Wednesday, April 21, 2010
One result of the mostly non-existent British policing of ferals
Lawless gangs can mostly do what they like in Britain. Eventually people will take the remedy into their own hands. Now a house owner is arrested after yob urinating against his house is stabbed to death
A householder was being quizzed by murder squad police tonight after a man was allegedly stabbed to death outside his home during a violent confrontation.
The 52-year-old was detained after an incident with father-of-one Anthony Kershaw, 25, who had apparently been caught urinating against his front door.
It is believed the householder, who had suffered various incidents of anti-social behaviour outside his home, had been asleep at his flat in Rochdale, Greater Manchester when he was woken up by a group of youths outside his home.
When he told them group to leave he was met with abuse and he decided to speak to them outside. As Mr Kershaw relieved himself against the man’s front door he was allegedly knifed in the stomach.
Mr Kershaw collapsed as his three friends then chased the householder back into his property. Police found him dying in a pool of blood outside the flat in the Smallbridge area of the town.
Eye witness Kelly Holliday, 26, who lives in the block of flats opposite said: 'I went for a cigarette in my bedroom window at about 10.30pm and I heard all this shouting. I could hear people shouting. I think Anthony was there.
'At about 11pm two of them came to my door and asked for a cigarette. I said I hadn't got one. As they were going I heard someone shouting. 'I didn't think much of it because there's rumours after rumours around here but when I heard more people shouting someone had been stabbed, I went outside.
'The young men had been drinking and two men were kicking off at the flat whist a third man was holding Anthony's stomach. ''I saw the arrested guy come out in handcuffs, he walked to the police van and I saw Anthony lying there with this big slice in his stomach. 'I've never seen Anthony or his brother on this part of the estate. The guy in the flat kept himself to himself. 'It's just awful. I feel sorry for the lad's mum. Things are really going to kick off on this estate now, you can just feel it.'
Mr Kershaw died 11 hours later in hospital despite efforts to save him.
Today the householder was being quizzed on suspicion of wounding Mr Kershaw with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Friends of Kershaw were leaving Facebook tributes to him. His girlfriend Natalie Brierley said: 'I will love you forever and a day. Always your mine and Stevie's angel and I will never ever stop loving you. Why did they have to take you away from me.'
Friend Jonathan Worrall said: 'Still can't believe it. Still feels like a big dream. Ant Kersh you were a true friend, absolute legend. I am going to miss you dearly pal. 'He was a great son, father,boyfriend, brother, grandson and friend - a true legend ! My heart goes out to his nearest and dearest. 'I will always miss you four the rest of my days. Devastated isn't the word.'
Mr Kershaw's three friends aged 21, 20 and 23 were being questioned on suspicion of burglary.
The case is expected to reignite the debate about a householder's right to defend his property.
Greater Manchester Police said: 'A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in the stomach in Smallbridge. 'Just after midnight on Tuesday 20 April 2010, police were called to a flat on Great Howarth, Smallbridge following reports a man had been stabbed in a disturbance.
'Police attended and a 25-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment. He remained in a serious condition in hospital but died at 10.50am.
'One 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and three men aged 21, 20 and 23 have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. 'All four men remain in police custody for questioning.’
Det Chief Insp Jon Chadwick of Greater Manchester Police said: 'This was a fairly isolated incident and we are confident we will be able to establish exactly what happened that resulted in this man's death. 'If anyone has any information about what happened, please don't hesitate to get in touch.'
But attacking decent people is all in a day's work for the cowardly British police
It's safer: Elderly couple get criminal records after confronting neighbour whose dogs were fouling their allotments [gardens]
When they set up a communal allotment, Janet Kearney and Terry Marshall were hailed as model citizens. But the couple found their hard-won reputation counted for nothing after confronting a neighbour who apparently let her dogs foul the site.
The dispute got out of hand when police turned up at their home to arrest Mrs Kearney, 63, for a public order offence. Mr Marshall, 70, started to protest at his partner's treatment and found himself arrested for a similar offence.
Both were taken to a police station where they were photographed, and had their DNA and fingerprints taken. They then spent around 20 hours in cells before being interviewed.
The couple also had to wait six months before they were told they were being charged and would have to appear in court. However, after 'reluctantly' pleading guilty to avoid a trial, a district judge has now told them it was 'not appropriate' to punish them and gave them a conditional discharge.
