"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Shame Of The Northumbrian Police

This is what happens when police go for the easy targets and innocent people are stigmatised as a result:

Pair eliminated from enquiries

Just what do the police think the ordeal of being arrested on suspicion of murder, finger-printed, questioned and detained, has done to this couple? The brother and sister were 84 and 78yrs-old respectively. Shame on the police.


  1. Sadly they are of a generation unlikey to demand compensation for wrongful arrest but, if they did, no beoubt the Nortumbrian Police Service would pit their best against them.

  2. "Banned" is correct - look at the police comment: "...and will no longer be required to attend a police station to answer bail." Obviously not the response of an authority which recognizes any possible slovenly procedure in thier operations and - by extension - an authority which will react to any criticism viciously.

  3. No doubt they'd say they followed correct procedures, lessons will be learned and it's time to move on. I really feel for those old folk - what they must have been through hardly bears thinking about, I hope they have family & friends around them.


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