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Belfast rioter gets suspended jail term

Posted in British Government, police and the legal system, Terrorists with tags , , , on May 26, 2012 by britishloyalist

A rioter who was caught on CCTV throwing bricks and bottles at police in east Belfast has had a 12 month detention term suspended for two years.

The judge warned Timothy Andrew Baker, 20, he was only suspending the term because of his clear criminal record, guilty plea and good references.

“It is only by the skin of your teeth that you are going out the side door and not the back door,” he said.

Earlier, a prosecuting lawyer told the court that police CCTV footage showed Baker throwing various missiles during rioting on the Newtownards Road on 21 June last year.

It was the second night of rioting, the lawyer said adding that police were able to identify Baker because he was one of the few rioters who was not masked.

When he was arrested and interviewed, Baker admitted joining in the riot and told officers he was only in the area because he had to walk home as there was no public transport due to the previous night’s disturbances.

Baker, from the Beersbridge Road in east Belfast, later pleaded guilty to a single charge of riot.

Solicitor advocate Paul Farrell told the court that the tourism degree student “literally took a wrong turn – a wrong turn on the way home and a wrong turn in his life”.

He said that when he came upon the rioting, Baker was “quite literally a moth attracted to a dangerous flame”.

The judge told the former Royal Belfast Academical Institution pupil he had let his family and himself down and that the message had repeatedly gone out that “people who get involved in riotous situations in this city can expect custodial sentences as an almost automatic consequence”.

However, he added that Baker had “very good prospects” and he was prepared to suspend the sentence to give him a chance.

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Home Office Approved Immigration Adviser Jailed for Visa Scam

Posted in Enemy's of Britain, immigrants, police and the legal system with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2012 by britishloyalist

A Home Office-approved adviser and his wife who made more than £1million helping scores of immigrants illegally remain in Britain as part of a visa scam were jailed yesterday.
When police raided the family home of Vijay and Bhawna Sorthia, they found bundles of cash totalling £330,000 hidden in a cupboard as well as documents relating to dozens of individuals they had unlawfully assisted.
Mr Sorthia, 35, who ran immigration advisory service Migration Gurus from a small office in North West London, was yesterday imprisoned for 10 years for his part in the lucrative plot.

He first came to Britain as a student in 2000, but then illegally gained a work permit in 2004 after claiming he was employed by a sham company.
His 31-year-old wife, who said she worked as a cleaner at his office, was given a 15 month jail term for her ‘subordinate role’ in the scam.
The pair, who are both Indian nationals and have three young children, will face deportation once their sentences have been served.
As an accredited adviser with the Offices of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), which is linked to the Home Office, Mr Sorthia was able to assist individuals with claims for asylum, as well as immigration, residence and citizenship applications.

In its advertising, Migration Gurus touted itself as ‘a leading Immigration and Overseas Education consultancy’ which had ‘assisted hundreds of individuals’ enter or remain in Britain.
During an-18 month period between 2008 and 2010, the couple helped more than 160 clients illegally gain a visa by providing them with false documents alleging they were highly-skilled migrants.
It is estimated they charged between £3,000 to £5,000 each time.
But in reality, the individuals were already in Britain as foreign students, or migrant workers employed as low-skilled labour at supermarkets, betting shops or petrol stations, who would not have qualified for a new visa under the current immigration criteria.
In a bid to bypass Home Office rules, the couple were using up to 70 sham companies to provide clients with payslips and wage payments which gave the appearance they were earning much larger sums, making them eligible to remain.
Sentencing the couple at Isleworth Crown Court, Judge Andrew McDowall said Mr Sorthia’s actions risked ‘undermining’ Britain’s immigration controls and ‘eroding public confidence’ that migrants had arrived lawfully.

