Dear Mr Judge… Poem by Charlie

This poem has been written by Charlie (his pen name) he is currently serving time in prison on a false accusation, you really didn’t need me to explain that the poem speaks for itself, I just had to share it with you. Mr Judge  by Charlie   Dear Mr Judge, How do you sleep? Do…


Justice under the influence

A 2010 research study (Levall et al) showed that a prisoner is 40% more likely to be released by a parole board if the board members had just eaten breakfast or lunch. They call this phenomenon ‘The Glucose Correlation Effect’. A 1998 study (Frank & Gilovich) showed that people in black uniforms tend to be…


An ‘appalling vista’

A newly established group of parliamentarians aims to counter widespread indifference to allegedly wrongful convictions. Lawyers are being urged to support them. The new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on miscarriages of justice is seeking funding from law firms and chambers to assist it in its investigatory work, the Gazette has learned. Jonathan Rayner Chaired by Labour…


Wrongly imprisoned ‘find it harder to appeal convictions’

Fresh evidence has emerged in the case of Eddie Gilfoyle, who spent 18 years in jail after being convicted of killing his wife People claiming wrongful imprisonment are finding it harder to overturn convictions because the burden of proof is too high, a former appeal court judge says. Former Lord Justice Sir Anthony Hooper said…


Failure to disclose evidence ‘routine and deliberate’

The scandal over important information which might undermine prosecutions being deliberately hidden from defendants hit the news again last month as new information pointed to institutionalised failings around disclosure. According to The Times the failure by police and prosecutors to disclose vital evidence in criminal cases to the defence is routine and deliberate. They say…


Compulsive liar jailed after 11 false rape claims in decade

Elizabeth Jones has been jailed after 11 false rape claims in a decade A compulsive liar made almost a dozen false claims that she was raped in nearly a decade after making her first complaint at the age of 13, a court has heard. Elizabeth Jones, 22, admitted she lied about the latest rape allegation…


Schoolchildren admit they made up claims a male teacher sexually abused students

Schoolchildren admit they made up claims a male teacher sexually abused students to get him fired because he yelled at them – as he says his life has been completely ruined by the lies Primary schoolchildren, 11, accused their teacher of sexually abusing them Admitted they lied in parts of their claims in failed attempt…


Metropolitan Police ditches practice of believing all victims

• Rethink after failed sex crime inquiries • Director of public prosecutions to stand down Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police commissioner, said officers must enter investigations with an open mind.FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA Britain’s biggest police force has abandoned its policy of automatically believing victims after a series of flawed inquiries into alleged sex crimes, The Times can reveal. Cressida Dick,…


Men are in danger. They need to be a protected species, says ANN WIDDECOMBE

I DID not think there were any new depths left to plumb in the endless saga of false allegations and the ruin of innocent men but I was wrong. A book entitled How To Destroy A Man Now is available on Amazon and apparently features on the website of the MeToo campaign. I have read…


Justice Committee Inquiry aims to investigate disclosure and wants your views

Disclosure of evidence in criminal cases examined 22 February 2018 The Justice Committee launches an inquiry into the disclosure of evidence in criminal cases. This follows the announcement of the Committee’s intention to examine the issue on 25 January. Inquiry: Disclosure of evidence in criminal cases Justice Committee “Extensive issues” with handling of disclosure Since…


Justice for Perceived Victims should Never be allowed to Outweigh the need to protect the Innocent

Many of you will be aware of the recent conviction of Barry Bennal. Bennal was, and is a serial Child Sex Abuser and the evidence in his case was overwhelming. For him and his victims, Justice has finally been done. We would like to make it VERY CLEAR, Our campaign is Not about helping people like…


Rape suspects deserve a fairer deal, says peer.

It is better for society that a few guilty men walk free than innocent men are imprisoned for rapes or sexual assaults they have not committed, says Baroness Wolf of Dulwich, an economist, author and university professor. Public pressure to punish every sexual predator would risk more miscarriages of justice, she said. “I do feel…


COURT LIES Paisley footy coach accused of abusing young players CLEARED after alleged victim admitted lying to get a bigger compo payout.

A PAISLEY football coach accused of abusing young players has been cleared in court after an alleged victim admitted LYING to get a bigger compo payout. Retired firefighter John Queen, 63, was arrested and charged with abusing eight youngsters, who can’t be named for legal reasons, over a 23-year-period. Queen has been cleared of abusing…


Second police force reviews rape prosecutions after student’s case dropped

A second police force is reviewing all of its rape cases after a judge criticised errors that saw charges against an Oxford University student dropped days before his trial. Oliver Mears, 19, spent two years on bail accused of raping and assaulting a woman in July 2015. But the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided to…


Two police officers Sharon Patterson and Lee Pollard facing criminal charges over alleged mishandling of child abuse investigations

TWO police officers are facing criminal charges over the way they handled child abuse cases. Following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) two Essex Police detectives will face charges of three counts each of misconduct in public office. Det Con Sharon Patterson and former Det Con Lee Pollard both previously worked…


YOU MUST READ THIS

This is a post from Emma on the accused me group on facebook. Thanks to 2 member having watched The Jeremy Kyle show this morning it has come to light that a participant in the show has admitted on air to making a false allegation…. Please, Please, Please take 2 minutes and follow the Ofcom…


British justice is in flames. The MoJ’s fiddling is criminal

From prisons to probation and legal aid, the entire system is on the verge of collapse – and poor people bear the brunt. Act now, lord chancellor No one who knows anything about the justice system doubts it is in crisis, that the crisis is unprecedented, that it is rendering the system unable to perform…


‘VIP paedophile ring’ accuser charged over child abuse images

A man who alleged he was the victim of a VIP child abuse ring faces multiple charges relating to the possession of indecent images of children. The man, known as Nick, claimed a paedophile ring was responsible for murdering three children. He also said he was systematically abused and tortured by senior politicians and members…


12 Women Who Lied About Being Raped And Why They Did It

I came across this online, it’s from 2014 but I thought interesting none the less. Two sensational rape stories in the media have brought to light the question of false allegations, prompting many to wonder just why a woman would lie about rape. In her memoir, Lena Dunham claims that she was raped by Barry,…


Aberdeenshire woman, Chelsea Mackie, 23, avoids jail for making ‘outrageous’ false accusation of rape

A woman who made a false rape claim – sparking an £18,000 investigation that saw two men detained – has been spared jail. Chelsea Mackie, 23, told police she had been dragged down an Aberdeen street and attacked. Mackie, who was ordered to carry out unpaid work, took six months to confess she made the…