22 July 2009
Slovakian brides, Nigerian grooms, Bradford and Manchester...all swooped on by Yorkshires new immigration Crime team made up from the Border Agency and seconded Yorkshire Police officers. I can just hear fat Andy Dalziel's comments...Well, its organised...and its crime, but not quite as we know it, Jim!
at 11:32 am
Hmmm...if I read this correctly, the authorities in Calabria have ordered the seizure of the cafe de paris, as they claim that the 'ndrangheta have invested loads of money in the historic centre of Rome in general. we shall see! the Italian prosecutors tend to be as excitable as Italian drivers and all disappears in the "Court of Fogs". But those of you attemding the recent Summer school in Catania will be interested to see that the 'ndrangheta does in fact get everywhere....allegedly!
at 9:28 am
20 July 2009
DCI Neville of the Met says too much spent on kit, not enough on people and processes. Some of the problem hinted at lower down...it's local authorities who run CCTV and they are putting them where residents are pressing for them, not where research suggests they might be useful. But who cares, some company has just "found out2 that there are a million fewer cameras in the UK than previously thought...I know its a mere journalist, but how do the methodologies compare between the private company and the academics who did the research in 2002? Its all on Newsnight tonight. sadly the piece is a puff for the programme and exaggerates in order to get punters to watch...Its yur summer homework on reliability of sources, students!
at 12:26 pm
19 July 2009
A rare peek into the odd things going on in UK cities. Russian guns in Sheffield, probably brought from Manchester.
at 10:58 am
The case has just finished and a member of SO 14 the Royal Protection Unit, has been found guilty of involving fellow officers in a fraudulent investment scheme. the tabloids have had a field day, apparently.
at 10:45 am
18 July 2009
Mostly calls for closer cooperation, but is aware of Member States reluctance to pass any power in this area to the Commission. This document is the Commissions contribution to the Stockholm programme....to which we had better find a link!
at 11:18 am
There are two obvious answers: The media keeps trying to panic the public, as with swine flu...or the government/police are falsifying the statistics in some way. but this is the British Crime Survey, which is not under the control of either! the article is not of first year essay standard, which is a bit disappointing, since the independent is supposed to be for reasonably well educated people....Ah me!
at 10:14 am
Times article. Ex-cop has gathered all the data available for sale on the internet into a single database and proposes charging people to look and see if their details are on it...Presumably this is a trailer for a follow-up article?
at 9:38 am
15 July 2009
What?! It was all our fault??? as the last paragraph says, just because the attacks can be traced to a British server, doesnt necessarily mean that this was where they all really started.
at 10:59 am
13 July 2009
10 July 2009
Liverpool organised crime never seems to get into the national news. "Masked thugs on a scrambler bike" who fled in an off-roader. Burnt a van and poured petrol over staff cars....
at 12:18 pm