Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Police officer 'attacked by 40-strong mob after he told teenage girl to pick up burger wrapper'

A police officer described today how he was attacked by a mob after asking a schoolgirl to pick up a burger wrapper.

PC Anthony Smith was surrounded by up to 40 people after confronting the teenager in a shopping precinct in Croydon, south London.

The town's Crown Court heard how the 15-year-old exploded into a frenzy of violence and screamed abuse as PC Smith tried to speak to her friend.


The scene of the alleged mob attack in the North End shopping area of Croydon in south London

The beat officer told a jury he was suddenly grabbed by the throat from behind and pulled to the ground before being kicked and stamped on.

He was targeted by members of the crowd as the girl grappled with his colleague, PC Perry Lathwood, before repeatedly punching him in the face.

The teenager then jumped on the second officer's back and bit his shoulder, inflicting a wound through his protective vest, the court heard.

The girl, who cannot be named because of her age, and two men went on trial today accused of violent disorder. They all deny the offence.

Mr Smith relived the terrifying ordeal in court as he described how a routine conversation suddenly spiralled out of control.

He said: 'Perry shouted out she had bitten him. She needed to be arrested. I went over to try and arrest her and took hold of her arms.

'Her arms were swinging wildly in front of me. At this point I was held from behind and I felt some people were kicking me on the back and stamping on me.

'I felt arms around my throat, I was dragged to the ground. I could not see anything. I had someone's arm around my throat and I was trying to get out of their grip.

'In a matter of seconds a bigger crowd had built up. It felt like someone a lot bigger. It was a member of the public, not one of her friends.

'There was a group of people. Once I was on the ground all I could see was the feet of people trying to stamp on me. I was trying to protect myself as best I could.

'Luckily I managed to get back to my feet. I had lost my cap and my radio but I had not drawn my baton or my CS gas. The first thing I tried to do was locate PC Lathwood - we had been separated.'

The attack took place in the busy North End shopping area of Croydon shortly after 3pm on July 16 last year.

CCTV footage capturing part of the incident, a large crowd and several police officers arriving at the scene was shown to the jury.

Prosecutor Martin Goudie said the reinforcements were summoned by PC Lathwood when he pressed the emergency button on his police radio.

Witnesses told police that the 15-year-old girl tried to strangle the officer and he hit her across the back of her legs with his baton.

The teenage suspect was only subdued and handcuffed after the officer sprayed CS gas in her face.

Opening the case today, Mr Goudie said the two officers confronted a group of up to six schoolgirls on a bench outside Burger King.

They asked one of them to pick up a paper wrapper which had been dropped on the floor in front of them.

She did so, the court heard, but as they walked away it was thrown on the ground again and the officers threatened her with a fixed penalty notice.

Mr Goudie said the officers tried to move the girl away from the group but the 15-year-old, on whose lap she was sitting, held her back.

He said: 'Her intervention led to the officers to try and arrest her and as they did she became louder and more violent.

'It was a busy time of the afternoon and a large crowd gathered. Many of them became involved in an aggressive manner, which including assaulting the officers.

'The officers were so concerned by the actions of the crowd that they pressed the emergency alert buttons on their radios and summoned help.

'A significant number of officers attended and were also forced to draw their batons and PC Lathwood used CS gas spray on the first defendant.

'The officers both suffered primarily minor injuries from the incident, although because of its nature they were in shock.'

Pc Smith suffered bruising to his knee and head as well as cuts to his hands, the court was told.

PC Lathwood suffered a bite to his shoulder as well as bruising to his head, arms and legs. A police doctor declared him unfit for duty.

The prosecutor said the two accused men, Wayne Elliston, 34, and Harold Hill, 38, both from Croydon, both admit being at the scene.

They were arrested the next day after making a complaint at Croydon police station hours after the attack about the behaviour of the two officers.

Elliston admitted talking to the officers and Hill claimed to have been trying to control the teenage girl, the court heard. Both deny any violence.

The attack was witnessed by a large number of shoppers and employees at nearby stores including Woolworths and Vision Express.

One shopper, Jamie Pyatt, told police the teenager went 'berserk' and he dialled 999 because he was concerned for their safety.

