Monthly Archives: August 2018

Choice of wording to allow video evidence in court

The present wording is: The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 be amended by adding in a Section 19B entitled “Admissibility of evidence in Scotland”: “In any proceedings in Scotland for any offence under Part 1 there shall be a presumption … Continue reading

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My beliefs and aims

There are many people opposed to law breaking. I’m interested only in wildlife crime, although I should expand that by saying I’m also opposed to those who support organised crime. My position is quite similar to that of the RSPB, … Continue reading

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A case study. Special constables in the Cairngorms – could they set cameras?

To determine if the Special constables in the Cairngorms National Park could set covert cameras on illegal traps. Summary. I have examined the law in Scotland on this matter. The police could not apply for authorisation to set a covert … Continue reading

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The hoped for effects of the Petition, now open.

The petition is now open today 16th August 2018, and is online at : Petition PE01705 I had originally asked that I would not collect signatures, but would allow comments on the petition. This apparently cannot be done, so people … Continue reading

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Post 1. The letter from COPFS to the EECLRC convener. (mild)

This is one of a series of posts about specific parts of the areas which will be covered in the submission to the committee(s) if my petition reaches that stage. It is not intended even to be a draft section, … Continue reading

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Post 2. A deeper look at the proposal for increasing sentences.

Please understand that I am not seeking to undermine the independence of the Scottish Justice system, and will take no action which leads to that. The petition does not this aim either, and will not mention much of the contents … Continue reading

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Post 3. The abandoned cases. The Craig Graham case.

First I will repeat that I have no legal qualifications. I actively seek comments which would allow me to correct the statements I make here about the law and it’s interpretation. This post cannot form part of my submission to … Continue reading

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Post 4. The abandoned cases. The Stanley Gordon case.

First I will repeat that I have no legal qualifications. I actively seek comments which would allow me to correct the statements I make here about the law and it’s interpretation. This post cannot form part of my submission to any … Continue reading

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