He warned: ‘During difficult economic times, it becomes easier for those who are motivated by racial motives to start casting aspersions against those that are properly and legitimately in the country by trying to paint everyone of that ethnic group as tainted in some way, over the wrongdoings done by a limited number.’
The court heard that following their arrest in May 2010 by investigators from the UK Border Agency, the couple sold their home in Stanmore, North West London, and transferred £466,000 out of the country, before fleeing to India on fraudulent passports.
They returned to Britain in the July 2011, but only after taking a £21,000 holiday across the United States, stopping off in New York, the Grand Canyon, Atlanta, Louisiana and San Francisco.
In total, the jury were told Mr Sorthia helped 166 people gain visas illegally over an 18-month period.
But the real number of migrants who gained a visa unlawfully is likely to have run into the hundreds, with investigators dealing with the case estimating the criminal proceeds from the scam could have netted the pair up to £1.2million.
Fifteen clients who benefitted from the scam have already been convicted and sentenced to between eight and 10 months in prison. Of these, 14 have already been deported.
Senior UKBA investigating officer Robert Coxhead said: ‘Vijay and Bhawna Sorthia knowingly flouted the UK’s immigration laws.
‘They ran a sophisticated scam designed to help people who would otherwise have no right to be here stay in the UK.
‘The amount of cash found at their home illustrates how lucrative this was, and we will now begin the process of stripping them of those assets using the Proceeds of Crime Act.
‘The couple will also face deportation after they have served their sentences.’
The pair were both found guilty of fraud charges and removing criminal property, while Mr Sorthia was also guilty of obtaining leave to remain by deception.
A confiscation hearing to recover any money the couple made from the scam will take place later this year.

Jamaican Serial Rapist Chan Wright Raped Again After Avoiding Deportation

Posted in immigrants, Nonce cases, police and the legal system with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2012 by britishloyalist

A serial sex attacker who avoided deportation after judges ruled it was “irrational” to assume he would offend again has a psychopathic personality, a court has heard.

Chan Wright, 40, raped and brutalised three women in a series of attacks over a 15-year period. He is facing a life-sentence for the crimes – and now tests have shown he has personality characteristics similar to a psychopath.

Experts advised that, if he is ever released, he will need to be monitored round the clock by the authorities.

Wright received a high score in a test to see if he suffered from the personality disorder, the High Court in Edinburgh heard yesterday.

The court heard how the Jamaican immigrant is unable to accept his guilt for the sex attacks. He is also unable to understand his victims’ pain and suffering.

Such behaviour is a common feature of psychopathy, a psychological condition which affects the behaviour of some serious criminal offenders. The revelation emerged on the first day of a two-day hearing into whether Wright should receive a life sentence for his September 2011 conviction for raping and brutalising three women. He also indecently assaulted another two women. Wright preyed on the females in a series of assaults in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Angus and Aberdeenshire over a 15-year period. The verdicts in these cases came four years after Court of Session judges stopped him being deported.

Then, an immigration tribunal decided the rapist and cocaine trafficker posed a high risk of committing further sex and drugs offences, but Lord Johnston, sitting with Lord Eassie and Lord Wheatley, said its conclusion was “irrational and not justified”. Wright had already served four years for raping a teenager in Livingston in 1995.

kick the nutcase out dont spend anymore of our taxes on this vermin.
give him the 2 fingers

Juror fined £450 after smoking cannabis joint on break from rape trial

Posted in islam UK, police and the legal system with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2012 by britishloyalist

Shezad Hussain admits contempt of court after juror on another case spotted him smoking at bus stop during lunch hour

A juror on a rape trial who smoked a cannabis joint in his lunch hour was today fined £450 after admitting contempt of court.

Shezad Hussain, 26, smoked the drug at a bus stop just yards from the entrance to Bolton crown court, Greater Manchester.

But he was spotted by a juror on another case who alerted police. Hussain at first denied but then admitted the offence, blaming stress following a violent attack on his family-owned corner shop by “gangsters”.

The father of one from Bolton had been one of 12 jurors on a week-long case of a man accused of raping a child.

