All they were trying to do was to warn the police that they were in danger. But nine women in Wales died before police could do anything - all at the hands of the men they knew. Often, it was men the loved. Figures from a Freedom of Information request to South Wales Police and North Wales Police from the website Broadly has revealed that nine women died despite reporting an abusive partner, ex-partner, or stalker for threatening behaviour and went on to be killed by that individual. That's just in the last three years. It breaks down as five women in the region covered by North Wales Police and four women in the region covered by South Wales Police. Gwent or Dyfed-Powys Police each had figures of zero. In total, 60 women have died across the UK in the same period of time despite flagging concerns about their killers to police. It means across the 43 police forces in England and Wales, figures for North Wales Police and South Wales Police are three times higher than the average. Laura … [Read more...] about Nine women killed by men they knew and reported to police in Wales
Text messaging laws by state
0 Have your say A woman who was stalked for two years by her neighbour has welcomed moves to toughen Scotland’s stalking laws and give more protection to victims. Annette Hall, 53, backed the Stalking Protection Bill, which is being drafted by SNP MSP Rona Mackay, which would allow police to apply for court non-harassment orders, saving victims from taking legal action themselves when at their most vulnerable.However, she said a full-scale review of police and justice staff training was needed to make sure it was correctly implemented, as her experience had shown too many flaws in the system.Ms Hall spoke out as the Scottish Parliament prepares to debate stalking just a week after new government crime figures showed that recorded offences had more than doubled since 2012, with young women being the most likely to be targeted.The statistics showed while 11.1 per cent of adults experienced at least one type of stalking and harassment in 2017-18, this jumped … [Read more...] about Victim supports moves to toughen up Scotland’s laws against stalking Victim
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) was texting "like teenager" with the president of the pro-Israel lobbying body and talked about unifying Senate against the boycott of Israel, his leaked speech at an AIPAC meeting reveals. The audio of the closed-doors meeting has been obtained and published by the Intercept on Saturday. Booker spoke before the members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) at the organization's annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Read more Booker were one of the few Democratic presidential hopefuls who appeared before the AIPAC as many skipped the event after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) stirred up the party with criticism of the lobby’s influence in US politics. The candidate thanked the AIPAC president Mort Fridman for his "leadership and his friendship," the audio reveals, and shared with the participants the details of their cozy relationship. Fridman and him, Booker stated, are trying to keep in touch and "text message … [Read more...] about Presidential hopeful Cory Booker & AIPAC president ‘text like teenagers’ – leaked audio
Press play to listen to this article By FLORIAN EDERwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY GOOGLE Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser GOOD FRIDAY MORNING. The U.K. parliament will today hold yet another vote in yet another last-ditch bid by the government to secure MPs’ backing for Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Watch for the spectacle, don’t hold out hope for any movement. By the way, it’s not just the parliament, but all of Britain that remains split over the long-term benefits of Brexit, and united in opposition to the prime minister’s deal, a new POLITICO-Hanbury poll shows. POLITICO Brexit Pros can see the full results here. No deal, no escape from the Northern Ireland backstop: The U.K. will face firm preconditions for any talks with the EU following a no-deal Brexit, European Commission Secretary-General Martin Selmayr told ambassadors at a meeting in Brussels Thursday. Jacopo … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Google: (Not) Brexit Day — Oettinger interview — Did Vestager kill Renzi?
A murder victim's mum has revealed she took an overdose when she learned the actions of a detective she had trusted meant she would have to face sitting through a retrial. The convictions of Lynford Brewster's three killers were quashed when it emerged that the police officer had been texting a juror she failed to declare she knew during the trial. It meant Lynford's family had to sit through a six-week retrial re-living his death a second time. In an exclusive interview with Wales Online, the victim's mum June Whittaker spoke of the emotions she went through after learning the detective had been "laughing and joking" with the juror during the trial. How a murder trial fell apart Expectant father 29-year-old Lynford had been brutally stabbed to death on Sunday, June 12, 2016 on a housing estate in Llanedeyrn, Cardiff. The three men responsible, Dwayne Edgar, Jake Whelan and Robert Lainsbury were found guilty in December 2016 and jailed. During the trial the family had been forced to … [Read more...] about Mum overdosed after learning of son’s killers’ retrial over trusted cop’s texts