I’m running a bit behind the media right now. Being in the segregation unit is like being in a whole different time zone, subject to a complete temporal flux and operating sometimes completely in line with the rest of the world, and sometimes lagging by as much as an entire month behind it. However, I’ve just heard some of the crazy goings on for the Police Federation.
As if the verdict in the Mark Duggan case wasn’t bad enough, last week the CPS announced their conclusions in relation to the case of Anthony Granger. Anthony was shot dead by a police officer in Manchester despite, like Mark Duggan, being unarmed. The CPS have concluded that the jury would be more likely than not to believe that the officer felt threatened and was therefore justified in shooting. On that basis they have chosen not to charge the officer in question with anything at all. Instead they have decided to prosecute Greater Manchester Police for breach of health and safety in the work place.
The CPS, the police and the justice system in general are simply making jokes of the lives of innocent citizens. This cannot go on. Continue reading →
A week on from the verdict in the inquest over the death of Mark Duggan, I’ve go to tell you that I’m fed up of hearing blatant gang members justifying criminal behaviour both on TV and on the radio. The fact is, the man had a gun. He was even wearing his gang colours. And no matter what anyone says, this man committed a crime. There is no justification I’m interested in hearing for him.
Oh, and just so you know. The man I am referring to is the police officer who shot Mark. He and the rest of his gang, all dressed in their colours, pursued Mark through the streets of London and then shot him dead. That is the only crime I believe took place there that day. Continue reading →