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Draconian Oppresion of Free Speech by United Kingdom Government PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Potter   
Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:41

Western countries have frequently criticized Russia, North Korea, et al, for having oppressive regimes that suppress free speech and employ draconian punishments to intimidate their citizens into silence. But, in a rampant display of hypocrisy, the United Kingdom government engages in behavior every bit as oppressive as the other countries it criticizes so harshly.

My name  is Marcus Potter,  and  I have  personally been  the  victim of bullying  by the  Police,  Crown Prosecutors and courts. Indeed, the actions taken against me by these agencies of the UK government  have  been  so  ludicrous,  so  childish,  so  outright  farcical,  that  any  sane  person  would  laugh  at  their behavior. I would laugh too if it was not causing such major damage to my life, and inflicting so much  pain on me.

My hobby is video recording the Police. In the UK this is a lawful activity. I have a YouTube  channel where I publish my videos. Many people consider my work to be a valuable public service. When the Police are unmonitored they often infringe upon the rights of the public, in some cases with unjustified  violence. My work serves both to collect evidence of Police misconduct, and deter some of their more egregious violence. Unfortunately the Police have sought to suppress my lawful activities. They have done  so  with  the  full  knowledge  and  compliance  of  the  Crown  Prosecution  Service  and  the  Courts. Thus this oppression of legitimate citizen journalism is carried out with the full knowledge and consent of the UK government.

On one occasion I was sent to prison for making a finger gesture at a police building while walking  past it on the public sidewalk. The Police officers inside alleged that my simple gesture caused them to feel  frightened  and  upset  even  though  they  were  inside  a  secure  building  with  access  control  and  guarded by Police officers, and I was outside the building just walking by. Not only does this violate my rights to free speech, but indeed if the Police are such cowards that they are put in terror by the finger  gesture  of  a  gentle  man  walking  past  their  building  then  clearly  they  are  not  capable  of functioning as Police officers.

The courts have now imposed a Criminal Behavior Order on me that forbids me from:

  • Recording (by film, sound or photograph) any member of the Police service based within the county of Norfolk
  • Engaging in a conversation with anyone about Norfolk Constabulary whilst knowingly within the earshot of any Norfolk Police Officer.
  • Not to approach any member of Norfolk Constabulary except if you are in danger or need to report a crime.
  • Not to speak to, telephone, write to, email, fax or correspond with in any way directly or indirectly with any member of Norfolk Constabulary except if you are in danger, need to report a crime or have been written to or approached by a member of Norfolk Constabulary.

My YouTube channel is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfns4tualsI Indeed, in this video  you  can clearly see a  Norfolk Police  Officer,  PC 54 David  Allum, act  aggressively towards a innocent  member  of  the  public.  Towards  the  end  of  the  video  PC  Allum  makes  a  mock  charge  at  a member  of the  public  while  shouting  verbally  aggressive  threats.  Under  UK  law  this  is  common assault. But yet PC Allum will face no disciplinary action for this aggressive behavior, while I am sent to prison for merely making a finger gesture while passing a secure Police building in which the Police are securely and safely tucked up inside.

I hope  that you  will find my story newsworthy and  of interest  to your readers.  It will  provide some balance to the anti-Russian sentiment of the western press. Please contact me if you wish to proceed to publish my story. I can provide you with more detail, and rigorous evidence to substantiate my claims.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 April 2018 23:27
 
Racism in the police force, have lessons been learnt? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wouldnt you like to know   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 03:06

The English Legal system professes to have eradicated the injustices of the past, yet it is often the main cause of them. The death of Stephen Lawrence was a tragedy of two levels; firstly there was the loss of a talented a promising young man with his whole life ahead of him. Secondly, there was the grossly inadequate quest for justice that twenty years after his death remained unachieved. After his death, the MacPherson Report of 1998 identified the Metropolitan police as 'institutionally racist’. This observation partaken from this particular inquiry is still relatively true. The five arrested for his murder, were all released after arrest due to a lack of evidence. It wasn’t until 18 years his death that two were retried, due to a change within the law. The law concerning 'double jeopardy’, where a man cannot be retried if acquitted of a crime remained an obstacle to justice prior to 2003.Despite alteration in the 2003 Criminal Justice Act, there is limited scope for justice to be achieved. A stringent test has to be applied by the same system that failed Stephen so badly. This raises the question how effective can such a reform be? The simple answer to this is not very. The law allowed those who committed a serious crime, i.e. murder to be retried upon approval by the Director of Public Prosecutions, and the Court of Appeal. They must agree to quash the original acquittal due to the finding “new and compelling evidence”. This suggests that justice is only available in a narrow spectrum of executive approval. Despite, two of the perpetrators of Stephen’s murder being convicted; the three other suspects remained at large. This emphasizes how reluctant the system is to readdress the problems of the past. The problems of the past therefore remain the problems of the future and indeed of the present. The presence of racism within the Police today; stop and searches are a prime example of discrimination and racial prejudice. The MacPherson Report identified the difference, Ethnic minority Britons were subjected to nearly one-and-a-half million more stop and searches in the 10 years after the Macpherson inquiry than if the police had treated them the same as white people. These shocking statistics have not changed, for example figures released from the Ministry of Justice show that for 2009-2010, 43,219 black people were searched by Met officers under section 60 of the Criminal Justice Act 1994, compared with 27,217 white people. Other legislation that regulates police powers includes the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.It states that a police officer must have reasonable ‘grounds for arrest’. Yet from these figures provided, it would suggest that ‘reasonable grounds’ is open to racial stereotyping. Lessons therefore appear unlearnt, especially when we regard present cases. Despite the tragic death of his brother, Stuart Lawrence is still subject to racially motivated abuse. He claims to have been stopped over 25 times due to racial profiling. This should be regarded with contempt. However, such racial hatred on behalf of the police has far more sinister consequences. The case of Michael Powell highlights the need for greater awareness of the need for racial objectivity. The jury at the inquest into the controversial death in police custody in 2003 of Michael Lloyd Powell returned a damning narrative verdict and found that the way that he was restrained resulted in his death from positional asphyxia. The frightening fact remained that no single police officer demonstrated remorse for Powell’s death, despite being found guilty of it. This remains indicative the lack of change within the legal system, statute law suggests change and objectivity, however common law practices otherwise. Injustice remains greatly integrated within our system, and racism remains only small portions of it. When are real changes going to come?

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 04:09
 
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