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The police hold a privileged position in society.
They, and (and only a few other agents of the government) are granted the power to remove our freedom and set aside, pending trial, many of our other basic human rights.
The word of a policeman is given far greater credence in a courtroom than the word of the accused or a witness.
In order to allow the police to carry out their onerous task of enforcing the laws of the land effectively and with an even hand, we must trust them to be honest, impartial, honourable and reliable. When that trust turns out to be misplaced, the very fabric of our society threatens to unravel in a most dangerous way.
It was with horror therefore, that I read a few days ago about the apparent abuse of police power in respect to a pro-euthanasia group and today I read more disturbing information on this subject.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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