Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Lord Advocate Is A Dangerous Idiot

Hot on the heels of the disgraceful false evidence given to the Holyrood Justice Committee by the Lord Advocate James 'the big bad' Wolffe, MSP's have now raised "serious concerns" about the country's justice system.

The Committee convener Margaret Mitchell has been absolutely scathing in her criticism of the Crown office. In addition to Crown office's failings regarding issues of resources and victim support Ms Mitchell says she has:

"unearthed some serious concerns…from the amount of time wasted through trials not proceeding on schedule, to the workload of prosecutors and the support offered to the victims and witnesses who appear at court".

She also added there was a "fundamental problem" over communications with victims of sexual assault in particular.

Conservative justice spokesman Douglas Ross pressed the Lord Advocate for "an overhaul of the justice system" in light of all the concerns raised. He said:

"I read the submission very carefully and was disappointed to see that a large bulk of what was submitted by the Crown Agent and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service basically said that the evidence that the committee had received was wrong and that there was no real concern. If that is the response to the evidence that has been heard over the five months of the inquiry, I worry whether - depending on what the Justice Committee puts in our report - anything will change or whether you will just be determined to say that small things can be tweaked but there will be no overhaul of the justice system of the kind that witness after witness has said is required."

Don't hold your breath Douglas.

Committee convener Margaret Mitchell followed up on Douglas Ross's point by saying:

"my initial reaction to the submission was that a lot of the evidence had not been taken on board. You might be hearing what is said, but are you really listening?"

No Margaret, they're not listening, and they never will. The Lord Advocate considers you to be beneath him. How dare you question him.

Even Crown office staff hate working there.

Staff surveys from within the Crown office's own ranks show that 40% of Crown Office staff do not wish to stay in the service in the long term.

Astounding.

Even more astounding is that this idiot of a man James Wolffe still insists "I have absolute trust and confidence in those who prosecute on my behalf up and down the country".

Not only is the Lord Advocate an idiot, he's a dangerous one at that.

NEWS IN BRIEF 25/2/17

POLICE OFFICER HANDCUFFED
A Police Scotland officer in Aberdeen had to be released from handcuffs. Fortunately it didn't happen during any sort of romantic encounter although I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time that's happened!

It happened during officer safety training when the handcuffs "malfunctioned".

Police had to call in the fire brigade with bolt cutters to free the officer from his cuffs.

How embarrassing but with all the corruption in untrustworthy Police Scotland how lovely to see a police officer in handcuffs for a change.

And, as they say, if the glove fits...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38571600

POLICE IGNORE THE LAW
Blundering Police Scotland make mistakes and mess up all the time. That’s why they had to pay out £1.27 Million in compensation to members of the public last year.

What a useless bunch.

So what happens to, say, the mugshots of innocent members of the public that the numptys at Police Scotland wrongly detain and arrest by mistake?

Well, the photographs should be destroyed.

But we now discover that they are NOT being deleted. Police keep 'em all.

Mugshots of thousands of innocent people are being held in an online database and are being kept by police for up to 12 years. That’s innocent people we're talking about here folks, not criminals, innocent members of the public.

Disgraceful.

As if that’s not bad enough, it turns out that the police have also completely ignored HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) who instructed them in no uncertain terms about their obligations in the regulation of biometric data.

This news comes after we learned last year that Police Scotland are also holding pictures from traffic cameras of 800 MILLION innocent Scottish motorists going about their daily business (and have refused to delete them).

This could not be more serious.

And untrustworthy Police Scotland’s lack of compliance with the law couldn’t be more predictable.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/lib-dems-demand-action-over-mugshots-of-innocents-held-by-police-1-4339796

ANOTHER BRIGHT IDEA
Chief Superintendent Paul Anderson, head of Police Scotland’s Tayside Division, has come up with a new bright idea.

He is creating new local policing teams that will have a named point-of-contact for members of the public and community groups.

Errrm, so, you mean going back the way policing used to be before the idiots at Police Scotland launched their failed experiment of a one-size-fits-all police force?

Sheez, gimme strength!

