OF WHEN NO ONES WATCHING SUFFERS FOR CAMPAIGNING TO STOP A
2016, I, with the support of my loved ones, and of
families, whose children had been abused, campaigned
to stop a paedophile having any further access to
children. I did this by writing alone, on my
blog, and to the authorities. It is a cause of
immense relief and peace that we succeeded. Children
still remain utterly vulnerable to the predatory
wiles of paedophiles, and those, like myself, who do
their utmost to save children from abuse, when all else
has failed, can be punished for doing so, by
our nation's flawed systems.This outrageous obliquity
must be corrected. I took a stand against evil. It
would have been morally,
religiously, socially and legally wrong to have
taken any other course of action. Because I had
chosen to represent myself, we did not face legal
costs and we were able to celebrate for a year of
happiness, sharing new adventures ( scroll down to
read all the wonderful things we did together) . Thank
you to all those whose messages of love and support have
uplifted us and blessed us.
Metropolitan Police issued a false and defamatory press release,
concerning my conviction, which they had to revise, for which they
have apologised and which they have now withdrawn. Many
respectable media groups withdrew their initial defamatory articles
that had been based on the police report, as a result. None of the
quality press carried the false reports. The Times wanted to publish
an accurate account, but were blocked from doing so by the reporting
restrictions. The less reputable groups continue to publish
the false information. I am powerless to stop them, because
the restraining order and the reporting restrictions prevent them
having access to the facts and I don't have the money to sue them
is a longer version of my story....
I knew a paedophile had abused more than several children. Over a
two year period, I was involved in a campaign to ensure the
paedophile was given no more access to children. The context was
complex and I had to take considerable risks, along with families
of children, who had been abused by him, to achieve this. Legal
action was taken against me to stop me. Reporting restrictions and
a restraining order were put in place, preventing any information
about the case being known and preventing me continuing my
campaign. I was arrested four times, spent four days and three
nights in police cells, was interviewed for 13 hours and
threatened with prison.
I was charged originally with harassment
and convicted at Bexley Magistrates Court in December 2015 and
completed a 140 hour community hour sentence. I appealed
immediately and my conviction for harassment was finally quashed,
after a year of many court appearances, on appeal, at Woolwich
Crown Court in December 2016 and the restraining order was lifted.
Some newspaper reports stating that I was convicted of harassment
are therefore entirely false.
During 2016, I had no option but to
continue to blog, to stop the paedophile from continuing to have
access to children. I liaised throughout with the LADO structures,
with the police investigating the paedophile and with the
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, as well as with the
families of children who the paedophile has abused.
My blogging succeeded in raising the
necessary awareness and created a network between the victims that
put concerted pressure on the authorities. The result was
that we achieved our critical aim of ensuring the paedophile did
not have access to children anymore.
Because of my continued blogging, despite the fact it had
protected children, I was convicted on February 13th, 2017 at
Woolwich of four counts of breaching the restraining order imposed
upon me in 2015, but subsequently lifted in 2016.
It was not a fair trial. I was not allowed
to present my full defence, not allowed to read my statement or
give it to the jury to read, not allowed to cross examine and was
not able to call my witnesses. Of 434 pages of defence material, I
was only permitted to give 24 to the jury. My main witness had
been referred to counselling, having been directly intimidated by
a prosecution witness. My second witness had submitted a
statement, but could not attend on the trial date. A juror was
found to have a connection with the case, but was not asked to
applied to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal and
applied for transcripts to substantiate the grounds for appeal.
Shockingly, the court would not allow me to obtain transcripts,
and even more shockingly the Court of Appeal refused permission to
appeal, in the absence of the transcripts. When I spent days
preparing over 500 pages of appeal documents for the European
Court of Human Rights, they wrote back saying I hadn't included a
particular form so they had destroyed all the documents and I
would have to start again. Justice....no way, that is a privilege
reserved for the rich, the powerful and the corrupt.
In December, 2016, I wrote to the Truth
Project of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse about
the danger of reporting restrictions and restraining orders being
used to obstruct those struggling to protect children from abuse.
AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND
INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT
TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE
FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF
PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI
RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE
SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT
A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO
STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE
WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY
PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS
ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE CORRUPTION, CONFRONT
THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS
IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED TO
COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS, IRRESPECTIVE
OF THE COST.
