Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Friday, 3 July 2015
KNIFE CRIME AGAIN
This was just one of previous attempts to deter and/or punish those caught on the streets. For the numbers watchers reading this a comparison between last year`s and current figures might be of interest. The arguments, however, will not go away. The Met Commissioner recently expressed his opinion that reduction in stop and search has hampered his force`s ability to take weapons off the streets. Before the last Holyrood election in Scotland where the SNP won a majority Scottish Labour had promised prison for all knife carriers. That proposed policy did not go down well with police in Scotland. I would be surprised if south of the Wall opinions differ.