Friday, 30 September 2016

Why The M9 FAI Is Taking So Long

Following on from the last blog post about Fatal Accident Investigations, Lord Advocate James 'the big bad' Wolffe has said that he's quite confident that a Fatal Accident Investigation in to the M9 crash that killed John Yuill and Lamara Bell is inevitable and he's sure one will be conducted.

Now you're probably thinking "That's weird, it's been more than a year since that accident - surely they must've had an FAI before now"?

Nope.

Not only have they not held one yet, they haven't even decided for sure whether they're gonna hold one at all.

There has been no official word one way or the other - just an 'airy fairy' statement from the Lord Advocate saying that he reckons there will be one at some point, some day, some time.

So why haven't the Crown office begun an FAI in to the M9 crash more than a year after the crash happened? Why the delay?

Who knows.

But what we do know is that John Yuill and Lamara Bell died in the M9 crash and lay in the wreckage for 3 days before Police Scotland responded to the emergency call.

Could it be that the Crown office are dragging their heels with this case because their best buddies Police Scotland are involved in it and are in the frame for it?

Could the corrupt Crown office be hoping that with the 'passage of time' certain events, evidence, and witness accounts will diminish to a point where there will be "insufficient evidence in law" (their favourite phrase) to prosecute any of their buddies in Police Scotland when the FAI is finally held and its findings published?

http://stv.tv/news/stirling-central/1364785-fai-into-m9-crash-must-be-held-says-new-lord-advocate/

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Crown Office Purposely Delay FAI's

Have you ever wondered why Fatal Accident Investigations (FAI's) take so long?

The Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland has published a report on fatal accident inquiries to answer that very question.

In the report, they have made 12 recommendations how the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service can improve and the Crown office have accepted all of the recommendations (grudgingly of course).

I could have saved everyone involved a whole lot of time.

Because I could have told them that fatal accident enquiries can actually be conducted very quickly and often they are.

The only occasions when FAI's take an eternity to complete are when friends and connections of the corrupt Crown office are involved in the FAI.

And why is that?

It's because the 'passage of time' (and in particular a long 'passage of time') gives the corrupt Crown office a massive advantage when they want to let their guilty buddies off the hook for something they did wrong.

It lets the Crown office claim that evidence and eye witness accounts have 'diminished' with that passage time.

By the time the FAI eventually reports, some witnesses will be too old and in too much ill health to testify - some will even have died (just think how long the Lockerbie fiasco has been going on).

A long 'passage of time' lets the Crown office trot out their usual standard template response that 'there's insufficient evidence in law to prosecute'.

What they really mean is that there's now insufficient evidence in law to prosecute THEIR FRIENDS.

http://www.scottishlegal.com/2016/08/18/report-recommends-improvements-to-fai-system/

Friday, 23 September 2016

Can You Trust The Police With Your Data?

Audit Scotland has reported that Police Scotland's technology department is understaffed and could lack appropriate safeguards against data breaches and IT disasters.

They warn that Police Scotland’s ICT department “may be exposed to significant risk” due to a “lack of available capacity and capability of suitably skilled resources” with “skill deficiencies in certain areas”.

So the next time police quiz you about, well, anything really, and they proceed to trot out their favourite phrase that if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear, just say the following to them:

You are quite correct constable, I have nothing to hide. However I have very much to fear. because you, police, cannot be trusted with my data. You are understaffed, you lack appropriate safeguards against data breaches and IT disasters, you expose me to significant risks due to your lack of available capacity, capability of suitably skilled resources, and skill deficiencies.

Don't expect an answer though.

You'll be lucky to get much more than a blank stare and a 'glaiket' expression from him.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/14663499.Police_Scotland_IT_unit__may_lack_appropriate_safeguards_/

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Police Conveniently 'Lose' Evidence Of Their Fellow Officers' Wrong-Doing

Oooh, that didn't take long did it?

I recently predicted that NO-ONE in Police Scotland would ever see the inside of a court room never mind the inside of a jail cell for illegally spying on us, despite the fact that police have fully and openly admitted they did it.

