Monday, June 20, 2011

Thousand will be denied Justice as legal aid cuts bite !

Inspector Geraint Lloyd Evans: Child sex offences !

A SENIOR police officer has appeared in court accused of child sex offences and possessing indecent images of children.

Inspector Geraint Lloyd Evans, 47, of South Wales Police, was remanded in custody after appearing at Llanelli Magistrates' Court.

Evans was charged with seven separate offences and was remanded to appear at Swansea Crown Court on March 11.

The allegations include conspiring with others to incite engagement in unlawful sexual activity with a child under 13.

He is also charged with three offences of making indecent images of children, possession of four child abuse images and possession of extreme pornography.

Evans is also charged with a single offence of possessing section 1 ammunition.

He will appear in court on March 11 with three members of the public also charged with offences related to indecent images of children.

They are a 49-year-old male from the Cardiff area, a 49-year-old male from the Neath area, and a 54-year-old male from the Ross On Wye area,
They appeared at Llanelli Magistrates Court on March 3, charged with a number of offences related to indecent images of children, including conspiracy to incite or engage in sexual activity with a child under the age of 13 years - contrary to Section 1.1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

All three men were remanded in custody.

A 49-year-old male from the Ystrad Mynach area also appeared at Llanelli Magistrates court on March 4th, 2011, charged in relation to indecent images of children, including conspiracy to incite or engage in sexual activity with a child under the age of 13 years - contrary to Section 1.1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977. He was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Swansea Crown Court on Friday, March, 11.

Evans was charged after an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

A separate South Wales Police criminal investigation linked to the case led to the three members of the public being charged.

IPCC commissioner for Wales Tom Davies said: "I am satisfied that this is being thoroughly investigated. It would be inappropriate to comment further now that the judicial process has started."

Ian Tomlinson death: Officer to stand trial

Ian Tomlinsan : PC Simon Harwood to go on trial for the manslaughter of Mr.Tomlinson

Trial begins at the Old Bailey in October...this will be updated as more news comes in

While those are still dying in Police Custody News of a new national Police database which is set to hold the details of a quarter of the population !

17th June 2011

 Welcome to the Big Brother Watch newsletter!

It was another busy week for the Big Brother Watch team with news of a new national Police database which is set to hold the details of a quarter of the population, calls for the government to review controversial stop-and-search powers and a scandal surrounding the covert surveillance of Julian Assange.  Each of these stories - and much more - are explored in more depth below.

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Media Highlights


Metro - One in four Britons on Police database
But Daniel Hamilton, director of civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, said: ‘The police need to give the public a cast iron guarantee that innocent people’s details will never make their way on to this database.’

BBC News - Anti-terror stop-and-search powers need 'safeguards'
Daniel Hamilton, director of the Big Brother Watch campaign group, said: "While we welcome the conclusions [of JCHR] they could have gone much further.

"Rather than a genuine counter-terrorism and crime-fighting tool, stop and search has been a way of bullying and hassling our increasingly abject population.

"We have to decide what kind of society we want to live in. Arbitrary stop and search powers allow the state to confront an individual in the street, without cause, and demand their papers. It's wrong." 

Daily Telegraph - WikiLeaks: Government 'spying' on Julian Assange during house arrest
Daniel Hamilton, a director for civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said the cameras should be taken down.

He said: “Regardless of the allegations made against Mr Assange, he has not been charged with any crime.

“For his movements – and those of his visitors – to be monitored in this way constitutes an outrageous invasion of personal privacy. These cameras must be removed immediately.

“The Police and Home Secretary should make a clear and unequivocal statement that this type of underhand surveillance will not be tolerated in the United Kingdom.”  

Daily Mail - Sainsbury's supermarket staff are being trained as government 'health spies'

 Daniel Hamilton, of the campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: ‘It strikes me as something that will make a lot of people uncomfortable. They are trying to do the right thing but they have to be careful about how they do it.’

The Guardian - Privacy groups take Royston's ANPR plans to ICO 
No CCTV, Privacy International and Big Brother Watch say that they fear the project might foreshadow similar work across the country. "The use of ANPR by the police in the UK has not been as the result of any Parliamentary debate, Act of Parliament or even a Statutory Instrument," they say in their complaint. The government is proposing a code of conduct on the use of ANPR, but the complaint says this would not be legally enforceable. 

Yorkshire Post - (Op-Ed) Daniel Hamilton: It’s time to defend our freedom and lift this ban
Daniel Hamilton is director of Big Brother Watch.

OVER the past decade, there has been a significant expansion of the amount and scope of anti-terrorist legislation implemented in the UK.

The growth of the authoritarian state is inextricably linked to what Tony Blair once called the “changing rules of the game” – a new form of terrorism that defies borders and harnesses technology to achieve its poisonous goals.

IT Pro - CCTV service Internet Eyes forced into privacy changes 
Daniel Hamilton, director of the Big Brother Watch, was not convinced the ICO had gone far enough.

"Today's ruling does little to address fundamental concerns many have about this system and its impact upon personal privacy," Hamilton told IT Pro.

