I don’t know how to start this blog post, so I’ll start it with a statement:
There’s something wrong with the UK Police Force.
The UK does not have a single national police force, but rather a series of 43 forces, loosely based on a county structure. Still, it seems that each of these forces are entwined enough for corruption to seep through in equal amounts.
For non-British readers, please understand that Britain is, was, and likely always will be a barometer of extremes. We have cold, wintery highlands and almost-Mediterranean beaches. We have modern Apple stores inside 300 year-old buildings. We have nice areas high in crime and we have not nice areas low in crime. But crime in the UK is a growing problem, and some places truly are feral.
Ask anyone in the UK why crime rates are getting higher, and most likely they will feed you the reason that it’s ‘police budget cuts’ lowering police numbers, which in turn raises the rate of all crimes, from minor anti-social behaviour to serious GBH felonies. By ‘police cuts’ they refer, of course, to Theresa May’s Spring 2015 slashing of the police budget.
Peter Kirkham, former Senior Met Police officer who has the unfortunate personality trait of coming across as a bit of a wanker, went viral recently with a statement he made on a news show about how Theresa May is to blame for the current state of the crime rates in Britain. ‘Theresa May has cut police budgets everywhere and because of that, crime has spiked,’ was the beginning, middle and end of his simplistic argument. And of course, for someone who’s made a very comfortable career out of the Police Service, that would be his stance. But my memory spans back a little further than 2015. I didn’t come down with the last rain – I remember when police in the UK were fully financed. And they weren’t much use even then. Theresa May’s budget cuts didn’t increase crime, they simply decreased incompetence. It seems that now, there are plenty of UK police officers to investigate ‘mean’ tweets online, to caution teenage boys for downloading their girlfriend’s naked pictures, and to penalise drivers for driving with a tail light out. But when real crime is committed and the police are nowhere to be seen – well, that’s because they aren’t funded enough. I’ve been a victim of crime before 2015. I know a lot of people who have. The police were useless then and they’re useless now.
I can’t write about every police f***-up in the UK – good God this blog post has to end sometime. But I’ve compiled a few cases here to give you an idea of what we are dealing with:
Let us start with a recent, straightforward and compact case of misjustice:
On December 11th 2017, after over two years of being charged with rape and living under the strain of an impending court case where he faced up to 10 years in jail and a life on the sex offender’s registry if found guilty, Liam Allen was cleared almost instantly at Croydon Crown Court. Why? Luck. Because of the eleventh-hour arrival of a new Prosecutor – Jerry Hayes. The text-conversation evidence – which the police had deemed ‘irrelevant’ – clearly and explicitly proved that the ‘victim’ was lying. Liam Allen is not a rapist. Liam Allen is not an anomaly in an otherwise just system. Liam Allen is the poster boy for a corrupt and dangerous force and I fear that he is just one of the few cases who make it to the media’s attention.
From when the accusation was made against him, Allan and defence team had tried to get the Croydon Crown Court to turn over more than 40,000 text messages—yes, you read that correctly—from his accuser. His defence team said they were denied this evidence because the messages weren’t relevant, but just one day before the trial was set to start, Jerry Hayes took over as new prosecutor and saw the messages. The charges were dismissed and the police apologised to Allen
Regarding this case, Barrister Graham Gilbert stated that the reason police messed up here was because ‘forces are overworked and understretched…’ And that’s a nice line they’ve fed us – not only does it not place blame on the police, but it shifts it to evil Tory government! Two birds have been killed with one blame. But it doesn’t quite make sense to me. I don’t know the ins and outs of legal proceedings, but I know the police lied about seeing the evidence before deeming it ‘irrelevant’. The police mustn’t have seen the evidence, because if they had, they would have seen Allen’s innocence. This wasn’t a mistake. This was malicious. How can sticking your fingers in your ears and refusing to look at the evidence ever be defined as ‘overlooking’ it?! And by charging Allen, the police force gave themselves more work, so why would understaffing have anything to do with this corruption?
