On April 9, 2014, in a bombshell announcement, the significance of which was probably missed by most of the population of the world, including its home base, England and Wales, ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers), has announced it will dissolve the organization, effective immediately. It's Game Over
(Photo: Sir Hugh Orde, unemployed former Chief of ACPO.)
This is tantamount to the Spanish Inquisition admitting wrongdoing. Or the NSA folding their tents and creeping away. ACPO
This unregulated cadre has been controlling all UK police activity for much too long. Instead of letting the local elected police officials run their own districts as requested by their constituents, this little gang of lovelies has squatted like a poisonous spider over procedures as vital to the public well-being as responding to Freedom of Information inquiries relative to certain policing activities. They have ignored members of Parliament and the public in this regard.
With this decision, the elected local police will henceforth handle their own specific issues, and respond to the concerns of their constituents, without 'oversight' and without accountability to ACPO, and can turn their attention to problems the public is really interested in, i.e. graffiti, local yobbos, etc.
It took persistent efforts by Mark Reckless, MP for Rochester, to accomplish this. But then it only took one small boy with his thumb in the dike to save Holland. And one legislator with his head on straight to stop the Salem witch-hunt. Thank you, Mark. Well played.
So, we await with interest the response to a submission of a well-respected blogger's thoughtfully- crafted request under the FOI relative to a certain former police officer, who has taken on the mantle of public inquisitor without accountability, without brief, apparently with the cooperation of ACPO, as far as can be determined if failure to respond is any indication. The response was due in early February, and has yet to be answered as required by law.
And how come this individual can actually be shown scanning the internet for kiddie porn, when any other British subject doing the same would be whipped smartly into court and rightly so? Who has appointed himself a "child protection expert," with no obvious qualifications to do so? Who was asked by the McCanns to stop acting as if he represented them in their continued search for their missing daughter? Let alone the Jimmy Savile situation, which has resulted in absolutely nothing to date, except a pile of legal bills mostly for the benefit of plaintiff lawyers, also hopping on to the gravy train, driven by this person who was obviously enjoying the protection of higher-ups, who are now cast down?
Mr. Williams-Thomas, your wild ride may be coming to an end. And not a day too soon.
It's been a long, long time but ...
"Though the mills of God grind slowly;
Yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience he stands waiting,
With exactness grinds he all. " - Longfellow
"Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them." - God, Deutoronomy 32:3.
Sleep well, Peter Spindler et al. Time's up.