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/350301/video-tayside-police-revamp-designed-get-officers-right-back-part-community/

POLICE ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL NEGLECT
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has launched an investigation in to allegations of criminal neglect against officers serving with Police Scotland. That's officers plural. More than one.

Police Scotland has refused to reveal who the officers are and in which division they work.

No surprise there then.

Don't hold your breath for the results of the investigations.

Oh and don't book a seat in the courts public gallery expecting to see a police officers in the dock at the end of it all.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15047111.PIRC_launch_prove_into_allegation_of_criminal_neglect_against_officers_serving_with_Police_Scotland/

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Lord Advocate James Wolffe Is A Bare-Faced Liar

Lord Advocate James 'the big bad' Wolffe has given evidence to Holyrood's Justice Committee in to the role of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (see article).

As head of the Crown office and the boss of every Procurator Fiscal in Scotland, he says that he "'has absolute confidence and trust" in the judgment of his prosecutors.

Yeah, well, he would say that wouldn't he.

But he then goes on to state that his Procurator Fiscals always exercise their own discretion when deciding which cases to take to court.

That's a bare-faced lie, and well he knows it. He should resign immediately.

Here's what a serving fiscal in his organisation recently said about being forced to run cases. It's completely at odds with what the Lord Advocate told the Scottish Parliament:

"Trial deputes are left between a rock and a hard place, either incurring the wrath of management or that of the public: “The trial depute, as an officer of the court, is then in a very stressful dilemma. He or she either has to be unprofessional and face criticism in the public forum of the court for presenting a poorly prepared case, or risk censure from management should he or she refuse to ‘run’ the case" (http://moroculous.blogspot.co.uk/p/serving-fiscal-blows-whistle.html).

Here's what another, former fiscal, says about having no discretion on running cases. Again, it's completely at odds with what James Wolffe told the Scottish Parliament:

"In my experience as a procurator fiscal working summary cases in the East of Scotland (many of which were domestic cases), there was absolutely a situation where cases involving a domestic element were marked for prosecution when the evidence was incredibly scant and conviction(s) unlikely. At the case marking stage, a fiscal would ensure that the case was marked as a “domestic” and one reason for this was so that other fiscals knew that they could not exercise any discretion with the initiated prosecution. It was going to be added to the court business and the prosecution had to be taken all the way and as far as possible. Better to try and fail than to not try at all was the mantra which we had to work to for these cases" (http://moroculous.blogspot.co.uk/p/httpwww.html).

When the Lord Advocate lies to the Scottish Parliament he lies to every single member of the Scottish public.

He is a disgrace.

And so is the COPFS, the corrupt organisation he heads.

The Crown office MUST be dismantled and replaced with a proper justice system, fit for purpose, fit for the 21st century, and fit to serve the Scottish public who deserve truth and honesty from their public servants.

Friday, 17 February 2017

NEWS IN BRIEF 17/2/17

POLICE SCOTLAND TRAIN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS
This may seem like old news because I already reported last year about Police Scotland making a bit of extra cash out of giving training to Saudi and Bahraini police forces.

But it now turns out that they provided the training to these countries police forces without carrying out any human rights checks to make sure the particular forces they were training did not use the death penalty or use torture against people accused of involvement in protests.

Police Scotland also did not check to see if the forces they were training in Saudi and Bahrain were involved in sentencing children to death (at the time of writing this article, at least three children are currently on death row and could face execution at any time).

Under UK Government policy, a formal assessment should be carried out before justice or security assistance is provided to states where it could contribute to the death penalty.

But a Freedom Of Information request to Police Scotland and the UK College of Policing has revealed that NO information was held on such assessments.

Ahhh, good ole' untrustworthy Police Scotland, at it again.

Not in our name you despicable bunch of tyrants and hypocrites.

Disgraceful.

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2016/12/21/police-scotland-trained-saudi-bahraini-officers-without-human-rights-checks

POLICE PREVENT CHILD ABUSER BEING RECOGNISED
In one of those 'you couldn't make it up' stories, Police Scotland officers pixellated out the eyes of a child abuse suspects photograph...because the victim said he would recognise the abusers eyes.

