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Portsmouth UK cops catch a sexual predator after 30 years

Below is an article that appeared on an internet UK news site “The News”. Portsmouth UK cops were able to match DNA evidence found on a rape victim that occurred 30 years ago to a suspect. When they arrested the predator he admitted to additional crimes. This arrest and the perpetrator is worth noting because the suspect is not only a pedophile but has assaulted adults too. Very unusual.

By Gareth Bethell
Court reporter “The News”

Philip Andrew thought he had got away with the assault on a 19-year-old in an alleyway near Clarence Road in Southsea.

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The sexual predator went on to attack another woman in her home, threatening her with a knife and smothering her face with a pillow.

But now, thanks to advances in forensics, Andrew has been told he could face a life sentence in prison.

The 54-year-old was the first person to be arrested as part of a major operation by Hampshire police looking into cold cases.

Andrew had been due to go on trial for the rape but he changed his plea to guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court.

Wearing grey trousers and a red and white T-shirt, he showed no emotion during the hearing and spoke only to enter his plea. Recorder Christopher Parker QC warned him he may face a life sentence because of his long history of offending.

Police initially launched an investigation after the attack took place about 3.25am on July 2, 1982.

But the culprit was never found.

Andrew, of Whitcombe Gardens, Milton, Portsmouth, was arrested earlier this year as part of the review into cases dating back to 1980.

Prosecutor Iain Wicks said Andrew’s first offence was when he was just 14 years old.

On that occasion he sexually assaulted a four-year-old child at a bus stop.

Eight years later, in 1978, he raped and assaulted a woman at Butlins in Bognor Regis, where he was working at the time.

Andrew told his victim ‘You’ve made a big mistake tonight, if you make a sound I will kill you’ before subjecting her to an horrific attack.

He was jailed for the assault and on his release he carried out the rape that until now had gone unpunished.

In 1989 he stole a key to a woman’s home in the Portsmouth area.

He let himself into her house at 3am, took a knife from her kitchen and jumped on the woman in bed and threatened to rape her.

She managed to talk him out of the attack and Andrew was later jailed for five years for burglary with intent to rape.

Richard Button, defending, asked for Andrew’s sentencing to be adjourned so that a psychiatric report could be carried out.

He said: ‘He has a history of depression and mood swings.’

Recorder Parker told Andrew: ‘I’m adjourning sentence now so that a psychiatric report can be prepared on you to look into your background, to examine the circumstances of your offending and in particular to consider the size of the risk to the public that you represent at present.

‘The court is bound to have in mind the possibility of a sentence of life imprisonment for you because of your record.’

Andrew was remanded in custody to be sentenced in December.

Detectives are looking at a total of about 2,500 unsolved cases across the area under Operation Galaxy.

So far they have reviewed about 700 cases – the majority of which are serious sex assaults – which happened between 1980 and 1985.

Forty of those have been singled out for further investigation by the Forensic Science Service who are looking at evidence such as swabs taken from crime scenes, victims, or clothing.

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We will kill Arpaio says Cartel

I had expected that the news floating around  about the threat  on Sheriff Arpaio’s life by the Mexican Cartel would have dominated the internet media.  It did not.

I have written several articles about Sheriff Arpiao because as a retired police officer I have heard of  and admired Arpaio for years.  And as a former resident of Arizona I saw first hand some of his professional efforts and the effects.

Its probably true that Sheriff Arpaio receives threats against his life by unhappy people in Arizona because he is either loved or hated and I mean real hate. After all his approach to the law is strict. His approach to the inmates in his jail is even more strict.

People who enforce our laws are allowed a certain amount of latitude in the their approach to our laws. Good officers  rely on common sense as to who should and should not be held to task.  In my opinion Arpaio is stricter than most but not to the point of being unreasonable. He is widely criticized for his approach. Those who are on the receiving end of his and his deputies approach to the law are no doubt angry. After all Boulder Colorado did not make them wear pink underwear.  I doubt the victims of their crimes are complaining.

And  so we must be wary  of this latest threat on his life. It was not uttered and passed on by unreliable sources. Sheriff Arpaio was informed of this threat by our own FBI.  I doubt that the FBI would pass on this information had it not originated from a source they believed to be credible.

Unfortunately there are those who would discount this threat. After all it was not made at a good time for the pro immigrant groups in this country. But there is information that I became aware of  last year when writing about the crime in Arizona that indicates that there is a clear and definable relationship between the passing of illegal immigrants across our borders and the death of our police officers.

Written 1m 2009.

FBI says 41 police officers killed in 2008.

Days after Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s arrest of 60 people in a two day crime sweep, the FBI reminds us of the number of police officers killed in the line of duty for 2008.  41 police officers were killed in the United States and Puerto Rico in 2008. There have been 530 police officers killed in the line of duty since 1999.

Mexicans walking the border fence

Sheriff Arpaio’s tactics have been severely criticized since he took on the responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws. His critics say that he is profiling and that profiling is not acceptable. But if the FBI statistics are accurate, they seem to suggest an outrageous increase in the number of police officers murdered in states that have immigration issues. Do we really want to stop Arpaio’s efforts?