CAMPAIGN TO HAVE ALL POLICE USE BODY CAMERAS IS VINDICATED. WE LED
THE WAY. WE CALLED FOR THIS REFORM. WE KNEW IT WOULD PROTECT
EVERYONE INVOLVED AND IT HAS - BEYOND ALL EXPECTATIONS - NOW IT MUST
BECOME STANDARD POLICE PRACTICE
WNOW wishes to clarify that it finds all violence cause for the greatest concern and the highest scrutiny. Violence against the police is as abhorrent as violence from the police.
It is because the use of force/violence is such a vexed matter, that when it is sanctioned by the state it must be monitored meticulously and in the manner our campaign indicates, with continual audio and visual recording.
Force/violence is a potent and corrupting experience for all involved and it has grave and lasting consequences.
WNOW upholds the dignity of all people and their right not to suffer violence and their responsibility not to inflict violence.
MAY 13TH 2011 ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF TREVOR CHAPPEL -
VIGIL AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY TODAY December 10th
Middlesex uni students are inviting all those horrified by the police violence experienced on yesterday's student protest to join them in a solidarity vigil at 3.30pm TODAY outside Charing Cross hospital where student Alfie is being treated having narrowly missed being murdered by police batons at yesterday's protest. Send messages of support for Alfie to +447870215764 Press: 07870215764
Some background from the United Campaign Against Police Violence website:
Last night’s student protest against the trebling in tuition fees has been characterised in the media as unprovoked mindless violence. But the main violence to be seen came not from the students carrying placard sticks or overturning litter bins. After all, shattered glass can be replaced--shattered futures can't.
The real violence came from the police force, seen to use horses to charge at dense crowds of people, beat protesters unconscious and even get caught on film pulling a student from his wheelchair.
One protester, Alfie Meadows, was beaten as he tried to leave the area. He fell unconscious and underwent a three hour operation for bleeding on the brain. Others report that police refused to allow another unconscious protester out of the kettle to receive medical help.
As one anonymous protester reported to the Guardian, “I was outside the kettle in Parliament Square yesterday watching as riot police fought with protesters and then split like the Red Sea to allow two charges of police on horseback into the crowd. It was absolutely horrific to witness. These are dispersal tactics used on the continent but the Met are using it against people who have nowhere to run because they are kettled. The horses charged at high speed and from where I was they seemed to end up wading through the protesters. It’s a miracle that no-one was seriously injured, or even killed.”
This was not simply the case of police responding to violence and disorder. Before the protest had even begun, Scotland Yard was already straining at the bit for a fight, using inflammatory language unseen since the G20 protests in 2009 which saw the death of Ian Tomlinson.
Habib Ullah Inquest 6th December to 15th December 2010
Habib's inquest will be held on 6th December to 15th December 2010 @ the Evreham Centre, Iver near Slough. We are looking for support for this in 2 key ways:
1) Attend the inquest and pledge your support to come to one sitting - most days there will be a morning & afternoon session. Come and support the family & the campaign.
2) If you cannot attend please put a message of support up on the Facebook page or on the website.
We are looking to arrange transport from Wycombe to Iver each day and Evreham Centre is 5 minutes by taxi from Iver or Langley train station or 10 minutes from Slough BR.
After two and a half years Habib's family have a chance to have some questions answered about he died and for police officers to be cross examined and for witnesses to give evidence. We don't hold too much hope but we are committed to ensuring that we use all the legal channels that are available to the family.
Please come & support if you are interested in how the legal system works (or doesn't in some cases) and to show your solidarity with the family.
PS Give me a ring on 07766464358 or Zia on 07869360377 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or just inbox
More info PROTEST AGAINST CUSTODY DEATHS! Silent Procession along Whitehall followed by Noisy Protest at Downing Street! ALL WELCOME - PLEASE WEAR BLACK - BRING YOUR GROUP’S BANNER Further info: contact United Families & Friends Campaign: email@example.com
JULY - REFORM THE 6 MONTH RULE
WNOW calls for reform - THE 6 MONTH PERIOD FOR BRINGING CASES OF ASSAULT BEFORE THE COURTS MUST BEGIN AFTER THE IPCC HAS CONCLUDED ITS INVESTIGATION AND MUST NOT RUN CONCURRENTLY WITH IT.
JULY - TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE - IAN TOMLINSON
The situation in this country has reached a critical position with confidence in the police at an all time low. The system of policing, police accountability and the IPCC all need radical reform.
Until then I urge any member of the public who has been assaulted by the police not to be fobbed off with a complaint process to the IPCC but to go directly to the Magistrates Court where they can lay the information of the assault against them and have the police officer tried in open court.
The travesty of justice that has shamed our judicial system re Ian Tomlinson’s death is a powerful symbol. The IPCC takes over 6 months to investigate the complaint which conveniently for the police takes the case beyond the 6 month time boundary for bringing assault charges.
Members of the public must not delay. They must lay the information at Magistrates within the 6 month period, even if an IPCC investigation is ongoing.
If the Magistrates and the courts become aware of how widespread police violence is, then the movement for reform will gather momentum.
APRIL - Remember Ian Tomlinson this Thursday
United Campaign against Police Violence is backing a vigil called by Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign to remember Ian this Thursday in the City of London.
Come to Cornhill, near Threadneedle Street, by Bank station in London and join Ian's family, friends and campaigners from 10.45am.
Please bring flowers to lay where Ian died after being struck by a police officer on 1 April last year.
We must make sure the media sees that we are all united in demanding justice for Ian and his family.
The following recommendation under Rule 43 was put to the Coroner by the family of Mikey Powell’s legal representatives following the jury verdict on 18th December 2009 into his death in police custody. ------------ (v) Recording within police vans
The jury’s task in this inquest would have been made much easier had there been video and audio recording from within the police van of Mr Powell’s transportation from Wilton Street to Thornhill Road. Such recording may well lead to the prevention of further deaths as officers would know – as with custody suite recording – that their movements were being captured, and it would lead to greater general transparency. The Coroner was invited to make a Rule 43 recommendation in this regard.
We would also refer to the ‘Four Finger Campaign’ which advocates that all officers are fitted with cameras which are running when ever they are in contact with a member of the public. The recommedations can be viewed at : http://bit.ly/4GqFcI
It encourages members of the public to make the four finger sign towards the police inviting them to reciprocate if they agree. It asks: 1. That all police officers must have body-worn video/audio devices switched on while engaged with members of the public.
2. That all police vehicles must have video/audio devices switched on when carrying members of the public.
3.That all custody suites and cells must have video/audio devices switched on when members of the public are present.
4.That all video/audio device content that relates to members of the public must be made available to them on request.
Bishop Jonathan Blake founded WNOW after his experience of police violence during his arrest last year on January 29th for photographing his children on the roof for a reading competition. He was later released without charge.
He has taken out a private prosecution for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and a summons has been issued to the police officer concerned for a January listing.
0208 304 7605 07767687711
Candlelight vigil to remember Ian Tomlinson
Royal Exchange by Threadneedle Street, London, EC3V 3LL Tuesday 1st December 6pm - 7.15pm
The United Campaign against Police Violence would like to encourage all our supporters to come along to this vigil for Ian Tomlinson on Tuesday. It has been called by the Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign.
It is important that we keep Ian’s memory alive and continue the fight for justice, I hope as many people can come as possible.
Speakers include: Ian’s family Samantha Rigg David - Sean Rigg Justice & Change Campaign Deborah Coles - INQUEST John McDonnell MP
The Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign said:
"Ian died in tragic circumstances, an 'innocent passerby' trying to get home, after a police assault at the G20 protests on April 1st 2009.Eight months on, our family are preparing for our first Christmas without him and still waiting for justice.
"We have been grateful for public support this year and would like an opportunity to hold this public memorial gathering to remember Ian, with our friends and supporters around us.We ask that those who attend please wear black as a mark of respect and remember that this is peaceful event.
"PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING so we can estimate numbers and please send messages of support - a number of these will be read out at the vigil.
For most of us, Notting Hill Carnival represents the best of London life. It is a celebration of diversity, multiculturalism and culture attracting 1.5 million people from all around the world.
While the majority of us come to Carnival to enjoy taking part in Europe’s largest street party, the Metropolitan Police see Carnival is something to be controlled, curtailed and harassed.
This year’s Carnival will see 11,000 police officers on patrol. They will be enforcing a curfew from 6.30pm and ensuring that sound levels don’t pass the “agreed” 135 decibels. If the policing operation is anything like that of 2008, it will also see hundreds of mainly black youths being stopped, contained and searched indiscriminately as they make their way to the celebrations.
Most sinister of all, directing the policing operation will be Commander Bob Broadhurst. He was in charge of policing during April’s protests against the G20 in the City of London, which saw hundreds harassed, beaten and arrested by the police. This was also when we saw the death of Ian Tomlinson, who was struck by a police baton and died minutes later, despite the fact he was not even a protester but was simply making his way home. The fact that Commander Broadhurst is now directing this operation is a scandal.
This year we have already seen raids of “known troublemakers” prior to Carnival, and 150 letters hand-delivered by police to others commanding them not to attend. Can you imagine if this happened in the run up to London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations or the London Marathon?
The police seem to have a very different approach when the event involves the Afro-Caribbean community. While Carnival is a celebration of people coming together, it seems the police are more than willing to stoke racist divisions.
We believe that the Notting Hill Carnival should be a celebration – not a heavy-handed police operation.
CLIMATE CAMP: HAS THE CLIMATE CHANGED FOR POLICING OF PROTESTS?
As the government drags its feet over the vital task of saving the planet from environmental destruction, those who see the need for a radically different approach to fighting climate change have once more been forced to take direct action at the Camp for Climate Action.
But anyone who has been at the previous Climate Camps knows that while the criminal actions of multinationals go unchallenged by the state, those who fight against them are criminalised.
The recent publication of police log entries from the G20 protests against environmental and financial crimes have exposed the level of police brutality meted out. “I punched him in the jaw and he moved backwards,” wrote one officer, while another hit protesters with “shield strikes both flat and angled” and “open palm strikes…and fist strikes as well”.
A recent Christian Aid survey suggests that around half of the UK population believe the police have been too aggressive in the policing of environmental protests. In light of these revelations, we now see a police force tactically confused, dodging a constant barrage of criticism.
SOFTLY, SOFTLY? Preparations for Climate Camp have reflected this. Much has been made of their new “softly, softly” approach, which suggests less use of force, increased communication with organisers, and, of course, their use of Twitter.
While the G20 protests were the tipping point for public opinion, it has built up over time, from the kettling and harassment of those on Stop the War protests over George W Bush’s visit to London last year and the invasion of Gaza to the Kingsnorth power station protests.
The staggering increase of stop and search – 322 percent for black people and 277 percent for Asians – since 2007 adds to this contempt. The issue of deaths in custody refuses to go away either, thanks to the continued fight for justice by the families of people like Sean Rigg, who died at Brixton police station one year ago, and Ian Tomlinson.
But the “community policing” of protests such as Climate Camp will not last unless this pressure is kept up on the police. This tactic is an exercise in damage limitation, not a change of heart, and whether the police hit you with batons or not, they are still there to limit resistance at events such as this, by whatever means necessary.
We must ensure that the pressure is kept on until we are ensured the fundamental right to protest, to live without harassment, and win justice for those brutalised by the baton-wielding strong arm of the state.
GOOD COPS, BAD COPS We should also recognise that the “softly, softly” approach seems selective. The man behind the operation in the City of London on that fateful day the G20 came to town, Commander Bob Broadhurst, is to direct the 11,000 police shifts at this year's Notting Hill Carnival.
If the policing operation at Carnival is anything like that of 2008, it will also see hundreds of mainly black youths being stopped, contained and searched indiscriminately as they make their way to the celebration of diversity and culture.
The United Campaign Against Police Violence (UCAPV) was formed in the wake of the G20 violence to ensure the right to peaceful protest, the protection of civil liberties, and to stop deaths at the hands of police – whether on protests, in police stations, during “terror raids” or anywhere else.
UCAPV is an alliance of protest groups, trade unions, family justice campaigns, political parties and many others. Working together we can hold the police to account and push for reforms of British policing.
It makes public a recording of Suzanne Wallace, a chief inspector who was in charge of the station, saying CCTV was working at the station and that recordings had been seized, including in the metal cage outside the station where Sean was imprisoned. This contradicts earlier claims by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which said that only CCTV footage from inside the station was seized.
Join us to remember Sean and call for justice from 5.30pm tonight, at the junction of Fairmount Road and Brixton Hill. Then on to rally at Brixton Police Station.
Friday 21 August ONE YEAR ON: REMEMBER SEAN RIGG – NO MORE DEATHS IN POLICE CUSTODY
Friday 21 August - assemble 5.30pm Junction of Fairmount Road and Brixton Hill, Brixton, London Rally at Brixton Police Station, SW9 7DD – Candlelight vigil
On 21 August 2008, at approximately 7.30pm, Sean Rigg was arrested and restrained by four Brixton police officers, placed in a van and driven to Brixton police station. Within approximately one hour of being arrested, Sean, a physically fit and healthy man, was dead.
Since Sean’s death, his family have campaigned tirelessly for justice. But their commitment to seeing justice done has met with opposition from the supposedly Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), whose weak, flawed investigation seems immensely biased towards the police.
The United Campaign Against Police Violence fully supports this evening of remembrance, starting at the hostel at which Sean was staying to Brixton police station. We must ensure that justice is done, and that there are no more deaths in police custody.
No justice – no peace!
Samantha Rigg-David, Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign and sister of Sean Rigg, said:
"Friday 21st August 2009 will be a year to the day since Sean died and we are still fighting for answers, answers that make sense. We have called for a robust and fair investigation, but still the IPCC continue to take the word, side and perspective of the police.
“As a family it has been hard to grieve. Instead, we have had to campaign tirelessly and ask some very hard questions and almost conduct our own investigation into what happened to Sean on the night he died in Brixton police station. Our questions only raise yet more questions and lead us into further suspicion.
“We can only continue in our quest for justice and hope that all those responsible for Sean's death, all those that failed him on that fateful day, will be called to account. These needless deaths need to stop, the police need to indeed work with us, the community, learn to treat us with the respect and care that we deserve in truly working together for 'a safer London' , not one where innocent people turn up 'dead' in the hands of the police."
The death of Reece Staples in police custody last week and the inexcusable thuggery of the Nottinghamshire police yesterday in tasering and beating an unarmed man and pushing away concerned members of the public gives yet more examples that the police are out of control.
All police activity must be caught on camera.
Inform and empower the public to call for this safeguard. Launch your own campaigns but protect us.
RELEASED: JUNE 10TH: THE WATERBOARDING TORTURING MET
WWW.WHENNOONESWATCHING.ORG is horrified at the latest revelation of the dangers the public face from the police.
The Met police are now a public liability instilling fear into the innocent.
The Met harbours criminals, sadists, thugs and murderers.
We, the public demand protection.
We the public demand that:
1. That all police officers must have body-worn video devices switched on while engaged with members of the public. 2. That all police vehicles must have video devices switched on when carrying members of the public. 3.That all custody suites and cells must have video devices switched on when members of the public are present. 4.That all video device content that relates to members of the public must be made available to them on request.
Bishop Jonathan Blake When No One's Watching.
JUNE 1ST: THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED. WE URGE PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO MAKE THE FOUR FINGER SIGN AT THE POLICE. WNOW WILL BE WORKING NOW TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE RELEVANT BODIES THAT CAN BRING ABOUT THESE REFORMS. ANY HELP YOU CAN PROVIDE TO THIS END WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
Please send us details of your experiences when making this sign to the police and any dialogue you have with them. For your own protection, we advise that preferably you should have a recording device with you, audio being probably better at present than video because of the police mis-applying the terrorist legislation to outlaw videoing. It is important too that you make the police aware that any encounter and dialogue you have with them is being audio recorded.
Be calm and polite. Remember that these reforms will benefit the police as well as the public and so they offer you the chance of a positive sharing of views with the aim hopefully of winning over the police to offer their support.
A video of the launch is being prepared.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WNOW CAMPAIGNS
ARE NON VIOLENT AND NON ABUSIVE
ON JUNE 1ST WNOW is launching a national campaign in which every citizen is invited to participate.
It is simple.
We are asking people to hold the four fingers of their right hand high, palm facing out, with the thumb tucked across the palm, whenever they encounter the police. The gesture offers an invitation to the police to respond making the same sign back to indicate their agreement.
The four fingers signify the four words, When No One’s Watching and the four aims of the WNOW campaign.
1. That all police officers must have body-worn video devices switched on while engaged with members of the public.
2. That all police vehicles must have video devices switched on when carrying members of the public.
3.That all custody suites and cells must have video devices switched on when members of the public are present.
4.That all video device content that relates to members of the public must be made available to them on request.
These aims seek to protect the public and the police by providing an independent evidential record upon which all involved can rely.
The campaign is not based on an ‘us and them’ attitude, nor is it against the police, it is against violence and those patterns of behaviour and practices that undermine human dignity and human rights. However, as the police bear statutory power with inadequate monitoring, this poses a more potent threat to the public.
Nevertheless the sign should not be used as an act of aggression. It is a symbol of that which would lead to the highest standards and the most positive relations between the public and the police.
This campaign will be launched on June 1st at 4 p.m. outside Scotland Yard when a token number of the public including Bishop Jonathan Blake will make the sign together towards the Yard and will say the following together:
When No One’s Watching: The police can strike and push Ian Tomlinson
When No One’s Watching: The police can beat Nicola Fisher
When No One’s Watching: The police can act violently
When No One’s Watching: The police can bully and intimidate
When No One’s Watching: The police can fabricate evidence
When No One’s Watching: The police can riddle Jean Charles de Menezes with bullets
When No One’s Watching: The police can get away with 2533 deaths over the last 40 years
When No One’s Watching: Among the aforementioned deaths, police violence have caused the following to die:
Fred Tokunpur Akiyemi, Christopher Alder, Arthur Allison, Roger Allotey, James Ashley, Peter Austin, Noorjahan Begum, Mr Benmerabet, Derek Bennett, Ricky Bishop, Ziya Bitirim, Stephen Bogle, Nicholas Bramble, Derek Buchanan, Edwin Carr, Paul Coker, Simeon Collins, Joseph Crensil, Asif Dad, David ‘Duke’ Daley, George Bosie Davies, Brian Douglas , Wayne Douglas, Marlon Downes, Lee Duvall,
David Ewin, Michael Ferreira, Henry Floyd, Giles Freeman, Herbert Gabbidon, Ahmed El Gammal, Joy Gardner, Kevin Gately, Robin Goodenough, Ian Gordon, Leroy Gordon, Vincent Graham, Sponford Antonio Green, S. Singh Grewal, James Hall, Mark Harris, Tunay Hassan, Nenneh Jalloh, Cynthia Jarrett, Kebba ‘Dobe’ Jobe, Andrew Jordan, Nadeem Khan, Sultan Khan, Shiji Lapite, Franklyn Lee, Caiphas Lemard, Patrick Louis, Leon Marshall, Michael Dean Martin, Clinton McCurbin, John McDonnell, Jason Oscar McPherson, Shohik Meah, Jean Charles de Menezes John Mikkelson, Daniel Morgan, Joseph Nnalue , Richard O’Brien, Nicholas Ofusu Frank Ogburu, Oscar Okoye, David Oluwale, Joseph Palombella , Mohammed Parkit Vandana Patel, Leon Patterson, Matthew Paul, Blair Peach, Peter San Pedro, Mikey Powell, Oliver Pryce, Oakley Ramsey, Sean Rigg, Colin Roach, Azelle Rodney Winston Rose, James Ruddock, Nuur Saeed , Ibrahima Sey, Lytton Shannon John Shorthouse, Randhir Showpal, Changa Singh, Shkander Singh, Kwanele Siziba Harry Stanley, Jamie Stewart, Roger Sylvester, Sarah Thomas, Fosta Errol ThompsonIan Tomlinson, Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah, Mark Ventour, Spencer Weston, Donovan Williams, Tyrone Wilson, Kwame Sasu Wiredu, Paul Yorke When No One’s Watching: The police can steal 27 years of Sean Hodges life
When No One’s Watching: The police can kill Lexy Williams and another 150 members of the public in traffic accidents over the last 5 years
When No One’s Watching: The police can stitch up so many members of the public there isn’t time to name them all, but here’s a few, Stephen Johnston , Billy Allison, Stephen Miller, Yusef Abdullahi, Anthony Paris, Mark Barnsley, Peter Hakala, Robert Brown,
When No One’s Watching: The police can beat up a war hero, Mark Aspinall
When No One’s Watching child Joseph Scholes’s life was taken
When No One’s Watching child Adam Rickwood’s life was taken
When No One’s Watching child Gareth Price’s life was taken
When No One’s Watching child Sam Elphick’s life was taken
When No One’s Watching the police cause 9 road traffic accidents every day
When No One’s Watching the following suffered miscarriages of justice: Kevin Callan, Dave Wood, Adrian Maher, Graham Huckerby, Shay Power, Susan May, Andrew Pountley, Derek Christian, Steven Johnston and John Taft.
When No One’s Watching the police can throw their weight around
When No One’s Watching the police can tamper with evidence
When No One’s Watching the police can demean and degrade a person
When No One’s Watching the police can visit their prejudices upon the innocent
When No One’s Watching the police can hide their identity numbers
When No One’s Watching the police can act like thugs
When No One’s Watching the police can misuse their power
When No One’s Watching the police can act as judge and jury and treat a detainee as guilty
When No One’s Watching: The police can deprive the detained their basic human rights.
When No One’s Watching: The police can deprive the detained, food and water.
When No One’s Watching: The police can contaminate food and liquids given to the detained.
When No One’s Watching: The police can deprive the detained of sleep, of the knowledge of time, of access to wash, of access to write, of access to communicate.
When No One’s Watching: The police can lie.
When No One’s Watching: The police can treat the families of the detained with contempt.
When No One’s Watching: The police can confuse the families of the detained with misinformation and lies.
When No One’s Watching: The police can misapply the law
When No One’s Watching: The police can take advantage of the vulnerable
When No One’s Watching: The police can do anything to anyone.
AND WE BELIEVE THIS MUST CHANGE
AND THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE IT CHANGES IS FOR
all police officers to have body-worn video devices switched on while engaged with members of the public.
And all police vehicles to have video devices switched on when carrying members of the public.
And all custody suites and cells to have video devices switched on when members of the public are present.
And all video device content that relates to members of the public to be made available to them on request.
We call upon all members of the public to join us in making the four finger sign at the police and we invite all members of the police to indicate their agreement to these proposals by making the four finger sign back.
In 2006 Plymouth Police Station, Devon and Cornwall Police ran a successful trial on the use of Body Worn Videos. As a result of that trial the Home Office, made available an amount of money for all 42 Police forces to enable each to conduct their own trial on the use of these cameras.
The Metropolitan Police are currently running a Body Worn Video trial at Bromley and Camden Boroughs. The cameras are worn by by both police officers and police community support officers.
HOWEVER the massive flaw in this trial is that the camera is switched on to capture evidence, as the officer considers appropriate. IT IS NOT CONTINUOUSLY FILMING. IT IS SWITCHED ON AT THE OFFICER'S DISCRETION.
So our money is being used not to protect us but to protect the police. The camera would not be switched on, rather switched off if the police decided to be corrupt or violent.
At the moment, under Section 30 of the Freedom of Information Act, the video evidence kept by the police is not available to the public because it is classified as exempt information. This is clearly disadvantageous to the public and undermines the right to the objective information upon which they can protect themselves.
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PRESS RELEASE ROOF TOP BISHOP’S ARREST – POLICE COMPLAINT - March 4th 2009
Bishop Blake has now submitted his complaint to the IPCC with copies to The Commissioner of the Metropolis and the Mayor of London.
In it he accuses the police of false arrest, assault, injury, false imprisonment, mistreatment while in custody and attempting to pervert the course of justice. He also accuses the police of what he believes was the mistreatment that he witnessed of a black woman in custody.
He calls for the dismissal and charging of two police officers. Acting Police Sergeant Stapleton who he claims assaulted him and has attempted to pervert the course of justice and PC Anderson who he claims has attempted to pervert the course of justice. Both officers have submitted statements that Bishop Blake claims are inconsistent, contradictory, implausible and demonstrably false. He says that any police officer that is willing to lie to conceal or cover up their actions and jeopardise an innocent person poses a risk to the public and should no longer remain in the police.
He calls for a review of the arrest and detention procedures in Bexleyheath and countrywide and proposes that every officer having dealings with the public must have a web cam running recording events, to provide an independent and objective evidential record, in order to give protection to all parties.
He has received support from hundreds of people across the country and from Australia, Germany, Russia, Italy and Denmark. Former police officers, a deputy head teacher, lecturers, a professor, community workers and lawyers have been among them as well as many who have had their own shocking stories to tell of police violence and malpractice.
The web site www.whennooneswatching.org is becoming a window for the public into the abuses perpetrated by the police and will build momentum in society to help bring about reform.
The recent press coverage has prompted a mass of emails from members of the public indicating their support and giving their own accounts of problems thay have encountered with the police. Emails have come from around the world and from all walks of life.
Thank you to all those who have emailed. Every email will receive a reply but forgive there being some delay as I work through them all and collate appropriate information for the site.