Ever get the feeling police don't really want to catch this particular child abuser?

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15002474.Obscuring_eyes_of_suspects_in_police_pictures____extraordinary___/?ref=rss

POLICE ARE PRAISED...BY POLICE!
In yet another of those 'you couldn't make it up' stories, we discover that Police Scotland have been praised to the hilt for their handling of the Hogmanay Rangers v Celtic match.

So who has praised our wonderful boys in blue? The fans? The club management? The supporters clubs? The local residents?

Ermm, no.

It's police themselves.

Yip, Chief Constable Phil 'Gormless' has said "I went out in uniform with officers throughout the match and saw what was a first-class policing operation and it passed off very well".

Nothing like blowing your own trumpet Phil eh?!

http://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/police-scotland-praised-over-handling-12424121

SCOTTISH POLICE AUTHORITY IN CHAOS
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA), the body who are supposed to hold Police Scotland to account is to be inspected itself by Audit Scotland following its descent into financial chaos.

It has been heavily criticised for weak leadership and accounting errors.

Hmmm. And they're the people who are supposed to be keeping an eye on Police Scotland.

Kinda says it all doesn't it.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/politics/scottish-politics/342449/under-fire-scottish-police-authority-faces-major-inspection-into-the-way-it-operates/

ARE POLICE PROTECTING THEIR OWN?
A serving police officer with Police Scotland is under investigation by the PIRC over claims of criminal conduct.

Serious stuff.

Wanna know the officers name? Yeah, so do I, but we’ve got no chance. The officer who is facing allegations including ‘criminal neglect of duty’ is not being named.

Contrast that against what would happen if you or I or any other member of the public were to be suspected and investigated for criminal wrongdoing.

Your name would be all over the newspapers, guaranteed.

But because this is a police officer we’re talking about here - one of their own if you will - the COPFS are staying tight-lipped and have said that “it would be inappropriate to comment”.

Yeah, one law for ‘em and all that…

https://stv.tv/news/scotland/1377824-police-officer-investigated-over-criminal-conduct-claims/

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Police Compensation Payouts Top £1.2 Million A Year

In 2013/14 Police Scotland paid out £1 Million in compensation.

In 2014/15 it was £1.17 Million in compensation.

In 2015/16 it was £1.27 Million in compensation.

As you can probably guess, this only came to light via a Freedom Of Information request. Hey, untrustworthy Police Scotland certainly didn't offer up the information on their own accord, that's for sure.

To put these figures in simpler terms, every single day in Scotland there is at least one incident which results in untrustworthy Police Scotland having to use taxpayers money to compensate innocent members of the public for errors and damage police have caused.

And we're not just talking about pay outs for police-car accidents which we already know happen regularly because of police's recklessness and carelessness.

It also includes payouts to innocent members of the public for, among other things, wrongful arrest and detention.

So why don't we hear more about the amount of our money police have to pay out in compensation every year?

Simple.

Police don't want you, the public, to know when they mess up and how much it costs us.

As if this isn't bad enough, police also gag members of the public from revealing how much compensation they get when they successfully sue police. When police (grudgingly) settle up with a member of the public they have caused damage to, the settlement is ALWAYS accompanied with a non-disclosure-agreement so that the member of the public they have wronged and who has successfully sued them cannot talk about it, ever.

Police feel that if the public were to learn how often they mess up, how often they get successfully sued, and the millions they regulalry get sued for, public confidence in police would be damaged.

It's untrustworthy Police Scotland's way of hoodwinking the public in to thinking they do a good job.

In truth, they do a very poor job and are an abomination of an organisation who should be disbanded immediately and replaced with a proper police service fit for purpose and the 21st century.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38491433

Sunday, 12 February 2017

It's Official - The Crown Office Is Full Of Sickos

When it comes to 'throwing a sickie' (taking days off due to illness), nobody does it like the corrupt Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service.

Yes folks, the COPFS are leaps and bounds above staff in all other areas of the civil service when it comes to taking days off on the sick.

Figures out show that sick days at the COPFS are up by 20% in just three years.

