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  2. jelida

    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    I have already had a nice reply from ‘Jenni’ thanking me for the info, and stating that she is pulling the coin to have it independently assessed, as she does not sell fakes. An innocent but expensive mistake I suspect sadly. Jerry
  3. 1949threepence

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    So what? she killed someone, and gets no jail time. He doesn't and gets 2 years inside. That may be justice for you, but to me it stinks. Sorry to hear you're suffering from fatigue. Hopefully you'll feel more refreshed tomorrow.
  4. 1949threepence

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    Better than "tory scum", "never kissed a tory", "you tory piece of shit", "I wish Boris Johnson had died of covid" - charming people on the left. Always spitting venom, insults and hate, and never saying what they would do. Here's a few more "racist" "bigot" "homophobe" "transphobe". That's just routine for daring to question the narrative.
  5. Peckris 2

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    Yes, but hers was a case of dangerous driving - she'd strayed onto the wrong side of the road - she wasn't chasing burglars. The relatives all seem to think justice was done (I think there was too much politics in that case). I don't have the energy to contact the authors, my life is a constant battle against fatigue. I'll leave this for another 24 hours, hopefully I'll be less tired then.
  6. jelida

    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    I have just messaged him, maybe others should do likewise. He seems an established EBay dealer, he is probably unaware. Jerry
  7. 1949threepence

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    Given that Anne Sacoolas only got a (admittedly nominal in absentia) sentence today, of 8 months, suspended for one year, for killing Harry Dunn, then yes. No idea what the programme was. Contact the authors.
  8. ozjohn

    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    I looked at Ebay's complaints procedure. I think you have to find the listing from its Ebay listing # 255868114069. I am happy to contact the seller along with the Predecimal picture as evidence. I am not accusing the seller as trying to sell a fake coin as he may well be unaware of the possibility.
  9. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    I can't but there's one on Richard's rare penny website - scroll down to example 13. link
  10. Peckris 2

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    Not surprising as they are largely an invention of the right - especially the right wing press and a large % of their readers. The same press and readership who invented the myth that left wing councils had banned the word "black" in schools, in the 80s.
  11. Peckris 2

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    An interesting read. My initial remarks: 1. The judge who said it took courage to be a burglar was very foolish and rightly slapped down, not least by Cameron. However, he doesn't seem even remotely representative of his profession. If most judges said - or thought - as he did, the Mail would burst a blood vessel. 2. What was the TV programme 85% of whose viewers came out in support of Tony Martin? Not only "what", but "when"? That case was a cause celebre for a time until... 3. ...the facts about the rather unpleasant Martin came out - that he was lying in wait for burglars, that he'd laid a booby trap, and the one he killed was a 16-yr-old boy shot in the back as he was trying to flee. Ok, I do accept that his conviction was reduced to one of manslaughter but he still had to serve some years in prison. White was sentenced to 22 months which does seem excessive in the circumstances, but suppose he'd killed one of the burglars as a result of the car chase - would you then say he still shouldn't do any time?
  12. DrLarry

    TOY COINS

    yes I just bought one arrived yesterday or today I think
  13. Peckris 2

    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    do you have the link to ebay?
  14. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    Any chance you could do a close-up of the date?
  15. ozjohn

    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    Is there anyway Predecimal can notify Ebay of doubt concerning this listing as I would hate to see someone taken in by this coin as a member of this forum was in the past. I’ve tried in the past but Ebay ignores these complaints and may take more notice from an organization such as the Predecimal Forum
  16. copper123

    TOY COINS

    Some of the stuff I have picked up over the years is certainly a lot more in demand , but its a small but growing market a lot of the collectors from the seventies that collected just as an interest have much more knowlege so people are less willing to let the more interesting item go for a song . By the way do you have a joseph moore quarter sov?
  17. DrLarry

