Former soldier becomes latest victim of predatory UK police state that targets only the innocent, while the real criminals go free
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A former soldier has become the latest victim of the predatory UK police state after he was arrested and convicted by a jury for handing in a shotgun to his local police station after discovering it in his garden. The man faces 5 years in jail due to draconian gun control laws that dictate members of the public cannot even touch a gun without being charged with “possession of a firearm”.
“Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday â€“ after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year. The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year’s imprisonment for handing in the weapon,” reports Surrey Today.
In a statement read out in court, Mr Clarke said: “I didn’t think for one moment I would be arrested.”
“I thought it was my duty to hand it in and get it off the streets.”
Clarke discovered that the gun had been discarded in a bin liner at the bottom of his garden, which backs on to public fields, and called Chief Superintendent Adrian Harper to let him know he would be visiting the police station.
When Clarke removed the gun from the bin liner and placed it on the table facing towards the wall, he was instantly arrested for possession of a firearm.
Despite the fact that Surrey Police issued a leaflet encouraging people to “report found firearms,” Clarke was told by the prosecuting attorney that his honest intentions were irrelevant and that possession of a firearm was a “strict liability” charge.
“Just by having the gun in his possession he was guilty of the charge, and has no defence in law against it, he added.”
Clarke now faces 5 years in jail for attempting to perform a law-abiding action by turning in the gun to police.
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This is just the latest example of how the UK police state has been malevolently manufactured to oppress the innocent in a predatory fashion. The British justice system is deliberately structured in such a way that it vampirically feeds on law-abiding members of the middle class while the real criminals are coddled and pardoned.
Like most cities in the UK, in my town the more affluent areas are full of cops running speed cameras attempting to suck off the fat hog that is the British taxpayer. However, in the worst slum areas which routinely top crime league tables, police are nowhere to be seen, and will refuse to even visit some areas at all.
When I lived in one of the worst areas of town, local teenagers would openly carry guns as they walked down the street and nothing happened. And yet if a responsible and law abiding citizen finds a discarded gun in his back garden and turns it in to the cops, he is arrested as a criminal.
Over the past 15 years, we’ve all become familiar with the routine cases of where a law-abiding person attempts to repel an attack by a criminal or defends their home against a violent burglary, only for them to be charged with assaulting the criminal and not vice-versa.
This system is deliberately intended to be insane, confusing and Kafkaesque in order to strike fear into the hearts of law abiding citizens while enabling real criminals to go about their business. This is a key component of destroying a society. You have to create a Clockwork Orange-style cadre of young thugs to terrorize the general public in order for them to beg the state for increased police state measures to deal with the problem. However, once those new powers are introduced they are only then used to target the law-abiding segment of the population that called for them in the first place. This allows the real criminals free reign to continue their terror and the whole process recycles itself.
This is why the British government and the justice system, under the auspices of the insidious Common Purpose organization that has taken over nearly all levels of society in the UK, have allowed an entire underclass of yobs, scum and hooligans to run roughshod over the frightened public by ensuring their terror goes unpunished, which only encourages them to continue their behavior.
The purpose is to ensure the middle class is constantly under assault from every possible angle, leading to a gradual erosion in trust and a population living in a constant state of fear, paranoia and fealty – the perfect cocktail for tyranny.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 6:21 am