Hussain was dismissed from the jury on Monday, charged with contempt of court and told to speak to a solicitor.

More bent coppers stitching people up for crimes they have not committed

Posted in British Government, police and the legal system with tags , , , , on May 17, 2012 by britishloyalist

More bent coppers stitching people up for crimes they have not committed.

Drugs gang flooded Welsh university town with heroin

Posted in islam UK, police and the legal system, Wales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by britishloyalist

THE young leader of a drugs gang which flooded the university town of Aberystwyth with heroin was jailed for seven-and-a-half years yesterday.

Haroon Amir, 20, who because of his age will serve the first few months of his sentence in youth custody, commanded a network of dealers, Robin Rouch told Swansea Crown Court.

And Amir’s “chief lieutenant” – 21-year-old Adil Shah – was jailed for four years yesterday.

The close friends, both from Wolverhampton, had denied charges of possessing heroin with intent to supply and money laundering. They were convicted earlier this year by a jury.
The court heard Amir hit on the idea of supplying heroin from Wolverhampton to Aberystwyth where previously there had been a “paucity of supply”.

Mr Rouch said Amir kept a close watch on the drugs operation.
A major Dyfed-Powys Police operation began after several people doing heroin “street deals” were arrested in cars or on trains coming to Wales from Wolverhampton. They had all been heading for Aberystwyth.

Mr Rouch said: “It soon became clear that a new gang had moved into town.”

The court heard that cash from street deals in Aberystwyth was deposited into accounts at the Lloyds TSB and Abbey National branches in the town.

Then, after texts or phone calls, “almost simultaneously” the same amounts would be withdrawn in bank branches in Wolverhampton.

Other members of the gang are due to be sentenced later this week but Judge Huw Davies QC said yesterday he was satisfied it was Amir who played the leading role with Shah having an “operational management” role.

He described Shah, who was arrested in the foyer of Aberystwyth’s Marine Hotel in February 2010, as Amir’s chief lieutenant.

The judge said Shah stopped his involvement in drugs after the arrest but Amir continued to lead the supply operation after his arrest around the same time.

Judge Davies said Amir was “undeterred” by the arrest and he began “bringing in substitutes” for suppliers and other who were arrested. He said it was not until June 2010 that Amir’s activities in Aberystwyth were finally brought to an end.

The judge said the supply of heroin had a “pernicious effect” on the community in Aberystwyth, a university town.

He said: “The damage done by heroin all too often is damage done to young people, marking their lives for a very long time.”

The court heard both defendants had histories of possession of cannabis.

The judge said as part of the operation, a woman went to Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton by train and was arrested with 134 £20 street deals of heroin. And a man was arrested taking the same route by train with 181 street deals of heroin on him.

Mr Rouch said Amir travelled to Aberystwyth when police began arresting street dealers.

The court heard that since being given bail after his arrest, Shah’s character had changed and he was a hard-working employee at his uncle’s restaurant in Wolverhampton where he had risen to the role of manager.

The inside story on the summer riots by the police officers on the frontline

Posted in police and the legal system with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2012 by britishloyalist

Those who went toe to toe with gangs of thugs in a week of lawlessness last summer tell their stories

For almost a week last summer, law and order broke down in cities and towns across England as riots terrified communities and filled TV screens.

The independent Riots Communities and Victims Panel blames a lack of opportunities for young people, poor parenting, a sense of hopelessness, “forgotten families”, unemployment, a materialistic desire for designer brands and a lack of confidence in the police.

Whatever the reasons, officers – although initially outnumbered – regained control of our streets in the face of relentless violence.

Now those who went toe to toe with gangs of thugs tell their stories in Wasting More Police Time, edited by PC David Copperfield.

Any cop worth his salt loved it
I loved the riots. Once we got the numbers on the ground, it was great fun. It’s what I joined the police for.

Any policeman worth his salt will enjoy battering the f*** out of proper, evil s**** and, basically, that’s what we did.