So it's therefore no surprise to me whatsoever to discover that police have mysteriously "lost" a key part of the intelligence connected to their illegal spying operation. Apparently police cannot find CCTV footage seized which indicates that there was a link between a serving officer and a retired policemen.

Here's how police work the scam.

They begin by ensuring that certain important pieces of evidence connected to their illegal spying activities mysteriously "disappears". Once they've done that, it's only a matter of time before their good buddies in the corrupt Crown office pipe up and conclude that there is now "insufficient evidence" to prosecute any of the police officers involved.

It works a treat too, because it's not too difficult for the corrupt Crown office to then legitimately claim "insufficient evidence" when a sufficient amount of evidence has conveniently gone AWOL.

You can just see the culture of cover-up within Police Scotland - which Sheriff Dickson spoke about last year - really starting to play out already in this case.

And, as always, those good ole buddies of Police Scotland - the corrupt Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service - are right at the heart of making the scam work, standing by to give police the final helping hand they need to escape justice.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/14663699.Police_Scotland_to_investigate__quot_loss_quot__of_CCTV_footage_at_centre_of_spying_row/

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Free Accommodation Available

Tired of living in a small cramped council house?

Wanna move somewhere a bit bigger and rent free?

I've got just the place for you.

It's a gothic castle in Fife, set in 90 acres of beautiful grounds. It boasts 400 en-suite rooms so there's plenty of room when the family come to stay. It also has a sauna, a steam room and a swimming pool.

Only one little teeny weeny problem - you have to be the Chief Constable of Scotland to get it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3728525/The-chief-constable-lives-castle-free-Police-Scotland-boss-taken-advantage-relocation-packages-three-times-past-five-years.html

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Update To The Last Post

After I had written and published the last blog post about Police Scotland hiring a top QC to represent them, there was something inside of me that thought I'd heard that name somewhere before.

Upon a wee bit of further investigation it clicked.

This isn't the first time Jeremy Johnson QC has worked for the police. He has worked for police before - on the Hillsborough and Birmingham pub bombing.

From what I gather, he's a very well respected, honest and wholly capable QC. It's no wonder Police Scotland were keen to hire him to represent them.

Oh, and he's also extremely experienced at representing lying, corrupt cops as we saw from his defence of West Midlands Police over Hillsborough.

But I'm sure that had nothing to do with Police Scotland choosing him...

http://www.contrast.org/hillsborough/history/westmidlands.shtm

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Police Scotland Admit They Acted Illegally By Spying

It's a shame that you have to back untrustworthy Police Scotland in to a corner before they'll admit to their wrong-doings.

But in to a corner we got 'em, and now we've got it in black and white - not only do they illegally spy on the public, but they know fine well when they do it that it's illegal.

Mind you, Police Scotland don't care that they acted illegally.

They only care that they got caught.

Guilty Police Scotland knew that the The Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office (IOCCO) was due to throw the book at them so in anticipation, they hired a QC to represent them (Jeremy Johnson QC).

Leaving aside for a moment the most obvious question that comes to mind which is whether you or I would be 'afforded' a QC to represent us if we were accused of wrong-doing, this admission of guilt by Police Scotland is a damning blight on their credibility (or rather what's left of it).

Police Scotland and everyone who works in their corrupt organisation are rotten to the core. For those of us in the know who have dealt with them first hand, this has been as plain to see as the nose on your face. But Police Scotland have managed to do a reasonably good job of hiding the extent of their corruption from the wider public for many years.

Their representative Jeremy Johnson QC is quoted as saying that his client (Police Scotland) "concedes that the authorisations were unlawful", that they were "incompatible with the complainants’ rights" and that "We [Police Scotland] absolutely concede illegality".

So what's the next step?

Well, there will be criminal charges against the police officers involved. They'll then be put on trial in a court of law which will be followed by jail sentences for all of the guilty police officers.

Gotcha! Only kidding. I made that last paragraph up.

Rest assured NONE of the police officers will even see the inside of a court never mind the inside of a jail cell.

Their corrupt cronies in the Crown office will see to that.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14638746.Police_Scotland_to_face_probe_by_outside_force_into_unlawful_spying_scandal/?ref=rss


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Police Don't Care When Someone Dies In Their Custody

Lee Martin, a 24 year old man from Bo’ness died while in police custody in July this year.

