Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wisdom V Yet Another Biased, Establishment Report, Teeming With Bad 'Science', Disinformation, Prejudice And Logical Fallacy

February 27, 2013, 5:39 PM

Study: Judges Balking at Tough Child-Porn Sentences

"Judges are steadily reducing the punishments for child pornography even as the number of cases rise, according to a new government study on the matter released on Wednesday.

Sentences for convicted child pornographers are far longer than they were a decade ago, with the average sentence rising from 54 months in 2004 to 95 months in 2010, according to the study by the federal agency that establishes sentencing guidelines for judges to follow."

Wisconsin child porn law irks some judges 

February 27, 2013


"Judge Patti B. Saris, chair of the Commission, stated, “The Commission believes [what a fool believes, she sees] that all [sic] child pornography offenses are very serious because they encourage [how?] the sexual exploitation [weasel words] of children [and, you have a problem with that, why, do you think minors are not sexual beings, with rights and needs?] and perpetuate the harm [ah, not serious 'harm', then ... but, you believe, that your report proves (or even evidences) any causal harm?] to victims [legal term], particularly [ditto re. harm] when images are distributed on the Internet and permanently in circulation [ditto re. harm].""


Panel: change sentencing in child porn cases

US Sentencing Commission releases big new report on federal child porn sentencing

Judges Are Starting To Let Child Porn Offenders Off With Less Jail Time 

Study: Sentencing in child porn cases uneven

February 27, 2013 

Doesn't the new USSC report necessarily rebut any appellate "presumption of reasonableness" for within-guideline child porn sentences? 

"In short, the US Sentencing Commission is saying that the current federal guidelines for child pornography are broken because they give too much significance to some offense factors and too little to others, and thus guideline-calculated ranges for child porn offenses are "too severe for some offenders and too lenient for other offenders." Put even more directly, the USSC is here declaring that the existing child porn guidelines are not a reasonable means to ensure just, effective and proportionate punishment."


December 2012

Report to Congress: Federal Child Pornography Offenses

"This comprehensive report examines federal sentencing policy in child pornography cases. It focuses primarily on non-production offenses under USSG §2G2.2. One chapter also analyzes production of child pornography offenses under USSG §2G2.1. This report is the result of a multi-year study by the Commission and complements and expands upon the Commission's 2009 report, The History of the Child Pornography Guidelines."


DOJ agrees with US Sentencing Commission that child porn guidelines are badly broken

The many (impossible?) challenges of federal child pornography sentencing

‘There will be no more victims,’ judge tells man at child pornography sentencing


New law limits judges' power in child pornography cases

Penalties for child pornography differ under old law

Senate panel approves measure to strengthen N.J.'s child pornography laws

N.J. bill would toughen penalties for child pornography

Bill to toughen child porn penalties heads to an N.J. Senate floor vote

Crack down on child porn, but leave judges discretion: Editorial

Weasel Words Do Not Change Reality

28 February 2013, 6.52am AEST

It is NOT child pornography [most is]. It is a crime scene photo [some are, but, so what?]

"Describing child exploitation material [sic] as child pornography risks legitimising a serious criminal offence [how and why?].

Pornography was once banned [?], part of a subterranean culture where photographs, 8 mm films, and books were sold and shared illicitly.

Over the past few decades, however, pornography and erotica have become more accepted [sic] in mainstream Australia.

Furthermore, where the making of pornography was once a commercial concern, now there is a “normalisation” of amateur porn on the world wide web.

Into this mix comes a form of sexual imagery which focuses on children – child exploitation material (CEM) [sic].

Colloquially [sic - legally, you will find, in many jurisdictions], it is known as child pornography, or worse still “kiddie porn” – visual images of children being forced to engage in sex acts [some, not most], including images of children as young as babies being brutally [sic] assaulted.

Name the crime [an image is not a crime] for what it is [IIOC]

More and more those involved in investigating and prosecuting the child abuse offences are strongly arguing against the use of the word “pornography” in this context [that is, because they prefer weasel words, to fog and distort the issues, in their interest]"

March 27, 2013 8:12 am

Abby Police lead push to stop using the term ‘child porn’

"Says the term ‘child sexual abuse’ should be used instead

If the Abbotsford Police Department gets its way, you won’t hear the terms “child porn” or “kiddie porn” anymore.

The department is now using the term “child sexual abuse,” unless they’re referring specifically to the Criminal Code.

