UK- more foolishness....wanted posters are now a NO-NO...

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    UK- more foolishness....wanted posters are now a NO-NO...

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/s...324771,00.html

    You can't make this stuff up...............

    "'Wanted' photos 'may breach rights'"............

    Police have refused to release photographs of two escaped murderers, claiming it might breach their human rights.

    Killers Jason Croft and Michael Nixon are among 13 inmates to have absconded from Sudbury open jail in Derbyshire in the past two months.

    Despite the fact that only two have been caught - and that the killers are still on the loose - Derbyshire Police said the public do not have a right to know what the convicts look like......

    ....More than 660 inmates have gone missing from Sudbury in the past 10 years and officials were criticised last year for spending £25,000 on a champagne party for staff as a reward for "high performance".
    What would CNN/US do, if the cops told them:

    "You can't have the mug shots of these ESCAPED MURDERERS, it might violate their privacy."

    Note to those who say we should emulate the British: ARE YOU FREAKING NUTS!!!!!
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    ...stuff like this coming out of the former British Empire doesn't surprise me anymore...
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    The UK is speedily traveling down a road to becoming a third world country. They are just killing their own country.

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    My favorite refrain when I hear about the idiocy of our "more civilized" British cousins:

    "Mother Country", my eye teeth. "Mother_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Country", maybe, but not "Mother Country".

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    Derbyshire Police said the public do not have a right to know what the convicts look like......
    When the authoritys worry more about the rights of the convicted than those of the public, its just a matter of time till that civilization implodes from within.
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    Big *sigh* here - much as anything one of total, unmitigated embarrassment

    Heck - that was where I was born and raised and lived 55 years but oh my - ''gone to the dogs'' is about the only polite expression I can use - the rest is

    How absurd - sorry folks but criminals have to lose a few 'rights' when they break the law and get sent to jail - they have ceased to be upstanding citizens (sorry - subjects) and so do not IMO have claim to all the rights they once may have enjoyed.

    Having their ugly mugs plastered over any place chosen is one of those penalties or should be.

    Heck - I am disgusted at such seeming stupidity.

    Billboard poster - ''Go to UK - become a career criminal. Your rights will increase exponentially as you seek each and every crime - you may relish the luxury of never being arrested for petty crime - and if you are (horror) attacked by someone defending themselves, it will be they who get arrested. You'll be just fine''

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    You know, at some point there's going to be a change of heart, when one person in a hundred is getting murdered, raped or robbed. Trouble is, the head of every duty cop in the U.K. will explode from the heavy remedial training required to instill in them the job requirements of protecting and serving the public. The ironic thing is that I'm sitting here joking about this and here, in the U.S., we're halfway down that path ourselves. Up the asylum; the inmates have taken over.
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    How in the world can a society become so politically correct that they worry so much to protect the "rights" of criminals that they infringe on the safety of innocent people? It absolutely baffles me.
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    Wow, nothing to say that hasn't been said already. Sad, sad, sad. We have to work hard to make sure we don't go that route here in the U.S.

    Edit - OK, so these two parts don't make sense to me.

    Police have refused to release photographs of two escaped murderers, claiming it might breach their human rights.


    "Acpo (Association of Chief Police Officers) guidance states that releasing a 'wanted' photograph of a named person should only happen in exceptional circumstances where officers believe that the named suspect may be a danger to the public."

    How can two escaped murderers NOT be a danger to the public?
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    ....More than 660 inmates have gone missing from Sudbury in the past 10 years and officials were criticised last year for spending £25,000 on a champagne party for staff as a reward for "high performance".
    Killers Jason Croft and Michael Nixon are among 13 inmates to have absconded from Sudbury open jail in Derbyshire in the past two months.
    I think I have discovered the problem. Clancy Wiggum's English cousin Nigel is obviously in charge.



    What a country. They cannot protect you, they cannot keep those they do catch in jail, they deny you the right to an effective defense of self AND they won't let you know what the criminals look like!

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    My assistant gets one of the British newspapers every week, the headline this week, the guy that murdered a female Police Officer escaped the country through the airport wearing a female full Muslim veil and his sisters passport. They don’t even require them to lift the veil crossing the border….

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    Not to release the image of a suspected rapist only makes society more vulnerable and actually just hands over the body politic to the criminal, especially if they are disarmed and are unable to protect themselves.

    Criminals should fear the law abiding, not the other way around.
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