This case made quite the commotion when it came to the media’s attention, and I’d like to think it was the exception that proves the rule: that for the most part, the police are efficient, competent and effective. But the truth is, police actions in this case were probably not that unusual. Who knows how many more ‘criminals’ have been charged and sent to court without the fortune of a new prosecution lawyer at the last minute to look over evidence dismissed by the police only to find it absolves any guilt?
The name won’t be familiar to you, but she is the ex-girlfriend of paedophile Ian Watkins. And if that name isn’t familiar to you, you’re lucky enough to not know who lostprophets are. Watkins is the fallen ‘rockstar’ sexual deviant who was sentenced to 35 years in prison in December 2012 for, amongst other crimes, child sex abuse, attempted rape and possessing some really, really screwed up pictures on his laptop. Mjadzelics was his ex-girlfriend who could see very clearly Watkins was a sinister character. Instead of ignoring this, she reported him to our trusted boys in blue. Mjadzelics told her local police force of Watkins and his sick crimes and asked them to investigate him– she asked for the police to conduct even the most basic of checks on Watkins, but she was dismissed as ‘crazy’ and turned away by the men employed by the good citizens of the UK to protect innocents. But Watkins was still a dangerous man, and Mjadzelics returned to the police again, pleading for them to investigate Watkins. Again she was turned away and dismissed as mad. Mjadzelics returned five times in total, each time the police either refusing to believe her because they are idiots, or not bothering to investigate because of laziness. Even more concerning is the idea that Watkins had bribed the police to stay away, hence their reluctance to investigate him. There’s no evidence for this, but it truly would not be surprising if that is the case. Now being turned away FIVE times by a police force would cause anyone to lose faith in justice, so realising that if Watkins were to be caught, she would need real evidence, Mjadzelics took matters into her own hands. Joanne began collecting her own evidence, so at least she would have something to show the police – anything to show how much of a twisted bastard he was.
The police finally decided to pounce on Watkins, but when he was arrested and charged for all he is guilty of, the police seized all of Mjadzelics’ self-incriminating evidence too and threw the book at her. FIVE TIMES this woman made the journey to the Police station, only to be laughed out the door. FIVE TIMES she put her hope into UK justice and five times she was failed. And now to add insult to injury, the same police who had stuck fingers in their ears and hummed loudly every. single. time. Mjadzelics had approached them were now pressing charges and hoping she received a lengthy prison sentence.
An Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation report published in summer 2016 said that three detectives from the South Wales force should face disciplinary action after they failed to act on earlier allegations of abuse by Watkins from 2008 onward. A further IPCC report, published in August 2017, found that police had failed a number of times from 2008 to 2012 to act on reports of Watkins’ behaviour, quoting a detective who said that Watkins had “a number of fans and ex-girlfriends making allegations that when investigated are false”.
Wait. ‘when investigated are false’. When. Investigated. Are. False.
Watkins was found guilty of so many sick crimes, I can’t imagine that those ‘crazy’ fans and ex-girlfriends were telling porkies at all. Methinks there was a lot of truth to the allegations, but perhaps Watkins had the capital to keep the police at bay. Or perhaps he lived too far away and the police couldn’t be bothered to visit.
South Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan said his force “entirely accepts and regrets” the findings of the report, so I guess everything is sorted here.
Rotherham Sex Gang
This is a particularly distressing case, but one that does show just how deep and wide the cracks of corruption really do run in the UK Police force. I’ll keep it short and sweet for those not in the know:
From the late 1980’s to 2010, girls living in Rotherham who were placed in UK social care were preyed upon, groomed and raped by ‘British’-Pakistani men. And this wasn’t just the odd one or two that slipped past the net of security. This was systematic. There were over a thousand victims in total. There are over a thousand victims. And the savagery of this gang really did represent what scum is: to keep the girls silent, the monsters doused girls in petrol and threatened to set them alight. Alas, these villains from exotic lands needn’t have worried about the authorities finding out their dirty little secret.
They already knew.
The South Yorkshire police were completely aware of this. But of course, that’s what made this case such a big scandal. And do you remember the excuse they fed us when we asked WHY THE FUCK DID YOU LET THIS HAPPEN?!
