PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

All things Rugby
User avatar
BlackMac
Posts: 6814
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Middle of the Lothians

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by BlackMac »

sockwithaticket wrote:
Lobby wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
New guy wrote:I think 16 years sounds reasonable. They should be made to serve it all though, none of this out in 8 for good behaviour shite.
Agreed. But that is what will happen unless the press highlight it in 8 years. I still can't believe it's not classified as murder however.
In his sentencing remarks the Judge said

"You killed a talented, brave young police officer who was going above and beyond his duty in order to provide a public service and you did so because you deliberately decided to expose any police officer who got in your way to death"

Strikes me that that is as close as he can get to saying the Jury got it wrong, and I should be sentencing you for murder.

Oh, and they will only be eligible for parole after serving 2/3 of their sentence, so the driver will have to serve 11 years, and the other 2 scumbags, 9.
At which point they'll continue subjecting the population to their complete and utter disdain for society and the law. They're going to be in and out of prison for the rest of their lives unless they do something that will get them charged with murder. These three are particularly egregious examples, but I've never come across a Traveller who isn't a cunt or being raised to be one.
So much this. Horrible feral vermin.
User avatar
Lobby
Posts: 1598
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by Lobby »

BlackMac wrote:He could have imposed a life sentence with minimum term, that way the bastards would have been in and out of jail every time they committed a minor offence for the rest of their lives. Scum of the earth.
Agreed, although I have seen it suggested that a life sentence would be more likely to be appealed, with the risk that they would end up with significantly reduced sentences.

It’s a relatively big sentence for manslaughter, but still nothing like enough for what these scum did.
User avatar
Last Line
Posts: 1735
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 4:23 pm

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by Last Line »

How will these wankers be regarded by the other lags inside? Are cop killers popular? I am rather hoping that some perverse jail logic of morality will come into play and that they will all be someone's new punk by the end of their first day.
User avatar
Bobless
Posts: 176
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by Bobless »

Lobby wrote:
Southernscot wrote:16 years for the driver, 13 for the passengers - high end of the scale for manslaughter still too light

Pikeys kicking off in the court
The driver also got 25% off for pleading guilty, so his initial sentence would have been 21 years.
24 years. 25% off for guilty plea then 2 years off for his age. 24 years is max under sentencing guidelines with starting point of 18 years. Essentially longest sentence Judge could give under current rules.
User avatar
Rowdy
Posts: 2188
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by Rowdy »

Can the Home Secretary do anything? Be good if she finally did something useful.
User avatar
Lobby
Posts: 1598
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by Lobby »

A senior police officer has condemned deep-seated prejudice for making it acceptable to label the UK Travelling community “inherently criminal”.

Speaking after the three killers of PC Andrew Harper were jailed for manslaughter, Janette McCormick, deputy chief constable at the College of Policing, said attention was required to tackle the inequality and job prospects facing Travellers.

“There seems to be a deep-seated and accepted prejudice that demonises people from the community. You wouldn’t call any other ethnicity inherently criminal,” said McCormick, also the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... 1596314508

I bet she’s popular with her fellow officers.
mdaclarke
Posts: 3027
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:53 pm

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by mdaclarke »

Lobby wrote:
A senior police officer has condemned deep-seated prejudice for making it acceptable to label the UK Travelling community “inherently criminal”.

Speaking after the three killers of PC Andrew Harper were jailed for manslaughter, Janette McCormick, deputy chief constable at the College of Policing, said attention was required to tackle the inequality and job prospects facing Travellers.

“There seems to be a deep-seated and accepted prejudice that demonises people from the community. You wouldn’t call any other ethnicity inherently criminal,” said McCormick, also the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... 1596314508

I bet she’s popular with her fellow officers.
Can't help thinking that the Traveller's Cultural Representative's time would be better spent dealing with the bad behaviour within the Traveller community rather than calling the settled community racist for complaining about their behaviour.
sockwithaticket
Posts: 6352
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:35 am
Location: England

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by sockwithaticket »

Lobby wrote:
A senior police officer has condemned deep-seated prejudice for making it acceptable to label the UK Travelling community “inherently criminal”.

Speaking after the three killers of PC Andrew Harper were jailed for manslaughter, Janette McCormick, deputy chief constable at the College of Policing, said attention was required to tackle the inequality and job prospects facing Travellers.