Although the FBI statistics reflect crimes committed by race region and many other tables, they apparently do not reflect crimes committed by immigrants, whether legally in this country or not.

Arizona ranks sixth in Officers killed since 1999 with 16 officers lost. Arizona rose to fourth in officers killed in the last two years losing 5 officers, behind an astounding 12 officers killed in Texas, 9 in Florida and 7 in California and Louisiana.   All of these states are either on the Mexican border or the Gulf of Mexico. Not even New York with its huge populace can equal any one of these statistics.

Arizona lost three officers during 2007. Of these three, a Glendale police officer and a Phoenix police officer were killed by illegal immigrants. All three officers were killed by persons with extensive criminal histories.

One might assume that the Mexican Cartel has been at war with Sheriff Arpaio and for that matter with all United States Police officers for years and now feel confident enough to publicly announce their intentions.

What gave the Cartel their confidence ?

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Obama is Holding a Dead Mans Hand

If you havn’t been paying attention you might have overlooked the fact that in spite of all the critics flogging President Obama over decisions he has been making or lack thereof, his popularity is holding steady

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For the time being Presidential advisors are banking on consistency. This explains why, for instance, the administration is willing to alienate supporters of Arizona’s new immigrant law by directing the Department of Justice to challenge the law in the nations Supreme Court. 

Its risky business. If the polls generally do not show a decline in the President’s popularity when other polls show that 60% of all Americans support Arizona it makes political sense to try to capture the declining Latino vote by attempting to stop Arizona from enforcing their new immigration law. Win or lose, Obama gets kudos   for trying. 

Gallop — “Hispanics’ approval of President Barack Obama’s job performance slipped to 57% in May, after falling from 69% in January to 64% in February. By contrast, whites’ and blacks’ approval of the president has been steady throughout 2010.” 

Congressional mid-term candidates do not share the steady approval that is held by Obama. 

According to Gallop “Americans who believe most members of Congress do not deserve to be re-elected support their position by saying representatives are simply doing a bad job, that they have been in office too long, that they are not making decisions based on what’s best for the country, or that they are too focused on self-interest, special interests, and partisanship. Relatively few cite Congress’ performance on specific issues.” 

No matter what the polls are revealing today, American sentiment is traditionally slow to raise its ugly head. The actual truth about Obama’s popularity remains hidden until November 6th, 2012 when we shall learn if Obama’s political cards were a royal flush or he dealt himself a dead mans hand. 

Mexicans who died crossing Arizona's desert

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Mexicans who died trying to cross into the US Arizona border. 

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Voters Give Washington A One-Two Punch

Voters landed two punches square on the chin of the political fat cats in Washington.

It appears that the national voter sentiment about electing new candidates who lack experience and thus are not in the grasp of either the Democratic or Republican Party is alive  in California and South Carolina.

Last Tuesday voters in California passed Proposition 14.  Proposition 14 is to a politician what Arizona’s Immigration Proposition 1070 is to Illegal Immigrants.

Also on Tuesday voters in South Carolina followed up with an upper cut by electing a virtual unknown in the State primary to represent Democrats in the November Senatorial Election.

It appears that the voters in California don’t take kindly to the idea that money can buy anything, even a primary election. Tuesdays Republican primary election of Meg Whitman for governor  and Carley Fiorina for Senate seem to be evidence that if you have enough money you don’t really need good old-fashioned voter support or their donations.

Jae C. Hong Associated Press

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Whitman spent 71 million dollars of her own money to defeat long time politician Steve Poizner.

Carley Fiorina spent 5 million dollars of her own money to win her nomination for Senator. In addition Chris Kelley who was running for California Attorney general lost his bid but not before he spent 12 million dollars of his own money.

In response to this voters passed proposition 14.  Proposition 14 is the first step to take away the two-party system in California.  It takes effect in the primary elections in 2012. This law does away with the notion that only Democrats and Republicans can vote in the State’s Primary. It also does away with the notion that you must actually be a Democrat or Republican to be a candidate in the State’s Primary election.

“Specifically, Proposition 14 provides for a “voter-nominated primary election” for each state elective office and congressional office in California. Voters can vote in the primary election for any candidate for a congressional or state elective office without regard to the political party affiliations of either the candidate or the voter. Candidates can choose whether or not to have their political party affiliation displayed on the ballot. “ (Ballot Pedia)

In South Carolina voters elected a virtual unknown person as their democratic candidate for Senate Alvin Green and sent home long time Democratic politician Vic Rawl. To add insult to injury, Mr. Green did not have a campaign, did not have campaign money, and has a questionable personal history. Rawl just doesn’t believe he lost to Green and is reportedly challenging the outcome.

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No matter what happens in the November General Election, the election of Mr. Green is an acute message to Washington and a victory for Democracy.

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Is Arizona’s Immigration and Politics a View into the Next Presidential Election?

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President Obama might be more interested in the Arizona Governor’s race than any other political race in the country.

