Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Wrong Arm of The Law

The Wrong Arm of The LawI have to say that even my cynical, cold calculating mind was somewhat gobsmacked when I read this story.

It shows just how paranoid the Nanny state has become, and the dangers that we now all face from our own government.

Darren Nixon, a 28 year old mechanic from Stoke on Trent, was listening to his MP3 player whilst waiting for a bus.

Nanny has so managed to instill a sense of fear and panic in some of our fellow citizens that a somewhat hysterical female passer-by saw what she thought was a gun, it was of course the MP3 player.

She called the police, who duly tracked Mr Nixon using CCTV. When he got off the bus home from work he was surrounded by a firearms unit, who bundled him into a van.

He was then put in a cell and his fingerprints, DNA and mugshots were taken before he was released.

I would venture to suggest that no more than 30 seconds after arresting him should police have worked out that the "gun" was in fact an MP3 player.

Therefore why did they insist on taking his photo and DNA details?

It should be noted that Mr Nixon's DNA, picture and prints will be forever held on Nanny's nasty little database; leaving him with a "criminal" record.

Nanny's police will also keep on record that he was arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence.

How is that right?

Mr Nixon said:

"It was unreal – I had a completely clean record before this and have always been a law-abiding citizen.

As I got closer, I could see that two of the cops had guns. My heart was racing a mile a minute. One of them was hiding behind a car door, looking down his sight at me, and the other was shouting orders and pointing a gun at me.

I turned the music off and they were telling me to put my hands up in the air

A spokesman for Nanny said:

"An operation was put in place and a man matching the description was detained."

No hint of an apology, or explanation as to why Nanny will keep his DNA etc on her database.

Yes, the police were right to check out the 999 call. However, as already noted, within 30 seconds of arresting Mr Nixon they could verify he was not in possession of a weapon.

Why did they proceed with taking his prints, photo and DNA?

Something is very seriously wrong in Britain now.

The state should be afraid of the people, not the people afraid of the state!


  1. number 69:51 AM

    Where are Liberty and the other bleeding heart civil liberties groups on this one? Perhaps, Ms Blair/Booth will beat a path to the nick to gush about such a flagrant abuse of human rights at some stage?

    Doubt it, they are all too busy trying to get some more terrorists back into the country from Gitmo Bay.

    So you get banged up, profiled like a serial killer and put on a register for owning a personal stereo, but shout about how you wish to kill people from the rooftops, possess terrorist material from the web and well, that's OK accoring to the gaurdians of our 'civil liberties.'

    England (or whatever region of the EUssr we are soon to be renamed) is fast becmoinging a police state.

  2. If he has any sense Mr. Nixon will go to live in Brazil. Much safer there.

    I note various 'noteworthies' are venting about China and the Darfur connection and suggesting that next year's Olympics be boycotted.

    Trashing the Olympics would not worry me one bit but I don't see why Darfur should receive preferential support over Stoke on Trent.

    Perhaps Spielberg could make a statement about his activities in the UK being curtailed due to "Human Rights" issues?

    He could start by refusing to allow his films to be shown here ...

  3. A frightened population, especially if it is also a divided population, is easier for Nanny to control.
    The only other component necessary to make stste control easier is ignorance, Nanny's education reforms and policies will ensure this requirement is also fulfiled,

    Ask any dictator any where in the world and they will confirm it.

    Makes you proud to be British doesn't it.

  4. Sir Henry Morgan1:03 PM

    " The state should be afraid of the people, not the people afraid of the state! "

    Ken, the state IS afraid of the people. That's why it's loading all this stuff onto us. Unfortunately, it doesn't realise that the more it does this, the more we hate it, and the more likely - and sooner - there will be a resurrection and campaign of decorating our lamp-posts.

    We are governed by morons.

  5. Lord of Atlantis1:34 PM

    The police behave like this, then wonder why so many members of the public no longer have any respect for them! I sincerely hope Mr Nixon writes stinking letters of complaint about his treatment to the Chief Constable of the force involved, the Chairman of the Police Authority, to the Home Secretary, the Minister of Justice, his own M.P and to the Police Complaints Organisation: or better still, employs a solicitor to do so. The only way for
    'ordinary' law-abiding citizens to get justice is to kick up an almighty fuss: yet the police, politicians and other do-gooders bend over backwards to accommodate the so-called human rights of criminals, yobs and terrorists. What about tMr Nixon's human rights? As has been mentioned, the silence from the liberal do-gooders on this issue has been deafening!

  6. Anonymous2:55 PM

    Grant said: "... suggesting that next year's Olympics be boycotted."

    Never mind next year's Olympics! What about this year's Olympics?

  7. Grant5:31 PM

    Anonymous said...

    "Grant said: "... suggesting that next year's Olympics be boycotted."

    Never mind next year's Olympics! What about this year's Olympics?"

    Good point Anon. Time flies when you're having fun or under any other circumstances it seems.

    I suppose I have now proved how disinterested I am in the entire concept. (Other than Brother Livinghells undoubted capability to use it as an excuse to squeeze his subjects further into poverty.)

  8. Anonymous10:17 PM


    Do you have an estimate for when that picture of Ken Livingstone, in confident smiling repose, is likely to drop off the bottom of the page?