Tuesday 14 June 2016

What's The Bets On This Perjury Trial Ever Seeing The Light Of Day?

Oh No! Disaster! My whole world (and this blog) looks as if it may have come crashing down to earth with a bang.

After writing countless posts about how the corrupt crown office collude with their friends and colleagues in untrustworthy Police Scotland and allow them to freely lie in court because their lies help the Crown to get successful prosecutions, it looks like they have just proved me wrong.

News in this week is that two police officers, PC Helder Marcos and PC Paula Smith are to face perjury charges by the Crown office for lying in court.

Quick get me some salt and pepper for my hat. Looks like I'm going to have to eat it after all now.

But wait. Hang on.

Ahhh, just as I thought, it's all too good to be true - there's a bit more to this than meets the eye.

Turns out that it's just a report about the alleged perjury that has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal and the Crown have been quoted as saying "The report remains under consideration".

'Under consideration' means the Crown may not go ahead with any perjury prosecutions at all.

But hey, surely at least it's a bit of an improvement in justice if the corrupt Crown office are now prepared to even ever-so-slightly consider prosecuting police officers who lie in court cases against members of the public?

Well not quite.

You see the case didn't involve police lying against members of the public. The case involved two police officers allegedly lying in court in a case against two other police officers.

Aha, so the PF is caught between ignoring allegations of perjury against two police officers versus prosecuting two police officers for perjury.

What a dilemma. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.

If the Procurator Fiscal dares to take this perjury case forward, then police officers all over Scotland will immediately stop lying for the PF in court and the Crown won't get as many prosecutions.

And if the PF doesn't take the perjury case forward, the two police officers who were found not guilty in the original case will be angry with the Procurator Fiscal for not backing them up when they needed it - especially when they've no doubt helped the PF out on many occasions in court.

The Crown are damned if they do, damned if they don't.

Meanwhile I'm sitting on the sidelines looking on in quiet contemplation.

Ok, that's not true, I'm sitting here right now in raptures of laughter at the Crown office and their predicament.

However, I believe very much in justice so I'm going to offer a solution to the Crown office to help them get out of this tricky situation.

Here's my suggestion. Just do the right thing. Do what's just, what's honest, what's legal, and what's decent.

What's that you say?

No way! 

Can't do that! 


Hey, take it easy, it was only a suggestion.