It just makes sense that the way we talk about issues impacts the way we perceive them and that impacts how we approach them,” says Deputy Chief Len Georke.

“If we want to win the fight against child sexual exploitation, we have to start with honest [sic] language.”"

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


PUBLISHED: 11:26, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:20, 26 February 2013

Compulsive liar is jailed for making her ELEVENTH false rape claim, against an innocent man 'who she decided she didn't like any more'

>Elizabeth Jones, 22, invented her first sex attack in 2004, when aged 13,
>Her latest victim was targeted because she didn't like him,
>After he was held for nine hours CCTV disproved her malicious claim.

Freedom V Law

26 February 2013 Last updated at 12:46

Twitter users: A guide to the law

"People who tweeted photos allegedly of child killer Jon Venables are being charged with contempt of court. It's the latest in a long line of cases that suggest that ordinary social media users need to have a grasp of media law."

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Broken Truths? (Part 3)

 The OSC Library Copy


We are not going to lie, Ms Keenan. We do find this issue intriguing, and very important to your credibility and honesty, and all that you have derived (financially and otherwise) from your claims.

Perhaps you would like clarify the reason(s), in your public arena?


100% Correct


Curing media abuse – A statutory right to reply is needed

"A statutory right of reply (RoR) is the thing of media nightmares. That alone tells you it is the best remedy for the general public. But the media is looking a gift horse in the mouth because an RoR would provide the strongest bulwark against any government desire to regulate the media. If there is a truly effective means of rapid redress available to everyone, including incidentally politicians, the prime argument for outside regulation is removed.

An RoR is also the perfect practical solution to the problem of media abuse because it is a self-regulating mechanism, able to develop organically and requiring no great bureaucracy to administer it or vast amounts of money to fuel it."

Wonder Who?

25 February 2013 Last updated at 16:15

Attorney general takes action over 'Bulger killer images'

"Police handout in 1993 of Jon Venables Jon Venables (pictured in 1993) was jailed again for two years in July 2010

The attorney general is taking legal action against several people who published photographs said to show one of James Bulger's killers.

There is a ban on publishing anything revealing the identity of Jon Venables or Robert Thompson.

Images said to show one of them as they are now appeared online earlier in February, and have since been removed.

Contempt proceedings against those identified as having posted the photographs are now under way.

The Attorney General's Office (AGO) said proceedings had been instituted against a number of individuals and court papers would be served shortly."

Tweet pics of Bulger killers and face jail

'Bulger Killer Photos' Prompt Legal Action

Attorney general takes action over 'Bulger killer images'

Attorney general takes action over 'Bulger killer images'

Legal bid over 'Bulger killer pics'

Twitter users warned they could face jail over James Bulger killer photos

Attorney General in contempt move over images purporting to show Bulger killers

Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to delete photos of James Bulger killers

Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to remove pictures claiming to show James Bulger killer


Attorney General takes action over Jon Venables and Robert Thompson injunction


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Broken Truths? (Part 2)

Now the police are 'involved' ... it is always difficult be sure, with these two ladies ...

Please tell us who, ladies, and when?

In passing, this really is a classic, from you, Jim ...

... but, you are 100% correct, here ...

Now, here is a little legal information, on the issues ...


"As the European Court of Human Rights has made clear, Article 10 protects not only speech which is well-received and popular, but also speech which is offensive, shocking or disturbing (Sunday Times v UK (No2) [1992] 14 EHRR 123):

“Freedom of expression constitutes one of the essential foundations of a democratic society ... it is applicable not only to “information” or “ideas” that are favourably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also as to those that offend, shock or disturb ...”

32. Freedom of expression and the right to receive and impart information are not absolute rights. They may be restricted but only where a restriction can be shown to be both:

>Necessary and

These exceptions, however, must be narrowly interpreted and the necessity for any restrictions convincingly established (see the judgment of the European Court in the Sunday Times case at paragraph 50)

33. The common law takes a similar approach. In Chambers v DPP [2012] EWHC 2157 (Admin), the Lord Chief Justice made it clear that:

Satirical, or iconoclastic, or rude comment, the expression of unpopular or unfashionable opinion about serious or trivial matters, banter or humour, even if distasteful to some or painful to those subjected to it should and no doubt will continue at their customary level, quite undiminished by [section 127 of the Communications Act 2003].”

