More and less, it’s a con

Since the dismantling of Council run schools has progressed, we see the growth of free and private schools. But, those are no longer the luxury, lush kind, they are often in inadequate premises and with a lack of facilities.

There is no mod con, it’s just con.

Weren’t we all jealous of these luxury, pads in rural environments, castle-like structures, promised luxury upbringing for the wealthy.

Unfortunately today’s Conservative policies have ensured that private schools now means, paying more for getting less.

Those old council schools were purpose built and could house pupils in adequate rooms and facilities but today’s free schools just mean free to charge a lot for less.

My local private school promises astro turf facilities for sport but in fact they take their pupils to the local park and make them race on asphalt pavements on lanes, not wider than 60cm.

There are free schools in former office buildings, that do not have any sports facility but a roof top or another simply sticks their kids in an underground car park for break.

When I saw on TV yesterday that Tony Blair was the only successful Labour Prime for a while then I must say, he probably did more harm to Labour than good because he helped the Conservative establish their current modus operandi.

I now find myself, having to contact social services because I am concerned about a lack of care for children in private school facilities.

My local council is busy housing the poor in far away areas whilst the new residents of Tower Hamlets, who work and earn have to pay through the nose for small private schools, that have to rely on local parks to even have somewhere to take their kids in their breaks.

My local private school has put razor wire all around the premises but uses our local parks as outlet for their lack of space.

But, it is the local residents who pay through their service bills for the up-keep of parks and streets. ASB charges for leaseholders have trebled when in the past the Home Office just paid for police officers to be placed in localities around the city. Now police officers have been reduced and local residents have to pay to fund council employed police officers and ASB patrols through local landlords, when in fact a lot of ASB is being brought on by commercial activities in local parks, which attract drug dealers and hooligans to come into our neighbourhoods.

Unforgotten

Watched this new series shown on ITV with interest. I generally now watch much more ITV than BBC. But what this Unforgotten series really shows is, and I really should post this on my Neighbourhood Watch blog instead, is, that those who ask you to ‘not grass’ are not your friends but your enemies.

Only wrongdoers ask you not to grass.

Even if you think that you have made it, nobody ever finds out about your sins, you are mistaken.

Then you set up your life, get into respectable ways of life, all with a crime hanging over you and you have kids, a partner and all rely upon each other, because that is what we do, we prop each other up in relationships.

But then, the wrongdoing comes out and everything goes up in smoke. Your kids, your partner, all who rely on you suffer from the previous wrong-doing, that you thought stayed undetected.

And talking of forgotten, from all the films I am watching it’s the criminals who kill and bury their own members in unknown locations, so that nobody ever finds them.

It’s those on the side of the law who get remembered.

So, as a principle, I fully support everybody who wants to report wrongdoing and crime, even anonymously as it has a chain-reaction, that wrong-doing and it ruins lives.

personal convictions

The more I watch of series on the BBC called The Spiral. (see also my previous post), the better do I understand the connections between personal strength, conviction and results.

There is one weak investigator, with a tendency to take drugs, involves with the dark world and becomes susceptible to blackmail and such individuals can really bring a whole investigation down. The boss also is very important in that he/she puts his personal stamp on others and they react to his input.

Then there is the judge who really believes in correct justice and the money grabbing lawyers who take any job as long as the client pays them lots of money.

That is our society. Where people have to earn money whichever way they can, they take money from anybody who can give it to them. Whilst it is legal for criminals to have cash, they can give it to others and buy services from them.

I recommend to watch that whole serial to anybody intested in human interaction and how personal drive commands outcomes.

What is particularly useful is the change of police lead from series 3 to 4 and the judges’ desire to raise through the ranks.

How criminals corrupt the justice system and individuals within.

In the end, human evolution has shown, that it is always the strongest who survive and if it proves that criminals are stronger than lawful people then they will prevail.

However as also said in my last post, criminals tend to kill each other off, so their changes of prospering and multiplying has little chance because the legal system nurtures and cares for its members whilst the criminal fraternity, kill each other on a whim.

I think that humanity has found a system that allows everybody a fair chance and regulates life for the benefit of the majority. All previous models of governance failed because they relied on the judgements of leaders who had the power to personally persecute and extinguish others because of their own emotional preferences.

The Spiral being set in France doesn’t really matter as human interaction is the main focus of the series and not the model of justice system.

A fair justice system will always expose those who are petty minded and try to rule their own societies with murder and threats. The part about human trafficking was particularly powerful, showing how a group of girls are exploited and lived from by some leeches who simply use them to make money and don’t allow them to make any choices about their lives.

Such girls were in terrible danger from criminals who were attracted to the easy prey they posed as victims of violence, with little restriction on the depravity used.

The series I watch right now is about a group of terrorists who mask themselves as human rights defenders who fight for the rights of immigrants, but who completely fail to protect their own member, who blew himself up and they just dumped him in a ditch to die.