    TOY COINS

    yes I certainly didn't it was in with some other stuff I think ....it is surprising though even in the last 5 years the prices have been creeping up on rare issues
  18. is the money raised going to be used in legal fees? It just does not seem very much for an appeal?
  19. secret santa

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    It's certainly not any evidence of a majority but the posted comments demonstrate an awful lot of support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/give-adam-white-justice
  20. Nonmortuus

    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    Its defo a fake IMO, the dodgy "I" is a huge giveaway.
  21. Bruce

    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    Agree that it doesn't look alright. The area around ear in obverse is a bit weird too?
  22. 1949threepence

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    I've no idea of the underlying psychological/sociological reasons, and I couldn't definitively say it's a fact in being. But it's a very strong perception with many many people, especially when you get cases like this where the book is thrown at the householder and the intruders pretty much walk away laughing. Hence the point made with the link. I don't know how the poll was done, but I definitely wouldn't argue with the figure - ask the writers if you are in some doubt. Moreover with regard to this - "to remove the right to life simply because a burglar is removing the right of ownership of a bike is a bizarre and archaic notion" you're forgetting three very relevant factors:- a) There would have been zero incident without the original crime - that is very important in my view. The criminals themselves must surely know the extreme unpredictability of outcome and potential danger to them before they embark on their crime. Don't start a fight on the expectation that you won't get badly hurt in the process. As I see it the householder owes no duty of care to the criminal who invades his property, just not to carry on attacking once it's obvious the intruder is subdued enough to be controlled. b) I'm quoting from the link:- "In deciding whether householders have used an appropriate amount of force, both legal frameworks ask whether the use of that force was necessary. If so, the next question to be asked is whether such force was also reasonable in the circumstances. To pass both of these tests, the householder does not need to undertake a detailed risk assessment; 15 they just need to show that they did what they 'honestly and instinctively thought was necessary.' 16 On the face of it, these tests seem clear. But how well do they actually operate in practice?" So in other words the householder acts honestly and instinctively, and being ordinary bods, can't be expected to be fully cognisant with the ins and outs of the law. c) White didn't set out to kill them as you imply. Had he done so, he could have killed them once brought down on the road, using his car as a body crushing device, in a few seconds.
  23. Oh dear what can one say ? in 30 pages it outlines that such cases may get some public response and I can remember all the cases in question other than the old man that camped out in his shed to protect some old tools who fired through a hole a 3 feet off the ground without knowing who and what he fired at. the question is a road statement if 85 % of the poll represents 85% of a poll or broadly 85 % of the whole population. Mr white had no duty to protect anything other than his home and his family neither were at threat .... why on earth would anyone think that the judiciary favour the criminal ....it just makes no sense. They may acknowledge that two crimes are not equal, to remove the right to life simply because a burglar is removing the right of ownership of a bike is a bizarre and archaic notion
  24. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Very pleased with this 1854/3 penny bought from the recent December LCA. It's in cracking condition and even has some slight lustre on the obverse. I can't do a close up, but I have enlarged the obverse as best I can. Shows the typical slightly blurry and worn hair appearance at the front, and clearing to more normal at the back. The normal characteristics of a 4/3 are there in the date, showing to right and left at top of the 4, and then in the space between the lower vertical of the 4 and the left side of the cross bar. There was a slight doubt as the hair looked better in the LCA pic, and of course they didn't do a date close up either. Took a chance on the coin based on description, and pleased I did.
  25. 1949threepence

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    It actually says exactly and precisely what I know it says in relation to Chris's question. No further debate necessary as you are now clutching at straws.
  26. in describing "courage" perhaps the definition based on overcoming fear . I have no insight into the mind of a burglar from a psychological point of view but I can surely bet a judge might have a better overview of the psychology of crime than many would. it does take quite a lot of time to become a judge. Sure they a maybe clumsy in wording at times but usually context is everything and point scoring by David Cameron is likely a distraction from the austerity that resulted in underpolicing. Politicians say whatever they need to say to appeal to that proportion of the public they require at any one time.
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