A Crown Office spokesman has been quoted as saying: "Staff welfare is of the utmost importance and support systems are in place to help staff deal with the demands of their role".

What a load of old tosh. I don't believe it for one minute.

Staff at the COPFS are under no more or no less pressure than anyone else who works in any other type of job in any other industry.

The real reason COPFS staff throw so many 'sickies' is so that no one single member of COPFS staff ever has to work exclusively on any one case.

When a member of staff throws a 'sickie', another member of staff has to step in to his/her shoes and cover the work in that case for the absent colleague.

And what that means is when the excrement eventually hits the ventilator when COPFS have messed up a case (which happens with alarming regularity) the screw-up can never be traced back to any one single person in COPFS so nobody can be blamed for the failures.

See how it all works now?

"Wasn't me, big boys did it and ran away."

Yip, avoid all blame at all costs.

It should be their motto because they've been working on this very basis and trotting out these lame excuses for their failures for decades.

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/crown-office-staff-sick-days-up-by-a-fifth-in-three-years-figures-show/

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A Whole Justice System Under Pressure

Three separate articles here dear readers, all joined at the hip:

HOW TO HALVE THE COPFS BUDGET
The Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have had £4 million cut from their budget this year.

They will receive £109.5m in 2017, down from £113.5m last year.

Ready, steady, go...cue all the usual bleats and moans from the COPFS about how they're so hard done to and how much pressure they’re under etc <yawn>.

But I could halve their budget, and I could do it very easily.

All it would take is for the COPFS to start acting honestly and with integrity and drop cases against innocent members of the public who they know to be innocent when it becomes clear from Crown production evidence that there has been no crime committed. Cases that have no sufficiency of evidence should be dropped.

The present situation of blanket prosecutions against absolutely everyone and anyone regardless of the sufficiency of evidence is a nonsense. It is purely designed to save the COPFS face and keep up the pretence that their previous wrong decisions to arrest, charge, and prosecute were correct.

Going through with a prosecution against an innocent person which they know will fail in court due to insufficiency of evidence is a flawed strategy.

Oh yeah, it suits the COPFS to do it. Because dropping cases leaves the COPFS open to criticism, whereas allowing them to go to a prosecution in court (and ultimately failing in court) pushes the blame on to the court for failing to find the person guilty.

It lets the COPFS off the hook for the bad decisions they take.

See how it all works now?

Pursuing un-winnable cases against innocent members of the public costs money, a lot of money.

It also goes against everything the COPFS are supposed to stand for.

Their duty is to protect the public, not target the public.

They work for us and are supposed to represent us, not use us as fodder to achieve performance targets.

For goodness sake, it's hard enough in this day and age to put 'baddies' who are guilty of real crimes behind bars without having to also expend untold public money and resources trying to convince courts every day that innocent members of the public have committed crimes when they haven't.

So, can we ever expect the COPFS to stop targeting innocent members of the public and go after the baddies instead?

Nope. It won’t happen.

Because that's just how it is when you have a Procurator Fiscal service entirely made up of failed solicitors from the bottom of the legal food chain (who would never get a job in a proper lawyers firm). Covering up for incompetence, arrogance, waste, and the fear of being found out to be the professional failures they are will always be their priority, not the public.

The Scottish public deserve better than this money-wasting and space-wasting motley crew at COPFS.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14970300.Prosecution_service_faces___4m_reduction_despite_warnings_over_lack_of_resources/

POLICE SCOTLAND BUDGET FACES £80 MILLION SHORTFALL
A Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board meeting has revealed that Police Scotland are facing a net overspend of £17.5m this year.

Sounds bad enough, but we also have to remember and add the £55 Million of one-off reform cash given to the force.

Rough figures out suggest that they will be about £80 Million short of a 'sustainable' budget.

I could halve the Police Scotland budget, and very easily.

All they need to do is...oh, forget it. Just save yourself some time and read the post above and every time you see the words 'COPFS' just substitute it for 'Police Scotland'.