I find all those who complain about our society today laughable. They happily sit in a well-lit and heated room, planning to overthrow the same society that actually ensures that they have the well lit room and heating in the first place.

Fed up with East Enders

I am not sure whether the BBC is trying to portrait all East Enders as potential criminal or inherent criminals or criminals regardless. It’s totally up-setting that they show criminals als charming family people who happen to think that robbing others is the thing to do.

From the story lines, for a child for example who would watch it, they would be shown that it is totally normal to feel symphaty for a robber boyfriend, who goes through a tough time, trying to escape police.

There is not even a hint of wrong-doing. Just as one of the most popular East Enders characters, Kat is shown vowing to stand by her robber boyfriend no matter what.

There is no ability of anybody to relate this as being wrong or showing how wrong doing in the long run leads to problems and that it would be better not to do it in the first place.

Even the local copper policeman is in a relationship with the son of the family mafia boss, Phil and does his best to help him escape because he loves him so much.

I am not complaining about the same sex relationship. I am complaining about the wrongdoing in law, in that a copper helps a robber.

There is nothing worst than a bad police officer.

I think that the BBC should not be showing such tripe.

It is very hurtful that East Enders are generally shown as criminals by the BBC.

Power that counts

Yesterday we saw how DCI Banks was able to save his daughter from the clutches of a criminal.

He was in a position to take direct action because as a police officer he actually could pursue and arrest the criminal, who abducted, drugged and imprisoned his daughter, so that an associate criminal could put pressure on the DCI to let vital evidence disappear so that his daughter could be set free.

It was a clever script of emotional bond and professional conduct.

For the vast majority of people, we are completely powerless when it comes to saving kids from the clutches of criminals. Because kids can make their own decisions and it is against the law to stop a young person from making their own choices, normal parents have no power to interrupt the relationship between people.

A parent can’t save a child from involvement with criminals without getting involved themselves. But getting involved without lawful purpose puts a person on the wrong side of the law. The average person just can watch and hope for the best.

All parents can do these days is actually give advice and offer support but how far that support can go is also quite restricted. It all depends how far a child is involved in crime.

The old saying it takes one to know one still holds water.

Emotional conundrum

whilst I do a few blogs, I explain another time, why I can’t write about everything on the same blog, I get the most followers on this blog. On this blog I write mainly about personal things.

I spend a lot of time watchng detective stories and listening to the radio at the moment.

There is one for the trick box. Whilst radio channels mainly tell us how much we need to be close to others to be happy, the Covid-19 brigade tell us that we need to be apart. Hence we get a new lot of demonstrations around town.

Whilst now even the police describe themselves as a family, when one of them sadly has been killed in the line of duty, I watch detective stories from around the world. Anywhere from Sweden to Australia, the motive for crime is almost always the same, it’s emotional.

Even material greed is based on emotional need, the need to control others through wealth and property.

So I decided to listen to chat radio channels instead of lstening to music that asks me to get a partner or be unhappy forever.

Now on LBC this guy, sorry I’m bad with names, he goes on about right-wing bloggers who spew out conspiracy theories to keep Trump in. Trump, the King of Fake news.

I just ask you all to be more analytical to prevent emotional mechanisms to take over our lifes and encourage us to make bad decisions.

Of course we all have to live within the given rules, the rules made by those who rule but that is the same everywhere.

We all have to put up with a load of nonsense just to get roofs over our heads and food into our mouths.

Probably that’s why I watch so many detective stories because most detectives actually want to find out the truth. Unfortunately detectives only come into play once someone’s gotten murdered. What we really need are life detectives who try to find out about things truthfully without anybody being killed first.

But governments who are in charge of us do not have the knowledge or the power to turn things around. They can only administer.

Duty and the law

My two favourite programs at present are ‘Law and Order – UK’ and ‘Line of Duty‘. The latter I am watching the back-series on BBC i-Player.

Series three of ‘Line of Duty’ showed this very concerning situation, wherby a thoroughly corrupt police officer rose up into the ranks of the police standards investigation branch of the police service and managed to manipulate, falsify and distort evidence, so that good officers gotten blamed for murders he himself committed but framed other officers for it.

The swine was so well organised that he was in charge of a row of burner phones, had a member of the armed police branch standing by to shoot a salvo from his machine gun into the room full of officers to aide his escape.

Apparently his own actions weren’t scrutinized, he gotten himself this halo of ‘always good, always untouchable’.

Beware of psychopaths who always appear charming, well-dressed, and know what we want to hear.

The rules for serving officers and some volunteers even are simple. You are not allowed to accept individual gifts, you are allowed to accept small gifts, which are generally given to a group of people. E.g. when you get those promotional gift bags or free sandwiches at functions.

 

Labour exploits policing either way

This latest Dawn Butler story, in which she blames police for racially profiling her, is simply another way to exploit policing negatively to score political Brownie points.

Remember the years of hassle I had from labour councillors and supporters over a story they ran, digging out that age-old arrest I once suffered in Germany.

