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Maurice Kirk – Fixated Threat?

If you haven’t already, please take 2 minutes to sign Maurices petition. As of yet, the response has been pretty poor considering!! http//www.gopetition.com/petition/40825.html Thanks – Keith.

Related: Victims Unite! “Empowering Victims of Financial Exploitation and Legal Oppression”

Written by Mike Robinson
The trouble with establishing a dictatorship through stealth is that people both within and without the system begin to protest. Not everyone is afraid. Some speak their minds. Some fight. And when people fight, inevitably the truth starts to leak. Initially such leaks can be put down to “conspiracy theory,” or “eccentricity,” but eventually, as the dictatorship gets closer to fruition, the numbers of people seeing the truth are too great. It is at that point, that the establishment acts to silence the dissenters.

Maurice Kirk is one man who has caused that establishment no end of trouble.

Maurice Kirk is a capable veterinary surgeon. He has been fighting establishment corruption for decades. He has taken a civil case against South Wales Police for harassment because they have been covertly monitoring his movements for a long time. That case is due to come to court in January 2010. It is clear now that South Wales Police, in collusion with the Judiciary, intend that Maurice Kirk will not be attending that court case.
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Please Help Maurice Kirk

Please take the time to sign this petition [ http://www.gopetition.com/petition/40825.html ] and pass the link on to your friends.

A little background info:

Maurice’s site: http://kirkflyingvet.com/Default.aspx
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Scotland Yard Officer Arrested For Manslaughter ‘After Road Rage Death’

Scotland Yard officer arrested for manslaughter ‘after road rage death’
A Scotland Yard police officer has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after an alleged “road rage” incident.

By Andrew Hough, and Richard Edwards 7:15AM GMT 18 Nov 2010

The 34 year-old officer, who has not been named, was arrested after the death of an unnamed 64-year-old woman in Hillingdon, north London.

While a Metropolitan Police spokesman refused to say what the policeman did in the force The Daily Telegraph understands he was a Firearms Licensing Officer.

The spokesman said the officer was arrested at his workplace on Wednesday after the ”altercation” on Tueday afternoon. The woman later died. It is believed the incident occurred after an altercation involved motorists.

“I did not see anything, but a police officer knocked on the door and asked if she had seen a road rage accident,” one resident said.

The officer, who was off duty at the time, was last night being questioned at a south London police station.

The Scotland Yard spokesman said: ”A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Hillingdon on Tuesday afternoon.

”The 34-year-old officer, who works in Central Operations, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter this afternoon, Wednesday November 17, at his place of work and is currently in custody at a south London police station.

”The arrest follows an altercation that occurred in Snowden Avenue, Hillingdon, at approximately 4.30pm on Tuesday November 16, after which a 64-year-old woman died. Next of kin have been informed.”

”The officer was off duty at the time. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and post-mortem examination will take place tomorrow.”

He added: ”Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased but await formal identification.

”Directorate of Professional Standards is aware and has informed the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

”Anyone who was in and around the Snowden Avenue area at the time of the incident is asked to call the incident room on 020 8247 7821. Anyone who wishes to give information anonymously can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

He declined to comment on what caused the incident

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8141865/Scotland-Yard-officer-arrested-for-manslaughter-after-road-rage-death.html

Police Abuse of FITWatch Members

FITWatch and the police have history …

FIT Watch are a group of activists who attend protests and other events for the sole purpose of monitoring police activity, not to join in with the protests.

More specifically, FIT Watch use photography and video to record the behaviour of Police Forward Intelligence Team (FIT) officers.

The main purpose of the Police FIT teams are to capture images of demonstrators for upload onto a police/Government database. FIT make no discrepancy between violent or non violent protestors – all are filmed and documented on the “dissenter” database.

As you will see from this film, FIT no not like being filmed themselves. Even less so being asked to reveal their ID numbers. Police at demos routinely hide their ID numbers or swap numbers with a colleague. Removing ID numbers enables the Police to go obtain some anonymity. Swapping numbers allows them to claim (in the case of a complaint) that it must be a case of “mistaken identity”, since the Police records will show that the officer in question was posted to another area at the time.