"It's fundamentally wrong to hand untrained and unaccountable voyeurs the power to monitor CCTV images.  This should be left to trained professionals." 

UOL Noticias (Brazil) - WikiLeaks afirma que governo britânico espiona Assange
O diretor do grupo defensor das liberdades civis "Big Brother Watch", Daniel Hamilton, disse nesta quinta-feira que as câmeras deveriam ser retiradas do lugar.

"Apesar das acusações contra Assange, ele não foi condenado por nenhum crime. O fato de seus movimentos e os de seus visitantes serem vigiados desta maneira é uma degradante invasão de privacidade. Estas câmeras deveriam ser retiradas imediatamente", avaliou Hamilton.


 Blogs of the Week


Immigrant or criminal?
Recently I landed at Heathrow Airport after a trip to the US.  Upon returning to London, I was looking forward to getting to my flat and preparing to go back to work the next morning.  I was home and I could relax after a long flight.  But first, immigration.  Did I mention I’m foreign...


Education Bill sparks human rights controversy

The Education Bill, which started its Second Reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday, could possibly fall foul of human rights laws due to some rather intrusive measures. Currently school staff in England are only able to search a pupil if they believe they have a ‘prohibited item’ on their person or in their belongings. These can include weapons, alcohol or drugs.


Police in Tredworth, Gloucestershire install broken CCTV… twice

Considering the bad press that CCTV often receives for being expensive, useless and often mismanaged, when the residents of Tredworth in Gloucestershire actively asked police to install cameras due to the vandalism of their cars in the high street, you would have expected them to check they worked first.

Leaks reveal misinformation from University of Nottingham concerning student detained for ‘terrorist activities’

In May 2008, University of Nottingham student Rizwaan Sabir and staff member Hicham Yezza were arrested by counter-terrorism officers causing huge controversy. Sabir had downloaded an al-Qaida training manual as research for a dissertation he was producing, and asked Yezza, editor of a political magazine called Ceasefire, for his help in drafting a PhD proposal. University officials alerted the police and the men were held in police custody for six days.

Surrey Council Council fined £120k for e-mail data security blunders

We at Big Brother Watch have long complained about the unwillingness of the Information Commissioner to effectively use his powers to name, shame and fine those who are guilty of gross abuses of data protection law.  While these powers are used rarely, they are occasionally utilised for good effect.
One case where the ICO has shown a willingness to act is against Surrey County Council for their incompetence in e-mailing personal medical and welfare data of hundreds of people to the wrong recipients on three separate occasions.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Kingsley Burrell Brown: Died while in Police custody.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bent Coppers & Crooked Quisling Judges MUST be stopped

Bent Coppers & Crooked Quisling Judges MUST be stopped.  Corruption is rampant in the British courts, civil & criminal.  Judges are the Godfathers of the Legal Mafia, who run the most successful PROTECTION RACKET in the world.    They have a stranglehold on THE LAW, & think they own it.  The Fair Lady Justice is raped in our courts every day of the week.  MPs (enjoying the ride on their own gravy train) & the so-called ‘News Media’ lead the populace in worshipping the judiciary as Gods.  They are not!  Their only human quality is arrogance.  If there is ever to be Justice in Britain, we must BREAK that stranglehold.  I am attempting to do so in
Leeds Combined Court Centre on Wednesday 15th June, MAGNA CARTA DAY at 12 noon.  PLEASE BE THERE IF YOU POSSIBLY CAN
You owe it to all those who gave their lives in World War II, but have been so badly betrayed.  Buying a poppy once a year has not prevented Britain becoming the very thing they fought against.  It is an Orwellian Police State – though hidden behind a nauseating PRETENCE of ‘Democracy’, & the ‘Rule of Law’.   WE HAVE NEITHER!  Instead, we have the ‘Rule of Law-yers’ – a very different thing!  They are the new ‘Master Race’ (not the one Hitler envisaged), have seized Absolute Power, & will destroy anyone (big or little) they see as a threat to their power.  ‘1984’ is NOW!
Your presence in sufficient numbers on Magna Carta Day (as above), might help to restore a semblance of Justice to Britain.  
Norman Scarth (HMS Matchless 1943/44, Russian Convoys & the Scharnhorst battle).
Tel: 01274 541 213.   Mobile: 0779 435 8691.  Email:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Moira Anderson: Victim of Strathclyde Police....who covered for those in power in the British Goverment !

Moira Anderson: British Goverment paedophilia cover-up

Paedophilia: British Goverment cover-up of Moira Anderson...James Gallogley, a convicted paedophile.. .implicated senior public figures in the abuse of children in Strathclyde during the 1950s and 1960s

Pressure on police to release paedophile dossier

April 23, 2006

A SECRET dossier said to identify members of a paedophile ring could be published within weeks, after the intervention of the Scottish information commissioner.
Kevin Dunion has been asked by the family of Moira Anderson, a schoolgirl who disappeared almost 50 years ago, to review a decision by Strathclyde police not to release the document that may identify her abductors.

The 11-year-old was last seen boarding a bus in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, in 1957 during a heavy snowstorm. She was on her way to the shops to buy a box of chocolates for her mother’s birthday.

