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POLICE and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson

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POLICE and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has renewed his call to victims of crime to let him know about their experiences.

Dozens of people from across Wiltshire and Swindon have already responded, but he wants to hear from as many victims and witnesses as possible.

Anyone thinking of completing his questionnaire will need to move fast: the deadline is 5pm on Monday.

From April 2015 Mr Macpherson will be responsible for commissioning local services to support victims so he is consulting with people to ensure their views are taken on board.

Mr Macpherson said: “I want to help people cope with the impact of crime and to recover from the experience. I want the new victim services to focus on the most vulnerable and those people least likely to report crime.”

He added: “It will help me to understand your experience of being a victim and then of going through the criminal justice system and what effect that had emotionally, financially and socially.”

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8:07am Sat 26 Jul 14

EastleazeRed says...

Angus Macpherson must have the most overpaid and pointless job in the county . Get rid of him and put a few more police on the streets .
Angus Macpherson must have the most overpaid and pointless job in the county . Get rid of him and put a few more police on the streets . EastleazeRed
  • Score: 5

2:38pm Sat 26 Jul 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Most victims don't want support, they want justice from a criminal justice system that is rewarding and protecting criminals and failing victims.

Unfortunately there are too many vested interests in ensuring criminals are allowed back on the street with little or no punishment or deterrent for the current system to change any time soon.
Most victims don't want support, they want justice from a criminal justice system that is rewarding and protecting criminals and failing victims. Unfortunately there are too many vested interests in ensuring criminals are allowed back on the street with little or no punishment or deterrent for the current system to change any time soon. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 9

2:58pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

The approach of the judiciary, especially with regards to bail and sentencing, actively encourages crime and reoffending. It is also an insult to the millions of victims of crime who are forced to fund their inept decision making.

The most disgraceful aspect of it all is that known, repeat offenders are routinely allowed to escalate their criminality to the point of murder - and even then they're only given an average of 14 years behind bars.

While crime is all but ignored and excused by the courts, millions more victims will be created every year - often by the very criminals who're on early release for numerous previous crimes.

The system is rotten and does not work. Until reform is introduced, nothing will change.
The approach of the judiciary, especially with regards to bail and sentencing, actively encourages crime and reoffending. It is also an insult to the millions of victims of crime who are forced to fund their inept decision making. The most disgraceful aspect of it all is that known, repeat offenders are routinely allowed to escalate their criminality to the point of murder - and even then they're only given an average of 14 years behind bars. While crime is all but ignored and excused by the courts, millions more victims will be created every year - often by the very criminals who're on early release for numerous previous crimes. The system is rotten and does not work. Until reform is introduced, nothing will change. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 8

3:29pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Hmmmf says...

Perhaps if Angus had a wander around Manchester Road and the bottom end of town between 2330 and 0200, and a stroll through 'Muggers Alley' in the early hours, he might gain some valuable first-hand experience.
Perhaps if Angus had a wander around Manchester Road and the bottom end of town between 2330 and 0200, and a stroll through 'Muggers Alley' in the early hours, he might gain some valuable first-hand experience. Hmmmf
  • Score: 6

9:24pm Sat 26 Jul 14

BeardyBill says...

I want to know what he plans to do to quell the badger uprising in West Swindon? The little buggers are running rife, attacking cyclists - it's only a matter of time until it turns ugly
I want to know what he plans to do to quell the badger uprising in West Swindon? The little buggers are running rife, attacking cyclists - it's only a matter of time until it turns ugly BeardyBill
  • Score: 1

8:26am Mon 28 Jul 14

messyits says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
The approach of the judiciary, especially with regards to bail and sentencing, actively encourages crime and reoffending. It is also an insult to the millions of victims of crime who are forced to fund their inept decision making.

The most disgraceful aspect of it all is that known, repeat offenders are routinely allowed to escalate their criminality to the point of murder - and even then they're only given an average of 14 years behind bars.

While crime is all but ignored and excused by the courts, millions more victims will be created every year - often by the very criminals who're on early release for numerous previous crimes.

The system is rotten and does not work. Until reform is introduced, nothing will change.
What has that to do with the Police and Crime Commissioner?

Your rant simply prove you have no knowledge of the system--it is one of your most ill thought out post and totally ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: The approach of the judiciary, especially with regards to bail and sentencing, actively encourages crime and reoffending. It is also an insult to the millions of victims of crime who are forced to fund their inept decision making. The most disgraceful aspect of it all is that known, repeat offenders are routinely allowed to escalate their criminality to the point of murder - and even then they're only given an average of 14 years behind bars. While crime is all but ignored and excused by the courts, millions more victims will be created every year - often by the very criminals who're on early release for numerous previous crimes. The system is rotten and does not work. Until reform is introduced, nothing will change.[/p][/quote]What has that to do with the Police and Crime Commissioner? Your rant simply prove you have no knowledge of the system--it is one of your most ill thought out post and totally ridiculous. messyits
  • Score: -3

8:33am Mon 28 Jul 14

messyits says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
Most victims don't want support, they want justice from a criminal justice system that is rewarding and protecting criminals and failing victims.

Unfortunately there are too many vested interests in ensuring criminals are allowed back on the street with little or no punishment or deterrent for the current system to change any time soon.
Go tell Mr Mac of your experiences-I am sure he will crease up with laughter--unlike you he has invited folk to let him know the thoughts and feelings of victims and witnesses.
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: Most victims don't want support, they want justice from a criminal justice system that is rewarding and protecting criminals and failing victims. Unfortunately there are too many vested interests in ensuring criminals are allowed back on the street with little or no punishment or deterrent for the current system to change any time soon.[/p][/quote]Go tell Mr Mac of your experiences-I am sure he will crease up with laughter--unlike you he has invited folk to let him know the thoughts and feelings of victims and witnesses. messyits
  • Score: -4

8:36am Mon 28 Jul 14

messyits says...

Hmmmf wrote:
Perhaps if Angus had a wander around Manchester Road and the bottom end of town between 2330 and 0200, and a stroll through 'Muggers Alley' in the early hours, he might gain some valuable first-hand experience.
I suspect he knows far more than you about those areas.
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if Angus had a wander around Manchester Road and the bottom end of town between 2330 and 0200, and a stroll through 'Muggers Alley' in the early hours, he might gain some valuable first-hand experience.[/p][/quote]I suspect he knows far more than you about those areas. messyits
  • Score: -2

8:39am Mon 28 Jul 14

messyits says...

BeardyBill wrote:
I want to know what he plans to do to quell the badger uprising in West Swindon? The little buggers are running rife, attacking cyclists - it's only a matter of time until it turns ugly
I heard he is most concerned and will sett about finding the culprit by badger baiting.
[quote][p][bold]BeardyBill[/bold] wrote: I want to know what he plans to do to quell the badger uprising in West Swindon? The little buggers are running rife, attacking cyclists - it's only a matter of time until it turns ugly[/p][/quote]I heard he is most concerned and will sett about finding the culprit by badger baiting. messyits
  • Score: -3

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