The cruciality of hope

 

Every so often I might see a comment on our FB wall which catches my attention.

 

I am almost visually immune now to Internet comments that make never to be fulfilled promises of what that person would do with (insert name of abuser) ‘if only they had ten mins with them’. I don’t even edit or get rid of such comments, if I am scanning the comments I can sense in a nano second if its a post like that – and I move to the next one.

 

 

This is an example of one that did catch my attention. Why? Because its so very honest and simply put. I’ve only published a portion of it but the full thing can be seen on our wall under the post titled – ‘Creeping Evil’.

 

 

“Things must change, there has to be a stronger deterrent for these sickos. I’ll support you as much as I can, because, i find, abuse, cruelty, of any kind and the injustice, abhorrent.
Thank you Operation Frankish. You have given me and so many others….hope! “

 

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I haven’t attributed a name just in case they don’t want their name on our main site here.

But the name is moot anyway – what is important are her words.

 

 

Hope is not an optional extra. Its your lifeblood. What is the opposite of hope? Hopelessness. And when you are in a state of hopelessness then you are already defeated and all that’s left is for the vultures and the maggots to feed on the decaying carcass.

 

 

With that being said I am pragmatic. Hope is vital – but hope must be based upon something. If its based on nothingness then its not true hope – that would be false hope and a deception.

 

 

Put simply – its not as if our goal and aspiration here is to ‘cure the world of all evil – forever’. That really would be a somewhat hopeless and even childish aim to have. We’re practical. We’re not Miss World contestants vacantly mouthing platitudes and ridiculous goals that can never possibly be achieved.

 

 

 

Here’s what we are saying to those in charge (as you will soon see, it is not remotely outlandish). We are telling them that normal and decent people cannot and will not tolerate this culture of hyper leniency which only serves to feed and further embolden the very worst of people.

 

 

Elected officials may be seen as temporary custodians of political power, but this is our country and in our country we should set our own standard.

 

 

We are saying to them that it would be in everyone’s best interests if they radically reformed sentences so that the public could see with their own eyes that there is at least some measure of justice being carried out.

 

 

 

We are telling them, imploring them in actual fact, that if they continue down this road of being soft on abusers of all kinds then groups like Operation Frankish, Dark Justice, Guardians of the North etc etc, they are all going to grow stronger and bigger as people lose faith and hope in conventional systems and turn to others for answers and fixes.

 

 

Not only will those that exist grow – others will come into being. If the culture of leniency is still permitted to go on at that late stage then I think you would eventually see natural and organic alliances form.

 

 

 

That is why its very much in the interests of Government and their advisors to wake up and get ahead of the curve. This is not the 1970’s when stuff could be swept under the carpet. This is 2017 and we now all know how much we are being played like fools by Governments and courts whose actions literally put you and your loved ones in danger.

 

 

 

Changed days now though. Now we can organise things, we can shared facts, we can expose both the abusers and the politicians who shamefully come up short. We can construct great visual events which stir the public discourse and keep these issues at the forefront of minds. We can create an organisation (like this) and reach more people than would ever have been possible pre Internet. We can create video, visuals, written content, we can even set about creating our own abusers database which the public can access.

 

 

 

That’s what the hope is all based upon – something tangible. We’ve never lived in a better time to reach more people, spread the message and create. We’ve never lived in a better era to finally get those sentences where they need to be. We’ve never lived in a better time to expose the dark corners where they may hide.

 

 

Animal abusers are not becoming more sophisticated as time goes by. They are not some organised front but rather a class of criminal who are disorganised and who often act alone (but not always). They have no public support or sympathy. They are not financed or backed. By and large this is also a very low intelligence class of criminal that you are dealing with.

 

 

Nope – animal sadists may be becoming more extreme as time goes by (a result of the aforementioned culture of leniency). But they are not becoming more organised and sophisticated. Their opposition on the other hand are very much aspiring to hyper organisation and sophisticated public promotions.

