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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2011, 09:56:58 AM »
Maybe the people who work in Swindon's courts should take a trip to Devon and visit this girl.

Maybe then they'd realise the implications of letting these persistent offenders commit crimes with impunity.

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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2011, 10:03:17 AM »
Nah, they'd be too busy brainstorming ideas as to how they could keep those responsible from going to prison.
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2011, 11:14:32 AM »
What every happened to mandatory sentences to those who carry knives?

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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2011, 01:53:42 PM »
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Maybe then they'd realise the implications of letting these persistent offenders commit crimes with impunity.

Nothing in the article says that they are repeat offenders? Perhaps it would be better to have more Police patrolling on the streets instead of cutting numbers to prevent such crimes?
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2011, 02:21:27 PM »
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Maybe then they'd realise the implications of letting these persistent offenders commit crimes with impunity.

Nothing in the article says that they are repeat offenders? Perhaps it would be better to have more Police patrolling on the streets instead of cutting numbers to prevent such crimes?
I was referring to the Swindon story with 26 previous convictions, but I agree with you it would be nice to have more police patrolling the streets, acting as a visible deterrent to criminals and to reassure members of the public.

What a shame they built the police headquarters on the outskirts of Swindon. Although I guess it’s easier to get to the M4 to catch some speeding motorists.

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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2011, 02:26:21 PM »
I was referring to the Swindon story with 26 previous convictions, but I agree with you it would be nice to have more police patrolling the streets, acting as a visible deterrent to criminals and to reassure members of the public.

What a shame they built the police headquarters on the outskirts of Swindon. Although I guess it’s easier to get to the M4 to catch some speeding motorists.



Apologies PAV had not realised it was referring to the 26 previous convictions, I just read this which was just posted. http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8857612.Police_jobs_face_the_axe/

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A recruitment freeze means retiring officers, such as Swindon Chief Superintendent Paul Howlett, will not be replaced although the scale of this loss is not yet known.
Does this say anything about the police committment to One Swindon?

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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2011, 03:07:46 PM »
"Does this say anything about the police committment to One Swindon?"

Not really. All them that's left will be in it together? 
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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2011, 04:16:12 PM »
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A recruitment freeze means retiring officers, such as Swindon Chief Superintendent Paul Howlett, will not be replaced


Isn't it sad that an officer with Mr Howlett's experience is actually 'allowed' to retire at the age of 54 - I know he has done 30 years service but he is more than able to do another 10.

On the other hand the ranking system doesn't need Chief Superintendents and Assistant Chief Constables.

Surely, a Divisional Commander can be a Superintendent, as could the posts currently occupied by ACC level officers

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2011, 10:26:22 AM »
;D

There is more underway than a simple online form that will be ignored, I can assure you.

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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2011, 10:35:42 AM »
After witnessing myself an almost unbelievable bungle by Judge Douglas Field, the consequences of which are horendous, I would love to know more!

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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2011, 12:46:23 PM »
justice2010 - it's not proper or sensible to publically discuss what's happening at this stage, unfortunately. However, I'd be very interested to learn more about the information you have, which sounds as though it could be of use. Please PM me if you feel you're able to. I would be happy to give you the basics of what moves are afoot from this end via PM.
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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2011, 01:09:52 PM »
It's appalling reading, but at least our local judiciary are now being open and honest about not having any intention of protecting the public from repeat criminals:

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"I should be sending you to prison. Not only do you commit an offence of robbery in the street with your mates with a weapon, then you go thieving from shops.

It would be very easy just to lock you up, keep you out of circulation, give the shopkeepers in Swindon a bit of respite from your thieving, but I have got to look at the future."


http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8891617.68_crimes_and_still_at_large/

Actively ignoring/scrapping their own suspended sentences in order to keep people out of jail? This hardly seems just.
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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2011, 02:32:00 PM »
Another Field classic today:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8894694.Burglary_accused_free_to_celebrate/

Given the crimes he's 'accused' of - and the fact that they will have been recorded on several CCTV cameras - it seems wholly unwarranted to show this criminal any leeway whatsoever.

The chap in question is also known to have burgled a number of other houses in Blunsdon, all targetted because they are occupied by elderly pensioners. Nice guy.
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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2011, 07:11:54 PM »
Another absolute corker from the boy Field.