34. Prosecutors are reminded that what is prohibited under section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 is the sending of a communication that is grossly offensive. A communication sent has to be more than simply offensive to be contrary to the criminal law. Just because the content expressed in the communication is in bad taste, controversial or unpopular, and may cause offence to individuals or a specific community, this is not in itself sufficient reason to engage the criminal law. As Lord Bingham made clear in DPP v Collins [2006] UKHL 40:

“There can be no yardstick of gross offensiveness otherwise than by the application of reasonably enlightened, but not perfectionist, contemporary standards to the particular message sent in its particular context.”

Interim guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media; Issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions, December 2012.


... and, of course, distress claimed by one person, does not mean that distress was intended by another. As for Stalking, Harassment etc, under ...


"(2) Communications which specifically target an individual or individuals and which may constitute harassment or stalking within the meaning of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 or ..."

(2) Communications targeting specific individuals

19. If communications sent via social media target a specific individual or individuals, they will fall to be considered under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 where they amount to a course of conduct within the meaning of section 7 of that Act. In such cases, prosecutors should follow the CPS Legal Guidance on Stalking and Harassment."


"S.2 offence Harassment

The elements of the section 2 offence are:

>a course of conduct;
which amounts to harassment of another; and
which the defendant knows, or ought to know amounts to harassment of another.
>Or section 1(1A), as inserted by section 125(2) of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA)
>a course of conduct;
which involves harassment of two or more persons; and
which the defendant knows or ought to know involves harassment of those persons;
by which he intends to persuade any person (whether or not one of those mentioned above);
not to do something that he is entitled or required to do; or to do something that he is not under any obligation to do.

As a summary only offence, the section 2 offence requires an information or complaint to be laid within 6 months from the time when the offence was committed, or the matter of complaint arose. The 6 months' limitation should run from the last date of the course of conduct alleged.

In determining whether the defendant ought to know that the course of conduct amounts to harassment, the question to be considered is whether a reasonable person in possession of the same information would think the course of conduct amounted to harassment of the other.

Defence - Harassment - section 2

Three defences are available to the section 2 offence:

>that the course of conduct was pursued for the purpose of preventing or detecting crime;
>that it was pursued under any enactment or rule of law or to comply with any condition or requirement imposed by any person under any enactment;
>or that in the particular circumstances the pursuit of the course of conduct was reasonable."

"Section 2A offence - Stalking

The elements of the section 2A offence are:

>a course of conduct which is in breach of section 1(1) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (i.e. a course of conduct which amounts to harassment) and the course of conduct amounts to stalking.

This means that there has to be a course of conduct which amounts to harassment and that particular harassment can be described as stalking behaviour.

A course of conduct is the same as defined under section 7 of the PHA 1997 and referred to elsewhere in this guidance.

Definition of stalking

Stalking is not legally defined but section 2A (3) of the PHA 1997 lists a number of examples of behaviours associated with stalking. The list is not an exhaustive one but gives an indication of the types of behaviour that may be displayed in a stalking offence. The listed behaviours are:

(a) following a person,
(b) contacting, or attempting to contact, a person by any means,
(c) publishing any statement or other material relating or purporting to relate to a person, or purporting to originate from a person,
(d) monitoring the use by a person of the internet, email or any other form of electronic communication,
(e) loitering in any place (whether public or private),
(f) interfering with any property in the possession of a person,
(g) watching or spying on a person.

Section 2A is a summary offence and a person guilty of the offence of stalking is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine.

As a summary only offence, the section 2A offence requires an information or complaint to be laid within 6 months from the time when the offence was committed, or the matter of complaint arose. The 6 months' limitation should run from the last date of the course of conduct alleged.

An integral part of the stalking offence is establishing that harassment has taken place. In determining whether the defendant ought to know that the course of conduct amounts to harassment, the question to be considered is whether a reasonable person in possession of the same information would think the course of conduct amounted to harassment of the other." 

Cyber stalking

"Harassment can take place on the internet and through the misuse of email. This is sometimes known as 'cyberstalking'. This can include the use of social networking sites, chat rooms and other forums facilitated by technology. The internet can be used for a range of purposes relating to harassment, for example:

>to locate personal information about a victim;
>to communicate with the victim;
>as a means of surveillance of the victim;
>identity theft such as subscribing the victim to services, purchasing goods and services in their name;
>damaging the reputation of the victim;
>electronic sabotage such as spamming and sending viruses; or
>tricking other internet users into harassing or threatening a victim.

Further guidance can be found in Communications Offences, elsewhere in the Legal Guidance."


20. Where communications target a specific individual and the offence of blackmail is made out, prosecutors should seek to prosecute the substantive offence.