 

 

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Any time someone donates or offers their labour to us it allows us to grow, to organise better, to become more sophisticated in what we can do.

 

There is plenty to be hopeful about.

 

But hope alone is not sufficient. You must have the work ethic, the resolve, the vision – to physically force your hopes into a reality.

 

That’s what we’re all about – not just offering out hope, but a hope based on achievable aims and a hope that can be plausibly turned into reality.

 

Creeping Evil

 

I have a set of ideals that relate to this terrible and for too long neglected animal cruelty problem – ideals that go beyond simple lobbying for a sharp hike in sentencing powers (albeit this is vital and MUST be secured).

 

 

I cannot force others to embrace those ideals – I can only propose that if they were to do so then life would be very much better and less tainted.

 

 

Because make no mistake about it – every single time a story breaks about extreme abuse and the story inevitably ends with the usual weak sentence – it taints us a a nation.

 

 

Whether you realise it or not those disgusting actions and those actions not being punished definitely leave a stain upon the soul of the country.

 

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I’ll lay it out as plainly as I can. For reasons that are too long and complex to go into here, your country is in a phase of utter degeneracy and evil. This is a fact. Accept it as a reality.

 

 

The reasons as to how we got there are important and I have gone into some of them before. But not here. People can go dig around and discover the plethora of reasons if they so wish. The reasons are important but the decay is at such an advanced stage that right now you must deal with some of the immediate symptoms – dealing with reasons can come later.

 

 

If you do not see that we are in a phase of hyper degeneracy and evil behaviours then all I can suggest is lifting your hands away from your eyes. Look around. It is everywhere. Its poisoning everything. Do you ever happen to follow the pages of Dark Justice, Guardians of the North, etc?

 

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Do you realise that as part of this hyper degenerate basin that we find ourselves in that the tentacles of this have reached not only to the increasingly extreme abuse of animals but what I can only call an epidemic of sexual predators and assorted paedophiles?

 

 

You need to see this not as individual and unlrelated events but a a whole picture. Take a step back and see the entire tapestry. Spend a few days casually looking through some newspapers online.

 

 

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Again and again you will see the same pattern, the ever increasing and habitual abuse of animal and children with a great deal of cross over between the two. Again and again you will see objectively dangerous people under sentenced and free to strike again. No real punishments. No true deterrents. Just a mass of utter degenerate scum getting caught, almost grudgingly processed by the system and spat straight back at you.

 

 

I often wonder how many times people must be spat it with this phlegm before they react in some way.

 

 

Do you honestly think this would be the case if just one member of the current cabinet were directly impacted in the same way ordinary people are when such dangerous individuals are just let loose this way?

 

 

Of course not. If something extreme were to happen to one of their dogs or kids then there would be emergency meetings and there would be legislation being sent to the House of Lords in no time.

 

 

You are held to a different standard to the political class. You are seen as lesser. You’re not but that’s how they perceive you.

 

 

Its not their lives and neighbourhoods that are impacted. Its not their kids, their sister, their pets, their anything. They and their family are safe, they live in a safe community, their kids go to the best schools, and they have extra protections from police and intelligence services.

 

 

Can you perhaps see why they might just not care as much that in your community the place is crawling with convicted paedophiles, animal sadists and an assorted of other human garbage?

 

 

 

That’s why you should care. Because if you don’t care and they wont care – then you are all fucked.

 

No apologies for language.

 

 

Things will just get worst and more messed up on more levels. Everyone will one day know someone directly impacted by the feral no empathy demons we are ceding our country to.

 

The police can do their best but with budgets and numbers cut, I’m afraid that they will be reduced to a clean up after the fact squad.

 

 

I wouldn’t place much faith in your establishment media to be vanguards either. Some of the most degenerate people of all work in establishment media for one thing. And for another? They have a very narrow set of subjects that they are told by their bosses to over play, to saturate your thoughts and eyes with. Brexit, Trump, ISIS, that’s pretty much the trio of subjects that are replayed over and over.