Bit tired of forking out for expensive car insurance? Why bother? Even if you're caught without it you'll only get one of Mr Field's 'Your going to prison' speeches... followed by not going to prison and a fine of just £100. Good deal, I'd say.

Also, if you ever get caught with a knife in your vehicle, plead not guilty (ie, pretend you didn't have a knife in your vehicle) and then also tell the court you have an excellent excuse for why you had a knife in your vehicle if anyone actually bothers trying to prosecute you for the crime:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8924997.Lithuanian_driver_used_fake_licence/

No valid driving licence, no valid insurance, caught texting whilst driving (the range of fines for this crime alone is up to £1000) and having a good reason for having a knife in your van while at the same time claiming you didn't have that knife in your van... £100 fine.

What a joke.

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Imposing a suspended sentence Judge Douglas Field said “You were caught driving with a forged driving licence and the courts take these offences very seriously.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances what is called the custody threshold is passed, in other words the punishment should be imprisonment."


Yes, the court takes such crimes so seriously it doesn't even do what it knows it is supposed to do.
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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2011, 10:24:56 PM »
The learned Mr Field appears to be making headlines:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/apr/08/judge-douglas-field-accused-drunk-court

A tragic addiction to alcohol would at least go some way to explaining certain things.
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« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2011, 08:28:16 AM »
Another very interesting case was emailed to me last night, after the latest revelations about Field letting child sex offenders walk free:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/archive/2010/06/04/Warminster+News+%28warminster_news%29/8200719.Gardener_from_Warminster_found_with_child_porn/

This case is interesting as Sentencing Guidelines indicate that a custodial sentence should have been mandatory; 12 months as a minimum starting point for the offences, although if the stuff he produced was in Level 3 territory, the starting point should have been 2 years:

http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk/docs/web_SexualOffencesAct_2003.pdf

Instead, this child sex offender from Warminster (a gardener from where wealthy Mr Field just happens to live) was allowed to walk free from court.
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Re: Judge Douglas Field Watch
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2011, 04:37:51 PM »
He's at it again... suspended sentence for a man already on a suspended sentence.

Does Field even know what the concept of a 'suspended sentence' even means?

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A LOVE rival who broke into the home of his former partner and her new boyfriend has walked free from court.

Kevin Baker, of Kirkstall Close, Toothill, kicked down the door of the property and smashed a TV.

The 33-year-old was already on a suspended sentence after admitting assaulting a man who was with an ex-girlfriend.

But after hearing that Baker was the sole carer for two children a judge imposed another suspended sentence.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8982641.Man_burgled_his_ex_s_home/


How sad that the two children will inadvertently mean others in the town fall victim to this serial criminal... still, at least he knows that the law is meaningless for him now, those two kids are, literally, his 'get out of jail free' card.
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« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2011, 07:58:27 AM »
So much for going to jail when you're told you will if you fail to do what nobody thought you'd ever comply with.

This one is a Field classic and should leave nobody in any doubt as to whose side he is on:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9018295.Repeat_offender_given_chance_to_kick_drug_habit/

Field tells the criminal one thing, then does the opposite. Field has clear evidence that the criminal is still not complying with anything she doesn't feel like yet prefers, instead, to believe the word of a report that states a view that the reality completely contradicts.

Why are we paying to fund this nonsense?
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« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2011, 01:59:24 PM »
Judge douglas Field has been cleared - I am neither shocked or surprised.

In remarks made to The Sun newspaper, Judge Douglas Field says "You can imagine the effect this damaging and totally unfounded allegation has had on me and my family.  It was a slur on the Judiciary as a whole.  I am pleased it has been thoroughly investigated and rejected".

1. Writing to a few judges who were also at the party to gain their views does not, in my opinion class as a full investigation.

2. Can Judge Douglas Field imagine the effect his mistake in court that day has had on the family concerned?

3. The 'slur' is not on the judiciary as a whole, it is on Swindon Crown Court holding a party and serving alcohol in the middle of the working day, on court premises.

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« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2012, 06:32:26 PM »
I see Judge Douglas Field is full of Christmas cheer as he lets off a drunken pervert who headbutted a woman.

Merry Christmas to the scum who are walking the streets of Swindon thanks to Judge Field's lenient disposition and his sidekick who defends these "people", Rob Ross.