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The Daily Mail reports:

Riot boy's family is kicked out of home: Suspected looter and his mother are the first to be punished with eviction

By Jack Doyle

Last updated at 2:28 PM on 13th August 2011


A suspected looter in this week's riots and his mother are being thrown out of their council home.

In the first case of its kind, Daniel Sartain-Clarke, 18, and his mother have been served with an eviction notice as council bosses seek to turf them out of their £225,000 taxpayer-subsidised flat.

Sartain-Clarke is charged with violent disorder and attempting to steal electronic goods from the Currys store at Clapham Junction, South London, on Monday night.

Under housing rules his mother - as the tenant - can be evicted from their two-bedroom flat in Battersea if anyone living there is involved in criminality.

Sartain-Clarke was arrested after more than 100 looters went on the rampage on Monday night. For two hours, the mob ransacked mobile phone stores and sports shops such as Foot Locker and JD Sports.

He appeared before magistrates in Battersea on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to burglary and violent disorder. He and two co-defendants were remanded in custody.

So he he has not yet actually been tried and convicted, has he ?

Therefore he should be treated, for now, as innocent until proven guilty

Wandsworth Council have therefore been too quick off the mark in this particular case, in their political mob mentality haste, to Be Seen To Be Doing Something about the riots.

Why could they not have waited a few days or weeks, to see if the man (he is 18 years old) is actually convicted or not ?

Their extra-judical punishment of his family and extensive publicity about this case is clearly a Contempt of Court , exactly like that in the recent Joanna Yates murder case, where tabloid newspapers were heavily fined for the "risk of serious prejudice to any future trial"

The Council Tax payers of Wandsworth will end up paying substantial damages and legal costs, because of this hasty political blunder.

The Observer reports the apparently deepening scandal regarding abuse and fraud, by serving Metropolitan Police counter -terrorism and serious crime officers, of their corporate Amex credit cards.

It was bad enough when half a dozen of them were arrested, but it seems that the lax financial auditing and encouraged a "canteen culture" of expenses fiddling "within the rules" and some and outright theft from the taxpayer, just like with MPs expenses.

Card fraud probe targets 300 detectives

Scotland Yard officers are suspected of defrauding taxpayers of millions

* Rajeev Syal, investigations editor
* The Observer, Sunday 14 June 2009

More than 300 elite Scotland Yard detectives are suspected of defrauding the taxpayer of millions of pounds by abusing their corporate credit cards, the Observer can disclose.

300 detectives ???

Auditors who have examined the American Express accounts of 3,500 officers involved in countering terrorism and organised crime have reported almost one in 11 detectives to the Metropolitan Police's internal investigators.

A senior officer appears to have spent £40,000 on his Amex card in one year, without authorisation. Items bought by others without permission include suits, women's clothing and fishing rods.

The scale of the suspected fraud, disclosed in an internal Metropolitan Police Authority report, will send shock waves through the force. Until now, the investigation into expenses fraud was thought to have focused on fewer than 40 officers. It comes days after Sir Paul Stephenson, the Met Commissioner, faced the potentially damaging disclosure that six officers face investigation over claims that a drug suspect's head was forced into a lavatory that was flushed repeatedly.

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Auditors at the Metropolitan Police Authority have spent two years examining receipts from the accounts of more than 3,500 officers. The Amex cards were issued in 2006 to detectives from specialist operations, which includes counter-terrorism and those involved in diplomatic and royalty protection.

The scheme was then extended to the specialist crime directorate, which counters organised crime, as well as conducting sensitive inquiries such as the cash-for-honours investigation.

The cards were for travel and subsistence, so that officers did not have to spend their own money while on long-running investigations away from their Scotland Yard base.

Sources have told the Observer that some detectives had fallen into the habit of withdrawing hundreds of pounds at a time from cashpoints. Other officers appear to have filled in blank receipts from restaurants to account for cash payments.

One source said: "Some people bought three-piece suits while in the far east and claimed that they needed them for work. But it would not have taken much nous to realise that it was 45C in the shade, and not the weather for a waistcoat."

The number of suspected fraudsters will be presented to the Met at a meeting tomorrow.

A report by Peter Tickner, the head of internal audit at the Metropolitan Police Authority, states that it has finished examining the Amex accounts of all officers. "In excess of 300 police officers have been referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards [DPS] by my staff and 46 of these have become formal investigations overseen by the Independent Police Complaints Commission," he wrote.

Only detectives suspected of overcharging by more than £1,000 have been referred to the DPS. Its investigators are believed to be examining hundreds of files.

