In other piss-boilers
September 26, 2009 3 Comments
Ambush Predator: Coppers wildly overstep their remit once again…
South Yorkshire Police apparently have enough time on their hands to wander the streets, peeking in car windows and, if there are any items on display, doing this:
If any items are on show, the officer will record it, along with the car registration number, to help identify the car owner. Using the DVLA’s MOT database, they will then be able to find out who are the car’s insurers.
The forms will then be sent out to insurance companies – which will either lead to people’s premiums rocketing or their policies being cancelled.
Letters from a Tory: Again, we must account for ourselves before the state, or we are non-persons liable to sanction…
From the Telegraph:
Adults who look after friends’ children on a regular basis are being forced to register with Ofsted under new legislation. They must complete a criminal record check, learn first aid, take a childcare course and even follow Labour’s “nappy curriculum” for under-fives. …It comes just weeks after it emerged that parents giving lifts to other children face prosecution if they fail to register with the Government’s vetting and barring scheme, a new anti-paedophile database. Dr Richard House, senior lecturer in psychotherapy at Roehampton University, and founder of the Open EYE campaign group, said: “In any ‘couldn’t-make-it-up’ league table, this latest Government incursion into family life surely has to come very near the top. It beggars belief that Ofsted is now telling parents that a private co-operative arrangement whereby friends choose to take care of each others’ children is against the law. It appears that the stealthy nationalisation of childcare is now proceeding at full throttle.”
More on that from the Faily Dail:
Two working mothers have been banned from looking after each other’s toddlers because they are not registered childminders.
The close friends’ private arrangement had let them both return to part-time jobs at the same company.
However, a whistleblower reported them to the education watchdog Ofsted and it found their informal deal broke the law.
This was because little-known rules say friends cannot gain a ‘reward’ by looking after a child for more than two hours outside the child’s home without agreeing to a number of checks including one from the Criminal Records Bureau.
Although the mothers never paid each other, their job-sharing deal was judged to be a ‘reward’. Campaigners fear thousands of working families could be innocently breaking the rules by relying on close friends for informal childcare.
Boatang & Demetriou: Police say “anti-social behaviour’s not our problem”…
According to the Telegraph, a senior cop has popped up at the Inquest of the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and Francecca Hardwick (a mother and daughter who tragically killed themselves following a campaign of terror by scum bags) and said that anti-social behaviour has nothing to do with the police.
At the inquest into the pair’s deaths yesterday, Superintendent Steve Harrod, head of criminal justice at Leicestershire Police, acknowledged that the criminal justice system was set up to avoid sending juveniles to prison.
He said police officers were only allowed to issue warnings to young troublemakers unless their behaviour was judged to be serious.
“I’m not sure if people know but low-level anti-social behaviour is mainly the responsibility of the council”
Well, don’t shoot the messenger. What he is saying is disgusting, but it’s not particularly his fault and he is right. Because indeed, the terrorism of society and the low level crime that blights estates and communities up and down the country is no longer in the domain of the judiciary.
Because the state, along with everything else near it’s grasp, has snapped up and entwined the issue of juvenile delinquency and anti social crime and terror within its clammy tentacles.
Rantin Rab: Scottish Airport Police demand to see passports of English domestic travellers.
It appears that Strathclyde’s finest have decided to, or have been told to, check the passports of passengers arriving at Prestwick Airport.
Passengers on domestic flights, that is.
Just what business it is of the police to be checking passports is anyone’s guess. Checking the passports of international passengers is the job of the UKBA.
So why are they checking passports and what happens to those who refuse to play their stupid game? It’s not an offence to travel without a valid passport on a domestic flight.
In my opinion they powers that be are just testing our ‘compliance threshold’. If the sheeple happily play along with this, what’s next?
More on this in the Times:
English passengers making internal flights to Scottish airports are being asked to show their passports when they land, police have confirmed.
Officers are carrying out routine identity checks on domestic flights under terrorism legislation. This can mean forcing passengers to show passports or other photographic identification.
Those arriving on international flights are required to go through passport control, but domestic passengers are usually checked for photographic ID before boarding their plane.
The checks came to light after shadow home secretary Chris Grayling was asked to produce his documents when he arrived at Glasgow Prestwick airport on an internal flight.
The Terrorism Act 2000 gives police forces the power to stop anyone for identification checks, which can include showing a passport. Strathclyde Police, which covers Prestwick, 30 miles south west of the city centre, said its officers use the legislation “proportionately”.
A force spokesman said: “’Police officers, similar to other Border and Law Enforcement Agencies, operate at UK Air and Sea Ports in furtherance of their role of protecting our communities.
“As part of their duties, police require to establish the identity of persons present at or transiting through a port and, in recognition of this, legislation is provided for that purpose.
Well then.. the next time my firm want me to travel north of the border, I’m going to tell them to go fuck themselves.
Time to go shoot golf balls at the cat.
I hate what these shits have done to my country, my life, my liberty and my sanity.