 

 

Nope. Its definitely down to us as people or no one. Its as simple as that. No magic man in the sky is going to come down and make it all better. No political leader is going to take office and make it their priority to address such things on their own steam.

 

 

The police are overwhelmed by the fact that the courts let them go faster than they can arrest them.

 

 

I know the Internet well enough to know the deal. No matter your subject or how good your arguments, on the Internet its very easy for people to pretend that the issues aren’t there. I obviously know its far easier for someone to just walk away from something online than it is when you are speaking with them in real life. This is unimportant though.

 

 

What is of crucial importance is this – while its very easy for a person to ignore something online, believe me, in a society going increasingly bad then it is not going to ignore you.

 

 

It makes no difference if you wish to hear no evil, see no evil. Its increasing. It grows. It becomes more bold.

 

 

So, regardless of whether or not you ignore it – it will not ignore you. It will also not ignore or give a free pass to anyone or anything that you care for. That which you care for coming into direct contact with one of these demons grow each day. Its akin to a game of Russian roulette, so prevalent are they, and such freedoms that they have.

 

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Now, you can wait until it gets to the stage where it one day does personally come knocking on your door.

 

 

Or you can do the right thing and make a vow to yourself that you are not going to concede one inch to these degenerates any more.

 

 

I’m not here to spin fairytales with definite happy endings.

 

 

I am here to warn you that unless you personally take some sort of action then the evil is going to one day come seeking you out. Or someone or something that you love.

 

 

 

We can give it our all, I can take this quite far, albeit due to practical reasons I may not be able to take it all the way.  I may not be able to practically afford the time it would take to personally action all of my ideals, which would include people specific legislation (for pet ownership).

 

 

But I can take it a good extent of the way. I’ve a good committed team helping push things on.

 

 

What its really going to take is a huge push on behalf of everyone that reads this.

 

 

That’s what it comes down to in the end.

 

 

 

 

To what extent have you had enough of the degeneracy and the culture of hyper leniency and what are you prepared to personally sacrifice in order to push back against it? Those aren’t questions for me to answer on your behalf. Those are questions only you can answer.

 

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Mug Club.   If you’ve paid to join MC then your Operation Frankish mug should be with you this week. When you do receive it we would encourage you to take a pic or two – send them over to us.

 

We might do different styles and models of mug in the future. I’m sometimes barely able to sleep at night thinking of the exciting world of mugs.

Each mug is made from pure gold with an outer layer of Kevlar. All mugs were made by small orphans so, no pressure, but if you don’t join – no bread for them.

 

 

Oh. And if you have joined then make sure you send in a good pic of your dog or cat – whatever pet you have. Might even want to wait until your mug arrives and have the mug in the pic with your pet. Yup – do that. Then we’ll put them up in our MC Gallery. Just to remind people – annual membership is £30. This equates to about 57p a week and it greatly helps us to do the work that we do.

 

 

You can join by sending £30 via paypal to – operationfrankish@gmail.com

 

 

Be sure to put ‘Mug Club’ in the title and include a full name and address.

 

 

Operation Rain Storm –  You can read all about that here –

 

https://operationfrankish.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/operation-rain-storm/

 

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Concepts such as a big uptake for Mug Club can help us to deliver gold standard work which, lets be honest, this issue merits. But you can still help us regardless of Mug Club.

If you don’t have the money for an annual MC membership – simply donate what you can afford.

 

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Content contributors.  Again I am putting out a call for people to send us their articles, stories, original content etc. Regular content is key, it informs, keeps people engaged and it means we don’t need to rely on conventional press to give an issue the space it deserves. Any time I have cut the content for a month or so – people want the content again. That’s cool but I need more contributors though. Or just any.

