Police Demand Householders Show Valid TV License or Face Arrest

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Occasionally I post videos and articles that evidence how the police unlawfully assist Capita thugs in their unscrupulous crusade of telly taxation. All in a bid to protect the propaganda wing of the extreme left – formerly known as the BBC – from having to compete in the free market, where they would deservedly die.

 

Recently, I chanced upon yet another example of how the police are willing to abuse their authority in assisting TV Licensing, this time with a posting made on a police discussion forum. I won’t name the forum because to do so always results in an avalanche of vicious hate mail from it’s police members. More importantly, I don’t want to give them the opportunity to delete their posting; Something they often do whenever outed for the law-bending ways evident on that site.

 

Here’s the posting, which was in response to a question concerning police issued notices:

 

 “I know of an officer who was in a neds house and asked to see his TV licence. He couldn’t find it so the cop issued him with a HORT(1), ticked box 10(other document) and wrote in TV licence. I know he eventually reported him but don’t know if it went to court.”

 

If you don’t know what a HO/RT1 is, (Home Office Road Traffic 1) it’s basically a form the police issue to motorists to produce vehicle related documents to the police station within an allotted timeframe, as provided by Section 164 and 165 of the Road Trafic Act 1988. It’s more commonly known as ‘a producer’. Failure to produce the prescribed documents is a criminal offence.

 

Only under rare exceptions is the form ever used for anything other than vehicle offences and it does not have any scope for compelling those issued with it to surrender evidence of having a TV licence.

 

Any officer who issues a HORT1 document in respect of tv licensing matters, or issues any other document or order compelling someone to provide proof of owning a TV licence, is acting entirely outside of their powers and should be reported for misconduct.

 

The police have no powers to enter property under force (or invitation) and make demands to see a valid TV licence. But of course, this doesn’t stop some of them from preying on the public’s ignorance of the law and abusing their power whenever it takes their fancy. After all, what’s the point in wearing a police tunic if you can’t compel others to ‘feel the cloth’.

 

The most telling thing about this statement is how willing the police are to help other authorities to prosecute when it falls outside of their own powers to do so. Yet another example of why you should never allow the police into your home: Because if the police take a dislike to you they may gather ANY evidence, no matter how trivial, in an attempt to have you maliciously prosecuted.

 

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Those officers who don’t abuse official paperwork or attempt to compel ‘neds’ to the station to produce a valid TV Licence will most certainly try other tactics of criminalising people they don’t like. If they come into your home, see the TV on and decide you deserve a bit of extra-curricular bullying, they won’t hesitate to report your telly watching habits to Capita, who I’m sure will be more than keen to act upon the information, especially as it came from a police officer.

 

If you haven’t already read the Cop Zapper article and Never Allow the Police Into Your Home, I would urge you to do so, as these set out quite clearly what rights you have to refuse entry to any doorstepping police officer.

 

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