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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Just when you think it`s safe to go back in the water along comes a shark.  Yesterday I pondered on the multitude of page views from Russia and today in the Times the headline`s all about Ruskie propaganda.  Has this blog been selected by Vladamir P. and his henchmen to provide an insight into and subsequently subvert the judicial system?  I would suppose my late Ukranian grandfather would comment that nothing changes east of the Dnieper. 

Ambulance: Three Lives

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe » Medic Scribe

The heroin epidemic continues unabated in Hartford. I called the time on two fatal overdoses in a recent week. Both men were in their 40’s. One was in a low-rate motel. He sat by the window in his breeze-less room, the curtains pulled just enough so he could see the cars rolling past on the highway. His head had rolled back, his mouth open when he died. He was riggored in his chair, surrounded by half unpacked moving cartons that held his tattered belongings. The room was dirty. The TV showed footage of the Dallas shootings. The ashtrays overflowed with butts. There were scattered glassine envelopes with a monkey stamped on them. The other man was in the guest bedroom of a small apartment where he was staying with his sister and her four year old son. He lay back on the neatly made bed, his feet on the floor, his eyes staring at the ceiling, his skin cold and grayish blue. On the bureau was his prescription for Buprenorphine. His sister said he had been clean for three months. She and her son had spent...

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Police: Mental Health & International Law

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop

When I woke up this morning, I was greated with a familiar message on Twitter from a duty inspector: “We have a male who has been sectioned under 2 MHA but they say there’s no bed.  He’s been here all night and no word of any bed today.  Can they do this and just expect us to lock him up?”  I sent back the hyperlink to a BLOG I wrote three years ago and sent some advice on escalating the incident to senior police officers and trying to do so to senior health managers.  The duty inspector then added that he’d been told there were “no mental health beds in England” and that they were having to try and ensure this guy’s wellbeing whilst knowing perfectly well he should be in hospital. A lot of NHS telephones seemed to be turned off during office hours, from what he reported back and he was told by one nurse during the process that “the other inspectors turn a blind eye.”  That’s almost an incitement to corruption and false imprisonment – right there, folks!

So off we go again: this...

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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Over the last few days I`ve noticed that an increasing number of page views of this blog originate from Russia.  Yesterday there were close on one thousand.  This is puzzling.  Is a certain V. Putin putting his watch dogs on the blog?  Does it pose a threat to the Kremlin?  How can the occasional rants by a somewhat cynical perhaps confused capitalist with libertarian leanings and memories of a council house upbringing attract such observers?  Maybe this is just a flash in the proverbial pan and my Russian readers will find somewhere else to augment their English language lessons.  I say hurrah for blogspot translator.


Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
The Police Federation of Northern Ireland is a unique organisation in the U.K.  Its members are permanently armed and 18 years after the Good Friday Agreement still face threats rare in the rest of the country. Whilst the degree of misconduct amongst PSNI is probably no better or worse than on the mainland inquiries into shootings resulting in death seem rare.  Assault on police  on the other hand are not  uncommon.  According to a FOI request "in the financial year 2014/2015 there were 2,866 assault offences where the victim was a police officer on duty."  The Police Federation of Northern Ireland is arguing that a custodial sentence should be mandatory for every offender convicted of an assault on their members.  Their request to Stormont makes clear that even those convicted of common assault where no harm occurs should suffer that mandatory jail sentence.  There cannot be a single J.P. or criminal lawyer who is unaware and/or has no experience of the most perfunctory...

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Fire: Firefighters and MFRS staff to take part in Liverpool Pride 2016

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
MFRS firefighters staff to take part in Liverpool Pride 2016

Police: Fake holding accounts target car buyers online

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog

Shoppers in the market for a new car are being warned to keep an eye out for fraudulent emails when looking to buy vehicles online.

Victims have received emails claiming to be from ‘Amazon Payments’ or ‘Amazon Flexible Payment Services’ after agreeing to buy. These claim to be bank accounts that hold the buyer’s money for one week before releasing it to the seller.

Fake holding accounts

The emails are designed to get victims of the scam to pay upfront before visiting the seller to collect the vehicle, claiming they have a one-week cooling off period to reclaim the payment if they change their mind. This gives victims the false sense of security that their money is being looked after by a trustworthy third party.
In reality, Amazon do not provide ‘escrow’ accounts to look after payments; they have been set up by the fraudsters to trick the buyer into handing money over without having to show them the vehicle they think they’re buying.

Protection advice

When making a big purchase online such...

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Police: The Independent Police Complaints Commission

Written by RSS Poster RetiredAndAngry

Or are they?  Independent I mean.

Yesterday they casually released three tweets to the world which ignited a pure shitstorm on Twitter and Facebook.

We have issued an apology regarding the Edric Kennedy-Macfoy case. Our full statement:

— IPCC (@IPCCNews) July 27, 2016

Edric Kennedy-Macfoy statement: Following shortfalls being identified we have withdrawn misconduct recommendations

— IPCC (@IPCCNews) July 27, 2016

We recognise the effect this will have on Mr Kennedy-Macfoy and the officers and apologise for this. An in depth review will now take place

— IPCC (@IPCCNews) July 27, 2016

So after FIVE years of investigation, and all that involves for both complainant and officers, they simply issued a statement announcing the withdrawal of proceedings and apologising to all those involved.

Having been most insistent that proceedings for Gross Misconduct were warranted against the officers, meaning that the officers were at risk of being...

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Fire: Group Manager takes on Swiss Alpine Challenge for charity

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Group manager takes on Swiss Alpine Challenge for charity

Police: At the End of the Day

Written by RSS Poster policecommander

At the end of the day… I will pause for a moment or two.

And I will remember the places I’ve been and the faces I’ve seen.

I will think of all the lives I’ve encountered – strangers and old friends, the lost and the used, the homeless and helpless, the scared and abused.

I will think of crime scenes and turmoil and broken homes, troubled streets and carnage and broken bones.

At the end of the day, I will explain that there are some things that stay with you forever.

At the end of the day, I will smile as I remember the people I serve alongside – as I think about their everyday humanity and heroism.

And I will remember the lives of those who have gone before – the brilliant and brave ones who paid the greatest price of all.

At the end of the day, I will count my blessings.

At the end of the day, I will head home to my family. Or head to work for the next night shift.

At the end of the day, I will work all the hours to get the job done.

I will remind myself that duty still matters – that what I do still matters.

At the end...

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