Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just In Case You Wondered Who Was In Charge

The decision was announced by Johnson in the News of the World, which has campaigned for what it calls "Sarah's law" – the publication of the names and addresses of convicted sex offenders.

The tabloid described the move as "the biggest breakthrough since the campaign was launched after the abduction and murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne in July 2000".

Professionals in the police and probation services seem to be in agreement that this is an unhelpful and potentially counter-productive move. But hey, what's that compared to the power of the Murdoch press?

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