Not that we should have a concept of hate crimes anyway: Greater Manchester Police is to become the first force in the country to officially record such offences in the same way as those based on disability, race, religion and sexual orientation. The move means victims of crime who feel they have been targeted because [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Crime'
April 4th, 2013 · 75 Comments
March 13th, 2013 · 8 Comments
This is the number that will be bandied about: The study released on Wednesday by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) reveals that during the 17-month test period – when all false allegation cases were referred to the DPP – there were 5,651 prosecutions for rape and 111,891 for domestic violence in England and Wales. By [...]
February 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments
This is ludicrous: As Georgia struggles to find new sources of pentobarbital or alternatives, death penalty abolitionists will be watching closely for any signs that they are turning to compounding pharmacies to make up the drugs for them. In October, South Dakota executed Eric Robert using a batch of pentobarbital that it had obtained from [...]
February 6th, 2013 · 7 Comments
Lembit Opik, the former Liberal Democrat MP, says he will visit Chris Huhne, the disgraced former Cabinet minister, in prison.
February 6th, 2013 · 5 Comments
Mr MacShane has been married twice and has four children. It is understood he is currently in a relationship with Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of Chris Huhne, the former Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary. Assuming that all three won’t be banged up at the same time.
January 12th, 2013 · 14 Comments
Here’s what is actually being said: Criminals found guilty of rape have an average of four previous convictions each, figures have shown. Here’s what it will morph into: Criminals found guilty of rape have an average of four previous convictions for rape each, figures have shown. Mark my words, this will become a common meme.
December 30th, 2012 · 8 Comments
Crime falls 10% despite police cuts The government has reignited its war of words with the Police Federation by releasing new figures showing crime has fallen steeply in the past two years despite sharp reductions in police budgets. My immediate thought is that if there are fewer coppers reporting crimes then reported crime will fall. [...]
December 7th, 2012 · 33 Comments
One of those numbers to be very careful about: One in five young men in jail in England and Wales is Muslim, according to a watchdog report published today. Cue outrage except: The report provided no information to explain the rapid increase in the proportion of teenagers saying they were Muslims.However, it could reflect the [...]
October 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments
Murder committed every ten days by criminal on bail And being more serious. Holding someone on remand is taking away their liberty without a trial. It’s therefore something done only when there is good evidence of flight risk or of the possibility of nobbling witnesses. That 4 or 5 % of murders in the country [...]
October 9th, 2012 · 21 Comments
Julian Assange supporters ordered to forfeit £93,500 bail money Payments must be made within a month by nine friends and backers who originally promised to pay £140,000 You verily pays your money and takes your choice.
October 7th, 2012 · 18 Comments
Some supporters of the referendum point to a 2011 study co-authored by Arthur Alarcón, a federal appellate judge for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles, which found California had spent more than $4 billion on capital punishment since it was reinstated in 1978—about $308 million for each of the 13 executions since then. There might [...]
September 20th, 2012 · 42 Comments
Life must be made harder for criminals, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said, as he pledges to crack down on prisoners watching television and enjoying themselves. Ghastly tosspot. The punishment of prison is the loss of liberty. Not the loss of the ability to find some enjoyment in life. As a certain Mr. Solzhenitseyn pointed [...]
May 2nd, 2012 · 12 Comments
A Sainsbury’s potato buyer accepted £5 million in corrupt payments from a key supplier, staying at Claridge’s and taking luxury holidays in return for a lucrative contract. I have worked in parts of the world where this is actually the point of contract negotiations. Who gets what slice in the middle. This is actually what [...]
April 7th, 2012 · 14 Comments
During the flight, Osbon began reciting numbers and talking about “sins in Las Vegas,” according to prosecutors. The co- pilot locked him out of the flight deck and passengers subdued him as he banged on the cockpit door, prayed and talked about “Jesus, Sept. 11, Iraq, Iran and terrorists,” prosecutors said. If convicted, Osbon could [...]
February 10th, 2012 · 23 Comments
The City of London police, undaunted and eager to retain their strange independence, The reason the City police do a lot of the fraud investigations is because the City police are the experts at fraud investigations. They might not be quite as expert as we’d like, this is true, but they’re more expert than, say, [...]
January 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments
A businessman accused of being the mastermind behind an alleged £100m ‘Ponzi’ scheme was warned he faced a jail sentence after admitting charges of fraud and deception. OK, this was a big one but Ponzis are hardly unusual. I’ve been invited into one or two even in my very limited business life. But here’s the [...]
January 15th, 2012 · 10 Comments
Manchester ‘mole gang’ escapes with just £6,000 after 100ft tunnel heist Gang may have been left out of pocket by having to hire expensive drilling equipment, say police OK, so they dug the tunnel, got to the target and then found that there wasn’t as much cash as they had thought. Diddums. That’s not the [...]
January 6th, 2012 · 25 Comments
Sarah McKinley, 18, shot and killed Justin Martin with a 12-gauge shotgun after calling police and asking in a near-whisper: “I’ve got two guns in my hand. Is it OK to shoot him if he comes through the door?” “Well, you have to do whatever you can do to protect yourself,” a dispatcher replied. “I [...]
December 24th, 2011 · 5 Comments
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December 20th, 2011 · 7 Comments
Indeed, prison guards have a duty to make sure that it doesn’t. Young offenders jailed in the wake of the summer riots were attacked by fellow inmates who had seen their home towns targeted. Criminals already in custody and worried about their families and friends being caught up in the disturbances turned on the perpetrators [...]