21. Again, where there is evidence of discrimination, prosecutors should pay particular regard to the provisions of section 28-32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and section 145 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (increase in sentences for racial and religious aggravation) and section 146 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity)."

Interim guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media; Issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions, December 2012

Public consultation on the Interim Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via Social Media (by March 13 2103)

Consultation on the Interim Guidelines on Prosecuting Cases involving Communications sent via Social Media - Summary of Responses

21/06/2013 02:24

CPS Publishes Full and Final Social Media Prosecution Guidelines 


DPP publishes final guidelines for prosecutions involving social media communications

Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media



Stalking and Harassment

Communications Offences

Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media 


Is the prosecution of cyberstalking and online harassment in the UK a postcode lottery?


... they are, clearly, poorly-drafted and conflicting statutes/case law, and require legal/policy challenge, bearing in mind the precedents, described above.



Thursday, 20 June 2013

Freedom of Speech



Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media

Around And Around It Goes

IU student arrested after posing as 14-year-old girl in attempt to “get” pedophile [sic]

"An Indiana University student has been arrested after police said he posed as a 14-year-old girl to lure another man to a Seattle hotel.

Adam Blazak, 28, has been charged with extortion and unlawful imprisonment following the Dec. 18 incident."

Saturday, 23 February 2013

More Propaganda From John Brown And Co. - Although Some Are Learning, Some Are Not

23 February 2013 Last updated at 02:23

Police detections of child porn images increases by 48%

"The number of detected crimes of people accessing illegal images of children has gone up by 48% in four years, according to research by BBC News.

The figures are for England and Wales and show the increase between 2007-11.

A charity which works with offenders to stop them accessing images said there were many more offenders and that it was impossible to arrest everyone.

The Home Office said it was working with the police and industry to make the internet a safer place [sic].

The figures were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from the 34 police forces in England and Wales that were able to provide data for the crimes of possession of an indecent or pseudo photograph of a child and possessing prohibited images of children.

In 2007, 919 crimes were detected by the police, however in 2011, this had risen to 1,362.

For crimes that were reported to the police, the increase was 46%.

The figures were analysed and verified by the chairman of the Crime and Justice Statistics Network, Professor Allan Brimicombe."

23 February 2013 Last updated at 02:22

Can child porn users be treated? [sic]

"Sex offenders' [sic] home internet use can be monitored by the police via a new computer programme

A child protection charity says it is impossible to catch every person who looks at indecent images and more needs to be done to stop people from looking at them.

It comes as research by BBC News has found that the number of detected crimes of accessing illegal images has increased by 48% in four years.

But what impact can these images have and what can be done to stop people looking at them?"

Child Porn [law] Is A Much Bigger Problem Than You Realize



Research with internet offenders

"Initial research findings into the motivations, behaviour and actions of people who view indecent images of children (often referred to as child pornography) have been released by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

The qualitative research involved hearing from Internet Offenders in their own words about what prompted them to begin viewing indecent images of children; how their illegal behaviour developed over time; methods used to find and view images; potential strategies for desisting; and how they are managing this behaviour at present.

It is hoped the research will lead to the development and implementation of new strategies to tackle the global problem of indecent images of children, in particular to prevent the first viewing of child sexual abuse images.

Download and read the 'Research Briefing' - including recommendations for Government and others."

Friday, 22 February 2013

No, Not For One Second

Feb. 22, 2013 4:40 pm

Should People Who Look at Child Porn Go to Prison for Thousands of Years or Only Hundreds?

"The NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, reports that MT, a 50-year-old engineer caught with child pornography on his computer, "could face more than 3,000 years of jail time." More amazing than the remote possibility that T's mummified corpse will be retained by the Florida Department of Corrections for the next three millennia is the virtual certainty that he will spend the rest of his life in prison unless he successfully appeals his sentence."

"Remember when 152 years for possessing child pornography seemed like a lot? I considered the mentality underlying such penalties in the July 2011 issue of Reason."

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

When Lies And Disinformation Are Believed To Be Educational

Lucy Manning - Awarded Professional Disinformer

Lucy Manning 

Royal Television Society

"The Royal Television Society (commonly known in the television industry as the RTS) is a British-based educational charity for the discussion, and analysis of television in all its forms, past, present and future. It is the oldest television society in the world. It currently has fourteen regional and national centres in the UK, as well as branches in the Republic of Ireland, Canada and the United States."

