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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Another Way to Stay Out of Prison!

For years Police Officers have been battling with the CPS to get cases to court. Identification of a suspect is always an issue. They are often quite insistant on an idenitity parade being conducted (nowadays done by video). If the witness picks out the suspect, then it adds weight to a case. The job wont get anywhere near a court, if there is nothing else to link a suspect.
Well apparently, the identification of a suspect by the witness is no longer good enough, according to Judge James Tabor QC.
Apparently, the witness in this case could not possibly have been able to recognise the offender after a 3 second glimpse. Providing the identification process was complied with correctly and an initial description obtained, which was not markedly different than that of the offender, I cannot see how the Judge can come to this decision.
It is not as if the suspect was a pillar of the community. He had already admitted to a burglary, which as all police officers know, is only because he was bang to rights.
The judge obviously thinks that the suspect is a jolly decent fellow, who has admitted to his misdemeanours. As he denies this case, he could not possibly be guilty.
I only hope someone has the guts to appeal this decision. Otherwise, it sets a dangerous precedent.


Titus said...

Obviously it doesn't pay to be “honest, utterly decent and brave” any more.
I'm a repeat victim of crime and I have to say Judge Tabor's decision is, quite frankly, insulting to ordinary decent folk like me.
This victim ID'd the suspect and was denied a chance to give her evidence in court simply because she presented herself well.
I can't resist saying it: "The law is an ass."

joker1972 said...

Goes to show how out of touch some Judges are.

adrian said...

How's this for a bit of detective work, Oswald was innocent after all.

The New World Order for Dummies.

What Jaq boots Smithy is really up to with her ID card scheme.

Of course we were warned about the Globalists.

and not just once either.

Do you really believe Oswald could arrange this

or this

or this

or this

What is this non specific 'Change' he keeps talking about, has anybody bothered to ask him.
Who Knows, but it's obviously not this :-

The Communist manifesto