Man Shot in (Supposedly) Gun Free UK

The UK has some of the strictest gun laws, and yet they still have gun crime. Car shooting victim murdered in ‘targeted attack’ – BBC News. Because criminals don’t follow the law.

Euan Johnston, 26, was in the driver’s seat of a black Audi RS4 estate when he was shot, on Shields Road, near Scotland Street, at 23:45 on Tuesday.

He died a short time later at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Passing laws that you cannot enforce only makes life difficult for the law-abiding.

Cops Behaving Badly: UK Edition

For 27 years the police in South Yorkshire covered up the truth about a stadium collapse. They did this to aid the government, and to hide their own ineptitude, and because they thought they could get away with it. Hillsborough Verdict: At Last, the Shameful Truth Is Out

A few choice quotes:

  • “the police had to collude to invent evidence.”
  • “the South Yorkshire police organized a conspiracy to protect themselves by defaming the dead and injured.”
  • “the police needed another ally, and they found it in The Sun.”

The police. The government. The press. All lined up behind a lie. But the truth is not so easy to hide when there are thousands of witnesses. (And this was in the days before everyone had a video camera in their pocket.)

Domestic Abuse in the UK – Not Much Justice

So it is OK in Scotland to beat up any wheelchair-bound person, or just your significant other, or just women? Paralysed wheelchair-bound woman battered by fiance in ‘sickening’ attack is outraged after violent brute avoids jail

He is supposed to be in love with her. But after an evening at the pub, he beats her and dumps her out of her chair. He got a warning.

Sheriff Mhairi McTaggart told him: “By a small margin, I am not sending you to prison.”

But last night, Michelle, 34, said: “How can there be any ‘small margin’ about it? A man beats up a woman in a wheelchair and doesn’t go to jail? Where’s the margin in that?

“Domestic abuse, there’s no excuse — except at Ayr Sheriff Court, apparently.”

A restraining order by any other name, is just as useless

The difference between getting a restraining order in this country or a “non-molestation order” in the UK, is that in America, you usually have the option of arming yourself in your own defense. In the UK you disarmed (for your own good). Woman murdered by husband called police about him nine times before her death, report finds 

She called the cops 9 times about this bastard. She called police the morning she was killed. That day the call was taken by a trainee and not logged correctly.

In all, the review says that there were 12 things the Kent police did wrong. An apology has been issued. Not sure to whom, as the person most needing the apology is dead.

The cops don’t know what to do about restraining orders in the UK, so nothing was done. She paid the ultimate price.

Her estranged husband will be sentenced to life. In the UK that is rarely more than 15 years behind bars.

Calling 911 is a fine thing. (In the UK – dial 999) It can send police and medical assistance. But if you are betting your life on “the system” being able to save you, you are in trouble. In the UK you can’t even protect yourself, because that kind of thing is best left to the authorities. Too bad they don’t know what they are doing.

And no matter what the ruling class in the UK thinks, self-defense is a human-right.

UK Cops Still Cooking the Books on Crime

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics. And the UK Crime reports are beginning to look like damn lies. Police massaging crime records, says report

What happens when you give a bureaucrat a target? Well they will do everything possible to meet that target. Like lie about what is actually going on.

One officer spoke of a “downward pressure” not to record offences, while there were also claims that crime reports are being re-classified in order to make performance scores look better.

Nationally the UK dropped targets in 2010 after years (decades?) of scandal about cooking the books. But that idea isn’t gone. So there are targets to reduce certain types of crime all over the place.

A sergeant said that when crime reduction targets are set, the easiest way to reach them is by “not recording that particular category of crime”, adding: “It still happens.”

Cops Behaving Badly – UK Edition

They are “Bad Apples” and not representative of the average officer. Police officers ‘stole £30,000 after raid’ – Telegraph

Former detective sergeant Stephen Phillips and constables Philip Christopher Evans and Michael Stokes took some of the cash from two safes found in a house they raided in 2011, Cardiff Crown Court heard.

The trial is ongoing… Does the UK have “innocent until proved guitly?” Somehow I don’t think so.

UK Violence surges

The number of violent crimes in the UK went up dramatically, and they tracked cyber-crimes for the first time, which is why the number “doubled.” Violence surges as crime totals double

That 100% rise in crime falls under lies, in the “Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics” spectrum. Last year they didn’t count cyber crime. This year they did.

Still violent crime is up substantially in the UK. Though there are folks arguing it just that the books were cooked in the past…

The Metropolitan Police, the country’s largest force, signalled a 24 per cent leap in violence, the largest increase in the country in terms of numbers, with an extra 32,000 crimes bringing the total to 168,000.

Other jurisdictions saw larger increases, but this is the London statistic. A large increase for such a large population.

Sex crimes numbers are up, mostly because the UK is doing a better job of prosecuting such crimes. It wasn’t that long ago that police basically said “she deserved it” and refused to do anything. Not many victims are going to come forward under those circumstances.

Even accounting for some cooking of the books, the numbers in the UK are not good.