Job done.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/police-scotland-budget-about-80m-short-of-being-sustainable-1-4319876

SCOTTISH COURTS UNDER PRESSURE
Figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) show that adjournments in cases due to a lack of court time have increased by 66 per cent since 2011.

I could halve the budget, and very easily.

All they have to do is...

Ahhhh, I see you're already ahead of me...!

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/749444/Strain-starting-show-Scotland-court-system

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

NEWS IN BRIEF 7/2/17

POLICE IGNORE DEAD MAN FOR DAYS?
The Police Investigations Review Commissioner (PIRC) is investigating Police Scotland after the body of a man was found in a van in Stirlingshire.

The full circumstances are still unknown but it's believed that he may have been there for days after police were alerted to the vehicle.

I'm sure there will be a thorough investigation by the PIRC, after which, I'm sure no police officer will ever see the inside of a court.

Yip, we all know how this one's gonna pan out...

https://stv.tv/news/stirling-central/1376210-man-found-dead-in-parked-van-days-after-report-to-police/

MAN DIES IN POLICE CUSTODY
Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) are investigating in to the death of a man who became became unwell while being detained by Police Scotland and later died.

They will be looking in to how officers handled the arrest of the man in Saracen Street, Glasgow in December.

Any guesses how you think this one will pan out?

Yeah, thought so.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/385781/police-watchdog-to-investigate-after-suspect-detained-in-the-street-takes-ill-and-dies/

ANOTHER FAILED POLICE RESPONSE?
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) have launched an inquiry in to the death of Elizabeth Bowe from St Andrews in September last year. Questions have been raised about the initial police response leading up to the incident.

Anyone seeing a pattern here?

Hmmmm.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/349983/police-watchdog-pirc-submits-report-st-andrews-womans-death/

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Why Procurator Fiscals ALWAYS Refuse To Admit They're Wrong

Lady Dorrian, Lord Menzies and Lord Drummond Young have rejected a request for private prosecutions against bin lorry driver Harry Clark (who killed 6 people) and Range Rover driver William Payne (who killed Laura Stewart and Mhairi Convy).

The public are understandably outraged and EVERYONE I have spoken to is agreed that Harry Clark and William Payne should never have been behind the wheel of a vehicle.

On the other side of the coin, I have been contacted by a member of the public who is diabetic and took a diabetic fit at the wheel of his car. It resulted, tragically, in a pedestrians death. He was jailed for 6 years.

He understandably wants to know why he was prosecuted while Harry Clark and William Payne were not?

It’s a perfectly reasonable question.

The Crown office go to great lengths to try to convince the public that every case is unique and the circumstances and legalities are different in every case, ad nauseam <yawn>.

But the public know only too well that the Crown office continually peddle this old well-worn lie in order to cover up for all the inconsistencies in everything they do and protect their own backsides for the incorrect decisions they make.

The Crown office really need to wake up to the fact that you can fool some of the people some of the time...

So why is there such a disparity in the cases of the bin lorry driver, the Range Rover driver, and the diabetic driver who contacted me?

Is the law wrong?

Is the law unclear?

No, the law is not wrong. The law actually is perfectly clear when it comes to these kinds of cases.

It’s incompetence and corruption within the Crown office that's the problem.

It begins with incompetence i.e. wrong decisions taken by the COPFS. The corruption then follows quickly afterwards when Procurator Fiscals close-ranks to cover up their colleagues' incompetence.

Incompetence is rife in the COPFS.

It is also sadly inevitable because of the very structure of the COPFS.

The Crown office is run entirely by third-rate failed lawyers who could never 'cut it' in the real world of private legal practice.

It's a sad fact of life that the top lawyers in Scotland - the cream of the crop in the legal profession - are out there busy earning fortunes in private practice.

So we, the public, are left with all the 'bottom of the barrel' solicitors who no law firm wants to take the jobs in Crown office. These failures are very lucky to have a job at all in the legal world, and the relief and gratitude that the Crown office have given them a job and an opportunity to scrape a living is written all over every single one of their faces when you talk to them. Yip, Perry Mason's they ain't!

