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Brickbat: Robert Peel Weeps

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The British Metropolitan Police Service has agreed to pay £900,000 (about $1.2 million) to settle a lawsuit filed by former member of Parliament Harvey Proctor, who was falsely accused by police officers of being a murderer and a pedophile. Proctor was one of a number of prominent men accused of being part of a VIP pedophile ring in the Operation Midland investigation. But the investigation was based on the accusations of Carl Beech, who was later found to be a fantasist and sentenced to 18 years in prison for fraud and perverting the course of justice.

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  1. O/T: I haven’t been reading Reason much lately.
    Question: Has Reason written even one article in which they articulate what an imbecilic gollum Adam Schiff is and what an attack on the rule of law his bizarre secret dungeon is?

    I mean to offset the 64 articles about how Trump is a retard.

    1. Too local.

    2. Trump is so icky that all decent people, who believe themselves to be cultured and educated, must find every opportunity to hate and never defend him.

    3. That’s totes different.

    4. Hey, at least you are taking to heart “if you don’t like it, you can leave.” but why are you back?

      1. To ask a question.

    5. Nope. Of course, they are more than happy to ask for money though. I’ll start donating when they start acting like libertarians.

  2. “Historically, the police cannot be sued for negligence but this payment recognises that that [immunity] may be up,” Stephens said. “They recognised that it’s not sustainable where they have been so heavily criticised by a judge.”

    The war on the Limey police state has begun.

  3. Well look at this crap
    Beech the nut has been screeching,
    While Robert Peel gently weeps.

    1. I look at the cops,
      And I think they need beatings.
      Still Robert Peel gently weeps.

  4. But the investigation was based on the accusations of Carl Beech, who was later found to be a fantasist and sentenced to 18 years in prison for fraud and perverting the course of justice.

    He should get a medal.

  5. “Harvey Proctor, who was falsely accused by police officers of being a murderer and a pedophile.”

    British cops are such slackers. Here, they would get a bogus no-knock warrant, bang down his door at 3am, and shoot him and/or his dog. USA, USA, USA!

  6. Here, they would get a bogus no-knock warrant, bang down his door at 3am..

    First they would chuck a flash bang grenade into a baby’s crib, and afterwards the sheriff would defend it all as SOP.

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