Now they still blame the police for doing their job.

They practically tell them: “Dont’ stop black people or we’ll accuse you of racism”.

Who would want to vote for a political party that pressurises our law enforcement to treat people differently according to their colour?

I was never black, yet I had been arrested once. I never complained abour Racial Profiling of White people.

But, some Labout politicians now complain about profiling of black people for only stopping them.

I never complaint about police doing their job. I had a lawyer who went through a simple compensation process for wrongful arrest and imprisonment, as it is standard procedure in such cases. Colour doesn’t even come into it.

Personally I never liked colour-coded values. Black Lives matter as much as any other live matters. All lives matter!

Nobody should kneel on anybody’s neck. That is the simple message we need to get across. It doesn’t matter whether they are police or black or white.

Nobody should kneel on people’s neck.

Stop and search is a great method to reduce carrying of weapons and drugs. Simple.

Anybody can get stopped, anybody can get accused.

In the end it is an argument of time and money and how many good results police get with using the most effective methods.

As kids we were told: “The police is your friend and helper”. A much better outlook in life for a child to get rather than accusing law enforcement as the enemy of the people.

character building TV viewing

brown high rise building

High-rise buildings need the best materials to stay safe. Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric on Pexels.com

Last night’s Endeavour on ITV was very enjoyable. It dealt with the danger of police and council official corruption and showed the dangers police officers face each day fighting corruption.

A whole tower block collapsed because corrupt council officials allowed a builder to use inferiod concrete.

The attempts to bribe police to overlook it went to an extreme length and ended in people getting shot.

I just love a police officer who fights corruption.

The later ‘Law and Order UK’ again dealt with the difficulty of prosecuting a drug smuggling drug dealer and get the evidence needed. A man made a girl believe that he loved her and made her swallow 70 condoms filled with drugs, which killed her when one of them burst.

There was however no direct hard evidence to link the drug dealer to the mule.

But then CPS was able to prosecute him for tax fraud as he laundered the money through the accounts of his dead wife and didn’t pay tax on millions of pounds of income. That only got him a 2 year sentence but it destroyed his way of life.

I have never gotten involved in anything to do with drugs and I would strongly encourage all my  readers to stay well clear of them. The film showed the danger young people are in when they get sucked in by exploiting drug dealers who make them believe that they are loved if they only carry the drugs in their stomach.

It is a nightmare for any parent to see teenage children getting involved with partners who do not have their best interest at heart but then also realising that the children themselves are no longer interest in seeking advice from the parent. It seems to be an emotional problem that is very hard to solve in today’s free society, whereby parents cannot force their growing teenagers to do more than attend compulsory school lessons.

A lot of the morals are shown in older productions, which unfortunately do not have current technology present and often include smoking and a lot of alcohol.

 

secret lies – not in the public interest

The Shamima Begum case opens old wounds for me. It has to do with lying. Apparently the parents of Shamima Begum had stated, so I believe, that they did not know that their daughter had planned and/or went to Syria to join Islamic State.

I want to know how it is possible to brainwash a child so perfectly that they won’t tell their nearest and dearest family about it.

I went through a very similar experience with my severely learning disabled daughter who kept it a perfect secret for years that she had sexual relations with a number of local Asian men who apparently had raped her.

She would not tell me about it for many years, apparently she had been convinced that she could not betray her friends, those Asian men.

As soon as I found out about the facts I went to police to report the matter. But then, the Crown Prosecution Service said that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute the case, against the protestation of the local Police Officers who wanted the prosecution to go ahead.

Apparently then later, the police didn’t mind prosecuting such cases outside of Tower Hamlets, but thy swept the problems in Tower Hamlets under the carpet.

The prosecution would have found out how it was possible that a girl could be convinced to keep something so terrible an almost perfect secret for years.

I believe similar techniques are used to groom youngsters online to join terrorist organisations.

Though I do not believe that the men who raped my daughter had something to do with terrorism, but they certainly used grooming techniques, which were totally subversive.

It should be in the national interest to prosecute Shamima Begum to find out what grooming techniques were used to get her to throw away her future for such terrible deeds.

Though in my daughter’s case it was merely sexual exploitation on a local Tower Hamlets level, in Shamima Begum’s case it involved terrible terrorist and international contexts, which have completely gone out of hand.

Therefore on second thoughts it’s slightly suspicious to me why the government wants to prevent a trial of Shamima Begum in Britain as a trial will reveal the intelligence behind the problem. The intelligence services could have found out about grooming techniques had they looked further into the case of my learning disabled daughter who fell victim of such groomers as long as 20 years ago, when the CPS made their best effort to ignore the problem.

I don’t think that Shamima Begum should be entitled to British Citizenship but a trial could produce definite legal presedence for the many ex-British terrorists who joined Islamic State at the time and they must be shown that they no longer have a right to return here and that law has to stand up to future scrutiny as well.

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