By Chris Bovey

A paedophile trainee cop found with over 500 pictures of child sexual abuse of the worst kind has been spared gaol, after Judge Paul Lawton said it would be a drain of resources.

Only recently, Feed The Birds, reported how Judge Robert Altram had sent three anti-fracking protesters to prison for up to 16 months, for ‘peaceful protest’, the first time environmental activists have been giving custodial sentences for a protest in the UK since 1932. That was during a mass trespass on Kinder Scout in the Peak District in 1932, which marked the beginning of the right-to-roam movement. Activists have previously been given jail sentences for not paying fines and breaching court orders.

The same judge had spared a pervert from prison who was found to have over 10,000 indecent images of child sex abuse and animal abuse on his P.C.

Photo of paedophile policeman, Peter McIlduff who was spared prison by Judge Paul Lawton.

Pervert cop walks free: Peter McIlduff

As reported in the Manchester Evening News “Peter McIlduff, 39, was arrested after detectives learnt he was communicating with a known paedophile in an internet chat room where child abuse pictures and films were traded.”

He avoided gaol after Judge Paul Lawton said it would be a waste of resources. Presumably, he didn’t want to waste valuable prison space on paedophiles that could be used to lock up environmental protesters and cannabis consumers.

Cannabis remains a Class B drug, which despite being scientifically proven to be 114x safer than legal alcohol, every year people risk being hauled before the courts and landing up in gaol, including medicinal users of cannabis.

There has been much highly misleading information in the British media of late indicating the government has legalised medical cannabis. It has not, already the hugely overpriced skunk cannabis-based medicine, Sativex, produced by GW Pharmaceuticals, which the Prime Minister’s husband, Philip May’s investment company has a 22% shareholding in has been available to a limited number of patients for years. The government has only conceded to allow a few more Big Pharma cannabis products to be prescribed, they have not legalised medical weed. They only did this after a public outcry following some high profile cases where children with severe forms of epilepsy were being denied cannabis-based medicines that were the only treatments available to massively reduce the number of daily potentially fatal seizures.

Although the government have been shamed into making some changes to the law on medicinal cannabis, after lying to us for years claiming cannabis has no medical benefits, as dead kids don’t look good in the media even for the Tories, so they have of course done so in a way that lines greedy Tory pockets with an expensive pharmaceutically packaged cannabis-derived magical medicine. Of course, if the plebs dared to grow their own medicine to alleviate suffering they could land themselves in prison mingling with dangerous anti-fracking protesters, while nonces who download kiddy porn are often let off and walk away from the Courts with a mere slap on the wrist.

We wholeheartedly agree that sending people to prison is often a waste of resources, even Douglas Hurd, Conservative Home Secretary in Thatcher’s government in the 1980s is on the record as saying “Prison is an expensive way of making bad people worse.” Conservative Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, tried to get prison numbers down back in 2010 after British prison numbers had reached a record high, but he was overruled by his boss, then Home Secretary and drug dealer in chief, Theresa May.

Sending people to prison for cannabis offences is a massive waste of taxpayers’ money. Next week they are about to fully legalise cannabis in Canada, it has already been legalised in Uruguay, and much of the USA as well as being decriminalised in many European and South American countries, yet in the UK, Theresa May, whose family profits from the growing and production of cannabis-derived products has even said she is sympathetic to making skunk a Class A drug, despite that skunk is just a name for an Afghani/ Mexican and Thai cross that’s been around since the 1960s and is one of the main strains used in Sativex that the May family personally profit from.

There is no excuse for child abuse

When there is no victim, there is no crime, so cannabis should be legalised, as there is no victim. The government would also save money on policing these daft draconian laws, as well as raise billions in taxation. The same cannot be said of these perverts who keep walking free from Court after being found in possession with sexual abuse images of children, as their demand for these depraved images creates a supply where the kids involved are very much victims who can be psychologically traumatised for life.


Chris Bovey, writer and musician.

Chris Bovey is a businessman, writer, musician and practical joker. He lives in Devon with his partner, two children and cat.

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