brighton in 1994 which involved explosives being tied to bicycles. He appealed the extradition in 2000.

    Officials said they had considered the availability of key exhibits, statements made by ministers about on-the-runs and the length of time since the alleged crimes took place.
  2. But if you are an autistic computer hacker, th full wight of extradition law lands on your head.

    What else do you expect from our Provo loving labour politicians and their mates in the legal system.
  3. Hmmm Spot the easy target eh?
  4. Its the same this side of the pond as well

    what power have these murdering scum still got-

    Is it the threat they will return to their criminal ways-?
  5. Shoot to kill really did work, just a pity the hand wringers got their way.

    No one re-offended who was subject to that policy.

  6. and it saved a fortune on cleaning shite of walls
  7. Always makes me laugh. What's the alternative: Shoot to p1ss off? Shoot to hurt their feelings? :twisted:
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  8. What is your point?
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  9. Perspective, I dont think the geek killed anyone?
  10. Title: Is the C P S taking the urine?

    Answer: Yes.

    Next Question.

    PS: The CPS is a wholly owned subsidiary of this corrupt government - Quod Erat Demonstrandum.
  11. Where have you been.....didnt you hear about the good friday the good catholic way, they are all forgiven.
  12. The CPS are the same as the Army Legal Service, failed folk who can't cut the mustard in the real legal world and opted for a safe low income rather than to be paid on results in the real world.
  13. Murdering ba*stards should have got the death penalty.

    Is the circumstances of the case public knowledge in the UK?
  14. No mate. The real losers leave the legal profession to become politicians
  15. The Beeb take on this is that

    So it's down to politicians flapping their mouths? Possibly some of the arguement. The rest of it is that there would be a very expensive trial, and when found guilty, they would be released under the GFA anyway. The only good thing about it is that they were made serve the sentence in the ROI, as they didn't come under the GFA, whatever bleating was done by Sinn Fein.
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