Avoid festive assaults, diseases and pregnancies

THE Swindon Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has teamed up with other agencies to send out a message to festive party revellers.

Using the slogan ‘Christmas is coming… get it covered’, alcohol services, the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), sexual health services and domestic violence services are asking people not to put themselves in situations where they may be at risk.

Sexual assault, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and relationship problems can be linked to drinking too much. A special credit card has been produced giving the numbers of services that can help. The card comes with a condom attached and space for an ICE number (In Case of Emergency) in the event that the cardholder loses their phone.

Jools James-Kempshall, SARC manager, said: “Most people assume that sexual assault will never happen to them and men are more likely to be complacent, but, although rare, male sexual assaults do happen.

“Staying safe is everyone’s responsibility. If someone is intoxicated it may make them vulnerable. We will support anyone who makes contact with us.”

Swindon and Wiltshire Alcohol and Drugs Service is backing the campaign and the service will be part of the team on Swindon’s streets on December 14, 20 and 21.

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12:08pm Tue 17 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

That will just fall on deaf ears, once the alcohol flows all bets and inhibitions are off. Highest time of the year for suicides, relationship breakdowns. drink drivers, anti social behaviour etc. The wonders of legalised drugs and the irresponsibility of human nature.
That will just fall on deaf ears, once the alcohol flows all bets and inhibitions are off. Highest time of the year for suicides, relationship breakdowns. drink drivers, anti social behaviour etc. The wonders of legalised drugs and the irresponsibility of human nature. house on the hill

12:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Ringer says...

The reality is that even child rapists now only receive a one year sentence in Swindon courts - how is that likely to deter anyone who wants to rape someone or sexual assault them?

Our local judge has given sex offenders the green light. It's open season now.
The reality is that even child rapists now only receive a one year sentence in Swindon courts - how is that likely to deter anyone who wants to rape someone or sexual assault them? Our local judge has given sex offenders the green light. It's open season now. Ringer

12:54pm Tue 17 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

Not always the Judges fault when people decide to behave like ignorant a55holes to be fair. Most of them are running scared of the stupid human rights act that seems to do more to protect the criminal than it does the victim. We cant lay all the bad behaviour of society at the feet of the judges, they dont help but there are not the main cause.
Not always the Judges fault when people decide to behave like ignorant a55holes to be fair. Most of them are running scared of the stupid human rights act that seems to do more to protect the criminal than it does the victim. We cant lay all the bad behaviour of society at the feet of the judges, they dont help but there are not the main cause. house on the hill

1:34pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Ringer says...

NOBODY can prevent anyone from doing anything... the first time. After that, society makes a contract with the judiciary and Criminal Justice System that we *won't* do anything and in return will pay *them* to ensure criminals do not repeat their crimes and are prevented from doing so by jailing them appropriately.

The judiciary have ripped up that contract and wholly reneged on their side of the unwritten deal.

We are going to see a rise in vigilantism over the coming years and the judges will only have themselves to blame. If they won't deal with criminals correctly and, instead, choose a manner that encourages and enables further criminality, what are the public supposed to do? We can't do anything about the unelected and unaccountable judges that constantly fail us and so there is only one option remaining.

Expect to see much more of it.
NOBODY can prevent anyone from doing anything... the first time. After that, society makes a contract with the judiciary and Criminal Justice System that we *won't* do anything and in return will pay *them* to ensure criminals do not repeat their crimes and are prevented from doing so by jailing them appropriately. The judiciary have ripped up that contract and wholly reneged on their side of the unwritten deal. We are going to see a rise in vigilantism over the coming years and the judges will only have themselves to blame. If they won't deal with criminals correctly and, instead, choose a manner that encourages and enables further criminality, what are the public supposed to do? We can't do anything about the unelected and unaccountable judges that constantly fail us and so there is only one option remaining. Expect to see much more of it. Ringer

1:54pm Tue 17 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

I think that is a bit extreme to be fair. Taking the law into your own hands is never a good option and I dont really think those who do choose to be responsible will want to sink quite that low even if provoked. You seem to be saying that none of the blame should be laid at the feet of the individuals and it is all because they are victims of the failing courts system, no wonder they dont get given justice then if they are the victims!
I think that is a bit extreme to be fair. Taking the law into your own hands is never a good option and I dont really think those who do choose to be responsible will want to sink quite that low even if provoked. You seem to be saying that none of the blame should be laid at the feet of the individuals and it is all because they are victims of the failing courts system, no wonder they dont get given justice then if they are the victims! house on the hill

3:55pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Ringer says...

