Friday, January 05, 2007

Wanted: For Crimes Against Common Sense

The Daily Mail is a newspaper that publishes a lot of amusing stories. The articles are usually amusing for the content published or the viewpoint that the paper takes. The article with the headline, "Wanted: for crimes against common sense," caught my eye:

A Chief constable was accused of 'madness' last night after refusing to release pictures of two escaped murderers amid fears it might breach their human rights.

Derbyshire's top policeman David Coleman claimed the killers posed 'no risk' to locals, while the force said it had to consider the Human Rights Act and data protection laws when asked to publish 'wanted' photographs of the two men.

Mr Coleman's attitude towards murderers Jason Croft and Michael Nixon contrasts sharply with his ruthless crackdown on speeding drivers in recent years - including a 62-year-old who was jailed after being caught doing 38mph in a 30mph zone.

You can read the rest of this article by following this link.

3 comments:

Emily said...

It's good to see you back and blogging again!

James said...

Strangely enough, said article has subsequently been proven to be complete and utter bollocks.

Gavin said...

James,

What did you expect from the Daily Mail?