Saturday, July 30, 2005

The British Criminal Justice System

http://www.stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/061/ukpolice.shtml

Police Corruption in UK at "Third World Levels"

10/02/98British Newspaper "The Telegraph" reports that it is in possession of a confidential document containing the minutes of a meeting organized by the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS).

The document states that "corrupt officers exist throughout the UK police service" and that the NCIS' intelligence director indicated during the meeting that "Corruption may have reached 'Level 2', the situation which occurs in some third world countries."The document blames the drug trade and the vast amounts of cash inherent in the black market for the enormous level of corruption. It states, in part that "The enormous volume of money that is available to... drug importers and dealers means that very large sums can be offered to corrupt officers. Criminals are willing to pay to ensure their ability to operate."

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Guardian, 9 June 2002

Birmingham Six man wins £1m payout.

Paddy Hill, who spent 16 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, is set to receive £1 million compensation from the Government after 10 years of negotiations.

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