 

 

Technical people.  We can never get enough people who are good with technical matters. It saves us time and it creates more efficiency. There are lots of technically minded and technically skilled people who are pet owners. It would be cool if a few more of them let themselves be known.

 

 

Creating traffic.  A decent number of new people were pulled over to our page and made aware of it for the first time. How? One of the team simply linked our page to another page. I’ve done it before, I’ve linked to other pages, I’ve linked in comments sections of all the newspapers that have a FB page. I don’t do it now as I don’t have the time with doing everything else.

 

But linking our page in this way is really something that anyone could be doing for us. It brings in new traffic which may even lead to more aid. To do it a couple of times a day isn’t too much to ask from anyone who is now reading this.

 

 

Brolly Promo.   Working on the basis that we’re financially able to do Operation Rain Storm then we will be promoting it in advance in various interesting ways. We’ll be creating some video. But on the occasions we have done visual promo’s with pics in the past – they proved popular.

 

So here’s one very simple thing you can do to help pre promote the idea.

We can look to get things going by pushing a couple of hash tags into the domain. All you need is an umbrella. Open it out. Write three things on it.

 

 

#operationfrankish
#operationrainstorm
@opfrankish

 

Send these in. We will start to use them for promotional purposes.

 

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Have a good evening

Operation Rain Storm

 

I’ve spent about two weeks researching, weighing up and costing different ideas. I’ve dismissed all those that would be financially way beyond our scope. I wont even bother going into those, no use going into what we cant do.

 

 

What I do definitely know is this. In 2017 you have a great deal of competition for people’s attention, in real life or online. Why? Because people are swamped by advertising messages trying to sell them something and they are suffocated by people trying to foist something on them. It has never been more fiercely competitive than it is today to grab your fair share of the narrative.

 

 

This applies ten times when your chosen thing is animal cruelty. Lets be honest – animal cruelty is by definition a toxic subject. Its not something people really want to talk about, its not a subject you can just drop in.

 

 

It is for all of those reasons that its critical to always present your message in new and interesting ways.

 

 

Gone are the days when you could just stand and give someone a leaflet and hope they might be impressed.

 

 

So with all of that in mind here’s what I want to do.

 

 

I want to send a unit out into central London. We will cover all the best areas that we can, Regent St, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square.

 

 

In total we will do 25 locations in central London.

 

 

It may come as no surprise to learn that doing anything in central London these days is becoming increasingly challenging.

 

 

But we can work around that and we can do this.

 

At each location the team that we send will draw an image/message which is approx a metre square.

 

Its done with a very big difference though.

 

Using a hydrophobic spray each of the 25 messages/images remains concealed … until the first day of rain fall.

 

On the first day it rains all 25 messages will be revealed in all 25 locations.

 

The method is very durable – messages last for around five or six months.

 

Benefits

 

Creative and imaginative

Potential to build a story around the first day it rains

Longevity. The messages lasting for several months

Mass increase of awareness and curiosity

Can strike at multiple locations in the heart of London

Good social media potential

 

 

Here it is being done in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

This is cool and creative. I’d recommend doing this.

 

All we need from you in terms of aid is financial support to do it.

 

We will take care of everything else. All you need do is support it with some coin.  Paypal –  Operationfrankish@gmail.com

 

 

If you think these issues are important, if you agree that creativity counts – then directly support what we do.

 

Send us some coin today so that we can action this project.

 

Have a good week

Mug Club Update

 

The first batch of Operation Frankish mugs have finally been ordered and will be winging their way to people this week.

 

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This stylish item has multiple uses, including;

 

Being able to drink a wide variety of hot AND cold drinks from it

 

Doubles up as a handy pen holder

 

Can be deployed as a make shift shelter in the event of a nuclear war.

 

And MUCH MORE.

 

Made exclusively by a crack team of scientists in Area 51, Nevada.

 

What people have said about Mug Club.