The only time the Crown office attracts what could remotely be called any real talent is when an experienced solicitor who has made a nice few quid out in private practice decides to take the unusual step of taking a hit in salary to come work for the Crown office. Oh yeah, they will always claim they are doing it 'for the public good' but needless to say you soon discover that they are far from benevolent types and are usually eyeing up a knighthood, an OBE, or a judges job.

The the sort of 'talented' people the public could well do without.

The father of Laura Stewart - speaking out after judges rejected his request for a private prosecution - has said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service from the very start nearly six years ago have done everything in their power to protect an early incorrect decision of non-prosecution, to protect the process, to protect their own self-importance and, in doing so, rather than admit they got it wrong, protected William Payne…”.

He is absolutely correct.

Corruption and incompetence is a deadly combination if ever there was one. And they are alive and well and in abundance in the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service.

If the Glasgow bin lorry and Range Rover cases have proved anything to the Scottish public it is that the Crown office corruptly stick like glue to incorrect decisions they have taken and refuse to budge no matter the circumstances.

They don't care if justice is denied to the public, they don't care if public opinion is entirely against them, and they don't care if the public have no confidence in them, just as long as they never have to admit they’re wrong.

And, hey, why would the Crown office ever admit they're wrong? After all, there’s no-one who can over-rule the Crown office and force them to change their wrong decisions. No one.

I know.

Because when I found myself the the victim of a false accuser, wrongly arrested by police and wrongly prosecuted by the Crown office, I took them on in a court of law...and I won. That's right, I stood up for truth, honesty, and justice and I defeated the might of the Crown office and proved their decision to prosecute me had been wrong.

The Sheriff at my trial even reprimanded the Crown office by saying “Mr Campbell should never have been brought before a criminal court” and that "the only abuse in this case has come from the complainer".

You can't get any more wrong than that!

So did the Crown office apologise to me when it was proved in court that that they had made an incorrect decision and had tried to prosecute the wrong person, the victim, an innocent man?

Nope.

Did the Crown office then go after my false accuser - the real criminal - and prosecute her for making false statement to police which resulted in me, an innocent member of the public, losing my liberty for 3 and a half days?

Nope.

My false accusers crimes and her abuse against me were IGNORED by the corrupt Crown office.

To this day a string of corrupt Procurator Fiscals have REFUSED to prosecute my false accuser.

Alarmingly, they have refused to even look at any of the documentary evidence we have of her crimes, informing me they don't want to see any evidence that proves she committed a crime because they have already made a decision not to prosecute her and will not go back on that decision no matter what. Sound familiar?

The evidence is still sitting in a file in a drawer in my house (and a copy is with my solicitors). Police and Crown office investigators were originally supposed to meet with me to look at the evidence and go over it and evaluate it but, curiously, then changed their mind.

To date, they still have not looked at one single piece of the criminal evidence in this case.

So how can this be?

Why would the Crown office NOT want to look at evidence of a crime?

Why would the Crown office NOT want to prosecute a criminal?

It's quite simple really.

You see, if the Crown office were to arrest and prosecute my false accuser it would be an admission that their earlier decision to lead a prosecution against me was the wrong decision. And the Crown office NEVER admit mistakes. Never.

So my criminal false accuser gets to go free rather than the Crown office have to admit they got it wrong.

In the world of the Procurator Fiscal this is considered an acceptable trade-off.

And just as Laura Stewarts father has discovered, when the Crown office make a decision and it turns out to be the wrong decision, there’s no going back. They stick like glue to the wrong decisions they make (and back each other up no matter what).

They use every resource at their disposal and invoke every privilege and power they possess to protect their earlier incorrect decision.

The result of all this?

Murderers go free.

Rapists go free.

Gangsters go free.

Drug dealers go free.

False accusers go free.

And all because the Crown office are too arrogant to say “Oops, we may have been a wee bit hasty with that decision, so in the interests of truth, honesty, and justice, we're going to take another look at it”.

Truth, honesty, and justice is of NO importance to the motley crew at the Crown office. It never has and it never will.

Procurator Fiscals only care about covering up their incompetence and saving face. Their arrogance knows no bounds.