“There seems to be a deep-seated and accepted prejudice that demonises people from the community. You wouldn’t call any other ethnicity inherently criminal,” said McCormick, also the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... 1596314508

I bet she’s popular with her fellow officers.
"Irish" traveller is not an ethnicity ffs and those are the majority that most seem to encounter in the UK.

I was assaulted twice by travellers as a teen, while friends of mine suffered far more regularly as they went out more than introverted me. A shop I worked at regularly had to call the police to deal with shoplifters who turned out to be travellers (a couple of whom I recognised from one of my assaults). Temping at that same shop just after graduation a pack of young travellers ran in tipping stock off the shelves and ran out pissing themselves laughing over such a jolly wheeze.

I taught traveller kids who'd be missing for months at a time and make us dearly wish they never attended at all for the brief time they were in school. Absolutely feral and pathologically incapable of receiving an instruction with kicking off, even something as minor as "Hand these out to the class".

Witnessed them occupy half the car park near my office for 2 weeks before the police managed to move them on with rubbish ranging from broken appliances to human excrement left in their wake and a catalogue of petty crimes (as picked up in the local paper) on the uni campus next to the car park.

Said it above, not once have I had a positive experience of a Traveller and I don't know anyone else who has either.
mdaclarke
Posts: 3027
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:53 pm

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by mdaclarke »

sockwithaticket wrote:
Lobby wrote:
A senior police officer has condemned deep-seated prejudice for making it acceptable to label the UK Travelling community “inherently criminal”.

Speaking after the three killers of PC Andrew Harper were jailed for manslaughter, Janette McCormick, deputy chief constable at the College of Policing, said attention was required to tackle the inequality and job prospects facing Travellers.

“There seems to be a deep-seated and accepted prejudice that demonises people from the community. You wouldn’t call any other ethnicity inherently criminal,” said McCormick, also the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... 1596314508

I bet she’s popular with her fellow officers.
"Irish" traveller is not an ethnicity ffs and those are the majority that most seem to encounter in the UK.

I was assaulted twice by travellers as a teen, while friends of mine suffered far more regularly as they went out more than introverted me. A shop I worked at regularly had to call the police to deal with shoplifters who turned out to be travellers (a couple of whom I recognised from one of my assaults). Temping at that same shop just after graduation a pack of young travellers ran in tipping stock off the shelves and ran out pissing themselves laughing over such a jolly wheeze.

I taught traveller kids who'd be missing for months at a time and make us dearly wish they never attended at all for the brief time they were in school. Absolutely feral and pathologically incapable of receiving an instruction with kicking off, even something as minor as "Hand these out to the class".

Witnessed them occupy half the car park near my office for 2 weeks before the police managed to move them on with rubbish ranging from broken appliances to human excrement left in their wake and a catalogue of petty crimes (as picked up in the local paper) on the uni campus next to the car park.

Said it above, not once have I had a positive experience of a Traveller and I don't know anyone else who has either.
I went to school with a Traveller and I didn't even know he was a Traveller until a couple of years later, although I should have known at the time as his show and tell was about hare coursing! He was alright, well behaved at school, and I still speak to him if I see him out and about. I have also had dealing with Traveller scrap metal merchants, again they were polite and easy to deal with. Both of these had settled homes and were invested in the local community.

However with the travelling traveller community, the only time they have come to my attention has been in a negative way. The main issues being trashing the local shops and leaving a absolute mess when ever they move on.
User avatar
Bogbunny
Posts: 4130
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: G W C

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

Post by Bogbunny »

PC Andrew Harper: Killers' sentences to be reviewed
2 hours ago
Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share
Related TopicsPC Andrew Harper death retrial
Image caption
PC Andrew Harper had been married just four weeks before he was killed
The killers of PC Andrew Harper have had their sentences referred to the Court of Appeal after the attorney general considered them to be "unduly lenient".

Suella Braverman QC said attacks against emergency workers should be "punished with the greatest severity".

PC Harper, 28, suffered catastrophic injuries when he was dragged behind a getaway car in Berkshire last August.

Henry Long, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole were convicted of manslaughter.

