Police chief: government ARE caving in to press
Finally, the head of a police force comes out and says what a lot of us have been saying for months if not years: that the Government is caving in to bullying from the media:
[Terry] Grange, the child protection spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers [and Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police], told BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight that the Home Office was “slowly but surely acceding to” the paper’s requests “and it is wrong to do so”.
As part of the Megan’s Law system, a number of states list offenders’ details on the internet, allowing parents to enter their zip code (post code) or a name, to check if anyone on the register has moved in nearby.
But Mr Grange told BBC News that this year alone in the US five people had been murdered “by people who have accessed the sex offenders register, gone to their houses and killed them.” …
“It is impossible to work consistently, coherently when every month or every six weeks there is a policy change or reaction brought about by pressure from the media.
“Most of my colleagues - certainly chief probation officers across the country - find it impossible to do their jobs,” he said.
And here’s Alan Johnson telling us that John Reid is “not ‘Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm’ - he doesn’t get pushed around by anyone”. Oh yes, he’s a real man, there to get on with the job - in this case, getting the Government out of a tight spot - and will tread on whoever is necessary, because iat the moment it’s the gutter money media that matter and not “bleeding-heart liberals”. The fact is that New Labour is one of this country’s most spineless governments ever, caving in time after time to the USA (Iraq, extradition without proof) and now the gutter press (foreign convicts, paedophiles).
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