ITN/ITV News pick up three awards for their Jimmy Savile coverage

"The News Coverage (Home) award goes to ITN for ITV News’ coverage of the Jimmy Savile scandal. ITV also wins the Current Affairs (Home) award and Scoop of the Year award for Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile."

Double RTS win for Savile documentary-maker: 'Recognition of the role media can play in exposing wrongdoing [except, you have not done that, have you? - you have only defamed a dead man.]' 

Mark Williams-Thomas ‏@mwilliamsthomas

"Very humbled- 2 accept RTS_Award 4 The Other Side of Jimmy Savile. This award is dedicated 2 every victim of #Savile"

RTS - Television Journalism Awards 2011/2012 - Home Current Affairs-

Sunday 24 February 2013 18.00 GMT

Mark Williams-Thomas: I ran the Savile film like a criminal investigation [indeed you did, disinformation, lies and all]

"The ex-policeman reveals how he made his RTS-winning documentary – and voices concern over investigative journalism."

"What next for the man who exposed the myth?" [the next thing, should be, to deal in exposing the truth, not myths]

ITV's Jimmy Savile sex scandal documentary made for just £170,000

Fraudulent, Lying, Harassing, Inciting, Dangerous, Vigilantes

"Mate, if you wanna to do somat to him,
you're more than welcome - we can't."

Stinson Hunter (5/3/13)

Stinson Hunter (5/3/13)

Stinson Hunter (5/3/13-8/3/13)

Lester Mewes

Stinson's Mate Stubb Zee  (14/3/13-27/4/13-) 

Stinson Hunter

Stinson Hunter (13/3/13-)

Stinson Hunter (31/3/13-)

Stinson Hunter  (1/4/13-12/4/13)

Stinson Hunter

Stinson Hunter Speaks! (11/4/13)

Bring to Justice (13/3/13)

rowspt420 (13/3/13-)

Subscribe for a better life (26/3/13-) (26/3/13-)

stinsonhunter (26/3/13-)

An interview with Stinson Hunter (16/3/13)

Grime Hunter (17/3/13) (22/3/13)

Stubbs Team-hunter (17/3/13-20/3/13)

Stubbs Zee (21/3/13-April 2013)


Nonce Hunter Aberdeen Division (8/3/13)

Stinson Hunter in Nonce Hunters (opening credits) (18/3/13) 

HashTagNoncehunter (27/2/13)


Press That button there!


61 Year Old Man Caught and Arrested Trying to Meet a 15 Year Old Girl for sex! (7/3/13) 

54 Year Old Pervert Caught Asking a 15 Year Old Girl for Topless Pictures (13/3/13-14/3/13)

"My website (please donate)

The Big Awakening 

Stinson in trouble - We'll back him up 

1/3/13:13:36 (13/3/13)



Your time is nigh.

The OSC 

Addendum (22/2/13 7:55 am)

Published: 7 hrs ago

Paedo [sic] hunters

"Video vigilantes snare ‘perverts’ in sting

 TWO self-styled paedophile [sic] hunters have shamed a string of alleged online perverts.

The vigilante duo’s work has even led to the arrest of a suspected child sex predator.

The men pose as girls aged 14 and 15 on dating websites and arrange to meet blokes who show an interest. They then video their confrontations with respondents and post the footage online to shame them."

"Police said the man arrested on suspicion of inciting a minor to engage in sexual activity is on bail.

They are looking for those behind the videos and discouraged “vigilantism” as it may affect investigations."

Addendum (26/2/13 11:02 am)

24 Feb 2013 11:24
Vigilante catches paedophiles [sic] online

"“We are working to identify the people featured in the videos and will investigate robustly any offences identified. In addition, we are also trying to identify the person who has posted them online and are working with internet service providers with a view to having the footage removed.

She added: “We do not encourage vigilantism of this kind and would warn those who take this approach that they could be breaking the law. They could also be disrupting criminal investigations and compromising the safety of vulnerable victims who would be best protected by the police."

Published on Jun 20, 2012

wach out pepole be carefull of stinsen hunter

Adrian Goldberg

Addendum (28/2/13 6:02 pm)

Feb 28 2013 

Paedophile [sic] hunters on the prowl in Chester  

"VIGILANTE paedophile [sic] hunters lured an alleged offender to a Chester pub then posted a video of the confrontation on YouTube.

Cheshire Police are trying to trace the hunters and the hunted in the video shot in City Road which had attracted more than 26,000 views but which now appears to have been removed." 

