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Rebus



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:52 pm    Post subject: SPSA Forensic Services Scotland  Reply with quote

The Scottish Police Services Authority, under the command of David Mulhern, now appears to be totally hell bent on "destroying" vital forensic services within Scotland. Not only do they have a Chief Executive who failed to support a Public Inquiry into the McKie debacle, has chosen to protect discredited Experts and allow them to operate within the Criminal Justice System, his latest plan is to close the Aberdeen Forensic Laboratory, including the Fingerprint Department.

The plan apparently is to then close the Edinburgh Laboratory. The organisation appears to be nothing short of scandalous.

Strange that the two fingerprint Bureaus who are ear marked for closure are the two who publicly spoke out over the SCRO misidentifications!

If the SPSA get their way the power will return to the Glasgow Bureau, which to this day fails to accept their errors.

The SPSA have published a professional glossy paper trying to "justify" their actions. What is happening in Scotland is nothing short of disgraceful. Cover over the cracks of the past, and try and move forward.

It can be seen at:

http://www.spsa.police.uk/news/de...ces_north_and_north_east_scotland

and clicking on the link at the bottom of the article.

There is also a petition set up on the Scottish Parliament website over these concerns. If anyone cares to add their name to the list, and offer their support to their colleagues in Scotland, it can be accessed at:

http://epetitions.scottish.parlia.../view_petition.asp?PetitionID=292

I am sure they would appreciate any support.

Thanks for your time
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Angeline



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does this come as no surprise?

In a system which has become a monster out of control, and which simply constructs cases as it sees fit, "experts" are needed who will produce the necessary "evidence" to fit the official story.

It just won't do to have alternative explanations - that might destroy the chosen prosecution case. We need to convict, convict, convict (according to everything we see and hear) - evidence which might get in the way of a conviction is of no use to anyone!

It would be funny if it wasn't so serious  - Scotland seems to be leading the way in how to make a complete mockery of the concept of justice.

I hope the forensics staff in these labs will join the Silent Walk on Thursday.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Motion lodged within the Scottish Parliament 25 November 2008

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk...tions/Default.aspx?motionid=15216

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S3M-02957# Lewis Macdonald (Aberdeen Central) (Scottish Labour): Aberdeen Forensic Science Laboratory— That the Parliament notes the proposals made by the Scottish Police Services Authority for the closure of the forensic science laboratory in Aberdeen; welcomes the direction issued by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to the authority in May 2008 that it should engage in fresh consultation with interested parties; considers, with regret, that the authority’s consultation document published in November 2008 amounts to no more than a further case for closure; believes that the authority has thereby appeared to suggest that the conclusion of its consultation has already been determined in favour of closure, and further believes that the continued provision of forensic services to Grampian Police and Northern Constabulary by the forensic laboratory in Aberdeen is one of a number of options worthy of proper consideration in a meaningful consultation process.


Supported by: Richard Baker, Nanette Milne, Rt Hon George Foulkes, Michael McMahon, Mike Rumbles, Dr Elaine Murray, Helen Eadie, Trish Godman, Robin Harper, Alison McInnes, Mary Mulligan

Lodged on Tuesday, November 25, 2008; Current

I understand if the epetition can can achieve 5000 signatures they will act on this ussue.

Your support would be greatly appreciated by your forensic colleagues in Scotland who are being made to suffer at the hands of the SPSA, which in reality is nothing more than SCRO with a different name.

http://epetitions.scottish.parlia.../view_petition.asp?PetitionID=292

Remember the very same Chief Executive, who is behind the move to close laboratories, is on public record, (and lying to the Scottish public), by stating after the McKie case everything has now been "resolved" within the SPSA, despite allowing three of the experts who have supported the identification to remain in post unchallenged!

http://www.holyrood.com/content/view/1173/10552/

My understanding through sources within the SPSA is his days are numbered and he will not survive the public inquiry, if he hasn't jumped before being pushed that is....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:12 am    Post subject: SPSA Chief Facing Disciplinary Hearing Reply with quote

David Mulhern to face probe into £2 Million Spend.

Some Quotes:

Mr Mulhern has been asked to remain on leave until the issues are resolved.

Last month, it emerged that the SPSA had spent nearly £2 million on hiring consultants since it was set up less than two years ago.

George Kay, the interim SPSA convener, said: "The SPSA board has significant issues of concern over the conduct and performance of the chief executive in the course of his duties.
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Mr Mulhearn also likes to run about with "Blue Lights" on his private Car.

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland...s-disciplinary-hearing.4767965.jp

Rebus perhaps you were right:

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My understanding through sources within the SPSA is his days are numbered and he will not survive the public inquiry, if he hasn't jumped before being pushed that is....


Mulhern Tries To Stall Hearing With Interdict

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/n...er_stalls_his_conduct_hearing.php
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W.Roughead



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we know what is behind this, specifically.


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