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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace

A decade or so ago a regular annual check on the judiciary regulatory body website now the Judicial Conduct  Investigations Office would have revealed decisions for about two dozen magistrates whose actions, speech and/or behaviour had fallen foul of the content of one or more of the 20 pages comprising The Judicial Conduct (Magistrates) Rules [available on line as a pdf file].  This year to date nine such JPs have had the ignominy of their case details published on line albeit in a highly abbreviated form. All such cases at the JCIO have the minimum of details published.  Indeed the whole process from initial inquiries to final decision is about as straightforward as the maze at Hampton Court. It is shrouded in secrecy behind the apparent clarity of the 20 pages of directions and procedures to be followed. Of the aforementioned nine, three magistrates were sacked owing to their failure to sit the minimum number of times required; viz. 13 half days annually.  I have always felt little...

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Police: The Impact of Policing

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop

For some time now, I’ve been concerned about the impact on vulnerable people of ‘normalising’ the involvement of the police in their mental health care.  Regular readers will no doubt recall some observations I’ve made based on real cases or things I’ve learned by listening to people.  It’s because of my concern, I decided a blog is called for, despite now writing here much less often.  It follows my reading of a case which yet again makes plain this point, but it actually goes one step further than anything I’ve come across before: the impact of involvement of the police was directly linked in a Preventing Future Deaths (PDF) report from a Coroner as a ‘probable’ cause of death.  Of course, as with all situations involving complex and vulnerable people, there is rarely one single explanation for why someone died and it’s not listed as the only thing which contributed to someone’s death.  There were nine things overall, but remove any of them and would we still have an inquest? … who knows.


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Ambulance: Quinnipiac Poll

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe

I got a call from the Quinnipiac poll the other night and spent 15 minutes answering questions about the presidential candidates, the economy, health care and COVID-19.  I was able to answer all the questions pretty easily.  I didn’t like either Biden or Trump, but would vote for Biden.  I liked Fauci, but was skeptical of the CDC.  I thought Trump should wear a mask when he goes out in public.  I would not get on an airplane or dine in a restaurant, but was okay with my kids going back to school in the fall. I didn’t think there would be a vaccine for over a year, etc.

Here are the poll results.

One question I had difficulty with concerned the balance between the economy and the public health.  Seventy five percent of Americas said the country should open slowly even if it continued to hurt the economy.  To me public health and the economy go hand in hand.  You need an economy to have public health and without public health, you can’t have an economy.  I am of the belief nowadays that as we enter the summer when cases may dip...

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Fire: Fire engines display powerful messages to keep EYES OPEN to drug gangs grooming kids

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Fire engines display powerful messages to keep EYES OPEN to drug gangs grooming kids

Ambulance: Face Shields

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe

Our hospital is requiring all clinical workers to not only wear face masks, but also face shields, when interacting with patients.

In the April 29, 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Eli Perencevich and his coauthors argue that face shields should be adapted by communities in their containment strategies.  They cite the effectiveness of shields at reducing the spray of respiratory droplets as well their ability to be easily reused.

Moving Personal Protective Equipment Into the Community Face Shields and Containment of COVID-19

I love my face shield.  It goes on easily.  It has protected me from COVID spit and I can clean it easily after each call.  The only issue I have had was the sun beating down on it made me feel quite hot, and I am not certain how this will be in the middle of summer.

Nevertheless, I would encourage all EMS responders to make certain they have face shields whenever encountering a patient, not just for high risk procedures.

Recently a virologist claimed he got the virus through his...

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Police: Lie in the Sky

Written by RSS Poster McNoddy

Sometimes the British media need called out for their collective lies.  Scotland needs to tell these shysters that we are no longer on our knees and that their allegations are well known to be false and manufactured. 

Not one word of truth uttered.  Just bile.


© McNoddy 
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Ambulance: Phase One

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe

Connecticut began phase one of their reopening today.  I left work early today after our monthly CME, which included a talk from our infectious disease doctor on COVID.  He urged us all to continue to keep our guard up.  It was another beautiful day.  I came home to find my two daughters making doughnuts which were delicious.  We then went out on an exploratory mission.  First, we went to the batting cages, which were open for the first day and we were basically there by ourselves.  My daughter had left her batting helmet at home so they both only ventured in the slow pitch softball cages, instead of the baseball cages where a helmet was required.  The place had helmets which they sprayed with bleach and wiped down after each use.  My daughters still didn’t want any part of their helmets.  Still it was great to be back there, and watch them both swining away and making solid contact.

Then we went to Stew Leonard’s a super grocery store to get food (hamburgers, boneless chicken thighs and zucchini for a cookout.  Next we went to...

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Fire: Fire Authority meeting to be streamed live on YouTube

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Fire Authority meeting to be streamed live on YouTube

Ambulance: Experts are Skeptical

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe

I try to stay up on the COVID News.  I do it to keep sane because I need to focus on something in these sci-fi times, but I confess this–we’ll call it a hobby– also puts me on the verge on insanity.  I think the hardest part of it is its rollercoaster nature.  One minute, the sun is coming back out, the next darkness is back on the land.

In Washington state, a judge overturned the state’s stay at home orders as unconstitutional ruling restrictions to state residents outweighed the danger posed to them by the coronavirus.  Shortly after, another judge overturned that judge and reinstated the orders that apparently 80% of the state’s population were okay with in the first place.  Meanwhile in judges in Wisconsin and North Carolina were also overturning orders to the delight of some and disbelief of others.

Oregon Supreme Court Says Virus Restrictions Still In Force, Halting Lower Court’s Order

Yesterday news that phase one tests of a vaccine were so promising that the Dow Jones industrials went up nearly 1,000 points.

Then I...

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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace

It has been variously estimated that around 70% of all crime is alcohol or drug related. Where alcohol has been indirectly related to a violent criminal event and not the principal offence in itself 39% has been the figure estimated.  These numbers are well known to all those involved in the legal system.  Curfews, overnight detentions, fines and occasionally imprisonment have failed to control the problem.  Those alcoholics with means can avail themselves of many medical and pseudo medical practices privately but they are a minority.  Today the government announced its latest initiative to get a grip of this problem; alcohol sensitive tags which measure alcohol in sweat  to be worn around the ankle.  

The results of the two pilots seem too good to be true. It seems to me that the counselling throughout the required period of use and the actions taken when breach is suspected will make or break this scheme. There is no mention in the press release of the probation service whose officers will be at the so called coal face...

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