David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rank and Pension of Soldiers Killed on Active Service

Early Day Motion [EDM 1053]
Rank and Pension of Soldiers Killed on Active Service

Sergeant Matthew Telford of the Grenadier Guards was promoted to that rank in June 2009.

In November of that same year, Sergeant Telford was one of 5 British soldiers killed when a rogue Afghan policeman opened fire on them.

His wife and family will only receive a Corporal's pension since he only held his rank of Sergeant for less than a year.

However, he was killed on operations by the enemy whilst wearing three stripes of a Sergeant on active service.

Please sign the Early Day Motion petition below to support a change in the rules that deny a hero’s widow the pension she deserves.

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30,632 signatures up to 1pm Monday, 22nd. November,2010. Let us more than treble that number by the end of the month. Please pass this on to all your family, friends and associates. As President Barrack Obama said in his Presidential Address, "Together we can" I say, Together we must !

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Jail To Install Sunbeds For Inmates

At first glance I thought this story was a joke or spoof, but apparently it is true!

A Russian prison is to install sunbeds and mud baths to improve the health of its inmates.

Sergei Telyatnikov, head of Moscow's Butyrka remand prison, said inmates would also be allowed to use Skype to make voice and video calls to relatives.

And he said ultrasound systems would be used to give prisoners health checks.

Russia's prisons have been criticised as being overcrowded and badly managed with poor medical facilities.

Mr Telyatnikov was quoted as telling the Vesti FM radio station: "We are developing additional medical services... and even sunbeds will be put in place."

He said the sunbeds would be installed by the end of the year, but that prisoners would have to apply for permission before using them, and would be charged for doing so.

Butyrka has held several notable figures behind its bars, including writers Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Isaak Babel, and Adolf Hitler's nephew Heinrich.

Article courtesy of www.policeoracle.com

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Trainee Detectives Study Facebook

Detectives will be taught how to track down killers and other criminals on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, senior officers have said.

Sweeping changes have been made to training for thousands of student investigators to bring their work into the 21st century.

They include new information on how to track down suspects through social networking sites, where wanted people may reveal valuable clues.

Updated training exercises also examine how to gather the best information from computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

Senior officers have been forced to keep pace with the rapidly evolving online world to gather intelligence on suspects from street gangs to fraudsters. Earlier this year escaped prisoner Craig Lynch mocked police with clues about his whereabouts on Facebook during four months on the run. In London, detectives are examining posts on Facebook and Twitter relating to the murder of 17-year-old Marvin Henry during a suspected fight between rival gangs.

Deputy Chief Constable Nick Gargan, acting head of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), said updated training is vital.

He said: "This programme is a vital part of the career pathway for detectives and the new training covers sensitive areas of policing where limited guidance existed previously. These improvements are exactly what detectives need to tackle the challenges and complexities of modern policing effectively.

"The changes underline the importance to having a national agency to provide guidance and train detectives to a single high standard so they can work on investigations in any part of the country and give their colleagues and the public the best quality service in fighting crime."

Around 3,500 student detectives take the initial crime investigator's development programme each year.

The revised training also includes new guidance on how best to investigate honour-based violence, record evidence of domestic abuse and tackle rape. There is material linking to a national collection of footprints made by specific shoes as well as how to collect financial information.

Article courtesy of www.policeoracle.com