Procurator Fiscals consider themselves far too clever to ever make a mistake. In their elitist world they are never wrong. Never.

When they lose a case they NEVER accept that the poor member of the public they wrongly tried to prosecute was innocent. Instead you'll hear them bemoan that "he/she got away with it".

Their arrogance and their ego is breathtaking.

The Crown office have nothing but contempt for the public. Procurator Fiscals believe they are of a higher social class than you and I, are better educated than you and I, and have a higher moral authority than you and I.

Crown office employees are well known for being insufferable snobs who look down their noses at everyone they come in to contact with (if you have ever spoken to a Procurator Fiscal for any length of time you'll know that their behaviour towards members of the public they come in to contact is just as worrying and perplexing as it is hilarious)!

Despite many Procurator Fiscals coming from humble backgrounds and being born and raised in poor areas, as soon as they walk through that door of the Crown office their whole demeanour changes. The chest puffs out, the attitude changes, any sense of truth and honesty evaporates, plus they all acquire this rather strange new-found plummy Morningside accent which they never had before!

In short, they become the self-appointed guardians of all that is pure and righteous. Legends in their own head, if you will. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. And it starts the minute they walk through the door of the COPFS.

The fact that these individuals were already a million miles away from ever being Scotland's best or brightest solicitors (which is why they went to work in the Crown office in the first place) means that they quickly learn to toe the line and fit in to the corrupt culture in the COPFS or they'll be out of a job.

So your average Procurator Fiscal could fairly be described, in essence, as weak, incompetent, and just grateful to have a job in the legal profession. Even the ones who do realise that things are not right at the COPFS simply do not have the substance or character to speak out.

Instead they live their lives in court rooms up and down Scotland, stuck in a bizarre little bubble, completely removed from any sense of reality.

Procurator Fiscals genuinely believe that representing the public and working for the public good would be a lot easier if those pesky members of the public - who are too stupid to understand the ins and outs of the legal system anyway - would just leave them alone to get on with it.

Lockerbie, Emma Caldwell, Hollie Gregg, William Payne and Harry Clark, the scandalous list of Crown office failings goes on and on and on.

And guess what? The COPFS really don’t care. They stick two fingers up to the public. Likewise, they stick their ignorant and incompetent noses in the air and continue with business as usual, safe in the knowledge that there’s absolutely nothing you and I, the public, can do about their corruption and incompetence. Nothing.

As my local MSP told me, “if an MSP commits a crime the Crown office must be able to prosecute that politician without fear or favour, therefore MSP’s must not be allowed to interfere with the decisions of the Crown office”.

In other words, the Crown office are above the law, above Parliament, and above the public they are supposed to represent.

And my God don't they know it.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Eagle Eyed Coppers

Hey readers, I've got a wee question for all of you who are of a similar age to me.

On a three lane motorway, should vehicles in the slow lane be traveling slower than vehicles in the middle lane and should vehicles in the middle lane be travelling slower than vehicles in the fast lane?

Your answer, like mine is probably yes, of course they should.

Drivers in the middle lane will usually be travelling faster than those in the slow lane (just as drivers in the fast lane will usually be travelling quicker than those in the middle lane).

Pretty simple eh?

Except when local Glasgow radio presenter Cassi Gillespie referred on-air to the right hand lane of a motorway as 'the fast lane', one of Police Scotland's politically correct numpty's phoned in to the Clyde One switchboard to shoot her down in flames. Because apparently nowadays police prefer to call the 'fast lane' the 'overtaking lane'.

Cassi says police made her feel like a criminal for calling it 'the fast lane'.

Ain't it comforting to know that there is absolutely no crime in Glasgow and good ole' Police Scotland have nothing better to do all day except listen to Radio Clyde eh.

So my prize for wally of the week goes to the jobsworth at Police Scotland.

Congratulations Mr Plod, you've just won a copy of the 1976 Eagles album 'Hotel California'.

I know you'll absolutely love Side 1, track 3, 'life in the fast lane'.



http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14937128._I_feel_like_a_criminal___Police_Scotland_call_Clyde_1_after_presenter_s_motorway_gaffe/