 

“I joined Mug Club and went from no success with women to beating them off with a shitty stick”  (John – Bucks)

 

“Before I joined Mug Club I was flipping burgers for minimum wage. Now I’m CEO of my own company and own a giant yacht. Made of solid gold. And diamonds”. (Miranda – Hants)

 

 

“Mine was smashed when it arrived. But I adopted a positive mental attitude and treated it as a jigsaw puzzle”  (Hector – Inverness)

 

You can enjoy ALL the benefits of annual membership for a mere thirty quid.
Paypal – operationfrankish@gmail.com
Please put ‘Mug Club’ in the title and include a full postal address.

 

 

The Balcony Parallel

 

There was a story in the press last week in which a man was jailed after leaving two dogs to starve on a balcony.

 

If you want to you can read the story in full below;

https://tinyurl.com/yatqeyjs

 

 

I guess the one positive to come out of this example is that he indeed was sent to prison. 18 weeks is still way short of what it should be but its better than no weeks.

 

 

Its far too easy for the public to try to shift the blame onto the neighbours. Could they have done more? I have no idea, but the article does state that;

 

 

‘police found the emaciated dogs confined to a squalid enclosed balcony area’

 

The key word there being ‘enclosed’.

 

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It also states that ‘neighbours had reported a stench coming from the flat before officers broke in and discovered the dogs in horrific conditions’.

 

 

So there you go. The neighbours did do something. They were alerted to the fact that something was amiss. They reported it via the correct channels. The police then gained entry and the rest is history.

 

I’m not really seeing quite how the neighbours are at fault here.

 

 

 

The only person at fault here is the guy himself – Zach Cook. No one else. It was his choice to get dogs and it was his choice to follow this route (quote) – “”His way of dealing with no longer wanting to care for his dogs was to pretend they didn’t exist while he continued to get on with his life in the flat attached to the balcony”.

 

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It looks to me like the neighbours did what they could as soon as they became fully aware that something wasn’t right.

 

 

But lets not kid ourselves. There is a deep irony in members of the public criticising the neighbours for not doing more or doing it better when the vast majority of them are not doing anything visibly constructive themselves.

 

 

 

Our reach for the week just gone was shy of 27,000 people. That’s not insignificant at all. No doubt many of that 27,000 would be convinced that in similar circumstances they’d have dealt with the balcony story far better than any of the neighbours.

 

 

I’m amazed there are any problems at all in real life given how many people online SAY how well they would do a thing if faced with a similar situation.

 

 

There probably are situations when neighbours could and should do more and not just when it comes to pets. How many kids might have been saved with earier intervention?

 

 

But you cannot really keep a straight face and take to the Internet to criticise members of the public for coming up short if you are coming up short yourself.

 

 

The parallel is this. Imagine OF as being like a large block of apartments. The reach on a given week are the ‘residents’, the ‘neighbours’ if you like. The platform we create is the balcony. And those two dogs are representative of the issue.

 

 

One could then fairly ask – why aren’t 27,000 neighbours and residents doing more? Its rhetorical. We know its down to a bystander phenomenon, the idea in a mass of people that ‘someone else will do it’.

 

 

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Lets state the obvious – this subject matter is not cool. People don’t really want to talk about it or hear about it, this is not the sort of subject you can just casually drop in at a party.

 

 

Nope. This subject matter is about as far from cool as you could get. In fact its one of the nastiest and more disturbing subjects that I can think of. Not an easy sell to say the least.

 

 

Its for that reason we at least attempt to do cool things and present them in cool ways. The only way to engage the public or press is to present it to them in ways they somehow get into. Ways that draw their attention and interest.

 

We attempt to take a subject that no one WANTS to speak about and we endeavour to present that subject in such a way that its visually interesting and palatable.

 

That’s what we set out to do and that’s what we have managed to achieve and in a fairly short space of time – not much over a year.

 

Its worth all the effort for me when I personally see how the discourse has changed in a year.

