Wednesday 14 July 2021

Overturn every conviction NOW

Untrustworthy Police Scotland are STILL failing to meet official standards for gathering evidence from mobile devices like phones and iPads 4 YEARS after the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ordered them.

Despite extracting data from thousands of electronic devices at their cyber-kiosks and specialised digital forensic hubs each year (data such as contacts, photos, emails and private messages), the ICO say Police Scotland may have broken data protection and human rights laws.

Just as worrying, the ICO found that Police Scotland can NOT demonstrate to externally validated standards that it is using extraction methods which produce reliable results. 

Many miscarriages of justice have most likely occurred.

This is abominable.

As someone who has actually had his mobile phone interrogated by the scum at untrustworthy Police Scotland a few years ago, I'm totally disgusted (oh and just for the record, they found NOTHING on my mobile phone because I had done absolutely nothing wrong - it was just a false accusation by a greedy ex girlfriend out for revenge).

Every single case the COPFS have prosecuted which relied on mobile device data extracted by Police Scotland MUST be reviewed immediately.

And every case where they used evidence extracted from mobile devices which ended in a successful prosecution MUST be overturned.

We're waiting...

What's that...?

Hmmm, crickets... 

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Will The Lord Advocate Prosecute His Boss?

Police Scotland has received a number of complaints about donations made to the SNP.

It comes on top of Douglas Chapman quitting as SNP treasurer and Joanna Cherry quitting over the lack of financial information, transparency, and scrutiny.

So a formal investigation in to SNP finances has been launched. Police Scotland have said: "After assessment and consultation with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, we will now carry out an investigation".

So far so good. Sounds all above board doesn't it?

Hmmm, well, no, not if you look at how the organisations involved in this investigation are incestuously connected.

1. Police Scotland (who are conducting the investigation in to the SNP) take orders from their bosses at the COPFS.

2. The COPFS take orders from their boss, the Lord Advocate.

3. The Lord Advocate is appointed by the First Minister.

4. The First Minister is the head of the SNP (who are being investigated).

A five year old could join the dots.

So what's the chances the Lord Advocate will hold the party to account who gave him his £127,765 a year job?

Answers on a postcard please...

Tuesday 6 July 2021

Did The COPFS Go Easy On One Of Their Own?

Anyone who has sat in the public gallery of a court in Scotland and watched even just a handful of trials will be more than aware that Procurator Fiscals rely on Police Scotland officers to take the stand as witnesses to help them get successful prosecutions. 

If you've seen as many cases as I have you'll also know that every day trials collapse because the police go in to the witness stand and blatantly lie about what happened.

So do these police liars ever get held to account?


The Sheriff dismisses the case, then they all shuffle their papers and move on to the next case.

It is an accepted part of our justice system in Scotland that the police will regularly lie under oath to help the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service prosecute innocent members of the public, no one blinks an eye about it.

The question is whether the COPFS then feel they owe a debt of gratitude to their best buddies in Police Scotland when the shoe is on the other foot and it's a police officer who is in the dock?

In other words, do the COPFS go easy when it's "one of their own"?

PC Fraser Ross Ross recently resigned from Police Scotland in disgrace after being convicted of four domestic abuse charges. He regularly physically and mentally abused his girlfriend during a 6 year period. He beat her up repeatedly, kneeing her, hitting her, and suffocating her. He head-butted and strangled her, called her pathetic, paranoid, insecure, and a bitch. He even threatened to push her "down the f*cking stairs". What a charmer.

Many members of the Scottish public who have had dealings with untrustworthy Police Scotland will have come across aggressive and arrogant coppers like PC Fraser Ross.

His poor girlfriend, the recipient of his abuse, has a heart condition and was absolutely terrified of him.

PC Fraser Ross plead not guilty. 

But his ex-girlfriend had made secret recordings of the abuse. 

He was found guilty by Sheriff Ross MacFarlane.

So was justice done?

I don't believe so, and neither does Sheriff MacFarlane.

The good Sheriff said PC Fraser Ross' crimes were "appalling" and "inexcusable" for someone serving as an officer with Police Scotland. 

Sheriff MacFarlane also went on to vent his frustration that PC Ross would likely be out after 6 months. The Sheriff said:

"I take the view you [Ross] need to be under the purview of the court for a longer period than that. This case deserves a prison sentence, but I have to take everything into account."

What the Sheriff was referring to here was the COPFS opting to try Ross on the lesser summary procedure rather on the more serious solemn procedure. 

You see, if the COPFS had opted for solemn procedure Ross would have gone on trial before a jury and could have been jailed for up to five years for his crimes. 

But the COPFS didn't do this. 

Instead, they opted for the lesser summary procedure.

In the Sheriffs view, by doing this the COPFS had effectively blocked Sheriff Macfarlane from giving Ross the heavier sentence he deserved.

Which, of course, begs the question, did the COPFS go easy on one of their own?

The COPFS say no.

As the famous riposte goes "they would say that, wouldn't they"...