TRUESTORY

Campaign Godwell Family 2008 - 2011

On 8 August 2008 Northampton Magistrates’ Court gave me a conditional discharge for one year against my conviction for harassment against a Lousie Peet.    I had been convicted, because I put rubbish back outside her house, which her children had left outside my house.

The Magistrates’ made it clear during their summing up that I must not get into trouble for a year,  in the best interest of my child I must make complaints about my treatment by the police and the probation service.  I informed the Magistrates’ that both organizations  kept on blocking my complaints.  I added further by explaining  originally the aim of the probation service was to  help me with my complaint about the police,  their handling of racial abuse against my family by particular members of the community and the eventual treatment of myself by the police, which lead to my prosecution for harassment . 

The Magistrates did not mince their words that I must complain with any means necessary, for my daughter’s sake.

By 2 Novemember 2009 I had not got into any trouble, adjured to the conditions set by the court.  My conviction was spent in the eyes of the law.  Of the most importance, my family and property owned by Northampton Borough Council were still being subjected to high levels of abuse and criminal damage throughout this  time.  District Judge Karen Venables was well aware of the facts.

To remain neutral in situations of injustice is to be complicit in that injustice ~Desmond Tutu~

Police corruption is a specific form of police misconduct designed to obtain financial benefits, other personal gain, and/or career advancement for a police officer or officers in exchange for not pursuing, or selectively pursuing, an investigation or arrest.