I can't comment very much on the Mark Duggen case, because I just don't know enough about it. I will say that I was very surprised that the Metropolitan Police Chief Bernard Hogan-Howell sent his Deputy to handle the Press and Newsnights Jeremy Paxman, I would like to know why that was, as if Mr Hogan-Howell has time to go gallivanting off on Stonewall dinner parties, surely he ought to have made time to address those serious questions that need to be answered, and to reassure the public, some of whom are now terrified of the police on account of the shootings and tazerings and truncheonings of unarmed citizens?
I will repeat how disgusted I am still about the way I was treated by Stafford Police. NOT the ordinary police, the ones at the top who decided to try to cover up Pindown. We also have a Chief of Police in Staffordshire who seems to care more about Gay Rights than about justice for anyone else who isn't homosexual. I think it is very stupid of officers like Dawn Franks to assume that just because a person has mental health problems that they would not take everyday precautions against further abuse of process by authorities, my tiny little cheap MP3 recorder is very handy for protecting me from further persecutions, ie for picking up interesting conversations inside my own home between me and anyone who comes round trying to trick me into signing into a police notebook underneath a pencilled in scrawl.
Its about time the Police stopped treating their fellow citizens like idiots and criminals, and started doing their proper job of catching the REAL criminals. The public - myself included - do not want to destroy the police, we need the police, because there are criminals, so we all need protection from wicked people who think it is ok to rob murder and rape, but what we DONT need is the Police trying to cover up mistakes they have made by abusing people when they think they can get away with it.
I would have added the photo of Police Chief Bernard Hogan-Howell and Harry Derbidge at the Stonewall do to this blog post but someone has mucked about with my settings on Google Blogger and made it impossible for me to post photos onto my blog any more, so I will just have to post the link to the photo instead.