 

I now sense that you are at least on a path way toward seeing the worst of these ‘people’ locked up – more often and for much longer.

 

You’re not there yet – but you are much further on than you once were.

 

I will do everything I can to take this as far as I can. I always have since day one. On a personal level its pleasing that my imagination and ideas are recognised by others, I have had two offers of doing paid stuff in the last two months. I haven’t been able to accept them as doing so would leave me literally no time at all to do this anymore and I would love to see it through to an end game.

 

One thing I felt we could do which would serve a few purposes is anamorphic art or trompe l’oeil.

 

Tell you what – just look at an example of it. Its easier and better than me describing it.

 

 

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Purposes served?

 

 

Eye-catching.

 

Encourages passers-by to interact with it and upload their photographs to social media.

 

Could be done in a very sexy location.

 

If we decide to do this then yes, we’d almost certainly try to locate it right in the very nerve centre of London.

 

Possibilities are endless really.

 

Let me know what you think.

A response to Gail Walker

*Gail Walker is the Editor of the Belfast Telegraph. The following relates to her Editor’s viewpoint – published yesterday. We have republished it in full here *

https://tinyurl.com/yc3gep2n

 

A year ago, partly due to public pressure, the Assembly introduced the most stringent animal cruelty penalties in the UK.

 

This followed a number of high-profile cases which shocked many people due to the abuses involved.

 

This newspaper was one of the voices calling for increased penalties.

 

With the most serious cases now attracting jail terms of up to five years and fines of £20,000, it was a move welcomed by animal lovers throughout the province.

 

Yet sadly it does not seem to deter those who have no feelings for animals, either domestic or wild. One of the most extreme examples are those involved in badger baiting.

 

They’re so brazen that they even brag on Facebook about the number of badgers they have killed, even though the animals are protected.

 

It is not only the badgers which suffer a cruel death in such incidents, but also the dogs that are sent into their setts. One such unfortunate animal was recently pulled out of Newry canal.

 

Many of the dogs used in badger baiting suffer such horrific injuries that they are destroyed. Even if they could be treated the people using them dare not go to vets otherwise their vile activities would be uncovered.

 

While the majority of people are animal lovers, it is clear that a substantial number do not share their caring natures.

 

From 2012 until 2016 some 6,000 incidents of animal abuse were recorded in the province.

 

That is a shocking indictment of a civilised community.

 

But there are also differing views of how animals should be treated. Our story today of how a family’s pony was shot in error by a man out hunting foxes is a case in point.

 

To many people living in the countryside, foxes are vermin and have to be kept under control. They know the damage they can do to poultry or to lambs.

 

Others may feel that hunting foxes is cruel. It may be an idealised view of the animal, but they are the people who ended traditional fox hunting with dogs and horses in the UK.

 

To them, even vermin deserve to be treated with some humanity.

 

However, we should not forget the owners of the pony in this very sad case.

 

The animal was shot by accident but the incident shows the need for great care to be taken by anyone going out shooting.

 

It could have been even more tragic.
Belfast Telegraph

 

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To make my response more concise I am going to omit all mention of fox hunting and badger baiting and focus specifically on domestic pets and the opening to her article.

 

Taken at face value it makes for somewhat depressing reading. Indeed, one could say it has a deeply nihilistic and sense of hopelessness to it.

 

 

After all, if N Ireland have implemented such far reaching changes and things are still as gloomy as Gail believes then we may as well all pull the duvet back over our heads and go back to sleep.

 

Right?

Wrong.

 

I’ll tell you why I believe Gail is wrong. For one thing, as she notes herself in her own article – N Ireland only brought these changes in one year ago.

 

 

It is far too soon to get a true and comprehensive insight into the long term impact those changes will make to N Ireland. You would need to revisit it in five years. And when you did revisit it, you’d need to do so with before and after statistics.

 

You’d need to bring forth figures and you’d need to cite those before and after figures.