We have no idea what happened to Lee. All we know is that he became ill after being taken to Falkirk Police Office.

As is normal with these cases, the (toothless) Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) is investigating. So don't hold your breath waiting for answers.

From previous cases of similar unexplained deaths in police custody, it's unlikely we'll ever find out what really happened. In particular I think back to the five police officers who gave five different versions of the story about how Sheku Bayou came to die in police custody. You get the idea.

But what has annoyed me immensely today is one bit of the quote from a police spokesman regarding the incident with Lee.

The police spokesman said: "Sadly, on Thursday, July 14, the man passed away in hospital and our thoughts are with his family at this time"

Let's be clear here.

When someone dies in police custody, police thoughts are NEVER with the family at this time.

How dare they.

Police thoughts are how they can get themselves out of the mess.

Police thoughts are how they can defend themselves against a failing in their duty of care.

Police thoughts are how they can cover up for whatever happened.

Police thoughts are how they can close ranks and protect each other.

We don't know any of the circumstances of Lee Martin's death so this post should not be seen as a comment on his particular case.

Rather, it's a general observation I make towards an unfeeling, uncaring, brutal, cynical and distrustful police force who continue to think they can insult the intelligence of the public who pay their wages.

Untrustworthy Police Scotland's thoughts are NEVER with the family of those who die in their custody or die due to their failures.

Their only thoughts at these times are how they can cover their own backs.

http://www.linlithgowgazette.co.uk/news/local-news/bo-ness-man-dies-in-police-custody-1-4183868

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Police Not Happy - Forced To Delete Half A Billion Pics of Innocent Drivers

In my last post I spoke about how desperate police are for parliament to pass the snoopers charter so that they can collect Internet Connection Records (ICR's) of innocent people and why they want this information.

You see police constantly try to evade the law and use illegal activities to target innocent members of the public. When they get caught out by the public and we close their illegal police activities down, they simply shift tactics and exploit another loophole in another law in another way. It's just the way police operate

Oh don't get me wrong, police will be quick to throw you in to the nearest jail cell if they can dream up any excuse to make it look like you broke some law, no matter how ridiculous or obscure.

But when it comes to the police themselves, they'll use their extensive resources to work around any law and will find loopholes to allow them get away with doing things illegally themselves.

It's a game of cat and mouse.

We catch the police acting illegally today and shut them down, only to find they are back again tomorrow doing the exact same thing under another loophole. Police constantly try to keep one step ahead of the public and the law and abuse their power and connections to protect their fellow officers when they get caught breaking these laws.

And now we learn that the Police Scotland's illegal database storage of over half a billion photographs (yes, you read that right, half a billion) of innocent drivers is to be destroyed.

You may remember I posted about this a while ago, saying that data protection laws prohibit them from keeping records that are not linked to criminal activity for more than two years but they have kept over half a billion pictures of innocent drivers going about their daily business for no reason whatsoever.

As you can imagine, breaking the law has never bothered untrustworthy Police Scotland. Their senior officers have been well aware for years that they were in violation of the rules.

But now that a Freedom Of Information request has brought it to public light that police have been keeping half a billion vehicle movement records which are more than two years old and have no connection to any suspicious activity, they have conceded that they'll now delete them.

Well, when I say they've conceded that they'll delete them, what they've really said is that they are working on a way to figure out which ones they can keep and which ones they will delete.

Which means they haven't deleted anything at all. 

Not quite the same thing.

In the meantime, they are now looking to the Internet Connection Records (ICR's) that I mentioned in the last post as an alternative way to collect data and spy on innocent members of the public.

Ahhh, there you go, untrustworthy Police Scotland being absolutely true to form. When the public discover one of their illegal activities and close them down, they just move on to another.

Funny thing is, this game of cat and mouse on how to break the law and evade capture used to be the sort of thing criminals did!

Who would've thought that in the 21st century it would be Police Scotland who are the actual criminals and the ones who work to seek to harm us.

You couldn't make it up as they say.

http://www.scottishlegal.com/2016/07/08/police-scotland-to-delete-millions-of-vehicle-records-over-illegality-concerns/