Addendum (2/2/13 6:45 am)

Published: 5 hrs ago  
‘Paedo’ [inverted commas, why bother at all?] Sir held after Sun sting 

The “girl” was in fact self-styled paedophile [sic] catcher [sic] Stinson Hunter — who we featured last week after videos he posted of himself confronting suspected offenders went viral."

Nick Francis

Stinson Hunter 


Nick Francis

Nick Francis

Published: 12 hrs ago  (19/3/13:13:23)
Ex-mayor is held in ***Sun*** ‘paedo’ sting
Dan Sales

Andrew Parker


Peadophile hunt (12/3/13)


Profile Police Anti'peado Network (7/3/13)


6 March 2013 Last updated at 10:32

Warning over Warwickshire paedophile [sic] 'hunter'

"Stinson Hunter's profile picture on Twitter. 'Stinson Hunter' remains anonymous in the social media he uses to share his videos

A man from Warwickshire who poses as an underage girl on the internet to catch suspected paedophiles [sic] has been warned he could be breaking the law.

The man, who calls himself Stinson Hunter, posts videos of men showing up for alleged meetings.

Warwickshire Police has confirmed a man was arrested on suspicion of inciting a minor to engage in sexual activity after footage was posted.

Officers have requested the removal of the video from the internet.

Mr Hunter [sic] creates profiles on dating sites, responds to messages posing as a 14 or 15-year-old girl and then arranges meetings in hotels or public places."


Published on Mar 7, 2013

Stinson Hunter 'Paedo Hunter' - BBC Interview


Stinson Hunter/Nonse Hunter (6/3/13)

Playlist created by Angie Duncan


Paedophile [sic] hunter in Warwickshire


Coventry vigilante vows to continue hunt of paedophiles [sic]

Coventry Telegraph front page for Monday, March 11

Sam Dimmer


Daemon Hunters : Public Against Paedos [sic]


Paedophile [sic] hunters speak to Herald


Turner Reynolds (29/5/13)

Monday, 18 February 2013

You Can Run ...

18th February 2013

Delays to reforms to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

"We're disappointed to announce that this morning we've received notification from the Government that the changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, due to come into force in Spring 2013, have been delayed. The Ministry of Justice provided us with the following:

"As you know, the commencement of the reforms are dependent on the necessary system changes being in place so that basic disclosure certificates for England and Wales will reflect the new rehabilitation periods. We had been aiming to commence the reforms by April 2013, however, it will not be possible to achieve the necessary system changes by that date and we are now looking at commencement in November.""

Standard notes SN01841 - The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - Commons Library Standard Note

Letter from M0J on LASPO and ROA

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Perhaps Not Everything, Maura

16 February 2013 Last updated at 23:03

Sex case defendants 'should get anonymity'

"Maura McGowan - When a defendant is convicted "everything [sic] should be open" says Maura McGowan

Suspects in sex cases should have their identities protected until they are convicted, a senior lawyer has said.

Maura McGowan QC, chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales, said defendants should get the same right to anonymity as complainants.

She wants the change because sexual allegations carry "such a stigma".

But the charity Rape Crisis said anonymity for defendants would discourage people from reporting sex crimes and "victimise victims [sic] further".

Ms McGowan told the Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Radio 5 live: "Until they have been proven to have done something as awful as this, I think there is a strong argument in cases of this sort - because they carry such stigma with them - to maintain the defendant's anonymity."

Sex suspects 'should not be named'

Alleged rapists should be given anonymity, head of Bar Council says

Anonymity: Why Sexual Offences?

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Not Appealing

Last Updated: 15-Feb-13

Case Tracker for Civil Appeals

"Summary Case Details for 20120520

Reference: C1/2012/0520

Title: The Queen on the application of T v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester & Anr

Type: Appeal

Appeal / Application:
from the order of Mr Justice Parker
High Court QBD Administrative Court dated 09-Feb-12

Hearing Status: Fixed on 25-Jan-13

Venue: London"

They Were Never Fresh

February 2013

MP: ‘ACPO Is Past Its Sell By Date’

"Conservative MP launches broadside at association – and Policing Minister says its future is in the hands of members

The future of ACPO remains a matter for its members alone – and all government funding to the association has now ceased, the Policing Minster has re-iterated.

Addressing colleagues in the House of Commons, Damian Green praised the professional body for their help in establishing the College of Policing, but that the way forward now rested with the chief officers themselves.