One Woolworths employee described the crowd as 'hostile and like animals' as others filmed the incident on their phones.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Why was PC Bettley Sacked

I served 20 odd years in the police in South Wales. When I joined in the 70's my duties were the 'protection of life and property and the prosecution of offenders'. There was no Crown Prosecution Service, no IPPC, no ACPO, no PACE and no real restrictions on suspects time spent in custody. Individual officers knew the law and an arrest was not accepted by the charge room sergeant unless all the supporting facts were there.
Pay was poor and you joined because it was a vocation. Senior officers had to earn respect and it was all very military like. Recruits were encouraged to intergrate fully and there was a 2 year probationary period where a senior Constable taught you how to be a real copper. You were then on your own, sometimes in very hostile areas.
Police were respected by all and we took pride in an outdated uniform. We had antiquated radios (if lucky), and earned our place in the community. The term 'Superior Officer' did not exist. We all mucked in together although seniority was recognised. Most voted conservative and were not banned frightened off from membership of a political party as even if discovered your boss was probably a member anyway and nothing would be done except being shown how to disguise the fact. Most like me refused outright to attend racial and disablement awareness courses well into our service. We paid for this with failed promotions and often being forced to work many miles from home. We were given no credit for having worked for years without fear or favour to anyone, and I saw these courses as a gross insult to my intelligence.
Todays Police service has none of this. The officers that you see walk on eggshells and act mostly upon the direct orders of others.
These others are mainly fast-tracked graduates of today's poor universities who have been brainwashed. New officers have had all the guts ripped from them before they reach the streets because of equality awareness courses. A 6 foot white officer who plays rugby and would create an aura and respect when attending a call was what people expected and got. Now they are likely to get a 5 footish woman officer that no one can see in a crowd. Note : I have not mentioned race. It does matter no matter what people might force upon us.
The weak attitude of PC Bettley denying membership is not his fault. If he lies about this he has lied about other things and he should not have been in the job in the first place. However he is more likely to be a product of a system which has destroyed the moral fibre and courage of its officers. We used to have individuals who were famous throughout the force. I doubt if there are any nowadays.
Soon the police will have been completely politicised. We do not have long, and we must make it party policy to defeat this creeping plague.
This PC may well be a coward who would not be wanted in the BNP. Or he could just be an ordinary bloke who has had the will to fight sucked out of him by this insipid government.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Policeman hauled before court and suspended for 20 months for defending himself against yob who headbutted him

Sergeant Bob Woodward

Anger: Sergeant Bob Woodward was taken off front-line duty for nearly two years

A police officer told of his anger yesterday after being taken off front-line duty for a year and hauled before a court for defending himself against a suspect who he thought was about to headbutt him.

Sergeant Bob Woodward spoke out after the case against him collapsed at the start of his trial when it emerged the supposed victim would not appear - because he was on the run after skipping bail over a separate violent attack.

The officer, a married father of three with 30 years' unblemished service, retires in April but said the episode had soured his last year in the force.

Condemning the criminal justice system, he claimed his experience - the second time he has been wrongly accused of assaulting a drunken suspect - would make other officers think twice about confronting violent individuals.

Sergeant Woodward, 52, said Ashley Pearson had lashed out at him in July 2007 as they stood together in a custody suite at Cannock police station in Staffordshire, where Pearson had been taken after being arrested for an alleged breach of bail.

The 6ft 8in policeman said he blocked the blow and pushed his attacker on to a desk, chipping Pearson's front tooth.

Pearson did not make a formal complaint but Staffordshire Police launched an investigation following an anonymous tip-off. Details were passed on to the Crown Prosecution Service which decided to prosecute Sergeant Woodward.

He was taken off front line duties early last year when formally summonsed for assault and has since been doing other work or been on sick leave.

The officer has now been fully reinstated after the case against him collapsed at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.

Sergeant Woodward had previously been acquitted over an incident in July 2002 when he tried to stop a drunken yob spitting at him by pushing his face away. On that occasion, he had to endure seven months of anxiety before he was cleared.

The sergeant, from Hednesford, Staffordshire, said yesterday: 'There is something wrong when police officers end up in the dock for doing their job while thugs are left free to laugh at the justice system. They were ludicrous prosecutions. When they told me I was being charged I could hardly believe my ears.

'I had to keep it secret from my 80-year-old mother or it would have worried her to death.'

Announcing the CPS would offer no evidence against Sergeant Woodward, Zaheer Afzal, prosecuting, told Judge Sean Morris on Monday: 'Regrettably our main witness is not here today, and we have not been able to find him.'

David Mason, defending, said he found it ' staggering' that the case had taken so long to get to court, telling the judge: 'The officer thought he was going to be headbutted and was using reasonable force to protect himself from a clearly drunk, violent and aggressive man.'

