Wednesday 25 November 2015

Police Scotland Caught Spying Without Permission

Oh dear, untrustworthy Police Scotland have been caught red handed breaking the strict rules they should follow when spying on us.

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that Police Scotland go around completely ignoring the law as if it doesn't apply to them.

After all, half the Police I come in to contact with think they know the law (and they don't) while the other half think they are the law (which they're not).

The Interception of Communications Commissioner found that Police Scotland obtained data communications without getting the approval of a judge not once, not twice, not three times, not four times, but FIVE times.

What flabbergasts me most is the boys in blue's response when confronted about being caught breaking the law. Assistant Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson said there was no evidence that the breaches had not been "an intentional act".

Oh, good, now you've explained it Mr Nicolson that makes everything fine then doesn't it?

Well, no, it doesn't.

Let's put the shoe on the other foot.

If you happen to break the law by, say, stabbing someone FIVE times, what's your chances of telling the coppers who come to arrest you that it was "not an intentional act"?

Will the Plods be happy to accept your explanation and let you walk away free as a bird just as the Plods who broke the spying laws are asking us to accept their explanation and will no doubt walk away from this scandal free as a bird?

You don't need Ladbrokes to give you odds on that one.