A lesson for the ACPO from America

When politicians in
America of whatever rank are caught with their
fingers in the till, the FBI upholds the constitution and the laws of the land.

Rep. John
Doolittle, whose house was searched by the FBI in an influence-peddling
investigation, said Thursday he will step down temporarily from the House
Appropriations Committee. 

The announcement
by the nine-term California Republican came one day after the disclosure that
agents had raided his home in
Oakton, Virginia. In the search last Friday, the FBI had a
warrant for information connected with a fundraising business run by
Doolittle's wife, Julie, that had done work for convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. 

Doolittle's ties
to Abramoff have come under scrutiny in the corruption investigation that has
sent one former Republican congressman, Bob Ney of
Ohio, to prison on a guilty plea to charges of
conspiracy and making false statements, and produced convictions against two
senior Bush administration officials and several congressional aides. (source).

We say to the
ACPO: Learn the lesson from the Americans, If you know that our politicians are
engaging in corrupt acts then go get them. Start being the Policemen that you
are paid to be, instead of the political flunkies that you appear to be.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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