prince Philip driving his Range Rover, causes a road accident in which a woman in the other car suffers a broken wrist (broken wrists and ankles – very difficult to ever get full movement back again).
The arrogance of the man is breath-taking: within a few hours, he as been supplied with a brand new Range Rover (who else could manage that ?) and is caught driving without a safety belt.
Any, ordinary driver would have been charged with Reckless driving leading to Grievous Bodily Harm. Even that would result in a prison sentence.
Most judges/magistrates would ‘throw the book at’ any ordinary person – we send people aged over 100 yrs to prison.
BUT in Philip’s case, he cannot be charged, because PEOPLE WITH A CRIMINAL CONVICTION CANNOT ENTER THE ROYAL BOX AT ASCOT HORSE- RACING.
ONE LAW FOR THEM – BUT ANOTHER, MUCH MORE HARSHER ONE FOR THE REST OF US !
Just watching David Tennant in a film called “Bad Samaritan” – not my sort of film really, but David Tennant’s character is murdering people outside his shack, but the American police and FBI cannot enter onto his private land ( ‘Tennant’s ) BECAUSE THEY NEED A SEARCH WARRANT !
I continually tell people that ‘an Englishman’s Home IS NOT his castle, because the police in Britain DO NOT HAVE TO APPLY TO A MAGISTRATE for a Warrant – like they have to do in the USA. In this country, the police can do as they like e.g. there was one case where British police held a party in a person’s house that they were ransacking, because the owner was in police custody: some idiot copper took photos of himself and his police accomplices revelling and the stupid idiot left the photos on his camera – that’s how ‘the party’ came to light.
I can’t do it on my own: I was a 58 year old Disabled man on crutches when the Cheltenham police beat me up at the station, while back at my home they stole my grandfather’s WW1 medals and my dead father’s watch.
You all out there should ‘organize’ and make it LAW that before they can break down YOUR front door, or arrest you on your doorstep, the police should have a magistrate’s warrant in their hand for the victim to read of the police authority for the action.
Incidentally, the police dropped the ‘Section 5’ charge they slapped on me, because my wife took photos of my injuries over 3 or 4 days until all the bruising had ‘come out’ all over my body, and when I produced the pictures at the magistrates hearing, the case was thrown out.
When I tried to sue the Bastards in the Small Claims Court – district judge ‘Singleton’ threw my case out without even an Hearing and then conspired with High court judge Deheny to slap a 2 year ban on me, stopping me taking out any court actions.
BUT, the main reason for my Rant is to warn you all of the powers that our police have: if you think they need a warrant, it’s because you’ve been watching too many American crime shows – (which many people are addicted to )