Ordinary members of the public would have been fired and / or prosecuted for far less of a fiddle than £1000 !

The use of Amex cards was halted in December 2007. A number of officers have already been arrested in connection with the investigation.

So the corporate Amex cards were issued in 2006, and withdrawn at the end of 2007- what disgraceful mismanagement by Sir Ian Blair and his senior managers, including Sir Paul Stephenson !

Will nobody at Scotland Yard have the honour to take responsibility for this scandal and resign ?

Will Mayor of London Boris Johnson act decisively to restore public confidence in the Metropolitan Police Service

The NO2ID Campaign organised Mayoral hustings meeting yesterday 8th April 2008 at the Friends Meeting House opposite Euston Station was interesting.

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From left to right:

Jenny Jones (Green - deputising for Siân Berry), Lyndsey German (Left List / Respect), Boris Johnson (Conservative) NO2ID moderator Christina Zaba - brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat), Gerard Batten (UK Independence Party).

The arrogant authoritarian incumbent Labour candidate Ken Livingstone, refused to turn up to this hustings meeting. Neither did he send a deputy, nor did he or his spin doctors dare to send any Answers to the 4 Questions which NO2ID had sent to each of th invited Candidates beforehand.

His malign "database state" influence was represented by a Cardboard Cut Out Ken, to much amusement from the audience.

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Boris Johnson said that this absence confirmed Ken's identity as a chicken.

The Stephen Lawrence Centre vandalism today is reported as being the "fourth attack on the glazing" so far.

Which idiots decided to specify and approve the huge, two storey tall, energy wasting, vandalism vulnerable, plate glass windows which are reported to cost £15,000 each ??

Apparently 8 such windows have been destroyed in the latest attack - will this be covered by the insurance, or will the taxpayers of London, via the inept London Development Agency, (and the rest the UK Public, since there is also National Lottery money behind this scheme) have to pay for them (again) ?

The fact there are is, apparently., some CCTV camera footage, just points out how useless this technology is in actually deterring vandalism attacks, probably by people who have simply covered their faces.

The politically correct Metropolitan Police Service, and, of, course the Mayor of London's propaganda unit, is treating this criminal damage as a "racist attack", which may well be partly true, but that may not be the only motivation.

Looking at the tv news reports, and at this picture of the Centre, (the other side from that which was damaged today) on their website, it is striking how ugly this obviously architect inflicted design is.

This Evening Standard report has a photo of the damage.

Apparently, one of the main functions of the Stephen Lawrence Centre is:

[...]

The Centre will also act as a hub where industry, community organisations and educational institutions can exchange information on the latest skills and needs in urban design and regeneration.

[...]

The Centre will regularly host exhibitions, seminars and artist residences exploring best practice in urban design.

Hopefully none of the people who are trained in "urban design and regeneration" will repeat the mistake of these windows !

Update:

Apparently the Stephen Lawrence Centre building, at 39 Brookmill Street, Deptford, SE8 4HU (see map) was designed by Adjaye Associates and the wretched windows were designed by 1998 Turner Prize winning "elephant dung" artist Chris Ofili.

The taxpayer funded propagandists at the Greater London Authority / Mayor of London press office have issued another misleading Press Release: British National Party told to stop publishing 'The Londoner' leaflets or face possible legal action

This relates to the GLA / Livingstone's unloved waste of taxpayer's money and blight on the environment, the awful propaganda sheet "The Londoner" newsletter, which they supposedly inflict on every household in London.

They even ship thousands of copies to unlucky elected officials and other people, outside of London, who almost certainly bin it straight away.

There should be a formal investigation into the claims that the GLA's "The Londoner" is published monthly, and distributed to every household in London, at vast expense, as there are many London households which do not receive 12 copies a year - is this claim another lie, or is there more incompetence or corruption involved ?

The GLA spin weasels are taking offence at the much smaller distribution of the equally odious propaganda sheet produced by the extremists of the British National Party, also entitled "The Londoner", who inflict their nonsense on the tiny proportion of London households which their dwindling number of official party activists can doorstep. The BNP appear to be in the process of splitting, due to the more moderate, less racist members being disgusted by the antics of a clique of incompetent, corrupt bully boys surrounding their leader. Parallels can be drawn between Nick Griffin and Ken Livingstone - they are both surrounded by such cliques of supporters, and they both insult and ignore any opposition to their fanatical views.

Neither of these publications actually represents normal Londoners at all.

Crucially, for Trade Mark protection purposes, neither of them is a real newspaper either, like , for example the Evening Standard, which has a far stronger claim to "The Londoner" Trade Mark as applied to newspapers.

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