Police strip guidance “not lawful”

We decided to raise money to get advice from King’s Counsel to test the assertion of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) that their guidance on strip searching by trans-identified police officers was ‘legally robust’. We are very grateful to everyone who donated.

We are pleased to note the KC agrees the guidance is NOT lawful in its current form, but we also note that the issue of the Gender Recognition Certificate needs careful thought.

We hope that this sparks some discussion, now that the era of ‘no debate’ is well and truly buried.

We will now write to

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The Captured Prosecution Service

Fair Cop are increasingly concerned by the clear signs of ideological capture of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the independent prosecuting authority for England and Wales.

We will let you know if we get any response to this letter we have sent them and our next steps.

Dear Mr Hill

We are writing to you in our capacity as the founder and member of the campaigning organisation Fair Cop.

We wish to outline our serious concerns that the CPS has been and is being influenced by an ideological faction pertaining to ‘gender identity’. The impression given by the

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The long and winding road

How far into our quest to destroy the nonsense that is ‘perception based’ recording of ‘non crime incidents’ have we got? To continue the metaphor to breaking point, it looks like we have slain the dragon – but the message still hasn’t got down the food chain.

Brief recap: January 2019, Harry Miller has his ‘thinking checked’ by PC Gul over his ‘transphobic tweets’ such as ‘huh?’ and reposting a feminist song lyric. Outraged, he and Rob Jessel meet to form ‘Fair Cop’, to challenge the ‘Hate Crimes Guidance’ that was used by the police to target anyone who

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NON CRIME HATE INCIDENTS DAY OF ACTION – MAY 20th

Non Crime Hate Incitent day 20 May 2023

May 20th is the birthday of John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and author of On Liberty, which was published in 1859 and has remained in print ever since.

Mill was concerned about ‘the tyranny of the majority’ and identified the three fundamental liberties:

  1. The freedom of thought and emotion. This includes the freedom to act on such thought, i.e. freedom of speech.
  2. The freedom to pursue tastes (provided they do no harm to others), even if they are deemed “immoral”.
  3. The freedom to unite so long as the involved members are of age, the involved
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Response to Victor Madigral-Borloz of the UN

The response of Fair Cop to the call for inputs* by the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

On 24th February 2023, the UN Independent Expert Victor Madigral-Borloz called for ‘inputs’ from ‘stakeholders’ to inform his visit to the UK from 24th April – 5 May 2023.

Fair Cop is a group of gender-critical lawyers, police officers, writers & professionals dedicated to upholding Articles 8-11 ECHR & removing politics from policing. It was founded in 2019. This response has been authored by Fair Cop member Sarah

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Non Crime Hate Incidents – Updated Guidance

Republished with permission from Non Crime Hate Incidents – Updated Guidance. by Sarah Phillimore

After the Court of Appeal ruled the existing guidance unlawful, the College of Policing promised to revise it. That revision was published today. Will it be enough to avoid my challenge via JR?

Sarah's tweets

On July 21st the College of Policing issued the revised ‘Hate Crimes’ Guidance or ‘Hate crime authorised professional practice’ (APP) which was made necessary by the decision of the Court of Appeal in December 2021 in Miller v College of Policing. The court determined that the previous guidance

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If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken…

…Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools

Sarah Phillimore writes of her experiences of being branded an ‘anti-Semite’ and a ‘transphobe’, the bizarre behaviour of Twitter, her attempts to seek legal remedy, and her concerns about the corrosive consequences of all this for public debate on matters of great importance, as well as the impact on women’s physical safety.

Fair comment

I have reasonable grounds to believe that everything I say in this post is true and fair comment on matters of public interest. If Mr Paisley and Ms Blackman disagree they may of course take me

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Complaint against @LGBTpoliceuk

We are sharing with you a complaint to the Independent Office for Police Conduct made by one of our followers to the LGBT police association, in response to concerning publications by their Twitter account that suggested that they were reporting members of the public who were leaving unsupportive comments on their Twitter feed.

This organisation appears to be unaccountable and has not responded, so far as we know, to any complaints or question about their behaviour.

We hope other people will complain. Please let us know what the outcome is. We think this is unacceptable behaviour from any

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Don’t tell me about hate

It wasn’t my hashtag. But I wish it had been. I wish I had the ovaries not just to think it, but say it.

I accept that it upset and horrified many and gave too easy a target for those numerous anonymous accounts who like to mutter and jeer from the sidelines. So it was right to reflect and apologise.

But we do need to talk about hate — what it means and what we do about it.

Let me tell you a story. I was born in 1970 with proximal focal femoral deficiency. My left femur and

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On Hatred

On Friday a tweet from Fair Cop provoked a heated reaction on Twitter with many accusing us of “embracing hatred”.  This blog is Rob Jessel’s personal view on the matter. 

Hatred is the worst of all human emotions. It destroys relationships, causes chaos and destruction to others; saddest of all, it hurts the hater just as much as the object of their animosity.

Gandhi had a good line about anger, hatred’s close cousin, which applies just as well: holding onto these emotions is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die. 

I know a

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