Mr Green was speaking after a question from fellow Conservative member Julian Smith, who maintained that ACPO was “well past its sell-by date”.

Mr Smith asserted: “(The Association) seems to spend more of its time protecting its members than helping the government with their reform programme.”"

In Focus: Politics, Policing And The Future Of ACPO,-Policing-And-The-Future-Of-ACPO_61330.html

Friday, 15 February 2013

3-Year-Old Testimony

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bristol policeman JW cleared of child abuse

"A POLICE officer has been cleared of sexually abusing a three-year-old girl.

PC JW, 28, denied sexual assault by penetration and, after more than four hours of deliberation, a jury unanimously found him not guilty."

Ms Perry Loves Her Totally Unrepresentative Straw Men

PUBLISHED: 02:28, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:59, 15 February 2013

David Cameron's childhood guru [sic] warns boys as young as 11 are sexting girls with explicit images of themselves

"Claire Perry, MP for Devizes, said the problem [sic] cuts across the social divide,
Mrs Perry added that the abuse can have tragic consequences.

Boys as young as 11 and 12 are sending sexually explicit messages to girls via social media, David Cameron's childhood guru warned today.

Claire Perry, MP for Devizes, said 'sexting', which included young boys sending images of their genitalia to girls, was increasingly commonplace in schools.

The problem cuts across the social divide, she said during a debate in the Commons about the need to end violence against women, telling MPs she had heard of a serious case of sexual abuse at a leading independent school."

You Probably Have, Without Even Knowing - Rightly So

15 February 2013 Last updated at 06:16

Would you befriend a paedophile [sic] ?

"Abusing [sic] children is a "psychological need" for paedophiles [sic], one expert [sic] said

Would you spend time with a child sex offender if this made them less likely to reoffend?

Despite such offenders being some of the most loathed individuals in society, dozens of volunteers across London and the Thames Valley area choose to spend an evening every week in their company.

Under the Circles of Support and Accountability programme, members of the public volunteer to befriend recently released paedophiles [sic]."

Published Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Would you befriend a child abuser?

"It's about the community taking responsibility. Stephen Hanvey, Chief Executive of Circles UK"



IPP sentences - ECHR ruling stands as Grand Chamber rejects Government's application to appeal

"The ECtHR Grand Chamber confirmed yesterday that they have declined the government’s request to review the Court’s judgment in the leading IPP case; James, Wells and Lee v UK. The unanimous decision of the ECtHR, which held there had been a violation of Article 5(1), therefore became final on 11 February 2013."

February 15, 2013

European Court awards damages to prisoner after Parole Board backlog

"BETTERIDGE v. THE UNITED KINGDOM – 1497/10 – HEJUD [2013] ECHR 97 – Read judgment

On 29 January the Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that convicted rapist Samuel Betteridge’s Article 5(4) rights had been breached due to delays in his cases being considered by the Parole Board, and awarded him damages for his ‘frustration’. The media furore, at varying degrees of accuracy, here and here."

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Chris Wittwer - Where Are You? - Fight The Fight ... You Promised !!!

6:31am UK, Thursday 14 February 2013K

'Jon Venables Twitter Photo' Investigation

"The Attorney General is investigating after a photo posted on Twitter apparently revealed the identity of killer Jon Venables.

A picture purporting to show the new identity of one of the killers of toddler James Bulger has been posted on Twitter, prompting an investigation.

The image is supposed to show Jon Venables, who was jailed along with his friend Robert Thompson for killing the youngster in a crime that appalled the nation 20 years ago this week.

In the picture, the man identified as Venables is seen smiling, apparently at a birthday party.

Venables was given a new identity after being released from prison for James' murder in 2001. There is a worldwide ban on publishing anything that would identify him as Jon Venables."

Attorney General launches probe after photo of James Bulger killer allegedly posted on Twitter

Attorney General probe over 'Jon Venables picture' published on Twitter 

Probe launched into Twitter photos of 'James Bulger killer Jon Venables' 


UK database for sex offences against children

Jon Venables – Warrington/Bootle


Chris Wittwer ARE You for OR Against"





Good Try, No Banana

PUBLISHED: 15:25, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:26, 14 February 2013

Will Google be forced to police online comments? Judge in libel case 'opens door' for internet giant being required to monitor users' posts

"Google says Blogger is blank wall and it isn't responsible for writings online,

But appeal court hears it's arguable Google is 'publisher' in defamation law,

Legal expert: 'Another court could run with these comments in the future',

Long-running case involves student Payam Tamiz who was vilified online."