Pearson, from Cannock, Staffordshire, ended up in jail for an unrelated matter. He was released and has been on the run since February after being bailed on suspicion of being involved in a pub 'glassing' attack.

Saturday, 21 February 2009


I have been a bit quiet lately because my computer had a boogie.
I have found out that the boogie was called a Trojan Horse named Gorgon Brown.
It is still virulent and active, but soon it will be eradicated, as I have a cure called the British Public.
Hopefully this cure will be active soon.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Want to cut violent crime? It's quite simple

Last week's crime figures showed that burglary and crimes of violence were up during the last three months of 2008. But depressing though that is, the reaction to the data is even more so. Almost no-one is taken in by the Government's repeated insistence that we've all "never had it so good", for violent crime, according to official figures, has doubled since 1997. But collectively, we seem to have given up on the hope that anything can be done about it.

That is a mistake. It is not, in fact, that difficult to improve the justice system and to bring down crimes of violence. It has been done in America: in Boston, for example, aggressive policing and the conviction and harsh sentencing of those carrying guns on the street brought violent crime levels down by 60 per cent. In 1995, there were five times as many street robberies in New York City as in London. Today, London has 14,000 more street robberies a year than does New York.

The steps needed to re-balance our system of justice so that it is more effective do not involve anything very radical. They come down to three:

Step 1. Provide incentives to the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that violent criminals are prosecuted rather than let off with cautions (the number of violent criminals given cautions has increased by 82 per cent over the past five years).

Step 2. Increase significantly the minimum sentences for violent crimes: if you are part of a gang that rapes someone and douses them in caustic soda, for example, you should go to prison for life, not come up for release in two and half years (as will happen to Jason Brew, convicted of that crime last week).

Step 3. Increase significantly the number of prison places so that the greater number of criminals sentenced to longer terms can be accommodated.

If those steps sound familiar, it's because they are. Labour has repeatedly promised to take each of them. It has repeatedly failed to keep its promises. The root cause of that failure has been the reluctance to fund a significant expansion of the prison system. Labour has passed a series of criminal justice acts which sound as if they are going to increase the sentences for violent criminals. But because it has failed to provide additional prison places, those tough-sounding laws have been reversed by early release schemes, by "community punishments", and by other initiatives dedicated to keeping criminals out of prison.

Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, wanted to introduce targets for the police which would include special incentives for forces if they increased the number of violent criminals they arrested and persuaded the CPS to prosecute. Jack Straw, the Justice Minister, soon put a stop to that: he said it would mean more violent criminals would be sent to prison – and there was neither the money nor the prison places for that.

There is, within not just Labour, but also among the academics, civil servants and judges who run the system, a belief that no policy can make much difference to crime levels, and that it is wrong to punish criminals severely anyway, because perpetrators of crime are "victims" too. Jack Straw has railed against that bias on occasion. But he has done nothing to end it, and indeed has continued to preside over a system that enshrines it.

Chris Grayling, the new shadow home secretary, needs to demonstrate that if the Tories win the next election, they will replace Labour's empty rhetoric with serious action. One of his first commitments might be to re-introduce Michael Howard's policies of "three strikes and you're out" – mandatory prison sentences for drug dealers, burglars and robbers convicted for the same offence on three occasions – and "honesty in sentencing", so that a four year sentence actually means you spend four years in prison, not 18 months or less as is often the case at the moment. Mr Howard's attempt, when he was Home Secretary, to introduce those policies was frustrated by the judges and by the Tories' wafer-thin majority. Labour was able to insert a clause which meant judges could vary sentences as they saw fit. And so they have, using their "discretion" to keep criminals out of prison. Mr Howard never got round to "honesty in sentencing".

The effect has been that criminals have to commit dozens, sometimes scores or even hundreds of offences, before they are sentenced to prison. The idea behind leniency is that criminals will reform if given a second (or third, or thirtieth) chance. There is no evidence whatever to support that idea. The evidence rather demonstrates the opposite: when criminals know that the costs of crime to them are low, because the chances of being convicted and sent to prison are close to zero, they respond by committing more crimes. That's why we have rising rates of violent crime, while rates in America are falling: in America, they don't caution criminals, they send them to prison for lengthy terms. It only takes determination on the part of Government for similar policies to be adopted here.

Source here

New EU map makes Kent part of same 'nation' as France

A warning to everyone in Britain!! Beware of the secret EU plan to abolish Britain!! The battle of Britain part 2 has begun!