 

Only then could you do a justified compare and contrast.

 

Here’s another crucial factor. In that past year what actual % of those convicted received the maximum prison term?

 

 

I know people in N Ireland and what they tell me is that the sentencing reforms were fantastic – the problem is that the judiciary there are vastly under using their powers. In short – they aren’t sending many to prison and certainly not for anything like as long as they legally could do.

 

 

This is why, along with our own goal to greatly increase sentences we have always included the following as part of our stated manifesto;

 

‘Ensure that judges and magistrates are instructed to use their future custodial powers’.
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In other words, it is insufficient to simply bestow new powers to judges if in fact judges choose not to use the powers handed to them.

 

 

When someone is convicted of a rape, the number of years he gets is usually the only question. However many it is there is always the expectation that being found guilty WILL mean a substantial sentence.

 

 

We seek to not only greatly increase the sentencing powers that judges here can use. We seek to ensure that they use them to the fullest.

Not Safe In Your Garden

 

A couple of pretty grim stories appeared on my radar this evening.

 

You can read about the first one here;

 

https://tinyurl.com/yc4tnd68

 

While you can read about the other one here;

 

https://tinyurl.com/ydy8pmbf

 

Alternatively, they are both on our FB wall.

 

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They are obviously totally unconnected, being that one appears to have been in Cheshire and the other in the Edinburgh region.

 

 

In both cases its been confirmed that the incidents have been reported to the police. Its anyone’s guess quite how much time and effort the police in either region will devote to this. I don’t want to just write them both off before they’ve at least had a chance. Police response can also vary greatly from one area to the next – so we shall see.

 

 

I think its fair to say though that its unlikely they are going to put a great amount of manpower or budget into solving the attacks. Reason? At the moment its not an offence which carries a long enough sentence for them to justify giving up real time or budget to.

 

 

They are well aware that even if they catch these attackers that the system is so weak that they’d get a fine or community service. When they know that and considering they had their numbers and budgets cut – they simply cannot justify giving the time and manpower it would likely require.

 

 

What the police are going to rely on here is simply this – an informant. That’s their best bet. They don’t have the men and money to do a proper investigation so the best bet would be a reliable informant.

 

 

Given something to work with they will act upon it, but given nothing then I’m afraid they simply wont be able to do a whole lot more than ask some basic questions and issue a crime scene number.

 

 

It should shock you into some sort of action that so emboldened are thugs that they are prepared, at least it would seem, to intrude into someone’s garden to do such things.

 

 

This is what happens when you have a culture of leniency + a moronic feral youth who think (not unfairly) that they can get away with anything.

 

 

They end up so puffed up by the leniency that they dare intrude into a garden. What next – inside your home?  Home invasions are sadly not an uncommon thing in the US. They happen here as well, but unless we get our head out of the sand they are soon going to become more of a thing here also.

 

 

These two examples cited are by no means the first time I have read and heard of dogs being stabbed in the garden of their owners. It seems incredible to me that such a thing even exists – but that’s where we are at in a race to the bottom.

 

 

I obviously don’t know the owners of these dogs, but both/either are openly invited to contact us and write their account of what happened.

 

 

What I will say as a general observation in cases like this is that I’d be asking myself some searching questions.

 

Examples.

 

A) Do I have any enemies and more specifically, do I have any enemies who are known to be a bit unhinged?

 

B) Have I knowingly or otherwise made any enemies in the last month?

 

C) Has anyone expressed a dislike of my dog or my ownership of my dog in the last month?

 

D) Have their been any issues between me and anyone in relation to my dog in the last month?

 

E) How many people do I personally know who possibly carry a knife?

 

F) Has anyone expressed jealousy toward me over something recently? It may be relating to a former partner for example.

 

Those are the main things I’d be asking myself in the case of a dog being stabbed in a garden in this way. I guess if I really thought them through I might have a slightly clearer picture.

