Friday, 29 June 2012

STOP THE PRESSES! IT'S STILL ONE LAW FOR THEM...



"I am being told... that I am not being given copies of the statements and evidence [the 'Independent' Police Complaints Commission] have gathered until they choose to give it. I find this extraordinary. My statutory obligation is being undermined, is that not a contempt of court?"
- Andrew Walker, Coroner of the inquiry into the killing of Mark Duggan by cops

The same Guardian article goes on to state:

“The CO19 [firearms squad] officers who shot Duggan have refused to be interviewed and have instead provided statements about the killing.”

Meanwhile...

“You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence."

- The Police caution, as amended by the Tories in the Nineties, in order to erode people's right to silence under the slogan "the innocent have nothing to fear."

2 comments:

  1. "But it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court."

    It may harm the defence but due to the massive amount of paperwork done after such event. They do not need more of a defence.

    Most people do not respond to the caution and if you think otherwise you ill informed. There is no rule highlighted that is different.

    They declined a public interview which NO ONE has to do.

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  2. Me ill informed and speak English good. Also stop sentences. In middle. And USE CAPS.

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