The dossier, written by James Gallogley, a convicted paedophile who died in Peterhead prison in 1999, is said to implicate senior public figures in the abuse of children in Strathclyde during the 1950s and 1960s. It is also believed to list vehicles and safe houses used in Glasgow, Monklands and Paisley where children were hidden before being taken to sex parties.

Strathclyde’s chief constable has refused to release the document, saying its publication could destroy any chance of solving the case.

However, relatives argue it could help to identify those responsible for Anderson’s abduction and recover her remains.

Her sister Janet, 63, who lives in Australia, has appealed to the information commissioner to order its release. A decision is expected in the next few weeks.

Her call is backed by Sandra Brown, the founder of the Moira Anderson Foundation, who believes her late father, Alex Gartshore, was responsible for the crime.

In an interview with The Sunday Times this weekend, Brown said her father, a former bus driver and convicted sex offender from Coatbridge, was part of a paedophile ring whose members she will recognise when she sees Gallogley’s dossier.

She said that Gartshore and Gallogley, who were friends, lived close to Fred West, the notorious serial killer, in Coatbridge during the early 1960s. Both Gartshore and West moved out of the area in late 1965.

However, Gartshore, who was on bail accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at the time of Anderson’s disappearance, denied any involvement in the crime. He died earlier this month at the age of 85.

According to Brown, who has spoken to former police officers involved in the investigation, Gallogley’s dossier describes how “wee Moira” was subdued with chloroform, abused by Gartshore and “one other” and placed in the boot of Gartshore’s bus.

It claims her body was dumped in the Tarry Burn in Coatbridge, an area that has never been thoroughly searched.

The dossier was handed to police by a former cell mate four years after Gallogley’s death.

It prompted a review of Anderson’s disappearance but failed to throw up any meaningful leads.

“Pressure needs to be brought to bear on Strathclyde police,” said Brown. “Who is being protected and why is there a problem with transparency? I understand Gallogley’s dossier reveals names in his confession. It indicates Moira was not the sole victim of this ring and gives details of parties where children were abused.

“Those named could help lead us to Moira’s remains. There’s unwillingness by officers to share information.”

However, Strathclyde police said inquiries were ongoing. “We regularly review any investigations and the disappearance of Moira Anderson is no exception,” said a spokesman. “Any new evidence and information will be the subject of further investigation in an effort to resolve her disappearance, ” said a spokesman.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

PC John Caulfield: assaulted a young French tourist and left him needing hospital treatment

A police officer assaulted a young French tourist and left him needing hospital treatment after spotting him urinating in a bush, a court heard today.

Pc John Caulfield chased Charles Quichaud down the street before delivering a series of blows to his head, face and chest as he lay curled up on the ground, it was claimed.
Local residents who witnessed the alleged attack initially mistook Caulfield for a mugger but then realised he was a uniformed officer, the jury was told on the first day of his trial.

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Christine Chambers told police repeatedly she was being pestered by suspected gunman, watchdog reveals

Police outside a house in Braintree, Essex, after a woman and child were found dead following a firearms incident. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA
A mother shot dead with her toddler daughter had reported to police that she was being "pestered and harassed" by the suspected gunman less than two weeks before she was killed.

Christine Chambers, 38, contacted officers on 27 May in the latest of a number of calls to Essex police over two years reporting incidents concerning the man suspected of the double murders, named locally as David Oakes, 50.

Details of her last complaint were made public by the Independent Police Complaints Commission as it launched a formal investigation into the case.

The bodies of Chambers and two-year-old Shania were found following a stand-off between police and the gunman inside their home in Bartram Avenue, Braintree in the early hours of Monday.

Friday, June 3, 2011

AHMAD: Policemen now face review....4 Officers against one civilian again !

Four policemen cleared of beating up a terror suspect must now wait to learn if they will face misconduct hearings.

A jury took just an hour to acquit the officers of assaulting Babar Ahmad during an early morning raid at his home in Tooting, south London, in December 2003.

Scotland Yard said it would carry out a misconduct review to consider whether it should bring any disciplinary proceedings.

Pc Roderick James-Bowen, 40, Pc Mark Jones, 43, Pc Nigel Cowley, 34, and Detective Constable John Donohue, 37, were found not guilty of attacking the suspect after a month-long trial at London's Southwark Crown Court.

Speaking outside court, their solicitor, Colin Reynolds, said they were looking forward to "getting on with their professional lives" and putting the "unfounded and unsubstantiated allegations" behind them.

Mr Ahmad, 37, was arrested in the early hours of December 2 2003 on suspicion of leading a group that provided support for al Qaida and other fundamentalist networks.

He claimed in court that he was beaten, sworn at and had his Islamic faith mocked in an assault that began at his home and continued in a police van and at a police station.

But the four officers from the Metropolitan Police's Territorial Support Group insisted that his injuries were either self-inflicted or caused legally when he was initially grappled to the ground.

In March 2009 Scotland Yard admitted that Mr Ahmad was subjected to violent assaults and religious abuse, and agreed to pay him £60,000 in damages, after he brought a personal injury case at the High Court.