On June 4th we finally get the right to vote for our future on membership of the hated European Union.

Labour denied us all the choice and lied on their promise of a referendum on the EU.

Labour has committed treason against our people by ratifying the Lisbon treaty without public consent.

The Irish voted no to Europe and the arrogant European Union has ignored this and is insisting the Irish "think again".

The euro elections will be fought under proportional representation which means every vote will count.

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New EU map makes Kent part of same 'nation' as France

By Jasper Copping and Melissa Kite

They have tried to redraw the map of Europe before. Now a German-led "conspiracy of cartographers" stands accused of trying to use a new European Union directive to give Brussels the power to change national boundaries.
The conservative party fears that the directive, currently passing through the European parliament, could be the first step of a Berlin-inspired master plan to create a united states of Europe divided, not into nation states, but instead a series of "trans-national" regions, the templates for which have already been drawn up.
Under the changes, those living in Kent and east Sussex would find themselves not inhabitants of Britain, but the transmanche region, where their fellow citizens would not be their English-speaking neighbours but the French-speaking population of northern France.
North of the transmanche would be the North Sea region, taking in all of eastern England and vast areas of Scandinavia, Germany and the low countries.
Western Britain and Ireland would become the Atlantic region, a huge zone that also takes in parts of France, Spain and Portugal.
Perhaps most bizarre would be the northern periphery region, lumping together the population of north-west Scotland with their very distant cousins in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland and Iceland.
Draft outlines of these regions have already been drawn up as part of a long-running EU project called interreg, which has created the areas to foster cross-border- co-operation on issues such as tourism, trade, health and the environment.
the EU says that the directive on "spatial information", which requires all member states to bring their maps and data into line with the European commission's specifications, is to help to harmonise data across Europe and allow the smoother implementation of social, environmental and transport policies.
However, the conservative party fears that the Germans, who are among the most vocal supporters of transnationality, will use it as a tool to dismantle nation states by strengthening and enhancing the regional templates when they take over the EU presidency next year. In June, Wolfgang Tiefensee, a German minister, said: "there is the great hope underlying the goal of a united Europe that we can permanently overcome old borders."
Eric pickles, the shadow minister for local government and deputy chairman of the conservative party, said: "under the labour government, Britain has already been sub-divided into regions as part of John Prescott’s empire building, yet worse could be to come.
"A conspiracy of cartographers in Brussels is seeking to break up Britain into regions that cross national boundaries. i fear that there is an agenda to undermine national identities and impose a united states of Europe by stealth. Conservatives will fight these attempts to balkanise Britain."
Under the directive, Brussels will also gain access to "spies in the sky" – data provided by satellite and airborne photography and sensors – in addition to property information about people's homes. Critics believe this is a precursor to Brussels creating a new computer database, with which to levy an EU-wide property tax.
Andrew duff, the liberal democrat MEP for the east of England, described the conservative reaction to the directive and the creation of transnational regions as "childish baloney. This directive is trying to achieve a norm of statistics across Europe to develop social policy, transport infrastructure and so on," he said. "It is just a tool for policy-making.

Source- daily telegraph'nation'-as-france.html

Friday, 23 January 2009


This web blog has been set up by me, Michael Green. I am a retired Police Officer and I have decided to take a stand against political bigots who seek to deny Britains finest the right to belong to a political party of their choice.

Although the site has the title of 'The White Police Association', I have to admit that I am not actually white myself. I confess that I am clearly pink. Sometimes however, like a chamelion, I apprear to change colour. In high summer I can go from bright red to a rather pleasing light brown. This soon fades after about a week though back to pink.

This blog is intended to be used only by white, pink, off-white, grey, ruddy, and temporarily tanned persons of any of the four current sexes.
Also it is particularly welcoming for people who through no fault of their own are called black just because one or other of their parents was not white.
To these people I will say that we will solely refer to you by your name. Nothing else is relevant.

Although we have no argument with our black colleagues you cannot join us because you have your own association, which we are not allowed to join, so there.

However a anyone can make a comment beneath each post, or send a story via the email link to the right of the page.

We will not allow profanity, racist comments or extreme views.

Although a bit tounge-in-cheek, this is an honest site with intentions to one day grow into a national entity ultimately ditching the word 'White' in favour of 'British'.

You now have your say.
Please use it wisely.
MIKE GREEN (Editor and webmaster.)