I had free rein, within the law, to give a bit back. They are used to us treating them with kid gloves, I think when the gloves came off they were surprised.

It went from, “You pig scum”, to, “I want my mummy”. It allowed the country to see the kind of human filth we deal with.

PC, 34, Southern force

Mob ready to rape and kill
One of our unmanned nicks was set on fire and we provided a protective screen for the fire service who, like us, were being showered with petrol bombs, bottles of urine, wheel nuts, concrete.

The sheer hatred surprised me. I encounter aggression all the time, but the concentrated, furious, howling hatred of the mob was disconcerting.

There was ­credible intelligence they hoped to rape a woman officer and I was in no doubt that if they could get a male officer he would be killed.

PC, 33, Midlands force

War song gave us all a laugh
We’d had a very difficult day, like being on a Hollywood film set. Helicopters, smoke everywhere, people chanting and throwing stuff, it was very tense.

Then some lads from the North started singing We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, like US soldiers did in Vietnam. It cracked everyone up.

Some of the people we were confronting ­obviously thought: “What are this lot laughing about?

PC, 30 Southern force
Petty chief showed his grit
My inspector was widely regarded as a bit of a t**l for obsessing about stats, moaning if you’re not wearing your hat, stupid emails and that.

But on the second night of the rioting I saw him leading a charge against a large mob of rioters.

Him with his stick out, leading half a dozen bobbies into the fray and then laying about him like a viking. It was very inspiring.

My opinion of him changed somewhat, but he still insists on sending emails.

PC, 39, Southern force

It was close to anarchy in the UK
There’s no use denying it, we lost the streets for a while and we were very lucky with what happened.

There was a period when there was no law in parts of the UK and, given that there were knives and guns in use, that fires were being set and people were drunk on it all and completely out of control, it is pure luck that we didn’t have a serious number of fatalities.

If you’d said to me 100 people will end up dying in these riots, I might have settled for that.

Next time, I would think, perhaps we won’t be so lucky.

Inspector, 50, Midlands force

I’m so angry they scared my son
I worked 11 days straight through. Some people worked more. I only saw my wife and son for a couple of hours a day.

On the third day, my little boy said to me, “Don’t let the bad men kill you, Daddy”, which broke my heart.

We were trying to keep him away from the news, but inevitably he’d seen some of it and probably heard me talking to my wife.

When I think about the sheer malevolent glee of the rioters and their joy in mindless damage and violence, then how worried my little son was, it makes me so angry.

It’s the wantonness, the pointlessness, of it.

PC, 32, Southern force

We fought with choc and awe
It was shocking. You would be fighting almost for your life in one street, against a gang of youths.

And in the next street people would be coming up to you and asking what they could do to help.

They’d say, “We ain’t happy with what’s going on, we’re behind you guys 100%”.

People were bringing over shopping bags full of Ginsters pasties, bottles of pop, Mars bars…

I’m more of a Dime bar man, but it’s the thought that counts – and it was very well received by the lads and lasses.

PC, 30, Midlands force
Our van got smashed
Our van went down the streets where I grew up and got absolutely smashed.

I had visions of it conking out outside Mum’s house and eight coppers seeking sanctuary inside.

PC, 30, Midlands force

Overtime paid for hols
The overtime was ace. I’m off to Cancun in Mexico for Christmas, while the s**** are festering in their own s***, albeit they do now all have new Reeboks.

PC, 30, Southern force

Radio sent us all gaga
Some s*** stole an Airwave radio from an officer, started copying call signs and locations, then shouting, “Officer down”, over the radio.

It was obvious by the giggling that it wasn’t real, but it still clogged up our comms.

Despite all the ­technology, it took a long time to have it blocked.

PC, 36, Southern force

* The book Wasting More Police Time, edited by PC David Copperfield, is published by Monday Books, priced £8.99.

That should sort out the problem