Anne-Marie Carroll, 45, who is a member of the Bradford Catholic Players, was on her way to the group’s rehearsal rooms in Rebecca Street, driving alone in a company car, which was noted by officers investigating kerb crawling.Now, I'll address the obvious contrarian arguments first.
A letter was then sent by the Bradford District Vice Team to the Carroll Cleaning Company in Halifax, where she works as a sales director.
Her twin brother, Nicholas, the company’s managing director, opened the letter, which said the details of the circumstances in which Miss Carroll was seen would be kept on record unless she objected, and that she should speak to officers so they could confirm she had not committed an offence.
Yes, this was an area where crimes were known to have been committed. Yes, the police feel that they must tackle what they see as the fuelling of prostitution in the locality - that being kerb-crawling - and that this is an effective approach.
But ... once any such measures threaten the lives and liberties of innocent people they have moved into quite unacceptable territory.
Don't answer back, I'm in a mood. Yes, they fucking have.
Consider this shockingly arrogant reponse to criticism from the disgusting uniformed arroganza in charge of the whole appallingly anti-social mess.
Supt [Angela] Williams said: “We make no apology for the robust way in that we tackle the issue of kerb crawling in Bradford.Err, love, you've just sent an accusation of sexual criminality to the employer of someone who was merely going about her everyday life as an amateur dramatist. You have accused her of being a pervert. You didn't use common sense or discretion, instead you found it acceptable to employ deliberately intimidatory bullying.
She was innocent.
“This particular tactic to target the men who solicit women has been used for a number of years in the city and with notable success. The letters are sent out following detailed observations of a vehicle’s movements and the registered owner is contacted whether it is an individual or a business."Firstly, if your goal is to target men, you have fucked up big time, haven't you? Apologise, bitch.
Secondly, they can't be 'detailed observations' if they didn't ascertain that your targeting 'men' turns up a fucking woman driving her vehicle to a perfectly innocent night out.
Thirdly, and very much most importantly, why the fucking hell are you sending letters to businesses, let alone individuals, without establishing guilt first?
“In circumstances where the drivers are found to have legitimate reason for their activity, they are immediately removed from our records.”No, no, no, and again, fucking no. It is not the driver's responsibility to confirm their innocence to you. It is up to you to establish their guilt.
That is what 'innocent until proven guilty' is all about. Understand? In fact, it's what policing is all about.
Now, love, let's see how many Peelian Principles you have just contravened. Out of 9, I make it you have buggered up numbers 2,3,4,5,7,8, and possibly 9.
Of course, this is just touching on a much larger, hidden, damage that you may be causing. Sorry, scratch that ... that you have undoubtedly already caused.
You see, Angela, since 2008, just an accusation or rumour of sex crime is held by the Criminal Records Bureau and can destroy someone's life forever.
... deputy head, John Pinnington, who was fired from his job when an enhanced criminal record background (CRB) check turned up allegations of abuse made against him. He took his case to judicial review, arguing that the allegations were seriously flawed, were unsubstantiated, and that the police should only include them in a CRB check where there were some grounds to believe they might be true.It's OK to say that the record will be expunged if they contact you and tell you that they were just popping down to their am-dram night as usual, but it shouldn't be up to them to do anything of the sort. We live in a society which has held the premise of 'innocent until proven guilty' very close to our hearts and for a very good reason.
This view was rejected, as Lord Justice Richards ruled that there was nothing unlawful about the actions of the Police force in passing on allegations. And future employers "should be aware" of the accusations, however weak and unreliable they are.
It's so that the public's lives can't be unfairly destroyed due to malicious, and unfounded, accusations from lazy police forces run by ignorant fucknuts like you, Angela. There is no way that these accusation will not turn up on CRB records the next time one of Angela's victims applies for clearance. As the judgement stated quite clearly, the police will leave it up to employers to decide.
And in our current hideously litigious times, this will lead to people being denied employment for no better reason except that cunts like Angela won't fucking apologise.
Of course, if Angela really wanted to eradicate - or massively reduce - kerb-crawling, she could campaign for the legalisation of brothels which would knock the problem on the head at a stroke.
You're chasing the wrong criminals, love, try sending some coppers to SW1 and you won't have to harrass innocent people anymore.
And, for fuck's sake, bloody apologise to Anne-Marie Carroll, you arrogant bitch.