No, what I am saying is that the criminals concerned are ALWAYS to blame, but that once they've committed their crimes and are then shown by the judiciary that those crimes were acceptable (which is the only lesson any criminal can be expected to learn from being let off even after conviction) then you have to blame that which has taught them the lessons.

As I said before, as a society we have abdicated our right to deal with those who commit crimes against us. We have said we will not deal with them but, instead, will pay for the Criminal Justice System to do that for us.

So what happens when the Criminal Justice System fail on their side of the bargain and, instead, use our money solely for the benefit of criminals and to the detriment of the victims of crime?

Once something becomes so monumentally wrong and unfair, people have no option but to take a different approach.
No, what I am saying is that the criminals concerned are ALWAYS to blame, but that once they've committed their crimes and are then shown by the judiciary that those crimes were acceptable (which is the only lesson any criminal can be expected to learn from being let off even after conviction) then you have to blame that which has taught them the lessons. As I said before, as a society we have abdicated our right to deal with those who commit crimes against us. We have said we will not deal with them but, instead, will pay for the Criminal Justice System to do that for us. So what happens when the Criminal Justice System fail on their side of the bargain and, instead, use our money solely for the benefit of criminals and to the detriment of the victims of crime? Once something becomes so monumentally wrong and unfair, people have no option but to take a different approach. Ringer

10:01pm Tue 17 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

Ringer wrote:
No, what I am saying is that the criminals concerned are ALWAYS to blame, but that once they've committed their crimes and are then shown by the judiciary that those crimes were acceptable (which is the only lesson any criminal can be expected to learn from being let off even after conviction) then you have to blame that which has taught them the lessons.

As I said before, as a society we have abdicated our right to deal with those who commit crimes against us. We have said we will not deal with them but, instead, will pay for the Criminal Justice System to do that for us.

So what happens when the Criminal Justice System fail on their side of the bargain and, instead, use our money solely for the benefit of criminals and to the detriment of the victims of crime?

Once something becomes so monumentally wrong and unfair, people have no option but to take a different approach.
I think you will find that most will just accept it, I really don't see it turning into the wild west where people take the law into their own hands and just make it 10 times worse I like to think that the majority have a few more brain cells than that. I think the approach maybe to vote for someone who will actually change it, but seeing vigilantes on the streets, I don't think so.
[quote][p][bold]Ringer[/bold] wrote: No, what I am saying is that the criminals concerned are ALWAYS to blame, but that once they've committed their crimes and are then shown by the judiciary that those crimes were acceptable (which is the only lesson any criminal can be expected to learn from being let off even after conviction) then you have to blame that which has taught them the lessons. As I said before, as a society we have abdicated our right to deal with those who commit crimes against us. We have said we will not deal with them but, instead, will pay for the Criminal Justice System to do that for us. So what happens when the Criminal Justice System fail on their side of the bargain and, instead, use our money solely for the benefit of criminals and to the detriment of the victims of crime? Once something becomes so monumentally wrong and unfair, people have no option but to take a different approach.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that most will just accept it, I really don't see it turning into the wild west where people take the law into their own hands and just make it 10 times worse I like to think that the majority have a few more brain cells than that. I think the approach maybe to vote for someone who will actually change it, but seeing vigilantes on the streets, I don't think so. house on the hill

4:03am Wed 18 Dec 13

Ringer says...

Yes, people will/do accept an awful lot - and for quite a while.

But time will tell.
Yes, people will/do accept an awful lot - and for quite a while. But time will tell. Ringer

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