It is interesting to note that this footage was shot many months before the controversy of the G20 protests in April 2009, where Police removed their ID numbers in order to try and avoid identification. One such officer was Delroy Smellie, who has been charged with assaulting Nicola Fisher. Fortunately for Nicola, the whole episode was captured on camera by another protestor, as was the brutality which ended the life of Ian Tomlinson. Ian was hit by an officer who was wearing a balaclava and who had also removed his ID number.

The FIT Watch members seen being arrested and restrained in this film were held in custody for 4 days,3 of which were spent in prison. They both have young children.

All charges were later dropped.

FIT Watch members arrested and body cuffed by Police for asking a Policeman for his hidden ID number

The “Advice” and the “Gagging Email” – FITWatch

The Advice:

The remarkable and brilliant student action at Millbank has produced some predictable frothing at the mouth from the establishment and right wing press. Cameron has called for the ‘full weight of the law’ to fall on those who had caused tens of thousands of pounds of damage to the expensive decor at Tory party HQ. Responsibility is being placed on ‘a violent faction’, after the march was ‘infiltrated’ by anarchists.

There are an encouraging number of intiatives to show solidarity with the arrested students – something that is vital if they are to avoid the sort of punitive ‘deterrent’ sentences handed out to the Gaza demonstrators. A legal support group has been established and the National Campaign against Cuts and Fees has started a support campaign. Goldsmiths lecturers union has publicly commended the students for a ‘magnificent demonstration’ .

This is all much needed, as the establishment is clearly on the march with this one. The Torygraph has published an irresponsible and frenzied ‘shop-a-student’ piece and the Met are clearly under pressure to produce ‘results’ after what they have admitted was a policing ‘embarrassment’.

51 people have been arrested so far, and the police have claimed they took the details of a further 250 people in the kettle using powers under the Police Reform Act. There may be more arrests to come.

Students who are worried should consider taking the following actions:

If you have been arrested, or had your details taken – contact the legal support campaign. As a group you can support each other, and mount a coherent campaign.

If you fear you may be arrested as a result of identification by CCTV, FIT or press photography;

DONT panic. Press photos are not necessarily conclusive evidence, and just because the police have a photo of you doesn’t mean they know who you are.

DONT hand yourself in. The police often use the psychological pressure of knowing they have your picture to persuade you to ‘come forward’. Unless you have a very pressing reason to do otherwise, let them come and find you, if they know who you are.

DO get rid of your clothes. There is no chance of suggesting the bloke in the video is not you if the clothes he is wearing have been found in your wardrobe. Get rid of ALL clothes you were wearing at the demo, including YOUR SHOES, your bag, and any distinctive jewellery you were wearing at the time. Yes, this is difficult, especially if it is your only warm coat or decent pair of boots. But it will be harder still if finding these clothes in your flat gets you convicted of violent disorder.

DONT assume that because you can identify yourself in a video, a judge will be able to as well. ‘That isn’t me’ has got many a person off before now.

DO keep away from other demos for a while. The police will be on the look-out at other demos, especially student ones, for people they have put on their ‘wanted’ list. Keep a low profile.

DO think about changing your appearance. Perhaps now is a good time for a make-over. Get a haircut and colour, grow a beard, wear glasses. It isn’t a guarantee, but may help throw them off the scent.

DO keep your house clean. Get rid of spray cans, demo related stuff, and dodgy texts / photos on your phone. Don’t make life easy for them by having drugs, weapons or anything illegal in the house.

DO get the name and number of a good lawyer you can call if things go badly. The support group has the names of recommended lawyers on their site. Take a bit of time to read up on your rights in custody, especially the benefits of not commenting in interview.

DO be careful who you speak about this to. Admit your involvement in criminal damage / disorder ONLY to people you really trust.

DO try and control the nerves and panic. Waiting for a knock on the door is stressful in the extreme, but you need to find a way to get on with business as normal.

Otherwise you’ll be serving the sentence before you are even arrested.

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