"‘The court did rule that it was arguable that Google was a "publisher" in defamation law, and therefore responsible for defamatory comments once notified of them.

‘Google in fact won this case, because even if it had been potentially liable under defamation law, the offending comment only had a "trivial" effect.

‘The ruling does, however, open the door for a future case where a court might take up the comments of the Court of Appeal in this case and run with them.

‘But we are not there yet. In the meantime, Google and other similar companies will rightly be worried that they may be liable in similar future cases.’

A Google spokesman told MailOnline: 'Google helps spread knowledge, enabling people to find out about almost anything by typing a few words into a computer.

'And services like Blogger, YouTube and Google+ help users to express themselves and share different points of view. Where content is illegal or violates our terms of service we will continue to remove it.'"

Of Great Interest

The Death of the Life of Jimmy Savile

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Chartered Truth

Published: February 13, 2013

Opinion divided over government response to Leveson inquiry 

"The government yesterday unveiled plans for press regulation in the UK on the back of Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into press standards.

The plan announced by the government for a Royal Charter – which is an edict handed down by the monarch as opposed to a law created by parliament or handed down by a judge – has fiercely divided opinion, both in parliament as well as among the commentariat."

Cameron’s Royal Charter gives the press everything they want

Dr Gerry McCann responds to the Royal Charter

Leveson without the law is no change – Dr Gerry McCann

Leveson report: what happened next – Q&A

David Cameron rejects call for press regulator to have statutory backing

Leveson Report: David Cameron and Hacked Off clash

McCanns decry Royal Charter press regulation 'compromise'

Bigger Brother

Harnessing Science and Innovation for Forensic Investigation in Policing - ACPO

"Live-time forensics is a new concept, and ACPO envisage that by harnessing innovative thinking, and channelling efforts towards proactive strategies in criminal investigations, will result in safer communities, a more secure nation and enhanced public confidence in the Criminal Justice System."

Harnessing Science and Innovation for Forensic Investigation in Policing - PDF

Published: February 13, 2013

Big Brother is watching: The top five threats to your online privacy

"Last weekend it was reported that a multinational security firm has developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by taking data from social networking sites.

Understandably this has raised ethical questions about internet privacy. How much data should firms be allowed to hold about Internet privacy?"

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Now The Sheeple Believe Looking At Pictures Warrants The Death Penalty

Last updated: February 12, 2013 11:30 a.m.

Child porn sparked fatal stabbing of Penn Final Four team member, wife says

"Authorities say a woman fatally stabbed her husband – a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s 1979 Final Four team – as he slept. Police say she told a friend he had been watching child pornography.

According to court records, 53-year-old Matthew White was stabbed early Monday in his bed at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Media."

Former Penn basketball star stabbed to death in his sleep by his wife 'because she caught him looking at child porn'

Monday, 11 February 2013

John Carr Has Agenda

February 9, 2013

My research agenda

"Laws and concepts which were developed in an analogue world may have little or no relevance in the online world or they may cause disproportionate difficulties. How can we develop a jurisprudence and legal processes which can keep up with the times? Alternatively would someone be willing to say how many extra courtrooms we should build, how many extra judges, legal clerks, lawyers and para legals we need to recruit and how many extra prisons we need to build and provide with staff in order to stick with the old ways, developed when the world was a very different place?" 

Research Agenda – Update 1

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Well Jim? *Who* Are You And Ms Keenan Accusing Of Such? 

BTW Jim, since you are on the case, name these 'trolls;' and 'taunters'; better still, report them to the police and let these people respond, legally.


Antonella Sounds A Bit Like Anthony

This is The Sun's 'journalist', Antonella Lazzeri ...

Not Anthony, Antonella

As a few of The Sun's usual suspects are 'out of action', presently, Antonella has been drafted in, once again, to spread her typical disinforming, lying and sensationalist muck.

You can read about Antonella and the quality of her 'work' here, here, here, here ... they go on-and-on-and-on ...


Cease And Desist

February 9, 2013

Desistance and rehabilitation – seminar podcasts on iTunes U

"Glasgow University have published the podcasts of ten seminars on desistance and rehabilitation, featuring Fergus McNeill.

The seminars are part of the University’s ‘Rehabilitation and desistance from crime’ module, which aims to develop critical understandings of concepts of offender rehabilitation and their contested roles within theories and practices of punishment; and research about desistance from crime and its relationship to theories and practices of offender rehabilitation."