 

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Friday Q&A

 

Q) You guys have done around eight events in just over a year. You’ve personally been able to attend one. Would you like to attend more and why don’t you?

 

A) I’d love to attend them all if I could do so. The main reason its not viable for me to attend them is cost. I cannot afford to travel all over the country, stay overnight, and sometimes have to buy tickets to things. It would cost me a small fortune to do it.

 

 

 

Q) You’re now planning to do two events in two cities and on the same day. How much work does something like that involve?

 

 

A) Masses. People only see the end result. Its a bit like a theatre production. People might see a two hour show that took weeks to rehearse and produce.

 

 

 

Q) Do you have two cities in mind and do you think people will come up with the revenue to make it possible?

 

 

A) Its not written in stone, but I’ve considered doing Portsmouth and Soton. Why? Because Hampshire ranks near the bottom when it comes to the % of convicted abusers sent to prison. And also because Ranil Jayawardena, the MP for North East Hampshire, had some pretty positive statements to make last week. Financially? Remains to be seen. That’s the one thing I cant determine.

 

 

 

 

Q) From recent noises coming from Government ministers it appears they could be set to make some far reaching reforms. How positive is that to you?

 

 

 

A) Its good. I’d rather have them make such statements than not make them. With that being said they are notorious deceivers and when it comes to elected officials I always assume that they will under deliver. To that end we are here to hold their feet to the fire and ensure that they make good on any commitments made. But I do think the penny has dropped with them that this time the problem isn’t going to be swept under the carpet.

 

 

 

 

 

Q) Operation Frankish, the RSPCA, the Dogs Trust, Battesea, all calling for a five year term for extreme cases. Is it a coincidence you all arrived at the same figure or was there an agreed consensus?

 

 

A) There was no formal and agreed consensus as far as I am aware. All I can say is that it was a number one part of our manifesto from the get go. We’ve absolutely hammered that number of years into both press and social media, over and over and over. We go a bit further though, if you read our other stated aims on Wiki. For example, we want there to be the expectation of a custodial sentence placed on judges. We also want Government to stop wasting money on tagging and home curfews as an alternative. I think five years is a reasonable target. It would be ten times better than what’s available right now. Literally.

 

 

 

Q) How frustrating is it when weather or bureaucratic interference causes you to pull an event?

 

 

A) It has happened once or twice. I’d say its slightly frustrating but I don’t get bent out of shape over it. Some things are simply beyond our control. I’ve no shortage of other ideas that we can soon slip in to replace anything that is pulled. So I don’t have an asthma attack over it or anything.

 

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Q) You’ve decided to give up lobbying for a database of abusers and create your own. How do you think this will be received and is there a launch date?

 

A) I think the abusers will hate it, I think politicians will wring their hands and object to it, and I think everyone else will love it. We don’t intend to just create it then let it gather dust. We intend to aggressively promote it. As to the when? Again, it comes down to the level of support. Almost everything we want to do is directly related to the volume of aid we get. But it will be a kick arse tool to have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q) What would you like to see people do less of?

 

 

A) I’d ideally like them to stop ranting online and pretending they are Chuck Norris and get in the real world and do things that can actually take us to a much better place. Its not good for their blood pressure and it achieves nada. It can also read like they are completely mental. And moaning. I’d like to see much less moaning and far more doing and giving.

 

 

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Q) What would you like to see people do more of?

 

 

A) Contributing in a positive way. That could be anything from written content, to donations, to making visuals for us. I’ve written out huge lists of things before that people could feasibly be doing and it would all make such a big difference.

 

I’d also like them to see the possibilities more. Example. If I were someone who enjoyed doing design, visuals, video, if I wanted to elevate my work and attach it to something meaningful – then I would be desperate to do volunteer work for us. It could look good on a CV. It could make a person not just yet another guy who designs stuff – but one who does so for a great purpose. All our events are very public and quite cool as well. It would raise their own personal profile, might even help them in the work market.