Youth 'mitigating factor'
The driver, Long, 19, was jailed for 16 years while his passengers Bowers and Cole, both 18, were sentenced to 13 years each.

All three were cleared of murder charges following a trial at the Old Bailey in London.

At the time of the offence, Bowers and Cole were both 17. Only Long, aged 18, was an adult.

During sentencing Mr Justice Edis said the age of the defendants at the time of the offence was a mitigating factor in determining the length of their jail terms.

Image copyrightTHAMES VALLEY POLICE
Image caption
Jessie Cole (l) and Albert Bowers (r) were convicted along with Henry Long (centre)
'Such heinous crimes'
The Attorney General Suella Braverman said PC Harper's killing was a "horrific crime which resulted in the death of a much-respected police officer while he was on-duty, protecting his community".

She said she had referred the sentences after "having personally considered the details of this shocking case".

"Offenders should be punished with the greatest severity for such heinous crimes," she added.

The unduly lenient sentence (ULS) scheme allows people to ask law officers to review sentences for certain crimes that they believe are too low. It only requires one complaint for the attorney general's office to consider whether to refer the matter to the Court of Appeal.

The killing that sparked an outpouring of love
'No real justice' for PC Harper, widow says
Analysis: Home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw
People often complain about sentences in criminal cases - but relatively few of the tens of thousands imposed every year are lengthened or made tougher.

Last year, the Attorney General's Office considered 577 cases which met the criteria for review.

Just 93 were referred to the Court of Appeal, 63 of which resulted in offenders receiving longer jail terms or being sent to prison where they had originally avoided it.

It's a high bar: the attorney will only send cases for appeal where a judge is believed to have made a "gross error" or handed down a sentence "outside the range" of those available.

A sentence that is a bit short, soft or low won't be changed by the Court - it must be "unduly lenient", in other words, very low.

Image caption
"The sentences for Andrew's killers did not match their crimes", Mrs Harper said
The referral comes after PC Harper's widow Lissie and his mother Deborah Adlam launched campaigns calling for tougher sentences for killers of emergency service workers.

'Fairer outcome'
Lissie Harper said the attorney general's decision was "great news" and thanked the public for their "continued and unstinting support" for her campaign.

"The sentences for Andrew's killers did not match their heinous crime," she said.

"It was not justice and it needs to be addressed. Police officers need to be properly protected by the judicial system."

Also reacting to the decision, Mrs Adlam said: "My family and I know that the whole nation stands with us in outrage at the sentences handed down to my son's killers.

"We can only hope that a fairer outcome is reached by the Court of Appeal."

The maximum sentence a judge can impose for manslaughter is life imprisonment but they must specify a minimum term to be served.

What is the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme?
The scheme allows victims of crime, their families, prosecutors and the public to ask law officers to review sentences for certain crimes that they believe are unfair.
The attorney general can only ask the Court of Appeal to review a sentence under the ULS scheme if they consider that sentence to be "unduly lenient". It means, for example, that a sentencing judge made a gross error or imposed a sentence outside the range of reasonable sentences available.
The scheme only applies to sentences given in crown courts in England and Wales.
The attorney general acts independently of government when deciding on unduly lenient sentences.
Source: Attorney general's office.

Image copyrightLISSIE HARPER
Image caption
The last picture of Mr and Mrs Harper was taken four days before the officer died
Mr Justice Edis, the sentencing judge in the case, told the Old Bailey each of the jail terms for PC Harper's killers had to reflect "the seriousness of this case".

'Immaturity'
Sentencing Long, he told the leader of the group "although this is an extremely serious offence" he had decided not impose a life sentence because of his age.

"A man only a few years older than you would have received a life sentence," the judge said.

Long's custodial term had a starting point of 24 years, but was reduced to 16 years due to his age and his guilty plea of manslaughter. He will serve 10 years and eight months before he is considered for parole.

The judge said a starting point of 20 years for Cole and Bowers was reduced to 13 years each due to their ages and "immaturity".

A date for the hearing at the Court of Appeal has yet to be set.

On Wednesday, Bowers and Cole lodged applications with the Court of Appeal seeking permission to challenge their manslaughter convictions and sentences.


Hopefully the feral little bastids will get put away for a minimum 40 years. This is what Capital Murder of a police officer gets in ROI.
Post Reply