Jan Brewer who is a candidate for Governor of Arizona went from basic obscurity to a National figure in a matter of just a few months. She signed into law the toughest immigrant law in the nation. Brewer has pleased Arizona residents with her courageous defense of Arizona’s Immigration law.  She has also outraged those who think the law has racial bias overtones.

She is standing toe to toe with President Obama and the Democratic Party, who have rebuked the Arizona law, and in return she has scoffed at Janet Napolitano, her predecessor, saying:  “She (Napolitano) kind of did a 180 on the state of Arizona now that she’s secretary of homeland security. The comments that the borders are just as secure as they’ve ever been, if you would look at some of her correspondence previously, they weren’t very secure,” Brewer told reporters May 28 after signing the canvass for the May 18 special election on Proposition 100. “I’ve always said that she’s (Napolitano) turned a blind eye and is looking at it from a different perspective, sitting up there in the city of sin.” (Provided by Arizona Capitol Times)

When Brewer announced her intent to run for Governor replacing outgoing Janet Napolitano her chances of winning the Republican nomination against the likes of the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio were considered by most slim.

Arizona rumors were that Arpaio, who also supports the immigration law and is also a Republican, have been inaccurate. Arpaio has announced  that he is bowing out of the race for governor. If Brewer wins the nomination she could be a welcome ally for Arpaio who is probably weary of  the lack of gubernatorial support.

Let’s not forget Senator John McCain who is fighting for his political life in a primary challenge by radio talk show host JD Hayworth. In fact the Senatorial election may take a back seat to the election for governor in Arizona.  McCains previous stance on immigration has come home to haunt him.

The national spot light on Arizona’s immigration law is the last thing McCain could wish for because his previous stance on immigration has been soft. He has been forced to change/clarify his political platform.

He is now on the Arizona immigration band wagon calling for more Federal Troops to supplement the Border Patrol.  McCain is faced with the fact that  Sheriff Arpaio’s popularity is over 60% in support of  Arpaio’s past policy to enforce immigration laws if politically correct or not.

McCain wants to save his Senate seat and be included in the “clean sweep” Arizona’s voters seem to be heading for.  By passing the Arizona immigration law voters are signaling  political representatives  that they should  stop the huge influx of immigrants into the State of Arizona from Mexico or they are not going to be reelected to office.  It doesn’t appear to matter what the party affiliation is.

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California’s budget and Arizona’s immigration Law

Shelia Jackson President SD School Bd-Web pic.

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As I wrote previously, I personally believe that there is nothing wrong with Arizona’s immigration law.  If you read the law and disagree I challenge you to comment on this site.

We all know that any law, whether we consider it constitutional or not, should be enforced within the “spirit of the law”.  The political inference is that this law has no good spirit, just bad, bad blah, blah spirit.

The San Diego School Board decided to make their presence and stance known to interested persons other than their students. (Mainly Arizona residents) In this case I’ll gladly assist them.

Its called teaching by example (Or something like that).  I guess the goal was to show that a stance as important as Arizona’s immigration law needed to be taken by San Diego’s  scholarly school board.

Maureen MaGee of The Tribune reported:

“Stopping short of warning students against travel to Arizona, the San Diego school board on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the state’s new immigration law as unconstitutional.

Approved unanimously, the resolution urges Arizona to repeal legislation that will allow law enforcement to question anyone on their immigration status — and detain those who cannot prove legal residency — if stopped for reasonable cause.

At the urging of board Vice President John Lee Evans, the board eliminated an Arizona travel warning that President Richard Barrera had proposed for students and their families out of concern they may be subject to harassment or racial profiling. However, the San Diego Unified School District will develop a policy restricting travel and participation in conferences in Arizona.”

This panic about Arizona’s immigration law, the same one that compelled all the threats to boycott Arizona, generated a back lash from Arizona. They said that they would not come to California.  They would not come to California as they always do.  They would not spend the typical millions of dollars in California while on their vacations.

The  students and more importantly their parents  realized that the  school board members may have hoof and mouth disease. Were they  taking this stance on an out of State law even if it may impact the School Board budget? The same budget that is dependent on California’s tax base.  Hence the foot into the mouth.

It seems that the board didn’t think things through and remember that in politics “what goes around, comes around” .  It’s the first law of nature that even an 11th grader learns when running for class president.

Comedian Paul Rodriguez realized this and was forced to acknowledge that his threat to boycott an appearance in Arizona would reduce his income if he missed his appearance.  He did his show.

Most people of average intelligence realize that the Arizona immigration law is not going to stop more than a half-dozen tourists whether traveling into California or going into Arizona.  Everyone knows this except those who made the threats to stop interstate travel.

And so for the unforeseeable future we will be forced to hear all the blah, blah, blah rhetoric coming from our politicians. The more desperate they are to get their name in print, the more prone they are to put their feet into their pie hole.  They are as a political lynch mob, running around making idle threats without considering the consequences.

These are the people who are running and getting elected to political office. The same people we trust with our children and our pocket books.

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