Dave Hasney:

Can we be absolutely sure we are drawing the right conclusions from what we saw last week???

Originally posted on SNAPPER-CHAT:

In this blog I am going to highlight and look at some the alleged discrepancies, coincidences and facts which some people are claiming shed doubt over official reports surrounding some of the events in the recent attacks in Paris.

It is a sensitive matter and I seek not to upset or offend but to highlight just some of the theories being spread around the internet with the “evidence” being used to back up those theories.

I have to admit, when I look into everything together as a whole it certainly gets my detective mind ticking and investigative juices flowing. And then I find myself thinking “Maybe I’ve watched to many movies and read to many books on”.

So here we go….


The website EDUCATE INSPIRE CHANGE reported this theory a few days ago and supports it’s theory with this video (contains no blood, gore or gruesome…

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Remember others at Christmas

Dave Hasney:

Many people find it hard to understand why I’m often such a ‘Grinch’ at Christmas. I’m actually not but Christmas for me is, like for so many others, a reality check and a time of reflection.

Apart from the fact Christmas for me has nearly always been ‘work’ as normal, it’s also a collection of vivid memories. Like the man who put his mouth around the barrels of his shotgun on Christmas Day, because he couldn’t take any more. Like the nurse rushing home after a twelve hour shift to spend time with her family but never making it… Killed in an horrific road accident. Like the poor woman trying to scrape a ‘special’ day together for five kids and her alcoholic husband. The one who eventually came home and beat her senseless. Putting her in hospital and the kids into emergency social care. And all this before you even start to think about the myriad sudden deaths, drunken brawls and domestic disputes…

On top of all this we have wars, famine and natural disasters, not to mention events such as the recent and tragic Glasgow bin lorry crash. So please forgive me for being a little less than overtly jovial at this time of year.
Merry Humbug!

Originally posted on Amandacomms's Blog:

It is Christmas Eve and while many people are now on holiday there are still many more who will be working throughout the festive season. With all the rushing, present wrapping and food preparation it is easy to get caught up in your own world. It is only when something happens that it brings home how many people will be working throughout the Christmas time.

This spirit of Christmas is about thinking of others, giving them presents, sending them cards and spending time with loved ones. It should be an opportunity to remember others. It is a time to reflect on what other people have done to help us throughout the year.

The tragic events around the world are brought into sharp focus when everyone is focused on having fun and enjoying themselves. We feel sympathy for the families, friends and relatives of those affected. But often we forget about…

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A short response to Adam White

Dave Hasney:

Some views on the emotive and thorny subject of police privatisation…

Originally posted on BSC Policing Network:

I don’t dispute any of Adam White’s “5 reasons why it’s difficult to privatise the police”. But if instead we think about the privatisation of policing, I think he overlooked a sixth important factor – namely the normative and police-centred positions on privatisation and pluralisation of policing provision that have been taken by so many academic commentators and official reports in the U.K. and elsewhere.

In terms of public reports, the position on privatisation taken in the 2013 report of the self-styled “Independent Police Commission”, titled Policing for a Better Britain, provides a good place to start. The Commission was chaired by a former Metropolitan Police Commissioner (Lord Stevens), and was comprised of 39 members. Eight of these were associated with the private security sector, and at least three of those had previously held senior public police positions. Despite its title, the Commission’s report was almost all about…

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