Tag: law and order

Disposable Double Jeopardy

I’ve noticed that in the UK someone has finally been convicted for the murder of Stephen Lawrence, some 18 years after the fact and after having already once been found not guilty. I don’t wish to defend the two men…

Britain’s Gilded Youth Speaks…

In her police interview Miss Elliott, who has been vocal in trying to save Greenwich University’s threatened Philosophy course, said: ‘I am sorry, I don’t have those morals. ‘If it was mugged off somebody then that is wrong, but I…

Telling Passages…

The ‘Guardian’ has a big article on the work of the YOI; it’s pretty much as you’d expect, and quite a long article, but several bits stand out. First, there’s the assumption that these youths are – and are entitled…

Maybe The ‘Teflon Don’* Is Right?

The ‘Mail’ invites us to gasp at the audacity of Arran Coghlan, as he challenges the Coroner’s Court and seemingly disrespects their holy authority: There were dramatic scenes as Mr Coghlan was ordered to respect the court. He responded by saying:…

Ahhh, Brighton…!

A group of homeless men who have set up home on a golf course are threatening any intruders to their makeshift camp with legal action. Wha..? The men have been sleeping in archways on the pitch and putt course at…

Oooh, Another New ‘Human Right’!

Registered disabled Christopher Williams, 49, from Rishton, says he has a heart condition, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and has been told by medics to exercise and lose weight. But, a court heard, he has been prevented from entering parks, play…