I'm divided on a decision. I agree that the public should have a larger part to play in policing... but I don't think the public should have the power to sack such high ranking officers. there is a lot about policing that the public don't understand.... and/or protected from and therefore knows little of the overall situations the police are in day in and out.Cameron's answer to budget cuts: get public involved in 'DIY' policing
Just a small point, magistrates don't instruct jury members.Here's the thing, and it's a fact, any judge or magistrate is obliged to have about his person his sworn oath in any court of law. He cannot function as a Judge without it. If he hasn't got it and you don't ask, he can act beyond his authority in the case he is trying, eg directing the jury to the advantage of the defense.
Yes that is exactly what anyone should do I agree.My advice to anyone, be it a parking ticket or something else, is to study for yourself the Laws and Acts relating to your case, so that you can ask your solicitor whether or not that is relevant to your situation. Do the "Boy Scout" thing, "Be Prepared" it can't hurt, and all it costs is a few hours on the internet.