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Gang Violence In London And Elsewhere

Written by RSS Poster RetiredAndAngry on the 18th August 2018 at 10:04 - Posted in Police Blogs

I shall probably be called Racist by people who don’t really get it, but, hey, I don’t care. Some things are more important than that. I shall stick my head, with my tin foil helmet, above the parapet and proffer my opinions. During my working life I have worked the streets of Brent and Southall, both areas with a very high percentage of immigrants. I tried to avoid South London, even Cab Drivers don’t want to go there, but occasionally I was sent to Brixton to give them a hand with some disorder.
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Safe Injection Sites

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe on the 17th August 2018 at 19:22 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

I wrote an op-ed this month that was published by the Hartford Courant. Insight: I See What Heroin Does. Let People Shoot Up Safely Included was a checklist: 5 Things to Know About Heroin Addiction I read an article a few days later that said that when called an “overdose prevention site,” as opposed to a “safe injection site” people were much more likely to support the concept. Support increases when opioid ‘safe consumption sites’ called ‘overdose prevention
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Victims of pension fraudsters lost an average £91,000

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog on the 14th August 2018 at 12:49 - Posted in Police Blogs

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are urging the public to be vigilant when receiving unsolicited offers about their pensions and to check who they are dealing with.The FCA and TPR have launched a joint TV advertising campaign to raise awareness of pension scams and the most common tactics used by fraudsters. This comes after figures show that a total of 253 victims reported to Action Fraud that they had lost more than £23 million to pension scammers in 2017,
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IS APPEAL TO A HIGHER COURT A LOTTERY OR SUPERIOR JURISPRUDENCE?

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 14th August 2018 at 12:49 - Posted in Police Blogs

The Court of Appeal has yesterday reinstated Dr Bawa-Garba to the medical register. Readers will be knowledgeable of the details. I do not intend to discuss the rights and the wrongs of the final decision or the ramifications for the NHS.  My point is to understand the differences between that court and the Supreme Court from a lay person`s point of view. The major difference is  that the latter is administered under a chief executive and is the highest court in the land. Yesterday`s result
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JCIO; A MODERN WITCH HUNT

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 13th August 2018 at 14:07 - Posted in Police Blogs

THE JUDICIAL CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS OFFICE is the star chamber where judicial office holders are held to account.  Its machinations are secret.  Investigations are conducted far from the public eye.  In that respect itself one must suspect the integrity and/or fairness of its deliberations.  Secrecy in government departments is guaranteed to raise questions but I cannot recollect any serious journalistic inquiry or reference to this process little known outside the legal fraternity.Today
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Family fun day raises £1,588 for Fire Fighters Charity

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News on the 13th August 2018 at 1:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Family fun day raises £1,588 for Fire Fighters Charity

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Cryptocurrency fraud leads to £2 million worth of losses this summer

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog on the 10th August 2018 at 13:09 - Posted in Police Blogs

Action Fraud is warning the public about fraudsters advertising ‘get rich quick’ investments to scam people out of money. The latest statistics from Action Fraud show that in June and July, victims reported losing £2,059,501.29 to cryptocurrency scams – an average of £10,095.59 per person. In the same period, 203 reports of this type of fraud were made to Action Fraud.How is this happening?Fraudsters are cold calling victims and using social media platforms to advertise ‘get rich quick’
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MORE BLAH FROM THE MOJ

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 10th August 2018 at 12:40 - Posted in Police Blogs

Criminals with drug, alcohol and mental health problems could avoid jail after ministers branded short prison sentences “ineffective”.David Gauke, the Justice Secretary, wants “vulnerable” offenders to be given community orders requiring them to undertake treatment instead of going to jail.But the scheme, being piloted in several regions, risks a backlash from victim groups amid fears that criminals could play the system to avoid prison.Under the initiative, psychologists present in
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Is Mutual Aid Propping Up The Police Service?

Written by RSS Poster RetiredAndAngry on the 09th August 2018 at 12:54 - Posted in Police Blogs

I feel that I must begin by acknowledging that I have been retired from Policing 16 years this month. I am out of touch. Things have changed, oh how they have changed. However that does not automatically invalidate my thoughts and concerns. For a variety of reasons I have turned my attention recently to Mutual Aid. For those that are not familiar with it, basically, when a major event, such as the recent Wedding of Prince Harry, takes place and the local Force has insufficient resources they can
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Southport Fire Station to open its doors to public this weekend

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News on the 08th August 2018 at 1:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

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GOOD GOVERNANCE NOT

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 07th August 2018 at 12:33 - Posted in Police Blogs

A great debate is taking place in the USA over the separation of powers; a theme throughout the constitution which is the basis of that country`s democracy and a matter of concern with the current POTUS tending to disparage Congress and Justice Dept.  We have no written constitution as many puffed up parliamentary representatives are not tired of explaining.  This is all very well except that there is no defined path for true democrats to follow when the system seems to be near breaking
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Fire Service Community Open Day

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 07th August 2018 at 11:30 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Tynemouth Community Fire Station is having an open day from 11am until 3pm on Saturday 11 August. There will be firefighting demonstrations, stalls and lots of other fun activities. So come along and see what your Fire Service has to offer! Tynemouth Community Fire Station Preston North Road North Shields

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NO END IN SIGHT FOR ADDICTS AND THE DESTRUCTIVE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 06th August 2018 at 11:38 - Posted in Police Blogs

"Sentencing Collins to eight weeks in custody, bench chairman Graham Commons said that he felt there was a gap in the criminal system to deal with people like him.He told him: “We don’t normally get customers as cooperative as you, so thank you for being cooperative.“All I can say is when you’re in custody please try and get the help that you’re asking for.”The above is copied from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.  The sentiments of the bench chairman are exactly in line with my
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Justice Delayed, not Denied

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop on the 05th August 2018 at 9:16 - Posted in Police Blogs

On August 3rd 2018, Kaylsey Smithen was convicted of the manslaughter of his 46yr old mother, Janice, which took place in Birmingham more than six years earlier. This short post is a little bit of speculation on my part, based only on media reports of the legal process, but which seeks to outline why such a delay can occur and challenge again assumptions that professionals might make about serious mental illness being a barrier to criminal prosecution. You may remember this case if you follow me
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A Safeguarding Call

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop on the 03rd August 2018 at 19:19 - Posted in Police Blogs

The recent conclusion of an inquest in to the death in 2016 of Mr Luke Leggatt in Canterbury has given rise to a social media debate amongst police officers about the East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s reaction to Coroner’s process. Mr Leggatt had been taken to the hospital by his brother after taking cocaine and having resisted assessment or any treatment for this, had left the hospital. The police were not called when he walked out and he  tragically died of a heart attack, caused
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