‘We…we were afraid of being called racist.’
Oh that’s a nice line to feed us. It might even fool the masses. After all, everything’s so P.C. these days, isn’t it? You can’t even say ‘blackboard’ in schools anymore! And it’s not difficult to believe that the UK police, in their remarkable fuckwittedness, genuinely didn’t get involved for fear of being labelled R…R…Racist
But here’s the thing. I don’t believe it. I don’t believe that was the reason for one minute. Yes the newspapers may like to sensationalise political correctness as ‘gone mad’, and the western media is certainly letting you know it’s liberals at their wheel. But I still don’t believe the police didn’t get involved because they were scared of being called the R word. I don’t buy it. I don’t buy that they didn’t investigate crime on this scale for fear of backlash. And if the police knew about the paedophile gang, and they didn’t stop it, and it wasn’t because of fear of liberal public retribution…Then why didn’t they police act?
It seems to me there are only two possible answers: The police were being paid off by the male Pakistani community, or they just couldn’t be bothered to investigate the crimes. I’d like to believe the former answer, just because it damns our police force so much more. But I think that the truth is, it was just sheer laziness. The criminals weren’t wealthy, they were skanky first and second generation immigrants living above corner shops on sink estates. I would never put it past our senior police to accept bribes, but the idea that these foreign scumbags could afford to pay off an entire police force is highly improbable in my opinion.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), who, from what I can gather following research for this blog are another government job-creation tax drain, investigated this absolute plane-crash of a situation but no one got in trouble so I guess no one’s to blame here.
…And the rest
If it was just massive scale sex abuse occurring in Rotherham, it could be argued that this level of police corruption only exists in the South Yorkshire Police division. But no. To date, Rochdale and Newcastle (and since I began writing this piece, Telford too) police have also been found to have ignored the same sex abuse crimes – always Pakistani men from Muslim countries, always young vulnerable female victims who are easy to prey upon, always the police had intelligence of such crimes, always the same bullshit excuse that it was fear of being called racist why they didn’t investigate. I don’t believe Telford will be the last area to have a Pakistani Paedo Gang exposed– thanks to the juggernaut liberal agenda that’s been steamrolling since even before Enoch Powell made his famous speech about Rivers of semen, we’ve let some real shit into the UK and have not heard the last of it. But that’s a rant for another time.
And another thing…
What has become very clear to me is that the IPCC is a bit like the guy who runs in to fight off the baddies when it’s just that bit too late. They throw around a lot of ‘shuddas’ and ‘cuddas’ before falling back into hibernation until another major police fuck-up reaches public consciousness. Now given the monumental stupidity of the UK Police Force, I’m not against having another department to police them. But the thing is, they don’t. Until it’s too late. And even then, after months of reports and investigations at the taxpayers’ expense, even then they will merely ‘recommend’ that ‘discliplinary action’ is taken against certain force members. You’d don’t need to be au fait with government jargon to know that the IPCC is a complete waste of time. Since I started putting this blog post together (ok, it’s I started it ages ago and it’s been a backburner project), the IPCC is no more and we now have the Independent Office for Police Conduct. One can only imagine how much more effective and useful the IOPC are.
I don’t remember a time when the Police in the UK were respected. Perhaps they were once, but not for decades now. As embarrassing as it is that our police aren’t armed, it’s probably for the best. They’d only shoot the victims. Police are their own worst enemy when it comes to public opinion -they’d rather spend time and energy on arresting and charging a young lad for carrying a nug of weed than spend time investigating real crimes. Watch any of those police shows and you’ll see for yourself.
The police are unprofessional embarrassments and the UK would be better off lowering taxes, firing all the police and giving everyone a gun. It wouldn’t decrease crime but it sure as hell would decrease misjustice.
Some useful links:
I wanted to use a Harvard reference system to give my blog a bit of credibility but instead I’m just going to paste links for the websites I used to gain facts from.
This is a much better, more professional article about the same subject: