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MERCHANT SHIPS COULD BE ARMED TO TACKLE PIRATE THREAT

Includes a “privacy fact graphic”…Private security firms offering protection, so UK government likely to allow merchant ships to arm themselves. I cant remember why they didnt allow this in the past, but they used to claim there were very good reasons!

BATTLE AGAINST CAR CRIME BEING WON

Reads rather like a press release. Its about vehicle thefts, not car crime. Generally agreed that theft of vehicles was replaced by theft from vehicles. Figures?

THE WAR ON DRUGS’ BITTER BLOWBACK

Mexico…and tales of the ATF selling guns to cartels, allegedly knowingly. Your blogger complained at the start of this insanity, but the role of US agencies turns out to be worse than his wildest imaginings

MARK NEARY: VICTORY OVER AUTISTIC SON, 21, ‘TRAPPED IN CARE’

This has been a nasty little story, and opens up a new area for criminologists: crimes of the bureaucracy. There has allegedly been a great deal of abuse of power, partly because councils and social services have been able to use confidentiality as a means to prevent public scrutiny of their actions. There are many more cases in the pipeline, affecting the vulnerable, be they single mums, the separated, the sick or the elderly. A number of bloggers have fought against this in the UK and deserve congratulations, especially if this now causes a change in behaviour on the part of public servants…some hope, eh?
This is another aspect of the superinjunction scandal. Its not just celebrity shagggers who use superinjunctions. It’s “civil servants”…Our employees.

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