Yesterday, the couple, from Colchester, Essex, hit out at their treatment. They said police had failed to deal with numerous complaints about 'neighbour from hell' Helena Moraldo, who owns three Jack Russells, and officers overreacted when Mrs Kearney exchanged harsh words with her.
Grandmother Mrs Kearney claimed she had been provoked into reacting after months of abuse from Miss Moraldo, who is in her 50s. She said Miss Moraldo had verbally abused neighbours after moving into the area in March last year and her pets caused damage to the fruit and veg that residents were growing.
She added: 'She was nothing but trouble. I waited until July but then I got into a bit of a verbal with her. 'She complained to police straight away and I suffered because I opened my mouth and stood up to her. The whole thing was such a waste of time and money.'
The couple founded the Magnolia Garden Project for 24 residents of council-owned flats in 2006. Helpers receive a free share of the food it produces, including apples, tomatoes, potatoes and runner beans.
Colchester Magistrates' Court heard Mrs Kearney shouted and swore at Miss Moraldo after spotting one of her dogs on the allotment. James O'Toole, defending, said his clients felt they had been provoked. He said: 'The project has done untold good for the community. The problem is there has been vandalism at the gardens.'.
Handing the couple the conditional discharge, district judge David Cooper said: 'It is not appropriate to punish you for this matter. 'You are both doing a lot of good for the community. It's unfortunate such unkind things were said.'
Colchester MP Bob Russell said he was 'horrified' at the prosecution. 'The judge is to be commended for his common sense. It's just a great shame it got to him in the first place,' he added.
The Crown Prosecution Service defended its decision to prosecute, saying there had been sufficient evidence against the couple.
Colchester Borough Homes, which owns the flats, said Miss Moraldo had since moved. She could not be contacted for comment.
And being confident is an offence, of course
Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas has won compensation from police who illegally stopped and searched him after a demonstration. The stand-up comic was awarded £1,200 over an incident in which he was confronted by two Metropolitan Police officers in September 2007.
Thomas was returning home after giving a speech against the arms trade in London’s Docklands when his wallet and shoulder bag were searched.
One officer recorded on an official form that they were suspicious of Thomas because of his “over-confident attitude”.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the force admitted falsely imprisoning Thomas and illegally questioning and searching him. He said the officer who searched him, a member of the force’s territorial support group, has received “formal words of advice”.
The spokesman added: “The Metropolitan Police Service has issued a full written apology to the claimant.”
The decision came after an inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) sparked by Thomas’ original complaint. Thomas was held for 12 minutes as he attempted to catch the Docklands Light Railway home on September 11, 2007.
He had been invited by Campaign Against Arms Trade to address a protest outside the annual DSEi arms fair.
Thomas said that £1,200 for 12 minutes was “slightly more than my usual rate”. He said: “If over-confidence is a reason for a stop-and-search Jonathan Ross should never leave his house.”
Thomas added he would donate some of the money to the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation and also use some of it to fund his next live tour.
The comedian is a long-standing opponent of the arms trade and appeared on a secret police “spotter’s card” for surveillance officers several years ago. He has demonstrated against restrictions on protesting outside Parliament, the use of torture and the impact of new legislation on individual freedoms.
Success—CA. Child Custody Bill AB 2416 Passes Assembly by Unanimous Consent, Moves to Senate
At Fathers & Families we receive many letters from divorced or separated military servicemembers with painful but preventable family law problems. California AB 2416 will help protect the loving bonds that servicemembers share with their children.
Fathers & Families has worked closely with Assemblyman Paul Cook, the American Retirees Association, and others on AB 2416, and earlier this month thousands of you responded to our Action Alert in support of the bill. We are pleased to announce that this week the bill passed the Assembly by unanimous consent. The bill will now go to the Senate.
To learn more about the bill and to read Fathers & Families’ official support letter, see our AB 2416 Campaign page here.
Bills don’t pass by unanimous consent by accident—this victory was achieved because Fathers & Families’ legislative representative Michael Robinson and assistant legislative representative Nicole Silverman have spent months lobbying legislators and gathering support for AB 2416. We’ve been at the forefront of this issue, successfully working to pass military parent legislation in dozens of states.
The first major success occurred in 2005 under Robinson’s direction with the passage of California SB 1082, which helped address servicemembers’ custody and child support problems. Fathers & Families organized a campaign in support of the bill, and the Senate Judiciary Committee Analysis of SB 1082 made specific note of your calls and letters. We’ve also had some success with federal legislation on this issue–to learn more, click here.
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