Er, why?

Dame Vera said: “As Victims’ Commissioner, I cannot be expected to adhere to the official line that mobile phone data is only required when necessary to achieve a reasonable line of enquiry.

“The overwhelming evidence from those who support rape victims is that the reality is so very different. This evidence has led me to conclude victims are routinely being asked to hand over their mobile phones, even in some cases where their attacker is a stranger and there could not have been any communication between them.

“I want this practice to stop. I want to see a change in culture, where the current digital download form is withdrawn and where only proportionate downloads are made, and only in cases where it is absolutely necessary.”

They’re only a victim once it is established that a crime has actually happened. Including the concept that if a rape didn’t happen then the accused is in fact the victim. Meaning that we;d rather hope that the Victims’ Commissioner would be on the side of the people trying to work out if an offence has been committed…..

9 comments on “Er, why?

  1. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of young men went to prison when a search of the accuser’s phone records would have proven their innocence. That was so embarrassing we must never allow it to happen again. Better 100 non rapists rot in jail than one real rapist is set free on the streets to strike again.
    And WTF is a Victims Commissioner doing hoovering up taxes when there are any number of charidees already doing the same job?

  2. Yes, the job of the rozzers is to investigate, not to take sides. That responsibility continues up to point of conviction or, in the event of acquittal, beyond it.

  3. “…even in some cases where their attacker is a stranger…”

    I think you mean ‘is claimed to be a stranger’, didn’t you?

  4. Why does a supposedly consevative government keep appointing lefties to important public roles?

  5. Why does a supposedly consevative government keep appointing lefties to important public roles?

    Cos they’ not conservative?

  6. “Why does a supposedly conservative government keep appointing lefties to important public roles?”

    Because if you appoint anyone else they get Scrutonised.

    P.S. Bojo, Bojo, I’m prepared to take the risk. Can I have a sinecure wherefrom I can pour ordure on the Lefties, please?

  7. @Jimmers:

    ” Cos they’ not conservative.”

    We have a winner!

    @Dearieme:

    ” Because if you appoint anyone else they get Scrutonised.”

    Lol at ‘ Scrutonised’.

  8. Job advert online from last dec advertising the post at 108k a year. Latest Budget for the department 496 grand of which salaries 472 grand, so a little army of eager beavers on 23-40k a year (more adverts) to advance the cause. In addition I think there is a separate victims commissioner for London….

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